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Day Care Dumped

Mar 15, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 Courtney Gross More than 40 parents crowded the back room of Strong Place Day Care Center in Brooklyn. Their anger -- and fears -- were in stark contrast

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:10 AM)


To Reunite Families, Agencies Try a Holistic Approach

Jan 13, 2010

photo (cc) a rose from charlie With a pert smile, S. kept a tight watch over her baby boy's crib in her modest, brightly painted Bronx apartment. It was a mundane

Last Updated (Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:47 AM)


Bloomberg on Poverty: A War or Small Skirmishes?

Oct 23, 2009

Photo (cc) PhillipC Mayor Bloomberg has widened the criteria to define poverty in New York. Under the new calculations, the number of New Yorkers living in poverty increased from 18.9 to

Last Updated (Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:10 AM)


Breaking Down Barriers in the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Jun 01, 2009

Photo (cc) oncl_wart When Ling and her soon-to-be-former husband were dating, they enjoyed the music of Pink Floyd. They also shared the same tastes in movies and many other things. Although

Last Updated (Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:15 AM)


Bills Seek to Help Women Prisoners Rebuild Lives

May 08, 2009

Image (cc) Alice Cope Davian Reynolds was four years old when he first got to know his mother, Tina Reynolds. "She was the lady who let me jump on the bed,"

Last Updated (Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:24 AM)


City Faces a Rising Demand for Food Stamps

Apr 06, 2009

Photo (cc) clementine gallot A deli in South Williamsburg As jobs disappear and bank accounts dwindle, more and more New Yorkers are relying on food stamps to put a meal on the

Last Updated (Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:25 AM)


A City's New Poverty Guidelines

Oct 14, 2008

Photo (cc) Elijah Nouvelage Just as some of New York's best-paid workers began streaming from humbled investment banks, City Hall made an announcement regarding people at the other end of the

Last Updated (Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:25 AM)


Meeting the Gray Wave

Sep 08, 2008

Photo (c) Daylife Seniors playing Chinese Chess at a senior center in Chinatown While rest of Lower Manhattan grumbled through a Monday, the basement of 100 Gold Street was hopping. In one

Last Updated (Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:27 AM)


When Foster Children Become Pregnant

Aug 07, 2008

(Adapted from Child Welfare Watch Vol. 16) Correction: This article originally stated incorrectly that in order to participate in the Nurse-Family Partnership, teens must sign up by their third month of

Last Updated (Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:25 AM)


Keeping Former Prisoners Out of Prison

Jun 18, 2008

Photo courtesy of Rob Salmon People come to Damon Moore every day needing a lot of things - a job, help staying sober, a decent apartment. But mainly, they need help

Last Updated (Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:27 AM)