Op-Ed by ED Paulette LoMonaco: The city’s helpers are starving for aid
In a given month, there are nearly 24,000 children in New York City receiving preventive child welfare services that keep them safe and with their families; more than 1,700 unaccompanied, homeless youth who have no parent advocating for them; more than 67,000 children whose families rely on city-funded child care.
The thousands of workers who perform these services every day rarely receive much attention. But the care provided by these professionals — counseling new parents, digging for resources, building community connections and keeping our city strong and whole — is sometimes the only thread holding families together.
Sadly, in New York City these life-saving services are in critical condition themselves, as non-profit providers struggle to stay financially solvent while staying true to their mission.
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