10 signs of child abuse

10 signs of child abuse

October 24, 2014

We have the power to prevent and stop child abuse with just a few simple steps.  As a friend, relative, coworker, or professional working with families, one of the most important steps we can take to prevent child abuse is to identify and help families that may be experiencing stresses,Read More

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

November 19, 2014

Older Yorkers often ask one or both of the following questions about wills:   Do I really need a will? and If so, do I really need a lawyer in order to prepare one?   What follows are some basic answers to these questions. Do I need a will? ThereRead More

3 steps you can take now to fight your FEMA recoupment

3 steps you can take now to fight your FEMA recoupment

November 13, 2014

 (Photo: Pamela Andrade) Just weeks after the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, FEMA has expanded efforts to “recoup”—that is, to demand repayment of—millions of dollars in disaster assistance given to Superstorm Sandy victims.    In notices recently received by storm victims across New York, FEMA has demanded repayment of disasterRead More

Immigration and Domestic Violence

Immigration and Domestic Violence

November 3, 2014

You do not need to have legal immigration status to get help with domestic violence There are certain rights you have in New York State even if you do not have legal immigration status: You have the right to call the police if you feel you are in danger insideRead More

Have immigration questions?  New hotline can help

Have immigration questions? New hotline can help

November 7, 2014

New Yorkers with an immigration question can call the New York State New Americans Hotline, 1-800-566-7636, for general information and referrals on immigration and naturalization questions.   New York State has the second largest immigrant population in the nation, which includes more than 1.2 million immigrants who reside outside the NewRead More

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers are taken to court for debt.

Free financial counseling for NYC residents

November 3, 2014

For those who are new to our network, the City’s FREE Financial Empowerment Centers can help your clients take control of their debt, improve their credit, deal with debt collection, create a budget, open a bank account, and much more. One-on-one financial counseling is provided for FREE by professional counselorsRead More

Legal Services NYC Offers Housing Legal Clinic

Legal Services NYC Offers Housing Legal Clinic

November 11, 2014

An ongoing Legal Clinic will be held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 Hanson Place, Suite 201 Brooklyn, NY 11243 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Appointments are required, please contact 718-260-9191 ext. 103

Free English Classes for NYC Adults

Free English Classes for NYC Adults

October 21, 2014

F ree English classes are now available for adults residing in NYC.  The classes are provided by Grand Street Settlement, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination and an enriched quality of life. Read More

Free English Classes for NYC Adults

Free English Classes for NYC Adults

October 21, 2014

F ree English classes are now available for adults residing in NYC.  The classes are provided by Grand Street Settlement, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to expand opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination and an enriched quality of life. Read More

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