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

CourtHelp Redesigned To Better Help Unrepresented Litigants

CourtHelp Redesigned To Better Help Unrepresented Litigants

December 15, 2014

CourtHelp, the New York Court System’s website for people appearing in civil court without a lawyer, recently underwent a major redesign to help demystify court processes and procedures, and provide easy to understand explanations of the law and legal rights .    Some features to note include: -Information on courtRead 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

Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launches

Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launches

December 12, 2014

In 2013, there were over half a million adult arrests made in New York State. A portion of those arrests are for minor crimes and have ended without a conviction. [source] The impact of an arrest on a person’s life is not often measured, seen, or heard by others. But,Read More

Homeless Students Rights

December 15, 2014

What you need to know as a homeless student.

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

Youth Assistance Clinic

Youth Assistance Clinic

December 5, 2014

This Sunday 12/7/14, there will be a free youth assistance and immigration​ clinic in the Bronx provided by The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York Legal Assistance Group, and The New York Immigration Coalition from 9am to 3pm. DOE Pathways to Graduation 1010 Reverend James A. Polite Ave Bronx, NY 10459 Sunday,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

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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