Archive for February, 2011

What will services for the homeless in New York look like in 2012?

February 28, 2011 at 4:58 am 0 comments

Late last year we wrote a blog post in recognition of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which you can find here, Recently, the Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization based in New York City which provides both advocacy and direct services to thousands of homeless individuals and familiesRead More

Human Trafficking Fact: It is more common than we realize.

February 21, 2011 at 11:39 pm 0 comments

Human trafficking is more common than we realize. Human trafficking is in fact modern day slavery.  Researchers have found that there are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.  There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who areRead More

2010—A Note from LawHelp/NY’s Project Director

February 7, 2011 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Unfortunately, the impact of the deep recession begun in mid-2008 is still hitting New Yorkers, hard. That’s the bad news.  According the Chief Judge Jonathon Lippman, 2.3 million New Yorkers went to court in 2010 without an attorney. And that’s just state courts—that number doesn’t include Federal courts or agencyRead More