Families

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

Bullying by any other name would be as hurtful: Stop Cyberbullying

September 15, 2014 at 2:20 am 0 comments

Every adult around the world probably has some sort of bullying story to tell. Some may even say this is a right of passage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Why would we allow our children and others children to be subjected to an unnecessary form of sophomoricRead More

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Learn about Access to Justice (A2J) Programs

September 13, 2014 at 9:14 am 0 comments

Normally, if you can’t afford an attorney for a civil court case, you can get an attorney at your local legal aid office. In the past few years, more people have become financially eligible for legal aid, but legal aid offices nationally have shrunk due to lack of funding. ThisRead More

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

KinGAP Program Assists Grandparents and Other Relatives Caring for Children

July 12, 2014 at 6:14 am 0 comments

Are you a grandparent or other relative caring for a child?  If so, New York Office of Children and Family Services currently runs the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap).  This program helps a foster child have permanent placement with a relative who had been the child’s foster parent for atRead More

New York Cooling Assistance

Free air conditioners for eligible New Yorkers

July 7, 2014 at 2:50 am 0 comments

The HEAP NY Funding Assistance for Air Conditioners has launched.  Eligible New Yorkers should apply to see if they qualify.  The Cooling Assistance Component of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) began on May 1.  This means that New Yorkers canRead More

Brief Q&A regarding homelessnessin NYC

Brief Q&A regarding homelessnessin NYC

June 7, 2014 at 4:25 am 0 comments

Homelessness in New York is on the rise.  The total number of homeless individuals in shelters was 50,926 in June 2013.  It’s not a surprise that the most commented blog post on our blog is our blog on Homelessness.  This blog is meant to help answer the multiple numbers ofRead More

College prep for women (18-24) wanting to attend CUNY

College prep for women (18-24) wanting to attend CUNY

May 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

The Grace Outreach College Prep program for summer 2014 (mid June to the end of July) will soon begin!  This program selects a group of 20 female students ages 18-24 who have either a high school diploma or a GED/equivalency diploma, who want to attend CUNY in fall 2014.  SomeRead More

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Expecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!

May 22, 2014 at 1:21 am 0 comments

NYC women have something to celebrate this year! Whether dealing with limited maternity leave and work protections, or threats of being laid-off or fired, it’s no secret that expecting mothers do not have an easy time in the US.  Despite the fact that the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act bars employerRead More

Thanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

Thanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families

November 9, 2013 at 7:39 am 0 comments

Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), lesbian and gay married couples and families will now be able to apply for family-based petitions.  The human rights organization, Immigration Equality provides answers to some of the most  most-commonly asked questions regarding family-based immigration petitions for LGBT families.    If you don’tRead More

Have a legal problem and can’t afford a lawyer?  Learn about Legal Aid and Low-Cost Legal Help in New York

Have a legal problem and can’t afford a lawyer? Learn about Legal Aid and Low-Cost Legal Help in New York

September 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

Do you know what free legal aid or low-cost aid is?  Do you know how to even start looking for free or low-cost legal assistance in New York?  The short Q&A article below will answer some of the most common questions regarding how to find free or low-cost legal aid,Read More

Drowning in Debt in NYC?  You’re not alone!  Find free financial and debt counseling

Drowning in Debt in NYC? You’re not alone! Find free financial and debt counseling

September 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

Maintaining healthy finances is often a daunting process for many people. It can be complex to keep track of the various interest rates, debts and obligations. It is also easy to fall into the trap of misinformation.  But its worth trying to figuring it all out!  Why?  Because financial literacyRead More