Families

Homelessness in New York – Answers to Most Common-Asked Questions

Homelessness in New York – Answers to Most Common-Asked Questions

January 6, 2014 at 9:13 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

Expecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!

Expecting mothers in NYC, you have rights!

December 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm 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

Are you a business owner or aspiring to be one? Receive free legal counseling today 10/29!

October 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

Are you a small business proprietor? Perhaps, thinking of opening up your own business? If so, mark your calendar! On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo), along with Volunteers of Legal Service and eight other legal service providers, will hold the Small Business Legal Academy,Read 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

The NY Health Exchange Customer Service Center is now open! Call them with your questions

September 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

NY State of Health is the website that lets you shop for, compare, and buy a health plan online, in person or over the phone.  Because there is still very little we know about the health plans that will be available for New Yorkers, they have now opened up aRead More

Ulster County Latino Resource Fair this Saturday 9/21!

Ulster County Latino Resource Fair this Saturday 9/21!

September 17, 2013 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

This Sa turday, September 21, from 11 am to 3pm Mano-a-Mano Coalition will be presenting its first annual Ulster County Latino Resource Fair at the Everette Hodge Community Center on Franklin Street in Kingston. This event is FREE and open to the public.  It will feature valuable information and services to our SpanishRead More

Today we remember you

Today we remember you

September 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11, their families, and the brave and caring efforts of many individuals, community groups, and others that provided (and continue to) provide assistance. Please note that if you are still dealing with an issue as a result of the 9/11 events, thereRead More

Decoding Stop & Frisk

Decoding Stop & Frisk

August 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Stop and Frisk is a highly controversial policy maintained by the New York Police Department in an effort to combat illegal handguns on the street in New York City. However, less then .2 percent of stops result in the confiscation of an illegal gun. Essentially stop and frisk involves randomRead More