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Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

October 27, 2014 at 2:44 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this year, New York city officials the Earned Sick Time Act.  This act protects you from losing your job if you have to take time off from work to recover from a physical/mental illness or an injury, care for a sick family member, or seek medical treatment for yourselfRead More

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

October 27, 2014 at 2:42 am 0 comments

New Economy Project speaks with advocates about the use of tenant screening reports, a practice that presents a barrier to thousands of New York City residents in search of residence.

10 signs of child abuse

10 signs of child abuse

October 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

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

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

October 21, 2014 at 5:13 am 0 comments

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Cyberbullying, especially via mobileRead More

NYC Housing Court Resolution

NYC Housing Court Resolution

October 21, 2014 at 1:06 am 0 comments

Going to the New York City Housing Court for the first time? What this video to learn about what to expect when you arrive, the court personnel and the services provided by the Court. Thank you to the New York State Access to Justice Program for this informational free video. 

Worried about your child being bullied?

Worried about your child being bullied?

October 16, 2014 at 4:11 am 0 comments

Bullying has had several negative effects on our youth today. It has been linked to several psychological disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and has been the cause of several violent actions in our schools. Rates of bullying have decreased since 1998, but rates of physical fighting have remained theRead More

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

Avoid foreclosure rescue scams

October 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

 If you’re facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers promising to help you.  However, the only thing these scammers are interested in is taking advantage of this vulnerable time in your life.  But don’t be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save yourRead More

What Tenants Need To Know About Being Evicted

What Tenants Need To Know About Being Evicted

October 14, 2014 at 4:05 am 0 comments

If you work in New York this free video will help you understand your rights if you are being evicted from your home in New York City. A free video created by Legal Aid Society of New York.

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

Immigration fraud & the new Immigration Restitution Fund

October 6, 2014 at 7:29 am 0 comments

The New York Attorney General’s office has created the Immigration Restitution Fund to assist immigrants who were falsely promised citizenship, residency or other immigration related services by two well known Immigration Assistance Service Programs.   Are you an immigrant who was a client of  the International Immigration Foundation, Inc (IIF)Read More

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

Find out if you qualify for low-cost phone service

October 1, 2014 at 8:34 am 0 comments

Do you you know you may qualify for a discount on your telephone service through the Lifeline and Link-up programs? The program provides qualified consumer with discounts for monthly residential phone bills for basic telephone service and some wireless and cellular providers. Link-up program: provides a discount on the costRead More