Funding Increased, Not Cut, For New York City Foster Youth Mentor Program
New York City child welfare advocates are cheering a budget agreement that spares deep funding cuts from a program providing mentors for thousands of foster youth. The program, known as Fair Futures, was slated for significant cuts last week, when the city adopted an $88 billion budget that was deeply constrained by the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
New York City Foster Care Cancels Some Reform Efforts Due To Pandemic Funding Hit
This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council approved a budget of just over $88 billion for the coming fiscal year, nearly four months into a coronavirus pandemic that created a $9 billion revenue shortage.
New York Foster Youth Ousted from Dorms Face the Weekend in Pandemic Limbo
Near the end of his 19th year, when Marcus Diego rose up from life in 14 different foster homes and landed in the Summit Apartments at Queens College, he sang like he’d never sung before: “Through my lungs.
New York City Scrambles for Staffing, Beds for Foster Youth Amid Pandemic
Panicked over looming staff shortages in foster care group homes, New York City nonprofit leaders spent the week pressuring Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration for help. Now, as coronavirus spreads to nearly 5,000 residents, the city’s child welfare agency says it is “aggressively” hunting for space to house youth who are sick or who need to be moved away from ill caretakers.
More Foster Parents, Fewer Foster Youth as New York City Continues to Pursue Reforms
Years before New York State Attorney General Letitia James sued President Donald Trump over his charity’s alleged misdeeds, she was an ambitious New York City watchdog pressuring the city to do more for foster youth.