By Linda Rodriguez, SVP, Behavioral Health, Early Childhood, and Community Partnerships
A photo of Governor Kathy Hochul announcing her mental health plan, taken by the blog author
As a multiservice organization that provides mental health treatment and support to young New Yorkers, before March 2020 we were busy, serving more than 40,000 New Yorkers annually through our behavioral health, early childhood education, youth development, and other programs across the city. Since then, the intensity of our work has profoundly escalated. Continue reading
On Thursday, March 10, members of the Child Center team joined 1,500 fellow human services workers and their allies in City Hall Park for the #JustPay Rally. Continue reading
By Traci Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer
Trina (with son Terrell) was one of many women who faced impossible choices when the COVID-19 pandemic exposed how few supports women have.
Incremental change is no longer an option for those who seek to improve the lives of marginalized populations — and if we’re to be honest with ourselves, it never was. After a year of profound loss and social upheaval, the inequalities and deep, historic injustices we’ve been content to just live with have never stood out so dramatically.
This can be painful, but it is also hopeful: It is in this new climate of painful change that opportunities for progress have emerged. Against this backdrop, we mark International Women’s Day 2021 with the theme #ChooseToChallenge. Continue reading