Karina suffers from a disability and was having trouble with her SNAP (“food stamp”) benefits. Our staff at HALE, where her son is a client, referred her to our Single Stop program. Case Manager Yessenia Robles advocated on Karina’s behalf and was able to get her benefits reinstated immediately.
Single Stop provides free counseling on entitlements, health insurance, finance management, and legal services to clients of all ages who are facing various challenges. We are grateful to be able to provide this service to the community!
By Yolanda Vega, LMSW
Associate Director, Elmhurst Family Center
At The Child Center of NY, our primary concern is always for the whole family — and how it affects the children’s overall well-being.
So when I hear about high-profile cases of domestic violence, my first thought is always how the situation affects the children: those directly involved (e.g., the abuser’s children) as well as those with no direct involvement but whose sense of the world is being formed by what they hear of it — especially from the people they love and trust.
It seems this was the last thing on the minds of anyone involved in the case of Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer Continue reading