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Rise Is Hiring: Community Coordinator

Rise is hiring a full-time Community Coordinator to mobilize NYC parents impacted by the child welfare system to develop a Parents’ Platform for community investment and community-based approaches to preventing and repairing harm. The ideal candidate is a parent who has been personally impacted by the child welfare system, is experienced in leading teams and facilitation, and has worked as an advocate in child welfare and/or community justice movements.  Learn more and apply!

Rise Statement Opposing Proposed OCFS Host Homes Regulations

On January 29, 2020, OCFS posted proposed Host Homes regulations for public comment. The regulations would allow the organization Safe Families for Children (and other approved agencies) to operate overnight respite care in New York State. 

Expansion of voluntary, temporary respite options for vulnerable parents is something that Rise supports in concept. That said, we were alarmed in reviewing the regulations to see a picture of respite provision that is out of sync with parents’ self-identified needs. We oppose these regulations and ask OFCS not to approve them. Instead, we urge OCFS to develop a process to hear directly from parents, youth and community advocates to learn more about parents’ needs and develop a model that better meets them.

Resources for Parents Impacted by Coronavirus and Child Welfare

Compiled by Keyna Franklin, Rise Parent Leader

04/23/2020 – Virtual Visits in a Time of Uncertainty + Resources for Parents

04/08/2020 – Survival During Triggering Times – Resources for Parents

04/01/2020 – Info for Parents Impacted by COVID-19 + Child Welfare

05/07/2020 – New Rise TIPS for Coping with Video Visits