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Child Welfare Budget Priorities

The rate for housing subsidies for those who have experienced foster care hasn’t been increased since 1988! This year’s #NYSBudget must modernize the subsidy by raising the rate, indexing it to inflation, and including youth up to age 24. Many young people that leave foster care without any family ties, or “age out”, are faced with homelessness. This year’s #NYSBudget must include S.2038-A/A.2525-A to modernize preventive housing subsidies and support youth who experienced foster care.

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Urgent: The Family Miranda Rights Act is at risk!

URGENT CALL TO ACTION! DO NOT LET ACS GUT THE FAMILY MIRANDA RIGHTS ACT! 

We need your help to move this essential bill out of NYS Senate and Assembly Committees with NO CHANGES. 

Call Senator Brisport, Chair of Senate Children & Families Committee at 718-643-6140 and Assemblymember Dinowitz, Chair of Assembly Codes Committee at 718-796-5345. See below for the call script.

You can tag them on social media at:

@jabaribrisport

@jeffreydinowitz81ad

@andreastewartcousins

@cheastie

Rise’s Mandated Reporting & Childcare surveys are now open!

Rise is collecting data to better understand parents’ experiences with reaching out for resources and support from mandated reporters. We’re also collecting data on parents’ and caregivers’ experiences around the lack of child care, accessibility, and what solutions they want to see. This information will remain anonymous and inform Rise’s call to action surrounding our parent-led campaign to expand child care, and include respite care for all NYC families.

If you are a parent or caregiver or … Read More

Loren Horton, Parent Peer Trainer

Loren Horton is a Parent Peer Trainer. The mother of 3 amazing children, one boy and two girls, she was born and raised on the Lower East Side. She’s overcome life obstacles and has a desire to bring love to the community. Loren loves helping people and is known for having a big heart. Her passion in this work is to support other parents, create networks of joy, and care for families to ensure their … Read More

Urgent: Justice for Black Families, A Call to Action

A seperated family in need needs our help.

Support Bianca Clayborne and Deonte Williams in their efforts to reunite their family of seven after the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services unjustly and forcefully separated them from their children after a racially-motivated traffic stop. 

“It is an unacceptable abuse of power for state officials to rip five children away from their parents over a misdemeanor possession charge when DCS cannot even take care of the kids they … Read More

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