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PCANY's Public Charge Comments to Department of Homeland Security

"We should not deprive people of services to help them meet basic needs—particularly families with children. Research
shows that strengthening families by providing supports such as nutrition assistance, subsidized child care, and low- or no-cost healthcare results in improved health outcomes/lower medical bills, increased high school graduation rates, and decreased child maltreatment. Society benefits when all boats rise." Read the full statement here.


PCANY's Comments re: Family Detention Policy from Dept. of Homeland Security


"Children should not be detained under any circumstances, but should be housed in the community, with their families, and receive proper supports." Read the full comment here (page 1 and page 2).


NYS Home Visiting Coordination Initiative to Launch with Assembly Member's Support


Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (AD 28), chair of the Social Services Committee, has secured a $100,000 legislative award to fund the New York State Home Visiting Coordination Initiative, which will launch on October 1st. To learn more about this important measure to help support New York's families, read the release.

Preventing Sexual Abuse: Tips for Parents


Recent revelations about child sexual abuse in the Catholic church in Pennsylvania reminds us that this type of abuse can happen anywhere.  If you are concerned, here are some things you should know.



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