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Taking care of our children; or not.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule directs immigration officials to reject applications from individuals who seek to remain in or enter the U.S. lawfully if they have received — or are judged more likely than not to receive in the future — any of an array of public benefits that are tied to…
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September Is Kinship Care Month In NY State

September is Kinship Care Month in New York State! This month is an opportunity to recognize the commitment of thousands of kin—relatives or close family friends—across the state who step in to care for children when their parents are unable to do so. While the number of kin becoming formal foster parents has increased—currently about…
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Child Welfare

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

During the month of May, New York and the nation recognized National Foster Care Month – a time to recognize the lives, work, and experiences of foster families and young people who’ve spent time in foster care. We recognize the dedication of our foster families, who commit to caring for children who enter care. We…
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Child Welfare

Schuyler Center Featured on the New York Daily News

At a time when New York’s economy seems to be thriving, many working families are still struggling to make ends meet. At Schuyler Center, we fight daily for policies that enable families to reduce poverty and achieve economic security, and are thrilled to see our work highlighted by the New York Daily News. On Thursday,…
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Child Welfare

Voting for Children

Let’s seize the opportunity of the 2018 elections to secure commitments from candidates and, come November, those who are newly elected or re-elected, to put New York children and families first.  Ask these questions of your elected officials.

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Child Welfare

Child advocates unite in opposition to the Governor’s and Legislature’s cuts to child care and child welfare

The federal government seems poised to drastically cut programs that provide essential supports to low-income people.  As a result, this year’s budget carries more significance than ever and, as the Governor said, “is a statement of [New York’s] values.”  Children’s advocates across the state are deeply disappointed that lawmakers are considering a budget that slashes…

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