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New Yorkers For Children Statement on the Mayor’s Mental Health Plan

(New York, NY) — Alan Yu, Executive Director of New Yorkers For Children (NYFC), an organization dedicated to helping those aging out of New York City’s foster care system, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Adams and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s announcement of Care, Community, Action: A Mental Health Plan…

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New Yorkers For Children Announces New Leadership

New Executive Director and Board Co-President to bring new energy, strategic vision in support of children and families impacted by New York’s child welfare system New York, NY (February 22, 2023) – New Yorkers for Children (NYFC) is pleased to announce two new appointments to its leadership team, welcoming Alan Yu and Dr. Denise Maybank…

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New Yorkers For Children Announces $475,000 In Funding To Nine NYC Community-Based Child Welfare Nonprofits Specializing In Nine Core Service, Population Areas

NYC Small Grants Program will support cross referral among grantees, leading to better services and supports for young people The majority of grantees are led by those with lived experience or by people of color In an effort to help smaller, community-based nonprofits in the child welfare sphere expand services and better meet the needs…

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NYFC Executive Director Interviewed by NY1 About the State of Services for Youth in Foster Care

On Friday, New Yorkers For Children Executive Director Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez was interviewed by NY1 news about the current state of New York City foster care and supportive services for young people involved in the system. Watch the full interview and read more here: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/health/2022/08/08/new-yorkers-for-children-helping-city-s-foster-care-system?cid=nyc-covid-newsletter

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Anti-Racism Resources

At NYFC, we believe that Black Lives Matter.

We have compiled these anti-racist resources to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) youth and adults and to educate non-BIPOC individuals on how they can practice anti-racism in their everyday lives.

Whether you are new to social justice issues, or have been involved for years and are simply looking to learn more, we hope these resources and ideas are valuable to you.

While we are not experts in this field, we are passionate about this work. Please help us grow this list of credible resources by providing feedback and additional suggestions. We are excited to hear from you so that we can learn and serve as best we can.

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