Protestors at the Lucerne Hotel on September 9, 2020 on the Upper West Side.
In finding alternate space for the hotel’s residents, other homeless New Yorkers will likely be displaced as well.
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Youth practicing marching band outside.
Foundations were also more likely to fund health and human services over initiatives for human rights and democracy.
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Kid curls up sitting on staircase with phone in hand.
Children, teenagers and young adults have been experiencing worsening depression and anxiety in the past several months.
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Upper West Side of Manhattan buildings.
Locals created a nonprofit and hired a lawyer in a campaign to get the hotel's residents moved.
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Older man wearing a mask in New York City.
Nonprofits are seeing increased demand for case management from older adults.
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
New York City cut $20 million from the initiative which aims to help organizations cover overhead costs.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at press conference.
Signatories say that, without extra funding, cuts will likely come down hardest on communities of color and other vulnerable New Yorkers.
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NYC social workers are struggling with the increase focus on business practices in human services organizations.
NYC social workers say they spend too much time on filing paperwork, tracking outcomes.
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Child writes in notebook at school.
Advocates fear that the city Department of Education may need to pull reading specialists to fill in for in-person and remote classes.
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Rikers Island sign.
They are calling on city and state leaders to publish a public database of the disciplinary records.
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