Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

Covenant House: Keeping the Doors Open and the Lights on

“We don’t want kids languishing on the streets...That’s why it’s so important for us to keep our doors open, so they know we’re here to support them during this trying...

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Good Counsel Homes Keeping Doors Open for Moms and Their Babies

MOM AND BABY—Tiffany Morales cares for her young son Ren at Good Counsel’s home in the South Bronx in early March. Good Counsel is committed to remaining open during...

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Alianza: A Safety Net for Homeless Students

NOTE: the original article below was drafted and edited by Alice Hurley and John Mark de Palma. This version was edited by Jim Sliney Jr.

By Alice Garbarini Hurley, John Mark de Palma,...

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Help Wanted: Open Your Heart and Your Home to Fostering

By Alice Garbarini Hurley

Imagine all the people who landed in foster care -- John Lennon. Ella Fitzgerald. Eddie Murphy. Marilyn Monroe. Steve Jobs. Ice T. Cher. Nelson Mandela. Eleanor...

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Longing for Stability After a Childhood Spent in Hospitals

A genetic disorder has dominated large portions of Silas Waller’s life. Getting to college at first required a wheelchair and two buses, but he was determined to get on a path to financial security.


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Taekwondo Gave 2 Children an Outlet. It Gave Their Mother a Break.

Frances Ramirez was juggling three jobs with her responsibilities as a single parent when she got help paying for her children’s lessons.

Photo by Sasha Maslov, The New York Times...

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Looking back at 2019: St Nicholas to the Rescue

By Jim Sliney Jr.

On December 14th, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan could be found shopping at the Astor Place Kmart, along with a team of over 300 volunteers to buy warm clothing like...

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Mother and Daughter Find Hope Through Mentorship Program

Photo by Joshua Bright, The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

After years of raising her daughter, Nydia, on her own, Rita LaRosa sensed that Nydia needed another role model in her life,...

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“Mommy, I Love You” Struggling Single Mom and Young Autistic Daughter Bounce Back

Photo: Michael Noble Jr. for The New York Times

By Sara Aridi 

Angela Terrero’s daughter, Astrid, was about a year old when the unsettling behavior began.

She started...

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