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Mental Health

New York City agencies to involuntarily admit more severely mentally ill persons for evaluations

Mayor Eric Adams clarified Tuesday that people do not have to be a danger to themselves or others to receive help.

Homelessness

How NYC’s Code Blue emergency notice aims to protect homeless people

When temperatures drop, the city tries to eliminate barriers to sheltering people – but advocates worry about police involvement.

Policy

A “missed opportunity” in using data for New York City social services, report says

A new analysis by the Center for an Urban Future includes recommendations for how the city can leverage data to improve on social services delivery.

Advocates and electeds rally for a women’s care and equity agenda

A rally was held outside New York City Hall to discuss the future under the state’s first woman governor

Nonprofits tackle food insecurity as holidays approach

Organizations like HelpNYC and the Met Council are giving away turkeys, hot meals and more with Thanksgiving just days away.

Housing

Immigrant households disproportionately rent-burdened: Report

Nearly 434,000 children in New York City were in households with at least one immigrant parent and experienced rent burden in 2021, according to the Citizens’ Committee for Children analysis.

More than half of Latinx Households are worried about making ends meet

Community Service Society’s latest report spotlights the challenges the Latinx community faces a year after COVID-19

Here is what Hochul’s win means for nonprofits

The governor pledged to address affordable housing, education and reproductive care and has already some of her initiatives in the early stages of implementation.

Here’s what nonprofits are doing to increase BIPOC homeownership

A new collaborative will support homebuyers of color through advocacy, outreach and financial literacy.

New Bronx center focuses on youth mental health crisis

JCCA’s new facility will provide the local community with mental health, behavioral, educational and foster care services.

Elections

Midterms, misinformation and violence

New Yorkers must decipher fact from fiction amidst the spread of online misinformation and news of election-related violence during an already contentious midterm season – and here’s how nonprofits are taking action.

Immigration

New York City opens new emergency center for asylum-seekers in a Midtown hotel

While the tents at Randall’s Island remain far below capacity, the city is opening a new HERRC at the Hotel Wolcott in Manhattan.

Could tech workers do Peace Corps-like stints working for New York City too?

Announcing a new legal fellows program to help address a shortage of city lawyers, Mayor Eric Adams said he wants other industries to loan employees to government work.

Asylum-seekers face legal challenges and backlogs in New York City

A struggling court system and shortage of legal assistance has left some newly arrived migrants floundering in the complicated process of applying for asylum.

Best practices for combating racism in nonprofit workplaces

Here’s how to implement a sustainable, anti-racism policy framework, according to Diana Noriega, chief anti-racism and equity officer at Good Shepherd Services.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits advocate for voting rights through midterms

Legal protections for voters expanded this summer when the landmark John Lewis Voting Rights Act was passed, yet threats continue to creep up in the court system.