New York City’s First Lady is leading a 200-member coalition of city leaders to drive comprehensive federal mental reform.
NEW YORKÂ â New Yorkers facing financial challenges may soon be able to get diapers for free. Several councilmembers are sponsoring a bill to bring free diapers to shelters and childcare centers run by the city. Local nonprofitÂ Good+ Foundation estimates that 3 in 10 mothers living in poverty cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers.
The legislation would fine those who use the discredited practice of trying to reverse an individual’s homosexual urges or adopt the gender identity on a person’s birth certificate.
Formerly homeless students continue to do poorly in school for years, scoring as poorly on state tests as their peers who have no place to live.
In the Bronx, which lost more residents to drug overdoses last year than any other New York City borough, the heroin epidemic has latched on to a vulnerable population.