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New Grants from New York City’s Community Foundation Will Support an Innovative Set of Programs Serving Children and Families

The New York Community Trust recently approved $8.3 million in grants to help dozens of nonprofits, many of which are working with children and families. Mobilization for Justice will receive $75,000, to expand a medical-legal partnership that helps children discharged from psychiatric hospitals get screened for issues that can affect recovery. McCarton Foundation for Developmental Disabilities will receive $90,000 to help open the first early intervention center in the Bronx for children with autism spectrum disorder. The Door will receive $200,000 to expand pro bono legal help for young, at-risk New Yorkers, including immigrants. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will receive $100,000 to support young people aging out of foster care. Day One will receive $70,000, to train social workers, school counselors, and police officers to address physical, verbal, and sexual abuse among young couples. Finally, Healthy Babies Bright Futures will receive $100,000, to help cities prevent exposing children to neurotoxic chemicals.

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