Commissioner Banks and Win CEO Chris Quinn Graphic

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

September 27, 2017

Contact: Isaac McGinn (mcginni@hra.nyc.gov, o: 929-221-5564 c: 646-946-9667)

DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION AND WIN PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRISTINE QUINN ANNOUNCE ENHANCED HEALTH AND SAFETY PROVISIONS FOR DROP-OFF CHILDCARE AT FAMILY SHELTERS CITYWIDE

Parents who have recently entered shelter will have expanded flexibility to use drop-off childcare services

NEW YORK—On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks, and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett joined by not-for-profit homeless services providers will announce that the Board of Health has voted to amend the Health Code to ensure the safety and welfare of children at 37 shelter-based drop-off childcare facilities across New York City.

Safe Havens are facilities with physical and program characteristics specifically targeted toward homeless individuals living on the streets who may be resistant to accepting other services, including traditional shelters. Safe Havens are equipped with on-site services and outreach staff who work closely with clients to deepen relationships, help stabilize their lives, and, ultimately, encourage them to transition further off the streets and into permanent housing. These facilities, which only take referrals from our experienced street outreach teams and include overnight beds, are often the first step towards bringing street homeless New Yorkers indoors.

Media interested in attending should RSVP with Isaac McGinn at mcginni@hra.nyc.gov. Television reporters interested in obtaining b-roll footage of this location should arrive by 11AM.

What: Press conference announcing enhanced regulations of drop-off childcare facilities at NYC family shelters
When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Where:

East 104th Street
New York NY

Who: Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio
Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett
Win President and CEO Christine Quinn

 

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