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PATH center provides shelter options for homeless families, but children’s needs are being lost along the way

PATH center provides shelter options for homeless families, but children’s needs are being lost along the way

  In the afternoon in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Robert Velazquez, a second-grade elementary school student, trudges past other peers who are rushing out of the entrance at P.S. 446. Unlike other classmates who are walking home, the 8-year-old is among the seven students taking a school bus. Robert has the longest ride home, over two hours […]

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The Lost Children of Wilder

New York Times reporter Nina Bernstein chronicled the contentious 26-year case of a troubled foster care child, Shirley Wilder, in her in-depth book, The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care. Wilder’s case may have done the young Shirley little good, but it helped change the course of foster care history in […]

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