Getting clear information on cross-systems issues is challenging. Get answers and helpful resources to help you better navigate multiple systems.
Use one of the many different tools available on this site to help you better understand and successfully navigate multiple systems. These tools will lead you to useful information resources and help you stay organized through your journey.
You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
Development, Attachment & Mental Health When Working in Foster Care
Register Today for This Series
6:00 - 7:30 PM
April 4: Attachment & Development
April 11: Mental Health
April 18: Systems & Resources
April 25: Panel Discussion
This series will provide practical information related to the foster care system and the children served by it and will increase comfort related to navigating the foster care system and available resources for children and families.
We Are Hiring!
Families Together in New York State (FTNYS), in partnership with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), is seeking to employ Family Policy Advisors at the state level to assist OCFS in developing policies and procedures that promote the voice of parents throughout the child welfare system.
Click here for additional positions.
At The University of Chicago
Featuring the latest Chapin Hall research, tools, and projects that promote child and family well-being.
Save the Date!
May 9, 2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
This is an in-person event. Details to follow.
Registration Coming Soon!
Let us promote your event!
Send your links/information to Jessica Stanis at: Jessica.Stanis@omh.ny.gov
Health Equity for People with Disabilities
Provider Training to Reduce Disparities
The New York State Disability and Health Program, in partnership with nine other state Disability and Health Programs, is pleased to sponsor two free online trainings for health care providers:
Upon completion of these trainings, doctors, nurses and pharmacists can earn 0.5 and 1.0 Continuing Education Credits, respectively.
For Staff Who Work With Pregnant Women or People Living With Children
Under The Age of Five
We need to hear from them.
We need your help to encourage them to participate in a short survey.
SNAP News and Updates
Resource Refresher for the 2022-23 School Year
As you prepare for the school year, the following resources and strategies can help you navigate the return to standard operations, communicate with families, and improve the reach of your programs.
Have you or your family lost income recently?
You may be eligible for programs that help you get the food you need.
Get information on applying for SNAP and WIC during the COVID-19 outbreak, and learn how Hunger Solutions can help.
Community partners: For the 2.2 million people living in NYS households who struggle against hunger, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. As more schools, child care centers, and meal sites are impacted, additional families may lose access to the programs that improve their nutrition, health, and well-being. Hunger Solutions New York is working to provide updates on the operation of federal nutrition assistance programs that can help schools, community organizations, and families mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the food security of low-income people.
Hunger Solutions works to promote and maximize participation in key federal nutrition assistance programs.