Issues: Social Services

Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair: Senator David Carlucci
and Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
Chair: Senator Tony Avella
Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them
Place: Henry Street Settlement Gymnasium, 301 Henry Street, New York,New York
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Contact: Evan Sullivan (845) 623-3627
Media Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 242-6797
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 17, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair: Senator David Carlucci
and Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
Chair: Senator Tony Avella
Public Hearing: To identify opportunities in the delivery of Social Services from prenatal to pre-k to ensure that services are being delivered efficiently and effectively to those who need them
Place: Henry Street Settlement Gymnasium, 301 Henry Street, New York,New York
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Contact: Evan Sullivan (845) 623-3627
Media Contact: Krista Gobins (845) 242-6797
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 17, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Young, Colleagues Urge Federal Government To Adopt Legislation Improving Access To Skilled Nursing Care

Bill before the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate would provide clarity on Medicare’s three day inpatient requirement

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) recently joined her Senate colleagues in co-signing a letter to members of Congress in support of the Improving Access to Medicare bill. The legislation would ensure a greater number of seniors are able to access skilled nursing care under Medicare.

 

August 19, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Kicks Off Poverty Hearings in Rockland

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services held the first of several hearings he will be hosting throughout New York State on poverty.

The hearing was held in Pearl River, where Senator Carlucci heard testimony from local and statewide providers of social services to examine the current system of supportive services in New York State. Senator Carlucci will be conducting a broad survey of the current social services system, examining issues related to ending the cycle of poverty. The goal of these hearings is to identify where gaps in the current system exist, so the Committee on Social Services can better address these issues in the upcoming legislative session.

July 31, 2015
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Public Hearing: To identify gaps in the delivery of social services in New York State

Senate Standing Committee on Social ServicesChair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: To identify gaps in the delivery of social services in New York StatePlace: 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.Contact: Evan Sullivan (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Krista Gobin (845) 242-6797ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

July 30, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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More Seniors Now Eligible for Free Produce from Local Farmers' Markets

Program Sponsored by Senator Young Supports Better Health, Local Farmers

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) announced today that funding included in this year’s state budget will provide free farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers’ markets to seniors in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Livingston Counties.

 

July 2, 2015
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Senator Jesse Hamilton Hosts Senior Mobile Office at Seth Low Community Center

Connecting seniors to resources in our community

(Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 24, 2015) – Senator Jesse Hamilton hosted a Senior Mobile Office at the Seth Low Community Center on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11 am.  This event lasted until 2 pm and provided seniors with many resources around the community and support for issues with  housing, HEAP, SNAP, DRIE, EPIC, Medicaid, and other programs. Approximately forty people were in attendance of the event. More than twenty people were assisted with HEAP, air conditioner assistance requests, and many others were helped with issues that included Medicaid, employment, and housing. The Seth Low Community Center served lunch during the event.

June 24, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: POST-PONED The Current State of Homelessness in New York City

This event has been post-poned.

Senate Task Force on the Delivery of Social Services in New York City
Chair: Senator Tony Avella
Meeting: The Current State of Homelessness in New York City
Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New York
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Contact: Dawa Jung (718) 357-3094; (347) 653-9400
Media Contact: Heather Sager (718) 357-3094; (917) 244-7945
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 30, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator David Carlucci, Chair Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Room 332 CAP

THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR IN CAP 332 TO APPOINT SAMUEL ROBERTS AS THE COMMISSIONER OF OTDA

June 17, 2:13 PM - 2:29 PM
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GENDA SENATE SPONSOR SQUADRON STATEMENT ON EIGHTH ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF TRANSGENDER EQUALITY BILL

ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Senate sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), released the following statement after the Assembly passed the legislation for the eighth time today:  

June 2, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL CO-SPONSORED BY ADDABBO TO REQUIRE MORE PUBLIC NOTICE AND INPUT WITH SITING OF HOMELESS SHELTERS AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITIES

Queens, NY (June 1, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. applauded the recent Senate approval of legislation (S.4542) he co-sponsors, introduced by Sen. Jeff Klein, that would require a far more transparent and inclusive process – with greater public notification – when homeless shelters or other social services facilities are being located in communities throughout New York City.  

June 2, 2015
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Senate Passes Measure to Fight Medicaid Fraud

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S3019), sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R-C-I, Olean), that would create a financial incentive for counties to further investigate and prosecute Medicaid frau

June 1, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator David Carlucci, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Room 309 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING

June 2, 12:30 PM - 12:34 PM
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State Senators Klein, Savino, Golden, Peralta & Addabbo give communities a say in social service providers coming to town

State Senate passes bill requiring notification, hearings and giving City Planning Commission decision-making power

Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today empowered neighborhoods across the five boroughs by passing legislation (S.4542a) compelling social service providers, like homeless shelters, to provide notification to local community boards and the City Planning Commission and requiring the CPC to hold hearings to gather local input. The CPC would rule on the siting of the facility.

May 27, 2015
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Senator Sets Forth Legislative Effort to Improve Child Protective Servcies

OCFS asked to review records for any calls prior to the death of Nayla Hodnett

 

ALBANY – With the perpetrator still at-large following a year-long investigation into the tragic passing of Nayla Hodnett, Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) is doing her part to help raise awareness about the case and bring new details to light.

 

In a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the State’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Senator Young has asked Commissioner Sheila Poole to review the records of the State’s Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment regarding allegations or incidents of possible abuse to Nayla prior to her passing.

 

May 22, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services  Senator David Carlucci, Chair  10:30 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 309 LOB

May 28, 10:30 AM - 10:33 AM
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Public Hearing: The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program

Senate Standing Committee on Social ServicesChair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) ProgramPlace: Roosevelt Hearing Room C, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Anthony Lino (518) 455-4371

June 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Release: Avella Commends Denial of Pan-Am Contract, Demands Action from Mayor

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella praised New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s decision to deny a contract that would have established a permanent homeless shelter at the former Pan-Am Hotel. In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Avella also formally called on the Mayor to immediately replace City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Gilbert Taylor due to his inaction and inability to take charge of the City’s increasing homelessness and shelter problems.

May 12, 2015
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