Issues: Social Services

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 - 11:30 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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Faith Funding Forum: Senator Leroy Comrie, Rev. Karim Camara, Deputy Commissioner of the NYS DHCR and Government Officials Advise Over 150 Clergy & Non-Profit Leaders on Accessing State Funding

In collaboration with CenterLight Healthcare, State Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) hosted an informational Clergy Breakfast attended by over 150 leaders from the South Queens Faith-based and Non-Profit Community. The event's Keynote Speaker, the esteemed former Assemblyman and newly appointed Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal Rev. Karim Camara, shared with the community information regarding funding opportunities for faith-based and non-profit organizations. The breakfast was sponsored by CenterLight Health System, which provided an overview of their organization and the services they offer.

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS COLLEAGUES ON TASK FORCE ON THE DELIVERANCE OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN NEW YORK CITY

Joined my colleagues this morning for a hearing hosted by the New York State Senate Task Force on the Deliverance of Social Services in New York City, in an effort to improve our system.

April 16, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Comrie's Clergy Breakfast

It is with great pleasure that I extend to you an invitation to join me for a social Clergy Breakfast on Friday, April 17th, 2015 in collaboration with a leadering provider of community health services, CenterLight Healthcare. CenterLight  will provide an overview of their organization and the services they offer. The meting will convene promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will be held at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, located at 172-17 Linden Blvd., St. Albans, NY 11434.

April 17, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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West Seneca Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services and Screenings from the following providers or vendors:

 

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY

Bakery Victory Dental Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Boy scouts of America

Cancer Services of Erie County

CERT

Curves of West Seneca

D’Youville -

ECC – Nursing School

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Elder Care Solutions

Girl scouts of WNY

April 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Labor
Chair:   Senator Jack M. Martins
and Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair:  Senator David Carlucci
Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce
Place:   Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time:   11:00 A.M.
Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265; Evan Sullivan (518) 455-2991
Media Contact:  Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924; Krista Gobins (518) 455-2970; Candice Giove (347) 866-6742
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Labor
Chair:   Senator Jack M. Martins
and Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair:  Senator David Carlucci
Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce
Place:   Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time:   11:00 A.M.
Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265; Evan Sullivan (518) 455-2991
Media Contact:  Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924; Krista Gobins (518) 455-2970; Candice Giove (347) 866-6742
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 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  1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 25, 2015  Room 309 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE AND TIME OF COMMITTEE MEETING

March 25, 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
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March 19, 1:45 PM - 2:12 PM
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Times Ledger: Senator Avella heads up NYC social services task force

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (D-Nassau) announced last week the new Task Force on the Delivery of Social Services in New York City.

March 16, 2015
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Senate Republican Budget Plan Creates Property Tax Rebate & Eliminates GEA

The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment.  It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 5:00 PM - 5:14 PM
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Mobile Constituent Services Hours

March 19, 2015, 2pm - 6pm

Crown Heights Library

560 New York Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

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March 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Valesky plan sets aside $10m for supportive housing Upstate in IDC “Invest NY” agenda

SYRACUSE—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and the Independent Democratic Conference have unveiled a comprehensive policy agenda that would include $10 million allocated specifically to Upstate New York for supportive housing development.

Supportive housing models include inclusive design for those who may have physical impairments and often offer a variety of services including activities, transportation, an on-site service coordinator, amenities, meals, and support for residents’ health-related services.

February 19, 2015
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Ortt Supports Proposed Changes to Medicaid, Welfare Programs

During a Niagara County Legislature meeting, state Senator Rob Ortt and his colleague Assemblywoman Jane Corwin said they support reforms to the Medicaid and Safety Net Assistance programs. Local leaders are calling on the governor and State Legislature to provide relief to taxpayers by enacting legislation to “opt out” of the costly non-federally-mandated Medicaid services and to revert to pre-2011 50%-50% cost-sharing arrangement between state government and taxpayers. Read the full Niagara Gazette article.

February 18, 2015
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Calling on Governor to Reform Medicaid and SNA Programs

Both Senator Ortt and his colleague Assemblywoman Jane Corwin spoke about revising the Medicaid and Safety Net Assistance programs during a Niagara County Legislature meeting. Local leaders are calling on the governor and State Legislature to provide relief to taxpayers by enacting legislation to “opt out” of the costly non-federally-mandated Medicaid services and to revert to pre-2011 50%-50% cost-sharing arrangement between state government and taxpayers.

February 17, 2015
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