We were thrilled to attend Care for the Homeless' annual Summer Solstice event and accept an advocacy award on behalf of SLP students!
Care for the Homeless (CFH) is a long-standing SLP partner. We have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to help advance their critical mission: providing free medical care and advocacy for NYC homeless. Three SLP groups have partnered with CFH: Third and fourth graders in Fort Green, concerned about the impact on children of living in temporary shelters, organized a campaign to advocate for more supportive housing. You can view their PSA here. Two classes of third graders in Brownsville organized a petition drive to support CFH's request to the NYC City Council for funding to support their Peer-to-Peer Outreach program. A request which was granted in late June.
We look forward to continuing to partner with CFH with future SLP groups that select homelessness as the issue they would like to help solve.