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Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.

http://www.advocatesforchildren.org/

Who We Are

Advocates for Children of New York is an education advocacy agency that works on behalf of children who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure due to poverty, disability, race, ethnicity, immigrant or English Language Learner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or involvement in the foster care or juvenile justice systems.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Cantonese Chinese / 粵語
  • Creole / Kreyòl
  • French / Français
  • Mandarin Chinese / 官話
  • Portuguese / Português
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

We work with an interpretation service that provides translation and interpretation in over 140 languages. Interpreters are available for all interactions upon request as needed.

Income Guidelines

The Education Helpline does not have income guidelines — any person in New York City can call. We only provide in-depth case advocacy and legal representation for families that make 250% of the poverty level or below.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

We only provide assistance on education-related matters (birth through the transition out of high school). This includes information and technical assistance via phone and email; workshops and trainings for parents, professionals, and organizations; and full representation for families meeting income guidelines.

Populations assisted: children in early childhood education programs; students with disabilities; students who are over-age for their grade level; immigrant students and English Language Learners; students facing disciplinary issues; students involved in bullying; youth involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system; students in foster care; students in temporary housing; students attending charter schools; LGBTQ youth.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
Jill Chaifetz Education Helpline (866) 427-6033
Hours
Monday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Information

Please call our Education Helpline (866) 427-6033 for help with all school-related matters.

General Contact Information

Address
Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.
151 West 30th Street, 5th floor (map)
New York, NY 10001
Phone
(212) 947-9779
Toll Free
(866) 427-6033, Monday to Thursday, 10AM-4PM
Fax
(212) 947-9790
Website
http://www.advocatesforchildren.org/
Email
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Last Review and Update: Jul 05, 2017

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