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NBC News

New York City's only shelter for LGBTQ adults is 'a nightmare,' ex-residents say

February 9, 2022

Marsha’s House is the only shelter in the New York City Department of Homeless Services system dedicated to the LGBTQ community, which experiences disproportionately high rates of homelessness. But advocates and former residents say the shelter is far from a safe haven.

City Limits

Among America’s Oldest, Opioid Overdoses Are On the Rise

January 22, 2020

In New York City, the number of fatal opioid overdoses among people ages 55-84 has been increasing for the last four years, reaching 29 percent of the total opioid overdose deaths in 2018, according to the Dept. of Health.

Brooklyn Eagle

Pet Policy at City Shelters Keeps Homeless New Yorkers On Streets. Could That Change?

July 2, 2019

City shelters accept service and emotional support animals, but homeless people with pets face an agonizing choice: give them away, or remain on the streets together.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Should Pepper Spray Be Used on ‘Raise the Age’ Teens in NY? Debate Continues After Waiver

November 13, 2018

Only six states — California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada and Texas — authorize staff to carry pepper spray in secure juvenile detention, according to a brief from the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators scheduled for publication in January 2019.

Tablet Magazine

Keeping Kosher on Food Stamps

February 27, 2018

Hasidim remain the second largest Jewish group in poverty in New York, and more rely on food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), than any other public benefit.