City Limits, NYC’s Human-Service Providers Press for Changes in City Funding

As New York City’s fiscal 2018 budget takes shape, voices from the city’s human-services sector have begun to cry out for help with a looming funding crisis that could leave many non-profit organizations scrambling to finance the services that serve needy New Yorkers.

There are 200,000 people in New York who work in the human services industry in the city, dealing with everything from elder care to youth employment and from domestic violence to housing needs.

But cuts in federal funding and tight-fisted city and state contracts could jeopardize the ability of organizations to provide future services to those vulnerable New Yorkers, industry figures say, with many describing a sector on the verge of crisis.

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