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"I Love Human Services" PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:10

Over 3,000 Valentines created by clients to show their appreciation to their human services providers for the critical social services that help support their lives have been put on display in public venues throughout New York City by the Human Services Council (HSC) in connection with its “Who Cares? I Do” campaign.  The valentines that human services clients have created thank providers for services that include after-school programs, day care, senior services, homeless shelters, food pantries, domestic violence assistance, and health clinics.

The valentines are on display today in 10 venues, including offices of three New York City borough presidents and two state elected officials. Other venues include two YMCAs (in Brooklyn), and community centers of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (Astoria) and The Children’s Aid Society (Bronx) (full list below).

“Senior centers, after-school programs, and domestic violence shelters are the often overlooked cornerstone of our city," said Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President. "HSC’s 'Who Cares? I Do' campaign is a terrific platform to remind New Yorkers of the need for these vital resources. We must be vigilant in our support for social service providers and advocate against any unnecessary cuts."

Why did clients say they love human services?   "Because I have a home," wrote one client. “I don’t do dumb things since I’m in afterschool,” wrote another.  “Human servises [sic] is important to me because they teach me new things that I never learned before,”  said a third.

“This outpouring of affection for human services providers hopefully will send a message to our political leadership about how much these services are valued and needed,” said Michael Stoller, Executive Director of HSC, which is running the “Who Cares? I Do” campaign to mobilize wide support to protect vital human services from government funding cuts.

The Valentines can be seen at the following locations:
Manhattan:

  • Office of the Borough President: One Centre Street, 19th Floor;
  • Office of State Senator José Serrano: 157 East 104th Street;
  • Office of Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez: 55 East 115th Street

Brooklyn:

  • Office of the Borough President:  209 Joralemon Street;
  • Dodge YMCA: 225 Atlantic Avenue, near Court Street;
  • Bedford YMCA: 1121 Bedford Avenue.

Bronx:

  • Children’s Aid Society’s Next Generation Center:  1522 Southern Boulevard;
  • Children’s Aid Society’s Bronx Family Center: 1515 Southern Boulevard.

Queens:

  • Astoria CCBQ Community Center:  23-40 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria;
  • Office of the Borough President: 120-55 Queens Boulevard.

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