Childcare is a key factor in members missing work. Family is important, and you shouldn’t have to choose between a job and ensuring that your children are safe. The MAP counselors know that it can be extremely difficult to find adequate childcare and have researched a wide range of programs to help alleviate some of the burden that comes with caring for loved ones.
The information provided in the links below is as specific as possible; however, if you need information not provided, please try the following things:
- Call 311. The operators have a wealth of information and can connect you to available known resources.
- Use your favorite search engine. Look for city and state government web sites, which often provide a gateway for services that are offered.
- Contact your local elected official’s office.
A free public service agency that explores child care options and provides referral information for New York City.
Organization to assist parents with finding affordable child care in their community. Contact for referrals.
24 hour hotline to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment.
Free respite care for children at risk of abuse or neglect. 24 hour parent helpline.
Programs and services for youth and family, including foster care, school-based services, job readiness training, and community mental health services.