Letter to the Editor: Investing in the Health & Stability of Vulnerable Families

May 25, 2024

The New York Times published a letter by Center for Family Representation (CFR) Executive Director Tehra Coles in response to a piece advocating for increased use of the foster system to “protect” children.

The letter appeared in the Times’ online Opinion section on Saturday, May 25, 2024 and in print on Sunday, May 26, 2024.

“The overreliance on family separation for children who aren’t in any immediate danger destroys families who could have remained together with the right support. The parents we work with every day love their children, but they often lack access to vital resources like secure housing, child care, nutritious food, mental health care and transportation,” Coles wrote.

Read the full letter here.