New York City Must Provide WiFi to Homeless Families

January 10, 2021

Charlotte Baughman, Senior Social Worker at CFR, has published an article in The Imprint entitled, “New York City Must Provide WiFi to Homeless Families.” Here is an excerpt from the article:

“The consequences of the city’s failure to address the urgent need for WiFi in shelters extend beyond children falling behind in school. On top of being homeless during a global pandemic, families living in shelters are now at increased risk of being investigated for educational neglect. About a fourth of families residing in shelters already have open cases with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). At particular risk are families of color, who are disproportionately investigated for child maltreatment.”

Read the full article here.