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South Brooklyn Legal Services' Child Care Network Support Project

How Legal Aid Programs Can Support Family Child Care

By David Ehrenberg & Raun J. Rasmussen

South Brooklyn Legal Services' work with New York City's child care networks benefits both family day care providers and low-income legal aid clients who need child care subsidies to make the transition from welfare to work. The project undertakes to correct illegal agency practices in making subsidy payments, helps providers obtain and renew their licenses, represents providers whose landlords try to impose additional rent charges or evict them for providing child care, and advises providers on insurance and tax matters.

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