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Public Health Solutions is quickly pivoting in how we work and stepping up our services to meet the growing health needs of vulnerable families in New York City, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our Donate page to learn how you can help.

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Our Stories

Rosa: Finding a Firm Footing as a Teen Mom

Rosa was just eighteen years old and living in a shelter with her mother, when she gave birth to her daughter, Katherine. Being a single mother at such a young age, Rosa already felt nervous and unsure about caring for a young child, but her troubles were compounded when immediately postpartum, her appendix ruptured, leaving her in pain for weeks. This was when a social worker at Woodhull Hospital referred Rosa to Public Health Solutions’ Healthy Families Program, one of our free family support and home visitation programs.

Jomael: Developing Healthier Connections in Fatherhood

Research has shown that father engagement in a child’s life is particularly important in the health and development of the infant and growing child. Recognizing the important role that fathers play in the overall development of families, Public Health Solutions (PHS) recently implemented a Fatherhood Initiative and will be working to expand the program throughout New York City.

Tyesha: Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Tyesha lost both of her parents by the time she was 21 years old. She found herself responsible for her three younger sisters, age 17 and 15-year-old twins. She knew she wanted to be there for her siblings, despite others suggesting she put them in foster care. “I couldn’t do that,” Tyesha says. “We are family, they are my sisters, and we belong together.”

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Recent Blog Posts

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Mothers and their babies are facing food insecurity, Congress needs to act

As the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll, underserved families face even worse financial hardship, and now many families with young children that were financially stable before are struggling to put food on the table. If the thought of hungry babies isn’t enough to move policymakers to action, they should at least be concerned about the decades-long consequences of food insecurity in early childhood.

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Fiscal Year 2021 City Council Testimony by Lisa David, President & CEO of Public Health Solutions

Good afternoon Chair Dromm and Members of the Finance Committee. I am Lisa David, President & CEO at Public Health Solutions (“PHS”)….

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