Homemakers, Critical Supports for Struggling NYC Families, Celebrate 75th Anniversary by Honoring Past and Present Commissioners

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Scoppetta and Mattingly to Be Recognized by The Children’s Aid Society

Children’s Aid CEO C. Warren Moses and Homemaker Also to Be Honored

Contact:

Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

When:

Friday, May 8, 2009
7:00 pm to 7:30 p.m.
ceremony precedes celebratory cruise

Where:

aboard ‘Destiny’
World Yacht Marina, Pier 81, West 41st Street and 12th Avenue
New York, NY

Who:

Nicholas Scoppetta, Fire Commissioner, New York City Fire Department, will be honored for his continued advocacy of the Family Homemaker Program during his tenure on The Children’s Aid Society Board as well as during his service as the Commissioner of New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).

John B. Mattingly, Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services, for his strong advocacy of the citywide Family Homemaker Program.

C. Warren Moses, Chief Executive Officer, The Children’s Aid Society, for his dedication to and support of the Family Homemaker Program during his years of leadership at The Children’s Aid Society.

[Eileen Bohl, who will not be present, is also being honored for her outstanding contribution, dedication and expertise during her years as an administrator and social work supervisor in the Family Homemaker Program.]

Homemakers and clients will be present.

What:

Family Homemaker Program was established on November 9, 1933, under the auspices of The Children’s Aid Society and the Junior League of the City of New York to meet the needs of families in crisis and to prevent the removal of their children. The program has operated continuously for 75 years; it is the oldest such program still operating in the United States.

The Family Homemaker Program’s mission remains the same today. Currently, The Children’s Aid Society’s program employs 125 homemakers and serves approximately 105 families with their 315 children daily. (Numbers are averages of current usage.) For more information please visit http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/familysupport/homemaker.

The Children’s Aid Society (www.childrensaidsociety.org), founded in 1853, is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.

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