Advocacy for Children & Families (Defensa de los niños y las familias)

(Note: Many other agencies in this booklet – including Bronx Health Link – also do advocacy for children and families along with other services. The agencies listed here do advocacy as their main work.)

Children's Defense Fund/New York
(212) 697-2323 Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 5 pm
website: website:
Advocates to: lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and win their access to health care and quality education.
Languages: English, Spanish


Citizens' Committee for Children of NYC
(212) 673-1800 Mon-Fri., 9 am – 5 pm
website: website:
Uses data and research to engage New Yorkers in taking action to ensure that every child is healthy, housed, educated and safe. Particularly concerned about the 1 in 3 who live in poverty. 
Languages: English, Spanish. 


New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
151 W. 30th St., 11th floor, Manhattan 10001
(212) 244-4664, TTY (212)-244-3962
Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 6 pm
Educates and advocates for protection of people's rights in areas like translation and interpreters for services, affordable health care, environmental justice, quality education for children with disabilities, and rights of the disabled. 
Languages: many