October 2018

Spotlight on: Children's Services

Accessing help: a portrait of service use among NYC families with children

Contributors: Tonya Pavlenko, Matthew Maury, Christopher Wimer, and Jane Waldfogel

Issues Areas: Households With Children

Poverty Tracker data provides a rare opportunity to learn about the extent to which families with children in New York City are able to access help to address the challenges they face. Poor and low-income families in New York City report elevated needs for child-related problems, from academics to child care to behavior issues.