Caring for New Yorkers
A Garcia administration will be committed to supporting and caring for all New Yorkers -- and making NYC more liveable for New Yorkers at every age
Our families deserve better. For far too long, individuals and families have been left to come up with their own solutions — and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the system broke entirely.
Our caregivers deserve better. The lack of dedicated attention to caregiving by the city’s leadership means families are juggling unpredictable, temporary solutions and caregiving workers, primarily women of color, are not treated fairly. Women bear the brunt of these challenges.
Our children deserve better. New York City’s foster care system disproportionately impacts Black and brown and low-income families, deepens the cycle of poverty, and punishes families for being poor. Each year in New York City, hundreds of children “age out” of the foster care system after turning 21 without a permanent home and adoptive family. When a system produces racist and economically discriminatory outcomes, that system must be re-designed to serve all New Yorkers with justice and dignity.
Our older adults deserve better. 1/3 of older adults in New York City live alone, and even before the pandemic, older adults faced endless waitlists for meal delivery, case management and homecare services. 13% of New Yorkers are older adults, but 39% of NYC pedestrian traffic fatalities are older adults.
New Yorkers with disabilities deserve better. People with disabilities are the largest minority and also the poorest minority. Too many people with disabilities are ready, willing, and able to work, but face discrimination and barriers to entry. This ends now.