Center in New York, NY 10035
1841 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035
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Childhood is a treasure and a right. Children embody our richest aspirations yet they are also our poorest most vulnerable minority defenseless in the face of abuse neglect homelessness and poverty.
In New York City well over 14000 children sleep in shelters every night and every day over 600000 children go hungry because they live in households in which parents must regularly choose between paying the rent and buying food.
Last year almost 70000 children were reported victims of child abuse or neglect. Each and every day hunger homelessness physical and emotional abuse abandonment neglect substance abuse substandard housing failing schools and disease endanger childrens welfare and undermine their future.
The Association to Benefit Children (ABC) was created to amplify the voices of defenseless children by combating the debilitating effects of poverty and championing the right of every child to a joyful and nurturing childhood.
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The Stephen & Cathy Graham School is an enriched inclusionary early childhood education program dedicated to serving homeless and especially vulnerable infants and young children in East Harlem. It offers a safe stable and caring environment and the carefully individualized education programs that are designed to meet each childs special needs. A large Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is provided for four year old children.