8th Annual Back To School Event
(Syracuse, August 17, 2023)
We just finished our 8th Back to School Event for the Families of The Problem Solving Courts. What an amazing day! We have so many people to thank. Because of our wonderful donors, we provided 87 children from 36 families with everything they need to start the school year off right.
Thank you to the Sisters of St. Francis who provided funds, storage, and so many volunteers! Holy Cross Church provided the backpacks and School Supplies, the Dewitt Rotary provided funds for grocery gift cards for each family, Fidelis was there to assist families who needed to re enroll in Medicaid or Child Health Plus, M&T Bank gave the children piggy banks and answered banking questions, The Literacy Coalition dropped off books for the children to keep, and MCC provided a new outfit, and a new pair of sneakers for each child.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who spent the day with us, and thank you to the court case managers and court officers who were wonderful!
"We wish you could have seen the looks on the faces of the children as they picked out their sneakers and backpacks.... Priceless."
Sisters of St Francis organize back-to-school supplies for
families supported by Mothers & Children in Crisis
(Syracuse, August 19, 2022)
This year, we delivered the donations from Holy Cross, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Community, and a few other supporters. Through our combined efforts we were able to help 82 children from 32 families prepare for the school year. In addition to the school supplies and backpacks, each child received new sneakers, new clothing including socks, underwear, and a new outfit. The families received educational material from the Onondaga County Health Department, some personal care items, and a gift card to purchase groceries.
No residential treatment center in Onondaga County allows single women to bring their children to the treatment facility. The closest one is 100 miles away. Without a residential treatment center in Onondaga County, mothers are forced to place children in an overburdened foster care system or with a family member.
Residential treatment centers provide a supportive recovery environment, leading to long-term recovery, a healthy lifestyle and positive parenting
Allowing children to remain with their parents continues the mother-child bonding process
Children in foster care are more likely to become victims of human trafficking