Following the landmark five-part series on the plight of 12-year old Dasani Coates and her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration swiftly took action by removing homeless kids in two notorious city-run shelters: Auburn Family Residence and Catherine Street Family Shelter.
The NYC Department of Homeless Services directly operates the two shelters, which have been found with hundreds of violations of health and safety standards.
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Turly Humphreys, founder of Circle Sports, has just launched her second store in Dalston. Circle Sports is a social enterprise that has currently placed more than 60 young people in permanent employment.
Mayor Bill de Blasio Pulls Out Homeless Children from Notorious City-run Shelters