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You Decide with Errol Louis

Mar 9, 2023

There are over 71,000 people in New York City’s shelter system, including more than 13,000 families with children, a number that continues to climb as more migrants arrive in the five boroughs. Many in the system are escaping trauma, and they would benefit from mental health treatment.

The former speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn, joined Errol to discuss the nonprofit entitled WIN, which she heads. WIN, which stands for Women in Need, is the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for families in NYC, and Quinn is currently spearheading a proposal to require the Department of Homeless Services to offer mental health services at the 30 largest shelter systems in the city by 2024. 

Their conversation also went on to cover the status of the New York Democratic Party since the gubernatorial election, as well as Quinn’s recent bout with cancer, and the importance of cancer awareness and early detection.

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