Thursday, June 04, 2009


On Thursday, June 11, 2009, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will host a Community Services Fair at the Boro Park Y to address what he calls, “a recent increase in demand for assistance in accessing and obtaining all types of social services” throughout his Assembly district. The fair will be held from 6:30PM until 8:30PM at 4912 14th Avenue in Brooklyn.

“Since the economy took a downward turn, I would say the bulk of the inquiries my office has received primarily pertain to unemployment, loss of health insurance, housing, financial debt, and the need for general crisis intervention services,” noted Hikind. To tackle these issues, Hikind enlisted the aid of several government agencies and local social service organizations.

“In these uncertain financial times, I wanted to not only allay my constituents’ fears, but also provide them with access to practical support all under one roof,” Hikind said.

Joining the Assemblyman in this endeavor are representatives from the following:

• The New York State Department of Labor: employee benefits/employment workforce solutions

• The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment: one-on-one financial counseling and help with budgeting, savings, and debt

• Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty: crisis intervention services

• AARP: discount health, life, and auto insurance

• Southern Brooklyn Community Organization: homeowner assistance and mortgage services

• Nachas Healthnet: Holocaust reparations issues and senior services

• Yeled v’Yalda: facilitated enrollment services

• The Orthodox Union Job Board: résumé services and job listings

There is no fee to attend this event. Anyone seeking further information is encouraged to contact Assemblyman Hikind’s office at 718.853.9616.

What ever happened to his discussion regarding the Shidduch crisis- did he come up with any findings on a possible solution?

Well at least he tried, which is more than many others did.............


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