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Politico: Nonprofit coalition wants more money from Albany for human services sector

By Dan Goldberg, 2/3/17

A pair of legislators and several nonprofit CEOs gathered on the west side of Manhattan on Thursday to call for greater funding for social services.

“We are operating at a level that doesn’t allow us to provide the type of services that, frankly, we all expect in a civilized society,” said state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Democrat from Manhattan.The advocates have long argued that government contracts do not meet the cost of providing services such as food for the hungry and care for the elderly. They have also repeatedly said that social services are on the brink of collapse because they are so underfunded.