This Women’s History Month, Hand in Hand in partnership with the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, launch a new education and implementation initiative for employers of nannies, house cleaners and home attendants. Through webinars, individual consultations, and written resources, the program
Thank You 2022 donors and members!
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Victory! Domestic Worker Bill of Rights won in Washington D.C.
DC Domestic Workers Make History! On December 20, 2022 domestic workers in Washington D.C. made history by winning a domestic workers bill of rights. This makes the 13th bill that has been won by the power of domestic worker and employer organizing. Congratulations to our partners at National Domestic Workers Alliance and our members at
Recognizing Family Caregivers
November is National Family Caregivers Month which recognizes over 65.7 million people who assist a loved one with personal care, skilled nursing tasks, and care management sometimes around the clock. Family Caregivers are partners, spouses, grandparents, parents, and children of all ages who provide support to a loved one with essential daily tasks. Twenty-four percent
Member Spotlight: Angela Gardner
Angela Gardner is a disability rights advocate and member of Hand in Hand. She lives in Southern California. How did you get involved with Hand in Hand, and why? I learned about Hand in Hand from social media! In 2020, I saw a tweet about a Hand in Hand virtual event celebrating the 30th anniversary
2022 Guide to End of Year Raises and a Holiday Bonus
It’s that time of the year again when many of us are thinking about giving and showing appreciation. For those of us who employ workers in our homes, this also means showing care for those who provide care for us by providing a cost of living raise and a holiday bonus.
A Year Later: Remembering Engracia
Answering Engracia’s Call A year ago, our community lost Engracia Figueroa, a member of Hand in Hand’s California chapter, and a fierce and powerful advocate for people with disabilities. Engracia passed away on October 31st, 2021 due to complications from injuries she sustained when United Airlines destroyed her custom wheelchair on a return flight home
How to say goodbye to your nanny
This post was authored by steering committee member Ariana Thompson-Lastad. Is your little one ready to start school for the first time? Congratulations! If you’ve employed a nanny to take care of your kids, it is important to give them as much notice as possible to allow for a smooth transition and time to
The Fight for Accessibility Continues!
*This post was co-authored by Heather Ansley, Associate Executive Director of Government Relations for Paralyzed Veterans of America and Stacy Kono, Hand in Hand’s Executive Director This month, as we celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which turns 32 this year, we ask that you take a moment to support our commitment to ensuring
Its Time for a national Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
This spring, Hand in Hand members from across the country joined hundreds of domestic workers to share their stories and tell Congress to pass a national Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Why do we need a national bill of rights for domestic workers? Domestic workers are one of the fastest-growing workforces in the nation, yet