In September 2021, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network, Carroll Gardens Association, We Rise, and The Worker Institute at ILR Cornell, launched Care Forward, an initiative that takes a neighborhood-based and restorative justice approach to addressing worker violations and raising standards in the domestic work industry through organizing, education, and political advocacy.

The first of its kind, Care Forward will be a replicable model that brings workers and employers together on a neighborhood level to strategize and implement domestic worker enforcement and accountability.