Managing caregivers or personal attendants doesn’t have to be difficult! When we intentionally set up systems of communication, we create opportunities for healthy, professional boundaries. For example, there might be a really important change coming up in your life — you might be returning to school, have a new romantic partner in your life, or
This article originally appeared in Parent co. When I was 18, I took a workshop for Latinx college students. We were given an assignment where we had to write a personal mission statement. The series of questions we had to answer in the journals they provided us allowed each of us to come up with
This article originally appeared in ParentMap. As parents and guardians know, the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on the often invisible, yet completely essential, labor that happens inside of our homes. While for many of us having child care and additional support in the home is a necessity, it has also been overwhelming to navigate best
This article originally appeared in ParentMap. Tips for Safely and Ethically Hiring In-Home Help Supporting domestic workers’ rights begins at home We interviewed Dana Barnett, a Seattle parent and the Washington state organizer for Hand in Hand, the Domestic Employers Network, about her experiences employing a nanny and house cleaner, and her work with employers to
Sage Jobsis, a steering committee member of Hand in Hand, shared her personal experience of becoming involved with Hand in Hand, and what membership means to her. How did you get involved with Disability Justice? Prior to being diagnosed with MS I had always been able-bodied, and I had sort of assumed that disability justice
Last month, I attended a gathering of superheroes – women of color superheroes – with powers beyond my imagination, that filled me with optimism, hope and possibility for our communities and the future of our movement.
Hiring a nanny can be overwhelming and daunting. Here are three tips about how to help ensure that you’ll have a great relationship with the person you hire.
Hand in Hand, as part of the New York Caring Majority (NYCM) coalition fought tirelessly this budget season to pass The Fair Pay for Home Care Act, legislation that would have raised home care wages in the state by 150%, and ended the worst-in the nation workforce shortages. While wages increases of $3/hr over the
Your donation will be matched by this grant. Donate today! As longtime supporters of Hand in Hand, Gretchen and Jim Sandler are invested in a just and caring future that includes quality childcare, paid family leave, domestic workers’ rights, and ultimately holding those with power and wealth accountable to our communities. That’s why they’ve invested
This year, my child entered kindergarten, a time of so many firsts. Not the least of which has been planning our first round of summer camps and childcare. There is so much to consider! Balancing costs, the endless camp enrollment options (that fill up fast), vacation plans, work schedules, and hiring a childcare provider. Not