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NYC Community Resources Database

This website is a product of collaborative effort among, and was created by the following organizations.

Community Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics / New York-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network

The mission of Community Pediatrics is to improve the health status of children and adolescents in the communities of northern Manhattan through the provision of comprehensive primary care, training of socially responsible pediatricians and the advancement of knowledge in primary care and community health. Within the Department of Pediatrics, Community Pediatrics aims to enlarge the focus of care from one child to all children in the community and to challenge the traditional methods of resident education and service by creating meaningful academic and community-based partnerships and designing and implementing population health initiatives that address major threats to children's health. For more information, visit www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/pediatrics/ or www.communityped.org.

The Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) Children's Project

In this project, practitioners of three great professions-medicine, social work and law-work together to serve children and families in need of the valuable services that each can provide. Pro bono lawyers work with doctors and social workers at hospitals to improve health outcomes for poor children through the provision of free civil legal services. VOLS developed the project, arranges for hospitals to participate, matches the hospitals with law firms and provides ongoing mentoring and coordination.

The seven sites participating in the VOLS Children's Project and their matched law firms are:

  • The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP)
  • Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative (Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP)
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center (Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP)
  • Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP)
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Campus (White & Case LLP)
  • New York University Medical Center (Proskauer Rose)
  • Bellevue Hospital Center

For more information, contact info@volsprobono.org.

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 38 offices in 26 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings.

White & Case has a long history of pro bono and is one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world. In 2010, we named pro bono one of our 15 global practices. We focus on three areas: providing access to justice, promoting the rule of law and serving the world's leading non-governmental organizations. For more information about White & Case's Global Pro Bono Practice, please visit www.whitecase.com/about/probono-1.


The original advocacy code card concept was developed by the Family Advocacy Program, Boston Medical Center, www.medical-legalpartnership.org.

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