The Judge Judith Kaye Project at The Family Center
For 2019-2020, JALBCA awarded a $110,000 grant to The Judge Judith Kaye Project at The Family Center.
Founded in 2008, The Judge Judith Kaye Project at The Family Center provides comprehensive legal, social and health services to low-income, minority city residents affected by breast cancer, as well as their children and family members. Although the Project serves all NYC residents affected by breast cancer, its primary focus is on older women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, and who have few social or other supports to sustain them during their illness. Research has shown that the survival of women with breast cancer diagnosed at later ages is worse than that of younger women. Additionally, the Judge Judith Kaye Project has long recognized that women of color and economically disadvantaged women face significant barriers to accessing quality legal and social services as well as medical treatment. JALBCA and The Family Center work together to address these barriers and to ensure that NYC breast cancer-affected women of any age, have the necessary services and support to get well.