Caring for a baby is hard enough, but for many families finding a safe place to change a dirty diaper is as challenging as finding a vegan option in a steakhouse. Modern families come in all shapes and sizes, but despite the huge range of family norms, baby changing stations are still offered almost solely in women’s restrooms.Read More
We’re excited to bring seven Ithaca College students on board for paid research and writing internships with Ithaca.Community this summer! Our interns will work to develop toolkits that explore various accessibility needs identified by our community survey last year. The toolkits will include research and suggestions on how local organizations and businesses can better accommodate the needs of our community.Read More
Every year, we celebrate mothers for their tireless work holding families together, growing and protecting our future generations. This year, as we are home in isolation from COVID-19, is… different. Mothers are stepping into entirely new roles. They are now teachers, public policy informants and enforcers, grocery sanitizers, virtual community builders, and more.Read More
While we love to come together with other Ithacans for a good cause, we have decided to cancel our Helpy Hour to Benefit The Advocacy Center this Saturday, due to growing concerns about the Coronavirus.Read More
Ithaca is a land of constant change – people moving to and away from town, buildings going up and coming down, and even the landscape is in flux, with waterfalls subtly changing our scenery as we go about our day-to-day lives.
I spent my first year as an Ithaca resident in flux as well, traveling to and from my job in New York City every other week. By the time I stood still and looked down, I was 7 months pregnant with no local OBGYN, friends in town, or mama mentors to help point me toward resources.Read More