As head of The Bridge Project, a program that supports babies living in poverty by giving their mothers unconditional cash, my goal is to end child poverty in New York and beyond. The Bridge Project believes this is not only a moral imperative, but an economic one.
TBP’s unique approach gives expecting mothers a one-time prenatal stipend followed by cash payments of up to $1,000 per month for three years to eradicate childhood poverty and improve child development outcomes. Many people asking us how we are ensuring people are doing the “right” thing with their money. To us, there is no right thing—other than a mother being able to decide what’s right for her baby and spend her money accordingly.