ABC's History in Articles and Videos
LATimes (1986): Nursery School Children Give Grown-Ups a Lesson in Human Relations
A spotlight on ABC's Merricat's Castle School, the national model for inclusionary education.
NYTimes (1987): Foster Babies' Hospital Stays Limited
ABC is successful in suit requiring New York City to stop "boarding" healthy babies in hospitals.
NYTimes (1990): Currents; For Babies With Little Else to Smile At
ABC opens Variety House for Children (now Cody Gifford House) for babies with AIDS, cocaine addiction, and other medical conditions.
NYTimes (1994): H.I.V. Testing For Children In Foster Care
Following ABC's lawsuit, the Department of Social Services plans to begin routine HIV testing of children in foster-care.
NYTimes (1995): Therapy Center for the Terminally Ill; On East 86th St. For Poor Children
ABC opens Cassidy's Place, an early childhood center for poor, medically fragile children.
NYTimes (2003): A Renovation at Park Ave. and 126th St.; A Building For Children In Need
ABC opens Echo Park, a drop-in, multi-service family center in East Harlem.
Meet the Woman Who Inspires Kathie Lee
Who inspires TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford? Gretchen Buchenholz, a woman who has dedicated her life to helping to improve the lives of children facing difficult challenges.
Gretchen Buchenholz on Charlie Rose
Gretchen Buchenholz, Jim Dwyer of "The New York Times", and Theresa McGovern, founder of the HIV Law Project, discuss the possibility of mandatory AIDS testing for newborn babies, and the legal, social, and political implications of this proposal.
Meet Gretchen Buchenholz
Gretchen Buchenholz explains the horrible conditions of the Martinique welfare hotel and the creation of ABC's first supportive housing program.