Founded in 1869 as a home for abandoned children, The New York Foundling has continuously and conscientiously expanded its scope of programs to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve. The Foundling’s diverse network of programs works interactively to provide care for families with multiple social, economic, medical, and psychological needs. We protect children from abuse and neglect; we help teen mothers and other overstressed parents to meet the challenges of parenthood; we help developmentally disabled people achieve maximum independence; we provide educationally-enriched child care and preschool; and we meet a variety of community needs in neighborhoods struggling with poverty, drugs, and violence.
The Foundling is in the process of implementing evidence based treatments throughout the entire agency. Evidence-based treatments (EBTs) are models that have been thoroughly studied, meticulously implemented and scientifically evaluated. These treatments are showing great promise in helping us to support our children and families more effectively and together, achieve positive outcomes more quickly. Learn more…