Building Futures

We work to build futures for our neighbors.

Since 1869, The New York Foundling has supported hundreds of thousands of children, adults, and families on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence. Our evidence-based and research-backed programs and services connect our communities with the opportunities to grow strong, and the tools to shape their own future.

Our Programs

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Programs for parents and children that keep families safe, supported, and together

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Comprehensive services to help adults with developmental disabilities reach their full potential

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Academic programs that eliminate barriers and open the door to opportunity

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Pediatric health care, mental health services, and other programs supporting well-being

Intervention and diversion services to keep young people out of the criminal justice system


We believe that all people—no matter circumstance or zip code—should have the opportunity to thrive. But for all of us, discovering what we are capable of and reaching our full potential requires support along the way. With an effective and interrelated set of services, we work in partnership with our neighbors who create transformational change in their own lives.

Trusting in the Power and Potential of People. Since 1869.

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Our Continued


children and adults served in our programs for individuals with developmental disabilities every year
instances of serious abuse or neglect uncovered as a result of participation in the CAPP program
program sites in Puerto Rico serving pregnant mothers, new parents, and young children
hours of free after-school programming provided to Haven Academy students every year
Invest in Potential and Transformation
Your contribution makes opportunities and support available to people who are working to realize their own strength and independence.
Upcoming Events
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Featured Events
October 23
Fall Fête 2024
Information Sessions
July 17
Info Session: Become a Foster Parent with The Foundling

Success Stories

From the hospital room to a happy home

Marina was thrilled to learn she was pregnant for the second time. But when she discovered she was expecting twins, the excitement quickly shifted to anxiety. It had been nearly 13 years since she had her first child, and she worried that having twins would be a completely different experience. With guidance from The Foundling’s Healthy Families Program, Marina refreshed her parenting skills and learned about community resources available to her and the new babies, Amaya and Ayden. From the hospital room to today, The Foundling's family support specialists have been there every step of the parenting journey. “The program has given me confidence in being a mom,” she says.

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