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


program sites in Puerto Rico serving pregnant mothers, new parents, and young children
children and adults served in our programs for individuals with developmental disabilities every year
hours of free after-school programming provided to Haven Academy students every year
instances of serious abuse or neglect uncovered as a result of participation in the CAPP program
Invest in Potential and Transformation
Your contribution makes opportunities and support available to people who are working to realize their own strength and independence.
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Information Sessions
May 31
Info Session: Become a Foster Parent with The Foundling

Success Stories

Elizabeth Finds her Voice through Art

For many people with developmental disabilities, it can be difficult to express oneself through language and actions. In our Day Habilitation programs, we work to elevate the voices of our participants, and provide them with meaningful tools for self-expression and fulfillment. Through art workshops - from photography to poetry - many of our participants found that art provided a novel way to truly share their voices and experiences with the world. "Art makes me feel terrific and excellent," says Elizabeth, who shared many of her photographs in our 2022 art exhibition. "I feel happy. I learned about myself."

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