The New York Foundling was founded on a belief that the most vulnerable among us deserve our respect, care and empathy, and indeed our doors were opened in 1869 to care for the children of a largely immigrant community. We have worked each day since to help children, youth and adults in need, with the openness and compassion of our sponsors, the Sisters of Charity. Our guiding principles (dignity, compassion, excellence, community and diversity) impel us to embrace immigrants, families, juvenile offenders, persons with disabilities, and people of all races, creeds, orientations, backgrounds and circumstances who may be in need of our services. Our diverse staff, supporters and clients represent the spectrum of people who call New York City, and America, home.
We believe that all parents and families who want to care for and protect their children can be helped and, with the proper tools and opportunities, can succeed. We believe that each person’s dignity, rights and spiritual preferences are to be treated with respect, honor and fairness. We believe that respecting, embracing and celebrating the differences among us, strengthens us.
The Foundling will continue to adapt to our city’s, and our world’s, changing needs, and will continue to stand with and for those who are suffering—including immigrants of all faiths from all countries. Thank you for standing with us.
President & CEO