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Press Release: Mayor Adams, Administration for Children’s Services Announce ‘College Choice’ Program to Help Cover Cost of College Expenses for Hundreds of Students in Foster Care

The New York Foundling is proud to be involved with ACS’s ‘College Choice’ program, which expands the vital academic, emotional, housing, and financial supports that our Fostering College Success Initiative provides for college students in foster care.   MAYOR ADAMS, ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES ANNOUNCE ‘COLLEGE CHOICE’ PROGRAM TO HELP COVER COST OF COLLEGE EXPENSES […]

City & State: Melanie Hartzog Recognized in the 2022 Nonprofit Power 100

City & State New York has recognized Melanie Hartzog, The Foundling’s President & CEO, in this year’s Nonprofit Power 100! This annual list reflects the movers and shakers in the New York nonprofit community, honoring influential leaders that provide essential social services and advocate on the behalf of our community. As the list notes, “As […]

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News 12 Brooklyn: All-Inclusive Housing Complex in Brooklyn opens Doors to Those Aged Out of Foster Care

News 12 Brooklyn reported on Vital Brookdale, our new supportive housing complex serving those aging out of foster care and those with developmental disabilities. In their video report, the news crew speaks to Foundling staff member Cathy Branche and resident Patricia Jackson – who speaks to the complex’s focus on accessibility and best serving the […]

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Camp Felix’s 2022 Season was a Success!

Since 2006, Camp Felix – our overnight summer camp – has provided a safe space for those in our programs to explore, grow, and learn. As our experts have stated, camp provides an invaluable opportunity for children and teenagers to navigate social interactions, learn to problem solve, get physical exercise, and have new experiences. For […]

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The Council on Quality and Leadership: The New York Foundling Pursues Quality With Purpose

The Council on Quality and Leadership published a feature interview on our recent accreditation from their agency, which provides additional perspective about our inclusive approach to transforming our services for people with developmental disabilities. As Michael Clausen, CQL Director of Personal Outcomes, writes, “It was obvious that [The Foundling] didn’t just view it as ‘passing […]

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ABC 7 NY: New Apartments offer Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities or coming out of Foster Care

ABC 7 recently covered the opening of our Vital Brookdale supportive housing complex, highlighting the project’s role in providing housing for people with developmental disabilities and young adults aging out of foster care – allowing them to live independently and thrive. Watch the video below to see the units and hear from Anthony McQueen, a […]

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Food, Fun, and Community: The Return of our Developmental Disabilities Division BBQ

Our annual Friends and Family BBQ, hosted by our Developmental Disabilities Division, is a summer highlight for those living in our residences and attending our day and community habilitation programs. The people we support look forward to the opportunity to come together and connect with friends and family, while enjoying food, games, music, and more. While […]

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CSRWire: Tai’s Taco Truck

For the New York Mets’ September 2 game at Citi Field, pitcher Taijuan Walker partnered with The New York Foundling for his Tai’s Taco Truck initiative, where he gave out free tacos and solicited donations on behalf of The Foundling. Read more at CSRWire

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A School Project with Heart: How Lucy Made a Difference

At The Foundling, we believe that anyone – regardless of age, circumstance, or location – has the potential to make a difference in the world. Lucy Musler, a 14 year old student from Issaquah, Washington, is a shining example of this. This past spring, she was assigned a school project in her 8th grade Language […]