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City & State: The 2022 Responsible 100

Reïna Batrony, our Vice President of Community-Based and Education Strategies, was honored in City & State’s 2022 Responsible 100! This list recognizes New York business, government, nonprofit and advocacy leaders who embody the values of social responsibility in their work. As Reïna states, “Social responsibility means long-term viability and sustainability that benefits society. It guides […]


NYN Media: Opinion – New York’s Corporal Punishment Ban is Crucial to Kids’ Mental Health

In an op-ed published in NYN Media, Dr. Mel Schneiderman, Senior VP of the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection, writes about how New York’s corporal punishment ban is crucial to kids’ mental health. “As pandemic-related disruptive behaviors continue in schools, mental health supports are the answer,” writes Dr. Schneiderman. Read more at NYN […]


The Hill: Kinship Care is the Future of the Child Welfare System — Let’s Make it Accessible to Everyone

In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Shannon Ghramm-Smith – our Senior Vice President of Child Welfare and Behavioral Health – writes on the benefits of kinship foster care. Kinship care, where a family member serves as a foster parent,  often results in much better outcomes for children and families. While it’s underutilized and often […]

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Press Release: Governor Hochul Announces Completion of $82 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Brownsville

The New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal released a press release on the opening of the Vital Brookdale apartment complex. This new building – located in Brownsville, Brooklyn – was created as part of the Vital Brookdale initiative in partnership with The Foundling. As Melanie Hartzog, our President and CEO, stated in […]


Make an Impact this Giving Tuesday!

At The Foundling, we are committed to serving our community, and to continue the promise that the Sisters of Charity made to support our neighbors over 150 years ago. As Melanie Hartzog, our President & CEO, recently shared: “The New York Foundling is a place of inspiration, hope, transformation, and community. That is what drew […]