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Watch our Developmental Disabilities Programs in Action

Each day, The Foundling works to ensure that those we serve have the resources to reach their fullest potential – and this is extremely evident in our programs for people with developmental disabilities.  These programs are rooted in the belief that people of all abilities – given proper support and encouragement – can become thriving […]


The New York Foundling Announces the Establishment of its New York Center for Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice

New York, NY (July 20, 2021) – The New York Foundling will be establishing a new Center for Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA is a national agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides awards to nonprofit organizations nationwide […]

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MedPage Today: Dear Parents, Kids Need Camp

In an op-ed for MedPage Today, The Foundling’s Joseph R. Saccoccio, MD,  Chief Medical Officer, and Ruth Gerson, MD, Senior Vice President for Mental Health Services, share how summer camp is extremely beneficial to children and teenagers – and after strict COVID-19 restrictions, the structure, social interactions, and new experiences of camp are more important […]


The Importance of Head Start and Early Head Start in Puerto Rico

The Foundling operates 44 Head Start and Early Head Start Centers across Puerto Rico, reaching nearly 1,500 students and families each year. From hurricanes and earthquakes to the pandemic, their spirit, determination, and drive remain strong. Learn about the impact the program has had on Bianca – one of our parents – and how she […]


New York Botanical Garden Celebrating Disability Pride Month

The New York Botanical Garden is a long-time partner with The Foundling, providing inclusive opportunities to participants in our Employment Services program. As volunteers in the garden’s Edible Academy, Foundling participants learn best principles for organic gardening, general maintenance, propagation, and more – learning useful job skills to aid in their long-term career journey. In […]


Haven Academy Students Celebrate with an In-Person Graduation

Haven graduates celebrate with the traditional toss of their caps Last Thursday, students, families, teachers, and staff from Mott Haven Academy Charter School came together for an in-person graduation ceremony for its middle school graduates. Held on the outside grounds of the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx, students had the opportunity to celebrate together […]


Providing Love and Stability: From Volunteer to Foster Parent

Haley Wright has always had a lot of love to share – and when she began volunteering with The Foundling eight years ago, she found that her heart expanded more and more. In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, we’re highlighting her inspiring story. While Haley had provided support to The Foundling and other social […]


Malyk Leonard speaks at Fair Futures Rally

Malyk Leonard – one of our Road to Success tutors – spoke at a Fair Futures rally at City Hall on May 19, discussing the need to baseline funds for this important program. “I help students go to college. I help students find jobs when no one else is willing to help them. I help […]