children in New York City are growing up in low-income households

6,000+ holiday gifts distributed to The Foundling program participants every year

107 program sites across New York and Puerto Rico

When young people age out of the foster care system at age 21, they’re at a higher risk of homelessness, incarceration, and early parenthood

Over one third of youth in foster care will have experienced five or more school moves by the time they age out of the system

Haven Academy was founded to help close the academic achievement gap for students whose families are involved with the child welfare system

Haven Academy, The Foundling’s public charter school, is the only one of its kind in the country, targeting children involved in the child welfare system

Julie is a mom to three young boys and a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Working with her social worker Kyle, Julie was able to access important social services she didn’t know were available. This past summer, Julie’s kids experienced the magic of Camp Felix, our overnight summer camp which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019.

Christina came to the U.S. to live with a relative when she was just 6 months old, leaving behind her 14-year-old mother, who was unable to provide the care at age 11 when her safety was at risk. With help from the Foundling, Christina was given the opportunities she needed to become the woman she is today.

9 program sites providing services throughout the New York metropolitan area