The Foundling To Expand Its Programs & Services For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities


New York, NY (September 11, 2018)The New York Foundling, a social services organization serving the community nearly 150 years, today announced that it is expanding its reach and impact for individuals living with developmental disabilities by bringing the services of The THRIVE Network under its programming umbrella.  THRIVE, an organization which has served individuals with development disabilities for over 20 years, will join The Foundling and continue to operate under its own name.


Since 1974, The Foundling has provided services to the developmental disabilities community, operating a vast network of programs including residential, day habilitation, Medicaid care coordination, respite, and community habilitation. Under this new programmatic expansion, THRIVE’s individuals and staff will have the support of The Foundling’s strong operating budget, an array of business and administrative departments, and access to innovative technology, financial reporting, facilities, and program impact evaluation tools. In addition, the expansion will allow staff members of The Foundling and THRIVE to enjoy a larger network of colleagues and improve the sharing of best practices for staff members across both organizations.


“Caring for our individuals and providing them with outstanding service is always our main goal and priority. Over the next 3 years, New York State has mandated that organizations will have to change the way that they manage the medical and behavioral health care of the individuals in our programs, and it will dramatically change how the business operations of programs will operate.,” said Bill Baccaglini, CEO and President of The New York Foundling. “Organizations like THRIVE and The Foundling – with shared missions and philosophies as well as mutual respect – need to be as efficient, smart and as innovative as possible. Adding THRIVE to the Foundling family will ensure that the people who receive support from us are able to live their best lives.”


“Changes being implemented at the State level require organizations to provide services within more comprehensive managed care environments – a move I believe will ultimately benefit the people we serve,” said Charles A. Montorio-Archer, outgoing CEO of The THRIVE Network.  “In the face of this evolving landscape, joining The New York Foundling will allow THRIVE to strengthen our presence, be more adaptable, and continue to provide the best possible care.”


The New York Foundling is one of the community’s largest and longest-standing nonprofits, and is dedicated to nurturing the safety, well-being, and supportive relationships that each person needs to reach their full potential. Through its many programs and services, The Foundling serves more than 30,000 children, youth, adults and families every year in New York and Puerto Rico.


The THRIVE Network, founded in 1996, is a social services agency dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and currently serves individuals throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.



About The New York Foundling
The New York Foundling reaches 30,000 children and families each year in all five boroughs of New York City, surrounding counties, and Puerto Rico. Established in 1869, our vision is a community where every person, regardless of background or circumstance, enjoys the safe, stable, and supportive relationships needed to reach his or her full potential. To achieve this, we provide evidence-based programs that focus on keeping families together; preventing abuse and neglect; providing academic support for children; and giving people with developmental disabilities the tools and training they need to lead independent lives. For more information, please visit www.nyfoundling.org.

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