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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: For the Youth - Is to enhance the lives of youths and their families in our communities by addressing each individualized issue through our developmental and traditional programs. For the Crime Victim Survivors - Our Mission is to provide support and assistance to the families who have lost a loved one to homicide. We pray that each family will have a Testimony of Deliverance and Forgiveness according to Psalms 30: 10 - 12, He has turned my mourning into dancing, and clothed me with joy therefore i Will sing Praises forever.

Target demographics: youth, families, schools, families of murdered victims, families of those incarcerated

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 participants

Geographic areas served: Long Island, NY

Programs: Better Education Success Training Ability (BEST A+) -Individual support, Life skills, Prevention/Intervention, Work/Study, Incarceration development, After Care Community Program- Crime prevention Banquet, Basketball Tournament, Christmas Gift of Love, Scholarship, Survivor token of Love, Easter Gift Baskets, Survivor Forget Me Not flowers, Community Garden, Life Can change community Day, National Day of Remembrance. We also join with our partners for back to School Supplies, Food Pantry, and Thanksgiving Brunch

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Kail Ferro Memorial Youth Services Inc has provided exceptional services to the communities in which it serves. I have been a volunteer for the program since 2009 and have witnessed this Non-profit to be helpful,understanding,mindful and respectful of the youths and families it serves. Ms.Denise Ferro has put her best foot forward and works extremely hard to put the services out there for families who are in need of support. The services receives no money at all from government funding or free grants, the programs that we plan and carryout are strictly from the funds of herself and family members support. Ms.Ferro has provided warm clothing and coats for youth and families in the winter time, she has also opened her home to youths in need being the motherly figure that they so desire to acquire. Ms.Ferro donated 100 book bags and supplies to families and youths in need, she provides holiday food packages and gifts to families and Youths of all ages. She has banquets in honor of families who have murdered children. Ms.Ferro and KFMYS strives to be all it can be and then some, she is here to positively enhance the lives of others as her mission states.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the Kail Ferro Memorial Youth Service Inc. Since it was founded in 2007. It has been a great pleasure working with Mrs. Ferro. As a volunteer I have been to out reach programs, giving back to the community, talking to young men and women in the community of long island. KFMYS has been a great impact on my life and other lives in the community. You don't see other organizations or programs trying to help or go out holding meetings to help the young people. Denise Ferro has done nothing wrong but reached out to the children. She has provided to families with her own money, she does not receive funds from any programs but still manages to do the best she can to help others. There's programs out there that don't care to help but they keep collecting funds for themselves. Mrs. Ferro children have helped with the organization tremendously. It's her children that gives just as well as Mrs. Ferro to make sure people in the community are not starving, they make sure the children has clothes, has a support system they can always depend on. I applaud this phenomenal woman.

Thank You Mrs. Ferro for your effort and strong will. Even after losing a son you still help others and held on to your faith.

Kimberley L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Come on Denise Ferro, tell your supporters the truth. Tell them exactly how you use the donations. Why do you have to use your family members to attract donations? Why not use the real benefactors of the donations and put them on the site? There are no homeless children at your house that you are taking care of who are benefiting from the money that you collect from the government.
For example, when Oprah Winfrey collects donations for children on her Angel's Network, she puts who she is going to help on her website, right? She does not use her family and friends. Let New York State and the government knows the truth. Clear your conscience.

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denise107 11/20/2014

The Joy of the Lord is MY Strength and He has turned my mourning into Dancing.Thank you for your wonderful review. I wish you had used your real name instead of a fake page, but I forgive you because you surely cannot lift your face to heaven and smile with joy in your soul. Anyway, here is my response as Founder and Executive Director who this post is addressed to Minister Denise Ferro. I do find it strange this post is dated the same time I made a public statement regarding so many non profit around doing nothing, but small nonprofit such as KFMYS struggle and is still surviving helping people WITHOUT ANY FUNDING WHATSOEVER FROM GOVERNMENT OR FOUNDATIONS. KFMYS is FUNDED BY THE FERRO FAMILY and SUPPORTERS. We do not have a donation site. We are all VOLUNTEERS and WE DO NOT CHARGE for our services. We do not use pictures of children to exploit them and their issues. Neither do we use fake website photo pictures. Over 20 years as a Social Work Director including Foster Care, protective services, Child Care inspector, guardianship of 7, etc I continue to be mindful of the safety of children and as a grandmother of 12 even more. Please be educated that most small organizations including churches, large corporations, etc do start in the homes. please review Kail Ferro Memorial Youth Service inc or Kail Ferro Memorial Face book for pictures and videos. Please also be educated to check the IRS website and the NY Governor Charity Bureau for taxes info. Thank you for the loving remarks of my son Master Kail Ferro. After 8 years he continues to be in the newspaper, featured on cable television, and has hundreds of supporters around the country parents, teachers, coaches, acquaintances, who send well wishes, thank you letters about what he has done for them in his short 17 years life and continues in things they are accomplishing today. As a teenager he started the Five Kids United with his siblings to help me open my eyes to the mess in our community at the time. Kail challenged me as a mother, Social Work Director, Teacher, and chaplain. I hope and pray that these past 8 years the Ferro Family, Friends, and Supporters have made his spirit proud by turning the mourning, heart pain, disappointments, etc into Joy and Dancing knowing that the Joy of the Lord is our STRENGTH. God Bless YOU.

Advisor

Rating: 1

Dear public, please be advised that the Kail Ferro Memorial Youth Service Organization in Roosevelt at 128 East Roosevelt Avenue is a SCAM AND A FRAUD!!!! The owner of this organization, Denise Ferro is scamming supporters and the government into sending money to take care of the needy children that does not exist. These children are not in need. Denise Ferro is using the money that she gets from the government to pay her mortgage and for personal use. She is not working. The toys and clothing that are being sent to her house for the children that she claims to be helping are being sold and are being given to children who dont need the donations. It is just a ploy to attract supporters into thinking that she is helping underpriviledge children when in fact, the funds are being used for personal gains. The address of the youth service is a residential house. Please google the address. It is a SHAM AND A SCAM!!!!! There are no support programs that is helping any youths. Ask for proof such as where do the youth play games, see where these children are doing there activities. There are no children living at this so called youth service facility between the ages of 13 and 25 who are at risk for homelessness, incarceration, gang activities and other social ills. This is a joke. There are no programs set up. please investigate this organization. This is a website used to lure supporters to support her own pocket. This is fraud!!!!! Government money used to support lifestyle living. Wake up GOVERNMENT! FRAUD ALERT!!! Ask for proof and paperwork. Ask to see children playing and benefiting from these programs, not just what you see online on the website. I wonder if Denise is paying the United States taxes from the money that she is collecting? Probably not. The Internal Revenue Service needs to look into this. Government and Community supporters do not let Denise Ferro con you out of your money. Investigate the Kail Ferro Memorial Youth Service Organization. It is a fraud and a scam. No one is benefiting from the money and donations that you send to her for children's scholarship and incarcerations training. IT IS LIES, PURE LIES!!!!! Her son was a gang member who was shot and killed. Do not believe the LIES!!!! Denise is using his death to con the government and community supporters out of money by building a fake organization.

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denise107 11/20/2014

The Joy of the Lord is MY Strength and He has turned my mourning into Dancing.Thank you for your wonderful review. I wish you had used your real name instead of a fake page, but I forgive you because you surely cannot lift your face to heaven and smile with joy in your soul. Anyway, here is my response as Founder and Executive Director who this post is addressed to Minister Denise Ferro. I do find it strange this post is dated the same time I made a public statement regarding so many non profit around doing nothing, but small nonprofit such as KFMYS struggle and is still surviving helping people WITHOUT ANY FUNDING WHATSOEVER FROM GOVERNMENT OR FOUNDATIONS. KFMYS is FUNDED BY THE FERRO FAMILY and SUPPORTERS. We do not have a donation site. We are all VOLUNTEERS and WE DO NOT CHARGE for our services. We do not use pictures of children to exploit them and their issues. Neither do we use fake website photo pictures. Over 20 years as a Social Work Director including Foster Care, protective services, Child Care inspector, guardianship of 7, etc I continue to be mindful of the safety of children and as a grandmother of 12 even more. All toys donations as you mention goes to the list submitted to the Charter School, Protective Services, Preventative Services, Community referrals from churches, businesses and families. Please be educated that most small organizations including churches, large corporations, etc do start in the homes. please review Kail Ferro Memorial Youth Service inc or Kail Ferro Memorial Face book for pictures and videos. Please also be educated to check the IRS website and the NY Governor Charity Bureau for taxes info. Thank you for the loving remarks of my son Master Kail Ferro. After 8 years he continues to be in the newspaper, featured on cable television, and has hundreds of supporters around the country parents, teachers, coaches, acquaintances, who send well wishes, thank you letters about what he has done for them in his short 17 years life and continues in things they are accomplishing today. As a teenager he started the Five Kids United with his siblings to help me open my eyes to the mess in our community at the time. Kail challenged me as a mother, Social Work Director, Teacher, and chaplain. I hope and pray that these past 8 years the Ferro Family, Friends, and Supporters have made his spirit proud by turning the mourning, heart pain, disappointments, etc into Joy and Dancing knowing that the Joy of the Lord is our STRENGTH. God Bless YOU.