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November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009

I am employee of FEGS. Though there are many wonderful programs, my favorite is the Volunteer program in Syosset, NY. I see how dedicated the staff are in their pursuit to help individuals and families for their day to day needs, as well as making sure that they have what they need in order to celebrate holidays. They also make sure that children have school supplies at the beginning of the school year to ensure that they get off to a good start. Their projects are not limited to this, but are an everyday work in progress.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

donating and seeing needy families in crisis helped

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

unselfish and very giving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enhance their programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

I have been an educator for over twenty years and at the present time work in the Central office of the Board of Education.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

several of our Bronx high schools. As a jewish woman the UJA has provided wonderful services for many of our students. In particular, your Bronx office of Mental Health has worked with some of our most needy students and helped to keep them in school.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread the wealth and office similar services to other high school students. Maybe many more students would remain in school and graduate

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

FEGS help the commnities to develop innovative programs to meet the commnities needs.FEGS is the largest not-for-profit health related and human services organization in the U S A.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

is more like the personal.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

I have a very good relationship with my therapist in the FEGS clinic and they referred mre to manhattan IPRT program.They helped me with suggestions to deal with my medical problems too. I find the IPRT program invigorating and time goes fast, it activates my mind and keeps me going everyday. I have hope that things will be better in my life. I look forward to coming in here everyday. It's a clean facility and everything is run properly and in good control. I enjoy the com- raderie of my peers. The staff is very professional and treat people with respect and I find them very uplifting. I enjoy the yoga, brain-gym/cognitive skills groups and wellness groups and weekend planning group. I want to get back to work and I like that they help people get back on their feet and add more meaning to their life. I can't say enough positive things about this place.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very professional.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

I have been working towards my goal of employment at FEGS Manhattan IPRT Program and been going to exposure activities to learn about different resources. I attended different consumers forums with staff and learned alor. I have also made a lot of friends since I have been coming to the program. IPRT and the staff is helpful and attentive. Everyone on the program staff is nice and caring. I llok forward to coming to IPRT. We help each other and exchange ideas in the groups. The staff, interns and clients get along like a family. In IPRT we care about each other and the staff does its best to help us with our goals.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

I've been working at FEGS for more than 25 years. I've also worked at several other nonprofit organizations. FEGS is definitely an excellent example of a superior Health and Human Services Agency dedicated to helping those in need. It's diverse staff reflects the make-up of it's clientele. The multiple services from rehabilitation to thereapy to employment is very challenging to manage effectively. The management and staff are committed to doing their best to fulfill the mission of the agency.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

1. Increasing my knowledge of computer-related issues. 2.Working intensively on many levels with challenging client that were seeking employment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The volunteer staff and interns are very diverse but universally intelligent and committed. Many of them have been hired as full-time employees because their productivity and effectiveness became evident.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

My experience is rthat I havwe been coming to FEGS Manhattan IPRT for over a year now and it has been a wonderful experience for me. I have improved my social skills and become a more well rounded person. I have been able to deal better with my symptoms and feel I am progressing in my recovery. Working with the staff has been rewarding because thety are very easy to work with and they help me with making better decisions to improve the quality of my life. I have already received help in accomplishing my housing goal and now I llok forward to achieving my goal in education, going back to college. I have met peers in the program who have become my good friends.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting housing after being homeless for about a year.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

I enjoy coming to FEGS IPRT in the morning because the program works for me. FEGS has given me hope and endurance. The team of staff members has encouraged me today by helping me learn skills I need for a independent living goal in housing and the group counseling has helped me accomplish socializing and educated me to accomplish my future goals.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help hire more staff and help build up the agency buy better food.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 29, 2009

We have only one very simple reason to admire and respect FEGS - our oldest daughter has devoted hereself to FEGS professionally and personally. She is a dedicated, smart, hard working and capable individual with many various opportunities for success. She has choosen FEGS as her career. FEGS is very lucky to have our daughter as a member of its staff.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

education for kids.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reduce the role played by the unions.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Our daughter is professionally happy with the challanges she deals with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professionals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide a more aggressive compensation package for staff based on performance.

Ways to make it better...

FEGS paid our daughter a more competitive wage.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

attracting and keeping great staff, like our daughter.

One thing I'd also say is that...

FEGS doesn't pay dedicated staff enough, compared to the for-profit sector.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 29, 2009

One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been the almost 50 years the Bleier family has been associated with F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services systems. While continuing to be a major factor in assisting New Yorks find employment and employment counseling and guidance, including supported employment, it has become a major factor in assisting those with developmental disabilities and mental illness. FEGS has done so with care and compassion. It has enriched the life of seniors with a program to support senior art and has be a partner with the New York City School system helping to prevent student dropouts and sponsoring 3 high schools, significantly improving graduation rates. FEGS helps over 100,000 New Yorkers each year and is the gold standard of care in each of the areas in which it operates. It is a true treasure to the people of New York.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I watched the blossoming of clients with developmental disabilities as a result of the IRPT program. I witnessed an almost unbelievable transformation of a number of our clients as a result of specialized software in the hands of superb case managers.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find ways to better recognized our staff for the work they do.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with superbly qualified and capable staff and board members who are truely dedicated to the mission of the agency.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff and other members of the board are among the brightest and most capable group of dedicated humanbeings it has been my pleasure to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This is an agency with a $274 Million operating budget. We need to increase the capital under pinning of the agency by improving our endowment.

Ways to make it better...

If we had been able to expose more people to this program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The pressure on government to maintain funding of the programs whyich support our clients.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The agency is financially very well managed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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