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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training

Mission: F E G S has assisted more than three million people since its founding in 1934 As one of the largest and most diversified not-for-profit Health and Human Services Organizations in the United States, F E G S meets the needs of the Jewish and broader community through a diverse netw ork of high quality, cost efficient health and human services that help each person achieve greater independence at work, at home, at F E G S touches the lives of over 100,000 people

Geographic areas served: Greater New York Metropolitan Area

Programs: Workforce programs at fegs helped more than 80,000 individuals prepare for careers and employment through training, internships, job placement and retention services. The education & youth services programs helped more than 4,000 young adults graduate from high school or earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college and explore future careers.

behavioral health and family services programs provided services including counseling, personal recovery, case management, care coordination, forensic and residential services to more than 40,000 individuals. Fegs behavioral health programs address the problems of individuals with mental illness by providing individually tailored services which help them achieve more successful emotional, personal and social independence in the community.

the community employment and residential support division provides a range of services at varied levels of care for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Fegs provided more than 4,000 individuals with services including housing, job coaching, vocational assessment, job placement, day habilitation and community integration.

individuals with intellectual / developmental disablities and other special needs were helped to develop life and work skills to help them remain in the community, manage their personal lives more effectively and achieve greater independence.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked for F∙E∙G∙S for over 12 years, and have been fortunate to work in different offices and different programs. For 7 years I worked for a wonderful woman, Gladys Siff, Senior Vice President, and one of the many things she was responsible for was being the Inspector General. In her capacity as Inspector General, she interacted with every division within the agency. During that time I was able to get to know most of what the agency does and how the different divisions work. The common denominator between all of F∙E∙G∙S is the goal to treat each person we serve with dignity and respect, while providing the services they need, no matter what service they need. On a daily basis, that goal is overwhelmingly met. I now work for another wonderful woman, Kathy Rosenthal, Vice President, Family Services and Long Island Regional Operations. Working with Kathy has given me the opportunity to see yet another side of F∙E∙G∙S. I have learned so much about the many different programs that are offered here. My co-workers often go above and beyond what is expected. If there is a need, they try to meet it and often come up with creative ways to do so. I can see the joy on the faces of those who are receiving assistance as well as on those who are giving it. It’s nice to know we make a difference. F∙E∙G∙S continues to look for ways to serve the community. New programs are introduced as the need arises. F∙E∙G∙S is in constant motion, changing when necessary and yet is a constant in the community.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of F∙E∙G∙S through a flyer posted in my library when I was searching for a job after having been laid off more than 14 years ago. The flyer was for the Displaced Homemaker program. After placing a call to them, I was accepted into the program where I was able to update my computer skills and gain the confidence to go out on interviews. Upon completion of the program I was very fortunate to be hired by F∙E∙G∙S as a per diem employee. Several months later I was hired as a part-time employee and eventually as a full-time employee. F∙E∙G∙S turned out to be a godsend in my time of need. I am now starting my 15th year with F∙E∙G∙S and have witnessed its tremendous growth. When you hear words of appreciation from people who have received help from F∙E∙G∙S you know we are definitely doing something right.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FEGS runs amazing programs for young adults and is an organization full of dedicated people whom genually care for the people in their programs!

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I received career evaulation and counseling services from FEGS. The sessions were educational, provided new perspective, and helped me gain new insights into my skill set and desires. The evaluative exams given and the follow-up consultation was invaluable as I was re-evaluating my career track. FEGS staff were patient, professional and incredibly helpful.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A lonely fifty five year old man, recently widowed and isolated from the community by virtue of a long-standing phobia, is visited by a case worker in his home. Unable to take advantage of social services or counseling because of his extreme anxiety in public places, Don can only be reached by an organization willing to go not only the extra mile, but all the way to his home. The life-line FEGS extended to this man, my neighbor and friend, holds the promise of restoring him to life.