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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

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board member for over 25 years as was my father who served as President in the 70s. I am always amazed at the services our outstanding staff provides to an ever increasing number of consumers. The management continues to find new ways to help people in need.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have beeen involved with FEGS for over 25 years. It is an exceptional organization with the great executive staff and support team.

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be a FEGS Board member. I joined FEGS in gratitude for its outstanding professional and humane support of our family and our daughter with developmental disabilities. FEGS, through its diverse programming, has proven its commitment and its ability to help each individual reach his or her highest potential. Whether in supportive housing, health and mental health services, employment guidance, or educational programming, FEGS addresses all the challenges facing those most vulnerable. Thank you FEGS staff and volunteers for all that you do so well.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board memeber of Fegs. That being said- Fegs has given me much more than I can ever give back. Fegs has been an enormous help in several situations in my life. They helped when a friend with a drug and substance abuse problem had nowhere else to turn on a professional level. They also helped my mother gain back her sense of who she is after my father passed away after 55 years of marriage- by getting involved in a Fegs related program. I am so proud of our organization!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the Board of Directors of F.E.G.S. for the past 8 years, I have had the distinct privilege to become more familiar with the amazing ways that this unique organization touches, often changes, always improves the lives of the people it serves, including its staff and its volunteers. I have visited some of its clean, well-run and compassionately staffed residences for the developmentally disabled; attended a newly created high school's first graduation of students, many of whom were formally underachievers and, as a class, became over 95% college bound; programs for the recently unemployed that give them the tools, skills and placement opportunities for new jobs; the immigrants at the Russian Center, new to our country, who are taught English, and given the opportunity to work and the education to become American citizens. After 8 years, I still feel the wonder, the awe and excitement about the many ways F.E.G.S. responds to and often anticipates the social and health needs of the communities and individuals it serves, always with utmost professionalism and caring.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Fegs has a professional staff that is innovative, creative and passionate about providing services to the developmentally disabled and those in need of employment counseling services. Fegs has made invaluable contributions to the community for 75 years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Federation Employment and Guidance Service occupies a special place in the Metropolitan (Jewish) community. Regardless of the need each individual is treated with the greatest respect and dignity and offered the highest level of professional care possible.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

F.E.G.S. is an amazing social services organization that has worked below the 'radar' for decades providing assistance to millions of people in the greater NYC area in a variety of health and human services, employment and relocation/resettlement. The organization is innovative and has shown incredible leadership in working across a multitude of fields, cultures and governmental and private agencies. The world has benefited by having F.E.G.S. in it.