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FPA-Foundation-Fostering Progressive Advocacy Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: The mission of the FPA-Foundation is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

Target demographics: Communities of color

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300

Geographic areas served: Citywide

Programs: We advocate educate and empower

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The FPA Foundation is what most people would describe as godsend. This organization was created to help families and most of all our children. In New York City and across our country many families are being ripped apart. There is a high rate of minority cities and neighborhoods where the rate of children being separated from the home and their families. And believe it or not this is the case for some parents that are actually real parents. But because they don’t have much resources or income, they find themselves in situations or make decisions to the best of their capabilities and time to time find themselves still coming up short. Well here is where the FPA Foundation comes in. This organization provides resources, activities, events and much more to help. If you ever find yourself in a situation with ACS, find yourself defending your rights for you child(ren), or just need some support. This organization will be your voice, you hope, and your strength. If you or someone you know is dealing with or find yourself in a situation whether with the law, ACS or bad times please feel free to contact this organization for much willing help.

Moor B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful project. Much needed in the community. Greatly appreciated.

Emily P.5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful, authentic and powerful organization! Dorin is a caring and wonderful community leader.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

FPA is an organization that assisted me and my daughter since 2009. I have Rally with them to get Laws change in Albany. The CEO and her Staff has been very instrumental in helping individuals with their hardships dealing with children services. The training classes and materials given have been very helpful. The service they have rendered is priceless. So many family members and friends have weep the rewards of FPA.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ms. Dorin C. Matthews LMSW is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer of the FPA-Foundation and is a warm and generous leader who has worked with our NYPL library branch at Mott Haven for the past 3 years serving our community.

Each year, our Mott Haven kids have written a letter to Santa Claus (from up in the melting ice caps of the North Pole) requesting a gift to be given for Christmas. Dorin has been responsible for making this annual special event possible from beginning to end and has put countless smiles on the children's faces and joy in their hearts!

We so appreciate her passion and hard work and look forward to another year working with her!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Love the work this organization does. The members are really for their communities and are dedicated to helping each and everyone they come in touch with. They strive for the best and many communities need this type of resource and support.

EEMS283

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great customer service! The staff is very empathic to the needs of the community and provides compassion towards clients needs. FPA is need in the community and stationed in a location which assessable to the clients. FPA is in the business of reconnecting families plagued by the foster care system!
Great organization!

1 Sharon G.5

Board Member

Rating: 5

from Sharon Garrett
FPA is the only community advocate for keeping families together.
FPA empowers parents to voice their experience with the child welfare system and fight for their rights as parents to parent their children.
not only does FPA walk the streets in our community but the organization provides facts, laws and policy to make parents more knowledgeable of their rights to fight against injustices.

as a board member, i am proud to be a part of FPA.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

WORKING FOR NON-PROFIT IS SOMETHING I KNOW ABOUT FIRST HAND BECAUSE I PRESENTLY WORK WITH ONE NOW, THEY ARE JUST ABOUT MONEY NOT HELPING THE PEOPLE THEY SERVICE. FPA IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS CONCERNED IN RESOLVE AND KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER. FPA HITS THE STREETS HANDS ON TO WORK WITH YOUTH , ADULTS AND FAMILIES TO MAKE A VISIBLE DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE .

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization that does they very best to unite families back together..

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm looking forward to FPA-FOUNDATION to be nominated because of the outstanding work And time their putting in to these families in the community is amazing and very much needed..

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FPA foundation is a good organization. They help families that don't know their right fight against ACS. I recommend this organization becsuse they are helping black and brown families that are being torn a part by ACS who acts like they are helping our communities- join the movement to support this organization

Kay M.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I came into contact with FPA almost 2 years ago. I have seen the work being done to educate the public on child services and the adverse impact they have on Families. I applaud the work they do in helping Families and bringing awareness. I support FPA and their mission. -Kay Mac

Dorin C M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is the only organization telling the truth about the impact of black and brown communities impacted by ACS without sugarcoatingbthe issues. Damage has been caused by ACS and no one wants to held accountable for their action. Black and brown families torn apart for fininicial incentives is a shame. The ASFA law needs repeal and it discriminates against parents. Community get involved and fight back because people are silent about this genocide by the government. FPA continue to fight and expose CPS for its injustices.

Diana Z.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that helps families. This organization not only has the backs of its members but also they are educating the public to understand their rights and be able to make changes in their cases and communities.

Charity Lee Lee L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. And very pleased with the work they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's a Great organization that help family get their kids back

Felix Leo C.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The job they do in educating the public of the pitfalls of dealing with family court & its third-party organizations is pioneering and a bold advocacy act of defending families from institutional & government abuses.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am Chaplain Akil Rose and a community activist in the Village of Harlem. Harlem Transformation Project and the NAACP-NYCHA branch is who I represent.
FPA and Sista Dorine Matthew's has been a Heaven sent to those women and men who have imediate problems with foster care and ACS issues. She has marched, gives clothes and toys every year to the community including some of our own organization's youth. And she had extended collaboration with other grass roots organizations in Harlem such as mine. She shows no fear when speaking truth ro power. She's the real deal.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We need more agencies like the FPA Foundation that are assisting and empowering people in the community. Keep up the good work FPA Foundation.

1 David G.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Always family first the love is real we need more people like them the world