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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

43 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.

Melinda31

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a previous intern and volunteer, I was blessed with the opportunity to witness first hand what FPA stands for and how much they impact our society. FPA continues to be a strong advocate amoungst the social injustices that are occuring in our system. As a clinician, providing therapy to specifically youth in the foster care system, I have seen first hand how detrimental a child's removal can be. Foster parents, foster youth, and birth parents continue to need support and a place [like FPA] to assist our families to be heard. Thanks for all that you do on a daily basis!

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Former staff

Rating: 5

Fpa is an amazing non profit organization that helps foster, adoptive, and biological parents. These families have been broken by a system that says they work for the families but instead tears them apart. Fpa has helped 100s of families with advocacy, services, and on going support that families need to be successful. As a prior intern and volunteer for the organization, I was able to witness so many families being informed of their rights and feeling grateful to get the help that they deserve. Fpa continues to be an important organization in the community and I hope it continues to grow in several states that need child welfare reform.

Angie81

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dorin Matthew's & Sylvia Hooper of the FPA-Foundation are absolutely the best advocate you would want on your team. These Ladies work hard to educate and bring awareness to families who are fighting the government system. They also teach classes on how to prepare you for your court case. Their work have a great impact on our society at large, which gives us compelling truth in how our system is being governing. We as a people must stand for something with equal and solid ground or we will be sacrifice to fall for anything. These ladies give us a sense of purpose and direction. I support the FPA-FOUNDATION 100%

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FPA -Foundation is an excellent organization. They work with families to get their kids back in the home. The workers of FPA work hard with helping families to understand their rights when it comes to the Foster care system and dealing with ACS. I support this Foundation 100%
A.S.H

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure to have known Dorin Matthews for over 10 years, and had the honor to have worked with her as she advocates for foster parents and children. Both ladies work tireless everyday, from physically to emotionally supporting the many individuals who have called on them. I Hope they continue to do such great work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former foster child of NYC I am gratrful to have agencies like FPA. FPA has wonderful programs that not only promotes community awareness and responsibility, but advocacy for the voiceless.
Agencies like FPA are rare. If we had more agencies in the community that fostered unity and uplifting each other, the world would be in better shape. They keep the community engaged and informed on the current events and government policies that affect us most.

rolandobrown

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's been great to be in learning communities with Dorin Matthews and team. Their commitment to education, empowerment, family and community is inspiring. Vital work being done here.

Tonia E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am reaching out to help FPA-Foundation get nominated.The work the foundation is doing in the community is valued, necessary and should continue with assistance and recognition. I have seen my own family members effected by a small but life changing duration in the foster care system. I am touched by dedication to human rights and activism this grass root organization for people in communities of color has exhibited . The FPA Foundation organizes within communities to take action on social justice issue. I have personally seen The team on the front line in court at The state building fighting for parents who havw children in the foster care system in an attempt to keep many families together. I have watched excitedly as they were featured on channel 7 here and now show. When asked to write a review to assist in a nomination is a pleasure. I hope they are able to push their agenda. Why would we not continue the fight to stop child welfare human rights violations to help children & families? I ask you to aid in assistance while providing the foundation a platform to be seen and heard.
T.Eagleton
Bridgeport CT


Cynthia113

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for giving parents dealing with ACS, foster care agencies, and family courts, our voice! We have rights and ACS is forever trying to abuse their authority. I want to join your organization and I would love to help make this movement national.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful non profit - you won't find better advocacy around the issues of foster care then FPA

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This foundation like many are needed to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves!...I support this group as they stand for the difference needed to these children lives...Continue to rise as in today's society needs this!

Yvonne25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are doing a great work for children and families in the community.

Krystal8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The founder gave me information I've never heard of. Never knew it existed. She cared from her hearty v and soul and even followed up to see how it was going and I don't even live in her state. She genuinely cares and you can feel it immediately once you meet her!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Name is Lorraine It has been a few years now, I wasin the finial stage of adopting my six grandchildren. They took them from me justifying no allegations found against me.n The ONE charge they separated my six grandchildren for was not founded. Now they are all separated in no-english speaking really being abuse. I know this to be fact because the children reach to me on a regular basis. As a result of the battle with the system me a healthy women went into cardiac arrest the resulted in three heart attacks two strokes and me coding on the table for thirty minutes please fill free to contact me at anytime for moe information. Sincerely destroyed family, broken hearted grangmother

Nicole153

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former foster child, I admire their commitment to children and families and how they bridge that gap within the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I had the pleasure of getting to know the executive director of FPA on a Human Rights Retreat. The FPA organization is at the forefront of the battle for protecting the most vulnerable members of every community; the children. Children of color are especially at risk of being abused and taken advantage of by the system. This organization is working day in and day out to help the children that are in the foster care system, keeping families together and helping those in need. FPA is a progressive and passionate organization working to make a difference!

Client Served

Rating: 5

HI, I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER WITH FPA FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS & COUNTING. MS. KOOPER & MS. MATTHEWS ARE TWO VERY INTELLIGENT & INVITING WOMEN. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WHAT HAS TO BE DONE, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE & WHAT TASK IT TAKES TO GET IT DONE! I DID NOT HAVE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE AGENCY I WAS AFFILIATED WITH & SOMETHINGS DO NOT WORK OUT THE WAY WE ALL PLAN FOR IT TO BE, BUT THIS IS NOT A PERFECT WORLD NOW IS IT? THESE 2 LADIES ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH MYSELF & OTHER MEMBERS, AS WELL AS THE YOUTH OF THE NEW YORK CITY FOSTER CARE SYSTEM, TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE FOR WHATS RIGHT FROM WRONG! I WILL NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT I HAVE WALKED THRU THEIR DOORS & IF I WOULDVE KNOWN, THEN, WHAT I KNOW NOW, I WOULDVE BEEN A MEMBER A LONG TIME AGO!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I applaud Ms Hooper and Ms Matthews at the Foster Advocacy Foundation. These 2 woman are knowledgable and diligent in their craft. I admire their drive and determination to help raise awareness about the Foster Care System and the unfortunate events that both foster children as well as foster parents have had to experience. I pray for their continued success!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mirna. I have been a Kinship Foster Grandparent for the past 7 years. In ONLY 2 months that FPA Foundation have been working with me towards helping me with my Rights as a Kinship Foster Parent, I was served and granted with what I had been struggling to receive for my Grandson and me as his Kinship for the past 5 years. FPA has empowered me, has made me know my Rights, has giving me the necessary tools to stand up for my Grandson, to let my voice be heard. I am so blessed to be a part of this organization. BEST thing that has happened to me, after becoming a Grandmother.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Aretha and I am 22 years old. I am a youth at Foster Parent Adocacy Foundation Inc. This orgainzation is very amazing, the staff there support me in every thing I do ,they assist me in everything I need. I am a former foster youth and I am currently living in a womens homeless shelter and FPA is doing everything they can to find me suitable and affordable housing and they are helping me fight for my rights. FPA is a great orgainzation they really care about people, they really strive to make a change in peoples lives and in the community, they are all about outreach work, because of this orgainzation I dont have to deal wtih being homeless alone i can actually call if its an emergency and know someone will come help me out. FPA has been the only orgainzation that has tryed to help me out with my situation

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization for foster parents and foster youths and they are always by our side and I am happy to be a part of a positive advocacy organization that really helps. I believe that they will continue there mission to help foster youths and foster parents and I am truly blessed to be a part of this movement and encourage more people to join and take action to improve the foster care system. I enjoyed working in this organization and encouraging foster parents to take action for reform.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Organization truly means business. They stand behind us youth and haven't left our sides yet. A set of driven people that wont let be limited when it comes to us youth