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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

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

FEGS has a substantial impact on social services in Israel, on Rehabilitation, Welfare to Work , Programs for Disabled etc. Almost every senior professional as well as Welfare and Labor Ministers of Israeli Government visited FEGS and brought something new to implement here. FEGS innovations never stop! Bracha Ben-Zvi, director, National Insurance Institute Israel (retired) Chairwoman, council of Social-Work in Israel (until 2004)



Rating: 5

The name FEGS does not really define clearly the tremendous value to the clients that we serve.The employees who "represent" the FEGS organization are truly the "ambassadors" to the mission. As an employee based at the "headquarters" of FEGS I have "roamed" the 7 floors occupied. Each and every floor you see dedicated employees really reaching out and assiting all the clients who need the services immediately. I have spoken to some of the clients myself and they all are consistent in their answers. They tell me "Gee without FEGS what would I do?" There is a never ending need to have a presence in the NYC market and to "be there now" as FEGS was back in 1934. The clients personality and culture might of changed over 75 years but the mission has always remained the same from FEGS. Help those less fortunate than others and to make them feel there is hope. That there is an end to "their personal crisis" and suffering. That there is a helping hand ready to serve them each and everyday of their challenging lively hood. I am proud to say just my little part in this maze of assistance we, FEGS, do make a difference. A difference whether those clients will live or die. Survive in a world so challenging for each of them that we are their "safety net". We are there "guardian angel". We are FEGS.