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.
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.
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.
I have beeen involved with FEGS for over 25 years. It is an exceptional organization with the great executive staff and support team.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have been involved wtih FEGS both as a long time member of the Board and also as a consumer, as my brother was a resident in a FEGS housing unit for adults with psyciatric disabiliities.
FEGS has over the years provided muchh needed social services to hundreds of thousands of consumers and has done so with expertise, compassion, efficiency and economy all while honoring the dignity of each person with whomm it has contact. It is innovative and imaginative. It adheres to the highest standards of corporate compliance and oversight. It consistantly scores highest in the myriad internal and governmental audits of its operations.
I have worked with FEGS as a volunteer and board member for more than ten years.It never seems to amaze me how responsible and efficient FEGS is on delivering quality service to their clients.