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Federation Employment Guidance Service

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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.

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Rating: 5

I have been a donor to FEGS for the past 5 years in the form of providing scholarships to young people that FEGS has chosen that best embodied the requirements of the scholarships. The counseling, training and mentoring that FEGS provided these wonderful and remarkable recipients made a difference in their lives as they struggled through many hardships in their young lives. If it were not for FEGS these recipients would not have been as successful as they were. Thanks to the exceptional management and staff of this wonderful organization for fulfilling the hopes of these recipients and for perfectly fulfilling the intent of the scholarships I have been proud to give. I hope to be able to continue to provide FEGS with these scholarships in memory of a wonderful educator who would be equally proud of these recipients and of the works of this organization.