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Join us in a panel where community experts will explore how community engagement is helping combat violence in NYC. Panelists will plan ways to support the mental health of the youth and families affected by violence. Participants will learn about the resources to support youth and families affected by community violence.

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Join us for a free dance event for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13-17y.o. Attendees are invited to wear costumes or more formal prom attire to celebrate at this “Queer Spirit Anti-Prom.” There will be free mocktails 🍹, candy 🍭, music 🎶, and a separate sensory room 😌 for those who may feel overwhelmed by all the excitement.

Please have youth RSVP at the link in our bio. Youth do not have to be in services with the NY Foundling to attend. The event is from 6:30-10pm on 10/13/23 at 873 Broadway, New York by 14th St. Union Square station.

Join The New York Foundling and other partnering agencies on September 26th for our Staten Island Community Day! ✨👪 This will be the inaugural event for our new office on Staten Island and will serve as our hub of resources and programming for the community. There will be free giveaways, program information, and job opportunities from the Foundling.

The event will be happening rain 🌧️ or shine ☀️ We look forward to seeing you there! 😄

Join us in Brooklyn NY for a community awareness event where caregivers will have the opportunity to learn about their rights on navigating systems in NYC.  There will be youth mental health activities, food and beverages, free raffles and so much more. Lets have some fun and help the community!

Join us in East Harlem for our Back to School Community Event for youth and families! We’ll be giving away backpacks, school supplies, art activities, and so much more! There will even be icees available for FREE 🍨 Come learn about our services and how we can better support the community. We cant wait to see you there! 😄 All are welcome regardless of age/zip code

Join us at Ranaqua Park in the Bronx for our upcoming Community Day on Thu 8/17! This event will help young people and families prepare for the approaching school year and get involved with our community! RSVP on the link in bio – @thenyfoundling to enjoy an afternoon of free food, school supply giveaways, art activities, and more!

We would like to invite you to the Staten Island Community Partnership’s premiere event, the 13th Annual Fatherhood Fun Day to be held on Saturday June 10, 2023 from 11am-3pm at Clove Lake Park, Staten Island, NY 10301.

We expect hundreds of families to attend to enjoy this wonderful day with neighbors while the learning about their community and receiving information from dozens of vendors about their services. There will be fun activities for all family members including live art, a DJ, theatrical performances, food, and much more!

Through this event we want to highlight the importance of family as a whole both from a traditional lens and a nontraditional lens with an emphasis on male caregivers, whether they be biological or not, in the healthy development of children. We hope you can join us and the partnership as we are able to “Build Partnerships, Support Community Knowledge Sharing, and Collaborate with other Agencies” to accomplish the goal of “Strengthening the Community One Family At A Time”.

The Staten Island Community Partnership is a collaborative network comprised of community-based service providers, city agencies, grassroots organizations and participating local residents, sponsored by New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and hosted by The New York Foundling.

During these challenging times providers often think about how to best support the families and youth we service in an ever changing and challenging world.   In this 3 hour – 1 day workshop the New York Foundling’s Strong Families and Communities Training Center would like to offer a time for social service providers to come together and discuss the strategies and resources to support a child dealing with grief.   

Title:   Supporting the Grieving Resilient Child

Date: Monday, May 8, 2023  

Time: 10-1 pm 

Description:   Through this workshop-

  • Participants will understand typical grief reactions of children at different ages.
  • Participants will learn how to support grieving children manage tasks of grief
  • Participants will know strategies to encourage resilience in grieving children

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Location: (Details provided after registration)  

Audience: Social Service providers within the New York City Area *i.e case managers, social workers, peer advocates, mental health providers, coordinators, case workers, and those working with the youth in various capacities. 

Professionals with the following licensed will be eligible to receive 3 free continuing education credit LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, PSYD and PHD.  If you are seeking to obtain CEU’s please provide license number on the registration form.   


Dr. Goodman is a psychologist and art therapist in private practice with a specialty in trauma, medical illness and grief. Currently she is also Associate Director of Public Education and Bereavement for Child HELP Partnership. Previously she established child life and behavioral health programs at pediatric cancer services at Mt. Sinai and NYU Medical Center and served as Executive Director and bereavement program director for A Caring Hand Founded in Memory of Billy Esposito and Co-Director of the NYU Child Study Center 9/11 Child and Family Recovery Program. She has held leadership positions at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and state and national professional organizations. She is committed to increasing mental health awareness through various media and developed Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. She also developed Making Connections, a child and family grief group curriculum. Book credits include, Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and HopeThe Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11Ready to Remember: Jeremy’s Journey of Hope and Healing, and Rosie Remembers: Forever in Her Heart. 

Join The New York Foundling’s Strong Families and Communities Training Center, in partnership with the Home for Integrated Behavioral Health for our first ever Holiday Card Design Contest where we will celebrate the Holiday Season, along with our local children & families! Folks are welcomed to bring their jingle bell best and most colorful design to life through their own artistic perspective! We’ll gather in community to enjoy hot cocoa, delicious comfort snacks and the fun of creating beauty & wonderful memories together!


Enjoy a Holiday Dream with us on  Friday, December 9, 2022 at 3:00pm at 109 East 115th Street, between Lexington & Park

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