The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable by advocating for just public policies and strengthening human service organizations.

On Tuesday, March 18th, FPWA held its first "Women of Faith" breakfast at Sarabeth’s in the Flatiron District. Women representing more than 10 denominations and faith traditions gathered to discuss a progressive agenda for NY’s most vulnerable citizens.

Co-hosts, Jennifer Jones-Austin (FPWA CEO/Executive Director) and Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan Simpson (FPWA board member and Executive Pastor) led a robust dialogue on the role and perspective of women in the faith community on issues of social justice and economic . The women shared powerful stories, offered meaningful approaches to begin the business of impacting communal challenges and committed to continuing the discussion.

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New! Intensive Case Management Report(ICM): An Important Option For At-Risk-Seniors. Read More...
green_square FPWA Releases Sr. Center Closures Report
New! Senior Center Closures and The Impact on New York City Communities. Read More...
green_square FPWA Releases New Report on Foster Youth
New! Keeping Foster Youth Off the Streets: Improving Housing Outcomes for Youth
that Age Out of Care in New York City. Read More...
green_square FPWA Releases Worker Cooperatives Report
New! Worker Cooperatives for New York City: A Vision for Addressing Income Inequality. Read More...
green_square Advocates Applaud UPK & Raise the Age
“Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address referenced important themes such as rebuilding and growing New York,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, President & CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.
green_square Plan for Free High-Quality, Full-Day UPK
Historic and transformative plan will lift up all children and aggressively tackle inequality.

City prepared to provide full-day, high-quality UPK to 53,604 children in September 2014, and all 73,250 children.


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green_square FPWA's Witnessing History 2013-2014
FPWA is proud to announce Witnessing History: Senior Stories, Student Scribes, 2013-2014 Edition. This inter-generational project pairs high school students with the elderly to capture and document their life stories.
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On Tuesday, May 6, FPWA will host its 14th Annual Legislative Breakfast at our headquarters on Park Ave. South. City legislators will share and demonstrate their commitment and work on policy and program initiatives spearheaded by FPWA. This gathering will deepen the understanding and investment of member agencies’ executives and key community partners regarding our vision. It will also provide the opportunity to engage in direct communications with elected officials and leaders in the human and social services sector.


FPWA Responds to the Governor’s State Budget,
March 31, 2014

Media Statement Regarding the Farm Bill Congressional Agreement,
January 28, 2014

Media Statement Regarding Governor's Executive Budget, January 21, 2014

Media Statement Regarding Governor's State of the State Address and Impact on Vulnerable New Yorkers,
January 8, 2014