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August 16, 2016

ATTEND: Discussion on The State of New York’s Human Services Sector


A Discussion on The State of New York’s Human Services Sector
Need continues to rise across our communities, while funding for vital services continue to shrink.

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Fiscal Policy Institute, and the Human Services Council invite you to assist them in assessing the challenges facing your organizations and communities, and to discuss potential collaborative solutions.

Rising Need and Shrinking Resources
Despite increasing demand for services, 59% of New York providers in the NFF State of the Sector Survey reported they were unable to meet the current need.  For example, only 22% of eligible families are receiving childcare subsidies. Even when providers are able to meet the needs of their communities, contracts, too often, do not reflect the cost of doing business: rising rents, maintenance, fair wages, etc.  For instance, this year’s minimum wage increase is not being reflected in increased contract rates.

Human services are on the front lines of the fight against poverty and inequality, but they are losing ground.  If state funding for human services had continued to grow at its pre-2011 rate, funding for FY 2017 would have been $500M (30%) greater.

RSVP Today to Join the Conversation

  • How does your organization navigate this challenging environment?
  • What needs are most pressing in your community?
  • How can nonprofits lend our voices to improving the lives of New Yorkers?

Join us to discuss these questions and more. RSVP HERE.

Mon., August 22nd


1PM- 4PM

Northern Rivers, 60 Academy Rd, Albany, NY

Tues., August 23rd


9AM-12 PM

United Way of Broome County, 101 Jensen Rd., Vestal, NY

Wed., August 24th


9AM-12 PM

United Way of  Central New York, 518 James St., Syracuse, NY

Thurs., August 25th


9AM- 12 PM

Bivona Child Advocacy Center: 1 Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY

Fri., August 26th



Meals on Wheels for Western New York
100 James E. Casey Drive, Buffalo NY

FPWA, HSC and FPI thank our hosting organizations: Northern Rivers, United Way of Broome County, and the Human Services Leadership Council of Syracuse, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, and Council of Agency Executives





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