Empowering Families. Coordinating Systems.

About Families Together in New York State

Families Together in New York State is a family-run organization that represents families of children with social, emotional, behavioral and cross-systems challenges. Our goal is to ensure that ALL children and youth have the support they need in order to succeed. We represent thousands of families from across the state whose children have been involved in many systems including mental health, substance abuse, special education, juvenile justice, and foster care. Our board and staff are made up primarily of family members and youth who have been involved in these systems.  Read More

Upcoming Events

News Updates

Family and Youth Virtual Forum

Join us virtually on May 26th at 4:00pm in celebration for a virtual family and youth forum to: show solidarity and spread hope in our shared experiences,  learn about strategies and resources to advocate for our communities around mental health and foster care while...

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FTNYS Response to FY2021 State Budget

Families Together in New York State (FTNYS) Responds to the New York State Enacted Budget.FTNYS must first acknowledge the extraordinary circumstances our state faces.  Beyond the undeniable human impacts on children and families, the COVID-19 crisis exacerbates the...

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