Join families and young people across New York State for a month of advocacy about topics and issues that are important to you!
Family Empowerment Month ensures we give families and youth a seat at the table where policy decisions are being made. View our 2024 Policy Agenda.
The Family Empowerment Rally &
Advocacy Day is March 19, 2024 at
the New York State Capitol.
Virtual townhall events will be spread throughout the month of February & March. Town Halls are a chance for families and youth to share their perspectives with state commissioners and legislators. Register today to get the Zoom information!
Developmental Disabilities Townhall
Featuring Assemblywoman Rebecca A. Seawright, and OPWDD Commissioner Kerri E. Neifeld
Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.
Mental Health Townhall
Featuring Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther, Senator Samra Brouk, and OMH Commissioner Ann Marie T Sullivan.
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 10:00 A.M.
Youth Justice Townhall
Featuring Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, and DCJS Commissioner Rossana Rosado
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 3:00 P.M.
Addiction & Recovery Townhall
Featuring Assemblyman Phil Steck, Senator Nathalia Fernandez and OASAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham
Monday, March 4th, 2024 at 12:00 P.M.
Child Welfare Townhall
Featuring Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and OCFS Commissioner Suzanne Miles-Gustave
Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.
Featuring Senator Shelley Mayer, and DOE Commissioner Betty Rosa
Monday, February 26, 2024 at 5:00 P.M.