Join families and young people across New York State for a month of advocacy about topics and issues that are important to you!

The Family Empowerment Rally & 
Advocacy Day is March 21st, 2023 at
the New York State Capitol.


Our 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. 


Download and share the Save the Date here.

Addiction & Recovery

2/27/23 at 1:00 P.M.

Featuring OASAS Adolescent, Women & Children Services Director Maria Morris-Groves, Senator Nathalia Fernandez, & Assemblyman Phil Steck

Mental Health

2/28/23 at 3:00 P.M.

Featuring OMH Commissioner Ann Sullivan, Senator Samra Brouk, & Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther

Child Welfare

3/8/23 at 11:00 A.M.

Featuring OCFS Deputy Commissioner  Ghartey Ogundimu, Senator Jabari Brisport, & Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi

Youth Justice

3/7/23 at 11:00 A.M.

Featuring DCJS Commissioner Rossana Rosado and Senator Jamaal Bailey

Developmental Disabilities

3/14/23 at 11:00 A.M.

Featuring OPWDD Commissioner Kerri Neifeld & Senator John Mannion


3/17/23 at 1:00 P.M.

Featuring Assistant NYSED Commissioner Kathleen R. DeCataldo and Senator Shelley Mayer

Families Together is offering FREE bus transportation to individuals interested in attending the Family Empowerment Day Rally on March 21st, 2023.

If you are interested in securing a seat on the bus, select a stop when registering.

Click each region heading to download the flyer.

New York City

  • Brooklyn/Queens Bus (Brooklyn): 5:30 am- 55 Hanson Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • Brooklyn/Queens Bus (Queens): 148-45 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY 12230: 6:15am – 6:30am
  • Manhattan/Bronx Bus (Manhattan): 5:30 am- Penn Station – 505 8th Ave NY, NY.
  • Manhattan/Bronx Bus (Bronx): McDonald’s 1 West Mount Eden Avenue Bronx, NY 6:15am-6:30am

Long Island

  • Long Island Bus: 5:10 am- Coram WellLife, 3600 NY 112, Coram, NY 11727
  • Long Island Bus: 6:10 am- LIFT Office, 21 Greene Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
  • Long Island Bus: 6:40 am- North Shore Family and Children’s Guidance. 480 Old Westbury Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577



  • Central Bus (Watertown): 6:30 am – 210 Court Street
  • Central Bus (Lowville): 7:15 am- 5220 Jackson Street
  • Central Bus (Utica): 8:30 am- Oneida County Welcome Center


  • Westchester Bus: 8:30 am- 30 South Broadway, Yonkers



For general questions about FEM or bus transportation, please contact,
Public Policy & AMPLIFY-NY Coordinator, Zack Kilmer, at

Find out more about Families Together in New York State’s 2023 Policy Priorities

To revisit last year’s virtual town halls, visit our YouTube channel 

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