In The News

The News & Events pages serve as a means to connect families to services needed for children with social, emotional, behavioral health and cross-systems challenges throughout the State of New York. We believe our members and their voices are the driving force behind substantive change for youth. Stay up-to-date to make sure your voices are heard.

Follow our Facebook & Twitter and join our mailing list to stay informed on any upcoming events

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...

read more

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...

read more

2020 Joint Mental Hygiene Testimony

Our Joint Mental Hygiene Hearing Budget Testimony- February 2nd, 2020 Submitted by:Paige Pierce, Chief Executive OfficerBrad Hansen, Public Policy DirectorFamilies Together in New York State Download the 2020 FTNYS Joint Mental Hygiene Testimony PDF Families Together...

read more

2020 State of the State Reactions

2020 State of the State ReactionsOur network 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.  Below are some of our...

read more

As of October 1, the incarceration of young people under 18 in DOCCS-run facilities comes to an end. Thanks to advocates... and @NYGovCuomo for getting this done. We can never go back. #AchievingYouthJustice #YJAM

Load More...