Family Empowerment Day

Join us in Albany for Family Empowerment Day!

Every year for over a decade, hundreds of families and young people with social, emotional, behavioral and cross-systems challenges have gathered in Albany to advocate in a unified voice:

  • Network with other families and young people with lived experience.
  • Hear powerful speakers and awardees.
  • Engage with legislators and government officials.
  • Learn about important policy issues and get involved!
  • Discover how you can make a difference in your community!

With the state announcing multi-billion dollar shortfalls, we know 2020 will be a tough budget year. That’s why we need hundreds of families and young people in Albany calling on state leadership to #PutChildrenFirst




Buses are coming from the following regions to drop folks off directly outside the event space! Reserve your seat today!

NYC (All Boroughs). Reserve your seat:
If you have questions, contact Mona Ghuneim, (212) 330-1676,
FED Bus Flyer NYC

Lower Hudson/Westchester. Reserve your seat:
Barbara Callahan, (845) 454-8692,
Family Empowerment Day Bus Flyer Hudson

Watertown/Lowville/Utica. Reserve your seat:
Lamanda Cook, 315-836-3735,
FED Central Bus Flyer

Long Island. Reserve your seat:
Eileen Kadletz, (631) 264-5438 ext. 103,
FED Bus Flyer Long Island 

Is your region not listed? Complete the Transportation Needs Form:
Family Empowerment Day General

Venue and Parking
  • The Albany Capital Center is just a short walk from the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building.
  • For legislative visits, take short walk outside or use the indoor walkway that connects to the concourse. Click Here for details.
  • Modern space with large screens and audio equipment.
  • Offers an accessible bus drop-off lane directly outside the event space.
  • Parking garage with 100 dedicated spaces for those with personal vehicles.