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

#GetOnTheBus!

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: bit.ly/BUSREGNYCFED2020
If you have questions, contact Mona Ghuneim, (212) 330-1676, Mona.Ghuneim@omh.ny.gov

Lower Hudson/Westchester. Reserve your seat: bit.ly/HudsonBusFED2020
Barbara Callahan, (845) 454-8692,barbara.callahan@omh.ny.gov

Watertown/Syracuse. Reserve your seat: bit.ly/FED2020CentralBus
Sue Lewis, 315-426-3936 
Susan.Lewis@omh.ny.gov

Long Island. Reserve your seat: bit.ly/FED2020LongIslandBus
Eileen Kadletz, (631) 264-5438 ext. 103, ekadletz@lift4kids.org

Is your region not listed? Complete the Transportation Needs Form: bit.ly/FED2020TransportationNeeds

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.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PARKING GUIDE