Top Social Service Service Provider Abruptly Shuts Down

Top Social Service Service Provider Abruptly Shuts Down

FEGS Health & Human Services is a long-time beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York.

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According to Crain’s New York, Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS) is closing its doors due to a $19.4 million loss last year.

Established in 1934, FEGS Health & Human Services is one of the largest health and human services organizations in the U.S. A $250 million agency, FEGS provides job training, housing and home health care for the sick, disabled and elderly in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, local and state governments, and others.

Crain‘s reports, “The city is trying to find nonprofits willing to take over all 28 of its contracts with FEGS, according to sources. Meanwhile, the state had already started searching for nonprofits to absorb FEGS’ contract to provide services to the developmentally disabled.”

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