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.
FEGS Health & Human Services, established in 1934, is one of the largest health and human services organizations in the U.S. In partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, local and state governments, and others, FEGS serves more than 135,000 people each year. A $250 million agency, FEGS provides job training, housing and home health care for the sick, disabled and elderly.
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.”
The closure of FEGS Health & Human Services comes on the heels of the just announced closure of NY’s Met Council on Jewish Poverty. Both organizations are long-time beneficiary agencies of UJA-Federation of New York.