Who We Are

Who We Are

Born out of the Great Depression, Federation Employment Service (FES) was founded in 1934 by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (now UJA-Federation of New York), to find employment for tens of thousands of unemployed men and women in the Jewish and broader New York community and to fight workplace discrimination. Following World War II, our name was changed to Federation Employment & Guidance Service (FEGS), reflecting the agency’s significant career work with returning veterans, individuals with disabilities, older adults, and many others.

Over the years, FEGS has grown into one of the largest health and human services agencies in the country, expanding and diversifying to meet many community needs. Today, the FEGS’ network of programs in Health • Disabilities, Home Care, Housing, Employment  • Workforce, Education • Youth , and Families, assists more than 12,000 people every day – 135,000 each year – inspiring individuals and families and strengthening communities.

FEGS operates over 350 locations throughout metropolitan New York, with a highly skilled staff of approximately 4,000 professionals and enhanced by a volunteer network of over 4,000. The organization’s significant infrastructure resources include a number of subsidiary corporations in the areas of Information Technology, Human Resources, Health Care Management, Residential, and Home Care services. These resources enhance the organization’s accountability to government, foundations, and donors.

Executive Offices
315 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212.366.8400 • Fax: 212.366.8441
TTY: 212.524.1789

Long Island Services Administrative Offices
6900 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY 11791
Tel: 516.496.7550 • Fax: 516.496.9156


Modern day FEGS was founded nearly 80 years ago, in 1934. Read more

Mission, Vision & Values

We're inspired by the people we serve.  For our official Mission Statement, Vision and Core Values. Read more

Partners & Ventures

FEGS places a high value on innovation and entrepreneurship and this is reflected in a diversified portfolio. Read more

Board of Directors

Our leadership is defined by a committed board of directors and senior executives for all of our service areas who are passionate about what they do. Read more

Annual Reports

The last three years of our financials are posted here. Read more

Affiliations & Accreditations

FEGS places a high value on innovation and entrepreneurship and this is reflected in a diversified portfolio. Read more

Corporate Offices/Contact

FEGS provides services throughout all of NewYork City's boroughs and on Long Island. Read more