The Hudson Valley is a great place to live, filled with rich history and beauty, but many in our community face real barriers that challenge their ability to lead their best lives. Our neighbors wake each morning facing the impact of poverty, high rates of violent crime, slipping graduation rates, addiction, homelessness, lack of transportation, poor health care, and food insecurity.
The Family Partnership Center (FPC) is a catalyst for community impact, empowering children and families from all backgrounds and serving as a center for education, recreation, arts, and civic participation. The FPC is a safety net, reaching 70,000 people a year, and helps build resiliency in our community.
The impact of Family Services programs and the programming of partner agencies throughout the Center are far reaching. Every year, there are over 110,000 services that take within the walls of the Family Partnership Center, with 50% of clients utilizing between 2 and 5 services and 20% of clients utilizing 6 or more services. According to the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz, for every $1 spent on services at the FPC, there is $72 worth of positive social impact as well as reduced costs to municipalities and taxpayers. In addition, programs and organizations within the FPC contribute more than $15,000,000 of economic activity and nearly 150 to the local economy annually.
To view the full Social Return on Investment and Economic Impact Study of the Family Partnership Center by the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz, please click here.