The mission of Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership is to improve the lives of mothers and babies by supporting the New York City Nurse-Family Partnership program (NYC NFP) through financial assistance to enable mothers’ self-sufficiency, increase social and community connections, and provide professional development for nurses.
A world where NFP moms have the resources they need to create a brighter future for themselves and their children.
Christine Wasserstein and Susan Orkin
Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership was founded in July 2015 by Susan Orkin, a social worker and Christine Wasserstein, a psychotherapist. As women in the helping professions, each of them recognized the power of promoting good outcomes for babies at the earliest moment possible. When they discovered Nurse-Family Partnership in New York City and learned that it had no mechanism for stimulating or collecting philanthropic contributions from individuals to improve the lives of low-income mothers, they decided to do something. Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership received its nonprofit status in February 2016.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership. They help us meet client needs that the program is unable to address due to lack of philanthropic funding, insufficient staff time or both. The group has earned the admiration and gratitude of NYC NFP administrators and nurses across the city and, most importantly, is truly helping change the lives of clients and their children.“