Family Advocacy Ministry


Offering support for vulnerable children and those caring for them

Did you know that there are over 7,600 vulnerable children in the foster care system in NYC alone? Launched in connection with the 10 Zip Codes Project and our desire to engage the most vulnerable communities throughout NYC, our Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) equips churches with tangible opportunities and systems that can prevent kids from entering foster care, intervene once foster care is a necessity, and/or connect children with families for a lifetime.

Family Advocacy Ministry


Offering support for vulnerable children and those caring for them

Did you know that there are over 7,600 vulnerable children in the foster care system in NYC alone? Launched in connection with the 10 Zip Codes Project and our desire to engage the most vulnerable communities throughout NYC, our Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM) equips churches with tangible opportunities and systems that can prevent kids from entering foster care, intervene once foster care is a necessity, and/or connect children with families for a lifetime.


A National Problem

of human trafficking victims spent time in foster care

of inmates who aged out of foster care (in several states)

of women who become pregnant within one year of aging out of foster care

of foster youth who become homeless within 18 months of emancipation

A Local Solution
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Neighborhood Next Steps

Meet the FAM Team

Mark Atkinson

Neighborhoods Director
mark@lead.nyc

Jensy Acosta

NYC Family Advocacy Liaison
jensy@lead.nyc

Kristian Hernandez

NYC FAM Area Director
kristian@lead.nyc


Meet the FAM Team

Mark Atkinson

Neighborhoods Director
mark@lead.nyc

Jensy Acosta

NYC Family Advocacy Liaison
jensy@lead.nyc

Kristian Hernandez

NYC FAM Area Director
kristian@lead.nyc


Meet Our Partners


Meet Our Partners