Development Association of New York State (FDANYS) is a professional
membership association for family development practitioners and those interested
in promoting the family development approach to working with families. Its
mission is to support the growth of individuals, families, and communities by
promoting the family development philosophy.
Comprised of eight regional chapters throughout New York State and directed
by a 21-member board of directors, FDANYS is the result of a collaborative
effort involving various New York State agencies, including the New York State
Department of State and the New York State Community Action Association.
The Family Development Unit coordinates the activities of the New York City
Regional Chapter and sponsors workshops and programs that address concerns,
issues, and interests of family and frontline workers.
For information on upcoming FDANYS activities, please contact Meryl M. Jones
at 212-341-9568. For information on statewide activities, access the Web site at