WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
This Women’s History Month, we honor the women who founded Forestdale in 1854, as well as the women who have worked so tirelessly since then and still today to service 1,200 youth and their families annually.
Forestdale would simply not exist without the foresight, dedication, and determination of women.
In the 1850s NYC was coping with a population swell brought on by immigration from Europe. The burgeoning city was not able to keep up, leading to overcrowded tenements and unsanitary conditions.