The mission of our Foster Care Services Division is to advocate for children and families in need of care and to promote safe and stable environments. We serve children up to twenty-one years of age.
Helping children whose families are unable to care for them by providing temporary homes with trained and certified foster parents.
Addressing the needs of New York City’s “hardest to place” children, providing specialized care to youth, age 3 through age 21, who require more intensive services and a strength-based individualized treatment plan.
Since 1989 PYA programs have been designed to prepare our young people, ages 14 to 20, for the difficult transition from foster care to self-sufficiency.
The overall goal of our program is to increase the success that our students experience in school to be measured ultimately by increased high school graduation rates and enrollment in college or vocational schools.
The safety of our children is our top priority and in these very sad situations where a child cannot remain with their birth parents our adoption unit social workers are dedicated to finding loving and stable permanent homes for these children.