Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is one of New York State’s leading nonprofit child welfare agencies and has a distinguished history of working with children and families for more than 127 years. Helping children and families become healthier and stronger has been at the heart of Berkshire’s mission since its founding in 1886. We continue to deepen our focus on serving children where they heal and grow best with their families in their home communities.
The mission of Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is
"to strengthen children and families so they can live safely,
independently, and productively within their home communities."
By forming strong community partnerships and collaborating with other service agencies and educational organizations, we empower children and families while building healthier and stronger communities.
Many of Berkshire’s programs and services are community-, home-, and school-based and include foster care, group homes, family preservation and reunification, truancy and crisis prevention, and counseling (individual, group, family).
Each day, Berkshire serves more than 3,000 children throughout New York State. Your support can help us to change a child’s life and create a better future for them, their family, and their community.
In addition to community-based programs, Berkshire’s Residential Treatment Center (RTC), located on our 2,000 acre campus amid the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, provides specialized services to adolescent boys and their families, including an accredited curriculum in an on-site junior/senior high school. Berkshire creates a caring, structured, and stable environment that provides adolescent boys and their families with an opportunity to learn how to lead healthy, productive lives together.