Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is one of New York State’s leading nonprofit child welfare agencies, serving 8,500 children and their family members across New York State in 2014 alone.
Our employees, who work in settings that often challenge the heart and the mind, know that what they do matters. They understand that their work directly contributes to the success of the agency and to the many achievements made by the thousands of young lives we serve. With support from caring individuals and forward looking businesses, we empower children, their families, and their communities to become healthier and stronger.
Berkshire has a distinguished history of working with children and families for more than 128 years. Helping children and families become healthier and stronger has been at the heart of Berkshire’s mission since its founding in 1886.
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."
We invite you to explore our Annual Report, "IMPACT 2014," and see how our programs are making a real difference for thousands of children and families statewide. A simple click on the cover to the left will show you how our partners - supporters like you - play an essential role in turning around the lives of children who have overcome abuse, neglect, addiction, and traumas no child should have to endure.
Many of our 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). 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 and our exciting and highly effective Workforce Development Program.