Many of Berkshire's programs 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. 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.
Berkshire’s innovative program treats work experience for what it is — education. Using classroom learning, paid jobs with our social enterprises, and externships at local businesses, Workforce Development at Berkshire gets at-risk youth ready for careers and college.
Foster parents provide hope, stability and a connection to a loving adult when a child is most at risk.
Berkshire’s Residential Treatment Center provides youth with specialized educational services, workforce development opportunities, and therapeutic recreational activities in a safe and nurturing environment.
Berkshire’s Twombly Leadership Academy provides students with specialized educational services, workforce development, and therapeutic recreational activities in a safe and nurturing environment.
Berkshire Union Free School District serves males, 12 to 18 years of age who are classified as Emotionally Disturbed, who are not successful in their community schools, or are classified through the Committee on Special Education (CSE).
Berkshire offers community-based group homes in New York State for adjudicated delinquents, Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS), and voluntary placements as alternatives to the more structured institutional care setting.
Berkshire’s prevention programs are designed to provide intensive, home, school and community-based services to preserve the family unit and to avoid the unnecessary placement of children outside of their homes.
Berkshire provides a wide range of non-secure and secure detention services for youth in New York State.