Embracing a trauma-informed model of care, we work with children and families to overcome their past traumas so they can live safely and take control of their lives. With programs and services all across New York State, Berkshire provides trauma-informed care right where children and their families need us the most; in their homes and communities. And, when working with families in their homes is not an option, Berkshire provides a safe haven for children in need of care through one of our over 550 certified foster homes, community group homes, and non-secure and secure detention centers.
In 2022, we served a total of 8,053 children and their families across New York State. Below is a breakdown by program area:
Our Foster Care Program's primary goal is to work alongside our foster families to reunify children with their biological families as quickly as possible. When that is not an option, our team works tirelessly to identify “Forever Families” for those youth freed for adoption.
Our Family Preservation Programs work with families who are in crisis and at risk of separation. We partner with parents to educate, support and strengthen families where they need us the most - in their homes, schools, and communities.
Our Detention Programs provide youth a safe and secure setting by virtue of their choices and circumstances. Our program provides an opportunity to choose a better path with new education opportunities, community resources, and trauma-informed care.
Our Behavioral Health Services strengthen families so they can make informed decisions about their care. We provide nursing, clinical and care management along with mental health and substance abuse services to help avoid emergency room visits.
Our Group Homes provide trauma-informed care for youth who are struggling in their home and community. Through life skills, we empower youth to be their best selves and work towards future goals and independence.
Our Shelter Care Program provides short-term shelter care for unaccompanied children while our team works diligently to identify family members or sponsors within the United States.
View the map below to see where our programming is located throughout NYS.