Family Preservation Programs

Every day, in New York State, thousands of families struggle to stay together as they face the stress of poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, and unemployment. They have a desire to stay together but often lack the resources or support to do so- That's where we come in.

PATHWAYS

Teenagers on Mobile phone

Pathways serves youth and families with the goal of preventing child abuse/neglect and recidivism back into foster care. The program also services youth who have either been adjudicated a Person In Need of Supervision (PINS) or Juvenile Delinquent, or are non-adjudicated youth who have been determined to be at "imminent risk" of being placed outside their home.

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FAMILY CONNECTIONS

A Hug

Family Connections is a  short-term, intensive, home and community-based family preservation program designed to avert out-of-home placements of children at imminent risk due to juvenile delinquency, status offenses, child abuse or child neglect.

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FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY

Sad on Couch

Evidence-based, FFT is a strength and systematic family focused model, working with at-risk adolescents and their families.  This is a comprehensive method of treating individuals with severe clinical needs

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FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE

Youth Conference

Focus on the Future works with youth and families to receive workforce education, develop community connections, learn life skills, and get academic support. Sessions are designed specifically to address what the immediate needs are by providing youth and adults much needed life skills and resources so they can be independent and productive in their communities.

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HOME RUN

Teacher and Young Student

Home Run is a school-based prevention program designed to avert out-of-home placements of at-risk children due to school related issues and difficulties with family functioning.

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STEPPING STONES

Smiling Teen Boy

Stepping Stones is an alternative-to-detention program, offering intensive crisis intervention, with the goal of reducing the county’s need to place youth in detention. There is a Raise the Age variation of this program which targets the needs of older adolescent populations.  View Brochure

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TURNABOUT

High School Friends

Turnabout is a jr/sr. high school-based truancy prevention program designed to avert out of home placements of children at-risk due to poor school attendance.

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