A Village for Tomorrow

The Children’s Village has provided residential services to children and support to families for more than 160 years. The goal of all programs is to help young men reach their potential by building on strengths and encouraging personal growth.

What We Offer

Education: Our school is focused on achievement with high graduation rates, including many regents graduates. Special education trained teachers follow rigorous New York State curricula in classrooms with a staff ratio of 8:1:1. Students have the opportunity to learn a trade and participate in internships leading to full-time jobs. After school activities include a variety of academic enrichment programs.

Individual and Family Therapy
: Each resident and his family is supported by a clinical team consisting of a SocialWorker, a Psychologist, a Psychiatrist, a Nurse, and a Recreation Therapist. Socio-therapists provide 24 hour supervision.

Programs For Every Need

Residential School: The Residential School provides clinical care to emotionally troubled male children between the ages of 5 and 21 years. Youth are placed through local Departments of Social Services, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, or district Committees on Special Education. Students reside in one of 18 cottages on the 200+ acre campus.

Intensive Programs: The Children’s Village has programs for youth with challenging behavioral and emotional needs. These programs offer higher staff-to-resident ratios, lower caseloads for Social Workers, and may offer an in-house school program.


Specialized Intensive Programs

These programs provide treatment for targeted behaviors:

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
: This program serves youth who have substance abuse issues that have developed beyond typical adolescent experimentation. Youth attend school in their cottage in the morning. St.Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center Adolescent Outpatient Program provides O.A.S.A.S.-licensed substance abuse treatment for the remainder of the school day.

New Directions
: This program provides intensive 24 hour care and treatment to youth with problematic sexualized behavior and histories of sexual offending with the goal of changing their attitudes and behaviors. Virtually all services, including education, are provided within the cottage.

C.S.E. Programs
: Young men between the ages of 13 and 17 years, whose emotional problems require intensive intervention, structure and supervision, can be placed through their local school district’s Committee on Special Education (C.S.E.). This specialized program provides intensive structure, high staff-to-child ratio, and clinical treatment with an in-house school program. Youth and families develop skills to support pro-social and pro-educational behaviors.

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