Building Stronger Communities

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Together for Youth and The House of the Good Shepherd have Joined Forces

In a significant stride toward advancing community care and support, we announced a strategic affiliation with The House of Good Shepherd in the fall of 2023. This collaboration signified a concerted effort to drive the missions and growth trajectories of both organizations forward, with a dedicated focus on meeting the expanding needs of children and families.

While maintaining autonomy, The House and Berkshire will persist as separate entities, each governed by distinct operating boards. However, we will stand united under the banner of a joint parent company named Stronger Communities NY (SCNY).

This innovative parent company structure has been meticulously crafted to streamline administrative services and harness the strategic planning capabilities inherent in both of our organizations.

Looking toward the future, Brian Parchesky, our President & CEO, envisions the partnership as a catalyst for a more comprehensive system of care. He has outlined a strategic goal of extending our reach to more children and families through a diverse and culturally sensitive array of service options.

This collaboration stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of communities across the state.