Programs 100% of the youth and families we serve come to us with a history of trauma exposure.

Embracing a trauma-informed model of care, we collaborate with youth and families to help them overcome past traumas, enabling them to live safely and regain control of their lives.

Across New York State, Together for Youth offers trauma-informed care exactly where it is needed most: in the homes and communities of these youth and families. When in-home support is not feasible, Together for Youth provides a safe haven through over 550 certified foster homes, community group homes, and both non-secure and secure detention centers.

Community-Based Programs

Our prevention programs work with youth and their families who are in crisis and at risk of separation. We partner with parents, educate, support, and strengthen families where they need us the most – in their homes, schools, and communities.

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Foster Care Programs

Our foster care services provide comprehensive care for the youth and families we serve in the least restrictive form of out-of-home placement possible. The services are individualized with a focus on achieving permanency and delivered in homes with specially trained foster parents or in our group homes for youth who are struggling in their home and community.

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Group Home Programs

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.

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Behavioral Health Programs

Trauma-informed nursing case management, clinical health/substance use, and care management services give children/youth (under age 21) and their families the power to improve their health, well-being, and quality of life. These services strengthen families and help them make informed decisions about their care. Services are provided at home or in the community.

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Detention Services

Our secure and non-secure detention programs provide youth with a safe and secure setting by virtue of their choices and circumstances. Our programs provide an opportunity to choose a better path with new education opportunities, community resources, and trauma-informed care.

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impact numbers 8,006 services provided to youth and families in 2023
impact numbers 5,853 individual youth and families served in 2023
impact numbers 88% of children in our foster care & group home programs were engaged in their treatment
impact numbers 85% of parents were engaged in our statewide services
impact numbers 90% of children achieved their treatment goal

“Working for [TFY] has been an incredible journey! Being involved in every step of service delivery, from planning to implementation, has given me unique experiences and deepened my passion for working with adolescents and their families.”
– Jenifer G., Bronx Power Project

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