When families are stable, children are stable. For that reason, improving home life is a large part of The Children’s Aid Society’s mission.
We do this through programs that ensure children have a place to live, that the home is free from violence and that children are given the basic care they need even when their parents are unable to provide it.
Transitional housing and associated services are available for homeless families at our Pelham Fritz Apartments in Harlem. Additional housing services are provided to families living in the three buildings of our Carmel Hill Project.
Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs
Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs provide counseling and advocacy for survivors and child witnesses of abuse as well as intervention for abusive partners. In situations where violence is ongoing, Children’s Aid case managers help victims access the housing, financial assistance, orders of protection and other services they need to keep themselves and their children safe.
Homemaker Services, one of Children’s Aid’s oldest programs, provides the services needed to keep children in their homes and out of foster care. These include meal preparation, childcare, bringing children to school and housekeeping.
Most families served by these programs are referred through the New York City Administration for Children’s Services.
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund
Additional emergency assistance can be provided to families through the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.
Preventive Services provides family counseling and case management services to help keep children out of foster care and in their homes where they belong. Located in Manhattan and the Bronx, our well-trained social workers provide comprehensive home-based services to strengthen family functioning and reduce the factors that place children at risk.