What We Do

Today, Children's Aid finds homes for more than 500 children each year. Our foster care program provides specialized services including Family Foster Care, Medical Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care and services for teens "aging out" of foster care.

The Children’s Aid Society believes that learning and enrichment don’t stop at 3 p.m. That’s why the after-school, weekend and holiday programs at our community centers and community schools are an integral part of our holistic approach to children’s developmental needs.

The Children's Aid Society believes that young people growing up in New York City, the nation's cultural capital, should have access and exposure to the arts. For that reason, children in our community centers and community schools across the city participate in visual arts, creative writing, dance, music and theater.

Children's Aid summer camps not only help to keep children safe, but introduce fun, engaging and intellectually stimulating activities that counter "summer slide," when students lose educational ground during summer vacation.

The Carrera Pregnancy Prevention program uses a holistic approach that aims to empower youth, help them develop a desire for a productive future, and aid them in improving their sexual literacy and their understanding of the consequences of sexual activity.

Children’s Aid uses a comprehensive approach to the education of our youngest children — from birth to five — that enables us to serve more than 2,500 pre-school children in 12 different programs.

The Children's Aid Society's special events raise awareness and much needed funding for our programs.

Children's Aid family support programs 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.

Go!Healthy is an initiative that follows children through adolscence and beyond, educating them about wellness and healthful cooking and eating.

The Children’s Aid Society brings world-class primary care services to the people we serve, in the places they live, learn and play. Health services are tailored to meet the special needs of children and adolescents in our community schools, community centers and foster care program.

For some youth, adolescence presents challenges beyond acne and high school crushes. Youth who become involved in the court system, either by spending time in juvenile detention facilities or by participating in risky behavior, require services unique to their situations.

The Office of Public Policy & Client Advocacy (OPPCA) offers legal advocacy to all 150,000 children, youth and families at Children’s Aid.

Children's Aid special Initiatives are cutting edge programs that address some of the most challenging issues facing NYC children.

The Children’s Aid Society's Sports and Recreation Programs are based on the philosophy that play is an important part of a child’s healthy development.

Children's Aid programs help create a ladder to adulthood for teens, providing a graduated series of experiences that encourages teens to take initiative, and allows them to grow.