Getting a Break: Parents of kids with significant special needs can receive respite care. Read the full article here.
Each year, Elmcrests Child At Heart Awards honors those individuals that have made a significant contribution in the lives of children and families of Central New York, and this years event was no different. Elmcrest honored Chief Frank Fowler, Sean Kirst, Dr. Larry Novak and Karen Sparkes/St. Ann's Parish. Please watch this years video as […]
May is National Foster Care Month and this years theme is "Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families," To celebrate, Allison Spaulding, Director, Residential Programming and Community Operations and Mari Shoen, Program Coordinator of the program, recently appeared on Bridge Street to talk about Elmcrest's new Therapeutic Foster Care Program. The Elmcrest Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) Program, approved by the New […]
Elmcrest has been awarded a grant in the amount of $5,500 from Berkshire Bank. This grant will support two important initiatives: The BB R.I.G.H.T (Respect, Integrity, Guts, Having Fun & Teamwork) Girls Leadership Program and Meatball Madness. The BB R.I.G.H.T Girls Leadership Program is a five-week leadership course aimed at young ladies in Elmcrest’s residential […]
Elmcrest relies on the generosity of our community businesses for the success of our programs and services. Each year, several companies join our Fostering Leadership Program by contributing $10,000 annually to partner with Elmcrest in caring for the more than 2500 children and families we serve each year. We recognize these companies at all of […]
As seen on www.syracuse.com To the Editor: According to the federal government's most recent report, youth unemployment remains high — 11.5 percent of young people aged 16-24 could not find work. And the problem can grow even more severe when youth face additional obstacles. For example, young people with disabilities are often put at a […]
Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, has awarded Elmcrest a $500 grant to be used for job readiness with our youth. Each year, Staples associates around the globe direct more than $2 million in donations through their program 2 Million & Change. This program is focused on non-profit organizations that promote education and […]
The Family Support Center (FSC) in Syracuse is a transitional residence for children entering and moving through the foster care system in Onondaga County. It is a collaborative effort between Onondaga County Department of Social Services and Elmcrest. Children are expected to stay at FSC for 14 days. FSC serves up to 14 males and […]