Giving hope to children who need it most

"It’s not about what you have or even what you've accomplished…It’s about who you've lifted up, who you’ve made better. It's about what you've given back." —Denzel Washington

Every child deserves a shot at a bright future. That’s why Elmcrest focuses on helping children facing the most significant life challenges:

  • Children overcoming abuse or behavioral challenges learn to process their feelings, set goals and overcome challenges through our residential program. We help them develop the skills and values they need to thrive with a family, catch up academically and prepare for a rewarding career.
  • Our community-based programs strengthen at-risk families so their children can get the support they need.
  • Our inclusive early education program gives children with disabilities extra help to reach their full potential. Our Northside Early Education Center provides childcare to refugees and other New Americans.
  • Our Casey’s Place provides world-class respite care for children with disabilities or medical fragility.

Elmcrest serves 2,500 children and family members each year.

We could really use your help.

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Elmcrest Children's Center
960 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13224

Elmcrest Children's Center is a private  nonprofit organization incorporated under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code.
All donations to Elmcrest are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.