May is Mental Health Awareness month, and the current crisis in children’s mental health is a priority at Elmcrest. With the opening of Heron Hall and White Pine Hall, their first respite programs are operating on the Salt Springs campus. These two six-bed residences already are fully occupied. The CDC describes mental disorders among children Read More »

High Jinks

Several lucky children in the Oswego Elmcrest program recently tested their aerobic skills at Camp Foundation. These athletic girls leapt, jumped, and rotated, with boundless energy on trampoline and floor mats. Thanks to Camp Foundation for the generous (and no cost) use of their great facility. Read More »

Southern Spring

This “Blooming Bulletin Board” was created by the Elmcrest children in Binghamton programs. Each child’s flower “grew” out of a coffee filter into a colorful bloom with a message on the leaf. These  youth are in the Children & Family Treatment Support Programs (CFTSS) and Home and Community Based Services ( HCBS) in the southern Read More »

Trying New Skills

The boys and girls in Elmcrest’s Onondaga County community programs tested several new activities this past month. They mastered a 3D printer, a sewing machine, and culinary challenges, with excellent results. Direct Service Provider, Sarah Goodman, proudly displayed the results of their creative efforts…a colorful purse from sewing success, an epic Flash-themed ring and storage box Read More »