Our values are simple, but they are the core of our mission, our programs, our organization, and all of those we serve. Honesty. Willingness to learn. Dedication to purpose. Social concern. Self-examination.

At Elmcrest Children's Center, we are building on the promise of children and families by delivering residential and community-based services that improve lives.


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Always caring for children: Angela Pratt

“Angela Pratt is amazing!” says Diane Nappa, director of Casey’s Place, where Angela works as training coordinator. “She is versatile, resilient, wonderful with the children, and thoughtful of the staff.”  Angela began her career as a teacher’s aide but saw Elmcrest as her path to a future of doing what she loves. Now in her […]

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Tigers, dancing and college plans: One youth's handwritten story

The youth residents at Elmcrest face challenges not of their own making. With help from our staff and family of supporters, they are overcoming their challenges, building a path to a brighter future. This is the handwritten story of one 14-year-old girl, along with her self portrait.

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