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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A is for Advocate

Her day begins with little voices waking up in Cottage 7 on the Elmcrest campus. Alexis Jackson arrives at 7:00 AM to help these seven-to-ten-year-old boys and girls get ready for the day. Brushing teeth and combing hair need only reminders, as these children are engaged in the Boys Town merit program. They know they […]

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Back to School

The boys and girls in Elmcrest's community-based programs are ready to greet the new school year with backpacks full of necessary supplies. Book bags, notebooks, folders, post-it notes, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, tissues, snacks, and sanitizing wipes are packed and ready for school. These are children in Elmcrest’s Home and Community Based Services […]

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