The Harvest Moon Holiday Market

The best of Upstate New York is promised for exciting shopping opportunities at the Harvest Moon Holiday Market. This long-awaited gathering of area artists and gift shops will be hosted at Windridge Estate - Redbarn20 in Cazenovia, NY. Opening night, Thursday, October 26th, will benefit Elmcrest Children's Center.  See more details Read More »

What a transformation at our Skeele Valley location thanks to the hard work of our staff and 3 remarkable youth employees !

The Executive Director, Ruth Ann Riposa, and the Director of Residential Services, Shereen Webb, had an opportunity to see what the kids have accomplished this summer. Their task was to make overgrown trails accessible for hiking and they knocked it out of park! Using the hand tools shown, they cleared 3 trails and, according to Read More »

Young Entrepreneurs

What could you do if  you wanted to have a pizza party, but had no money to purchase the pizza? Open a lemonade stand! That’s exactly what the boys and girls in Cottage 7 set up last Friday. And their timing was excellent. The recent scorching summer temperatures kept everyone thirsty, --  so the lemonade Read More »

United Way Day of Caring

We are so excited to join our friends from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for the United Way Day of Caring event scheduled on August 3, 2023.  Excellus BCBS provided Elmcrest with a generous donation to support Staff Development for our new Elmcrest Children’s Crisis Respite Center. The center which provides support to children ages 5-18 years Read More »

The Local Show with Elmcrest

This week, our Executive Director, Ruth Ann Riposa, had a pleasant interview with Steve and Tom from “The Local Show” where they talked about our agency, mission, and services. To watch this segment, click on the link below: Click Here to view this segment of "The Local Show."“The Local Show” is a radio talk show Read More »


Elmcrest’s 32nd annual golf tournament won out over the rain and smokey skies on the 8th of June to raise $104,000! This year’s field boasted 264 golfers, 15 major sponsors, 98 in-kind donors, 257 Silent Auction bids, 39 volunteers, and more than 15 “Putting for a Libation” donors (you know who you are). A major Read More »