The Word is Acceptance

The staff at Elmcrest’s Early Education program showed their support for people with autism during Autism Awareness Month in April. T-shirts that read “Be Kind” and “I Wear Blue for Autism Awareness,” were worn proudly by staff. Autism is a developmental disability that affects the way people experience the world. This may include differences in Read More »

Living Museum

All last month – 12 youth at Elmcrest researched famous persons and created exhibits for the Black History Month Living Museum. Their dedication was an amazing success. Each child chose his or her favorite and prepared a mini booth with photos and bios of the person they chose to represent. Elmcrest residents and staff were Read More »

Elmcrest Elves

This holiday season, you can make spirits bright by becoming an Elmcrest Elf - providing gifts for children who are overcoming major obstacles in life. Elmcrest offers residential and community outreach programs that serve children with emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, as well as children with developmental disabilities and severe medical conditions. Most of our Read More »

Elmcrest on Display

One of the elaborately decorated trees in the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton is the handiwork of the children in Elmcrest’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Sherry Riley gathered them for a decorating party to make ornaments for the museum’s “Home for the Holidays” event.  This year’s theme represents cultures from around the Read More »


It's Giving Tuesday and in this season of “giving thanks,” we have a special request for your support. Sadly, this need has originated out of the national mental health crisis among children. Elmcrest is opening a Children’s Mental Health Respite Program on campus after the first of the year. Youth will come for therapy and Read More »