Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 1,200 children, youth and their families locally each year. We care for young people who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment, as well as providing resources and support to area families at risk of having their children removed from their home.
Each year, Just in Time for Foster Youth mobilizes a caring community to help over 850 transition age youth (18-26) with resources and relationships to become capable, confident and connected. We meet emergency needs, fill gaps in knowledge and experience, enhance job skills, and build confidence, resilience and well-being through connections to over 600 volunteers and former foster youth staff.
Journey House provides services exclusively to former foster youth in; Housing, Education, Employment, and Independent Living Counseling. Journey House is not a residential program, however, most youth continue as program participants because of the support and guidance that they receive as they transition out of foster care and beyond.
Foster Alumni Mentors provides mentoring, networking, workshops, advocacy, resources, and community awareness to improve outcomes for former foster youth, including those who have been adopted, reunified, or resided in kinship care. We strive to be change agents through sharing success stories and inspiring hope.
We are the youth in the care of New York State. Promoting youth development, supporting adult/youth partnerships and adolescents in achieving successful outcomes. Our mission is to enhance and advance the lives of today and tomorrow’s foster youth. To do this, we pledge to educate everyone involved in the various systems Youth in Progress members represent to the realities of…