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Here at Astor Services, 2023 marks our 70th year of providing high-quality behavioral health and educational services to children, adolescents and adults.
In 1953, we addressed the need to reduce the psychiatric hospitalization of children by creating children’s residential treatment programs, and today, 70 years later; we have not only expanded the services we provide, but we are present in 70 locations throughout the Hudson Valley and the Bronx, serving over 10,000 clients annually.
To commemorate our 70th Anniversary, we are excited to share the launch of our 70-70-70 Campaign.
Our goal is to raise $70,000 for each of our 70 locations in honor of our 70 years. Donations will support our enrichment fund, which provides our clients with the opportunity to participate in activities such as sports, art, after-school activities, summer camps and music. These programs can add significantly to our clients’ treatment plans, but many do not have the financial means to do so. Many of our clients have experienced traumas in their lives, so programs that promote healing are imperative to their recovery.
We need your support for NY families that struggle to get help for behavioral health. Poverty, trauma, and stigma impact all of us. Helping them helps all of us. Supporting our workforce equity and incentives strengthens us all. Thank you for recognizing how important our children’s behavioral health success dictates our collective success. We all have something to contribute.
Interested in becoming a foster parent? Astor's Therapeutic Foster Boarding Home Program combines traditional foster care with a clinical strength-based approach. Contact Carley Andrews at 845-303-0245 for more information.
"I don’t think there is anything more important that we could be doing as a community than serving these children."
—Kate Kortbus, Board Chair The Children’s Foundation of Astor
"...We feel like we have a neurologist, therapist and soon a psychiatrist who can help us across the continuum. Thank you for working diligently to provide services during this difficult time to so many in need.
"With the help of Daphna, Stephanie, Liz B., Liz R., and the caring receptionists, we’ve watched our child regain confidence, motivation and joy."
"We truly thank you for helping us find our child again! God Bless You."
—Jane Smith, Parent
"Ms. McFarlane has been amazing! She has worked very well with my scholar and has helped him learn of ways to cope with his emotions. He looks forward to her visits and enjoys having her in the classroom."
"Isabelle is an excellent therapist. [She] has been able to bring to light issues in our family dynamic and offer solutions that I hope we can continue working on effectively after her time with us is done."