70th Anniversary

Astor Commemorates 70 Years of Service


The year was 1953. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, gasoline was 28¢ per gallon, “Money Honey” by The Drifters topped the rock-and-roll charts and The Greatest Show on Earth won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

It was also the year New York State Department for Mental Hygiene looked to create children’s residential treatment programs to address the need to reduce the psychiatric hospitalization of children, which led to the creation of Astor Services in the Dutchess County village of Rhinebeck, NY.

What started out as a residential treatment program 70 years ago, has expanded to provide behavioral health and educational services to children, adults and families with over 70 locations throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Bronx, serving over 10,000 clients annually.

“I am proud to lead this organization at such a pivotal moment in time, when events like the pandemic and racial injustices have shown a light on mental health and the social determinants of health in our communities. Astor will continue its charge in advocating for the families we serve.” – Yvette Bairan, CEO

Astor has and always will be committed to ensuring top-level services and client satisfaction by staying ahead of the curve and at the forefront of innovation, always thinking about what we can do 

to better serve our clients. 

We know one cannot reach such milestones without the support of individuals, local businesses, corporations, foundations and government.

Together, you help move our mission forward and ensure our high-quality services are available to future clients. We thank you for being an integral part of our journey and we look forward to sharing impact stories with you in the future.