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Astor's Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program (HBCI) is an intensive, short-term family therapy program designed to prevent out of home placement, including psychiatric hospitalization, emergency department visits, or residential placement. Supporting families in crisis, services are held in the home, school, or community multiple times a week. HBCI is staffed with licensed clinicians who support the family in learning and practicing skills and strategies to safely manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Staff are also available to families 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide coaching support when needed. ... See MoreSee Less

Astors Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program (HBCI) is an intensive, short-term family therapy program designed to prevent out of home placement, including psychiatric hospitalization, emergency department visits, or residential placement. Supporting families in crisis, services are held in the home, school, or community multiple times a week. HBCI is staffed with licensed clinicians who support the family in learning and practicing skills and strategies to safely manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Staff are also available to families 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide coaching support when needed.
1 day ago
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Astor Services for Children & Families

Join Astor for the 13th Annual Building Bridges Fall Conference, with a special welcome from county executive Marc Molinaro. This annual conference informs participants about new programs and services for children and youth in our Dutchess County, offers workshops to increase knowledge, and enhances relationships between schools and the community to improve outcomes for children and families. Co-sponsored by Astor Services and Dutchess County Dept. of Behavioral & Community Health. Register for this free event at bit.ly/3njbxg4 ... See MoreSee Less

Join Astor for the 13th Annual Building Bridges Fall Conference, with a special welcome from county executive Marc Molinaro.  This annual conference informs participants about new programs and services for children and youth in our Dutchess County, offers workshops to increase knowledge, and enhances relationships between schools and the community to improve outcomes for children and families. Co-sponsored by Astor Services and Dutchess County Dept. of Behavioral & Community Health. Register for this free event at https://bit.ly/3njbxg4
7 days ago
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Astor Services for Children & Families

Am I ready to be a foster parent?

Check all that apply:
- I enjoy mentoring young people, including teenagers
- I have time in my schedule to help a child
- I am an empty nester and have more love to give
- I have a room in my home for a child in need
- I like to advocate for the needs of children
- I have flexibility in my work schedule
- I am currently a parent
- I have experience working with children
- I have a strong local support system
- I like being part of a team

If you check more than 5 of these boxes, you might be a good match for a foster child in our community! Contact Carley Andrews at 845-303-0245 or click here for more information.
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Am I ready to be a foster parent? 

Check all that apply: 
- I enjoy mentoring young people, including teenagers 
- I have time in my schedule to help a child 
- I am an empty nester and have more love to give 
- I have a room in my home for a child in need 
- I like to advocate for the needs of children  
- I have flexibility in my work schedule 
- I am currently a parent 
- I have experience working with children 
- I have a strong local support system 
- I like being part of a team 
 
If you check more than 5 of these boxes, you might be a good match for a foster child in our community!  Contact Carley Andrews at 845-303-0245 or click here for more information.
7 days ago

Did you know that you can support Astor while shopping at Amazon.com? It's super easy. Start shopping at smile.amazon.com, select Astor Services for Children & Families as your charity of choice & you're all set to support the children and families of Astor. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that you can support Astor while shopping at Amazon.com? Its super easy. Start shopping at https://smile.amazon.com, select Astor Services for Children & Families as your charity of choice & youre all set to support the children and families of Astor.
7 days ago

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Two lucky winners of our raffle at the Astor Fall Festival this past weekend. Thank you again to all of the local businesses who donated so generously in support of #astorservicesforchildrenandfamilies. Smiles all around!

Two lucky winners of our r @Rhinebeck Artist's Shop
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Two lucky winners of our raffle at the Astor Fall Festival this past weekend. Thank you again to all of the local businesses who donated so generously in support of #astorservicesforchildrenandfamilies. Smiles all around! 

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1 week ago

Astor Services for Children & Families is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program. Astor is now providing Dutchess & Rockland counties with free, confidential, and anonymous emotional support. Call our helpline at (845) 204-5223 or join a free confidential online meeting.
#rocklandcounty #dutchesscountyny @astorservices @nyprojecthope @astorservices.org
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Astor Services for Children & Families is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program. Astor is now providing Dutchess & Rockland counties with free, confidential, and anonymous emotional support. Call our helpline at (845) 204-5223 or join a free confidential online meeting.
#rocklandcounty #dutchesscountyny  @astorservices @nyprojecthope @astorservices.org
1 week ago

Some highlights from this weekend's Astor Fall Festival at @oldadriancefarm and @blacksnakebrewing. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of Astor Services for Children & Families. Many wonderful memories made! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Since 1987, October has been acknowledged as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. ... See MoreSee Less

Since 1987, October has been acknowledged as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
1 week ago

Astor Services for Children & Families is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program. Astor is now providing Dutchess & Rockland counties with free, confidential, and anonymous emotional support. Call our helpline at (845) 204-5223 or join a free confidential online meeting.
#rocklandcounty #dutchesscountyny @astorservices @nyprojecthope @astorservices.org
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Astor Services for Children & Families is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program. Astor is now providing Dutchess & Rockland counties with free, confidential, and anonymous emotional support. Call our helpline at (845) 204-5223 or join a free confidential online meeting.
#rocklandcounty #dutchesscountyny  @astorservices @nyprojecthope @astorservices.org
2 weeks ago
"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. "
—Astor Parent
"With the help of Daphna, Stephanie, Liz B., Liz R., and the caring receptionists, we’ve watched our child regain confidence, motivation and joy."
—Astor Parent
"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."
—Astor Parent
"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."
—J.D.

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