Memory Wall

Memory Wall

Here we would like to share success stories and heartwarming notes we receive from the families we serve. Hearing the positive impact Astor has made on the lives of children and their families is a rewarding part of the work that we do.

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2014 60th Homecoming Poem




To the right is a poem written by Gregory Ford, a former alumnus, who was a student at our residential facility in Rhinebeck. He sent this poem via e-mail the night prior to our Homecoming event.






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To the left is a letter written by a mother who was assisted by our Adopt-a-Family Program. Thanks to our generous donors, more than 1,500 children and families had a beautiful holiday season. PriscillaB8.28.12_Page_1





To the right is a beautiful painting made by one of Astor’s students, Priscilla. Some of her work was featured in our “Paint What You Feel Art Series.”




Below is a letter Dr. McGuirk received in a comment on our blog, from a former Astor student, who reflects on his time at Astor.

Hi James

Below is a letter from a grandmother written to Dr. McGuirk in 2012. The author, Lisa Flynn, now serves as a Residential Family Advocate for Astor.


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To the left is just one of many success stories of a family involved in our Dutchess County Early Childhood Programs.






Astor Student Poem





To the right is a beautiful, heartfelt poem written by an Astor student, who was dealing with a tragic loss in their life.







Below are memories of Dr. David Crenshaw, Ph.D., Co-Chair of Astor Services for Children & Families’ Board of Directors and former staff member.

Jan Weido, Bard College