February 1, 2024
Astor Services has officially unveiled its Liberty, NY counseling center, which provides services for individuals from birth to age 26. In an effort to meet the increased mental health needs it is currently seeing, the nonprofit organization, has expanded its reach to this Sullivan County location.
October 27, 2023
Astor co-Hosts the 15th Annual Building Bridges Conference at Marist College
On October 27, 2023, more than 200 educators, mental health professionals, and various behavioral and community health providers came together to celebrate the 15th Annual Building Bridges Conference at Marist College.
Sept. 6, 2023
Astor Services unveiled its newest Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, and first in Rockland County, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony
Astor Services officially unveiled its newest Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, and first in Rockland County, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its location at the BOCES Educational Resource Center campus, 131 N. Midland Ave., in Nyack, New York.
April 27, 2022
More than two years after the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 upended the usual classroom experience, students are struggling to readjust to what would otherwise be considered as a normal in-person schedule.
June 3, 2021
Astor Learning Center (Courtesy of jwArtWorks LLC)
For the third consecutive year, Astor Services for Children & Families announced that its Astor Learning Center, located in Rhinebeck, NY, was selected as a 2020-2021 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence. Serving thousands of children and families throughout the Bronx and Hudson Valley, the nonprofit offers residential and early childhood programs, community-based behavioral health and prevention services.
March 1, 2021
NY Project Hope Program, operated in conjunction with Astor Services for Children and Families, is available to Westchester residents.
Astor’s Director of Analytics, Dan Korovikov, Psy.D., was asked by the Managed Care Technical Assistance Center of New York to put together two presentations.
January 27, 2021
Astor Services for Children & Families has earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency.
February 12, 2021
A Note About An Exceptional Employee
A Parent’s Letter: I hope this message will reach whoever should hear this great work and kindness one of your employees had shown.
Founded in 1953, Astor Services for Children & Families (Astor) is a community-based, non-profit provider organization that provides mental and behavioral health and education services for children and families in New York. The organization is accredited by the Joint Commission.
April 8, 2020
Almost overnight, Astor Services was able to roll out dramatically new ways of reaching its clients literally without skipping a beat. Naturally, in these times, the emergence of the coronavirus played a significant role in the changes. As the virus was forcing the closure of many businesses last month, Astor Services was able to quickly pivot from mental health clinical services done on a face-to-face basis to telehealth services now provided primarily through Zoom conferences, FaceTime and phone. The change kept clients and staff, working remotely, safe and secure while needed services were uninterrupted.
January 6, 2020
Astor Services for Children & Families has appointed Yvette Bairan as its chief executive officer (CEO) effective January 6, 2020. Ms. Bairan has been serving as interim CEO of Astor, after former CEO, James McGuirk, PhD., stepped into a new role as president of The Children’s Foundation of Astor in July 2019.
September 6, 2019
Starting school can stir up a multitude of emotions, whether a child is new to a building or moving up to the next grade. While many children are able to approach the new year with positive expectations, some struggle to adjust and grapple with worry and concern over what lies ahead. Between academic pressures, social obligations and change in general, turning over a new leaf can be tough.
July 11, 2019
Astor Services for Children & Families has appointed James McGuirk as president of The Children’s Foundation of Astor.
November 29, 2018
At age seven, Edward, watched as his mother Alma (real names withheld for confidentiality) endured the pangs of an abusive relationship. Though she would later succeed in extricating them both, Edward’s life was marked with trauma.
He lashed out at school, fought with his siblings at home, and his behavior at school worsened. Alma became overwhelmed and didn’t know how to respond properly to calm him down.
Things began to change after Edward was enrolled in an Astor Services for Children and Families treatment facility in the Bronx.
October 17, 2018
Donations Brighten the Holidays for Astor’s Deserving Children in the Hudson Valley and the Bronx
Astor Services for Children & Families is helping to brighten the holidays for children and their parents through its annual Adopt-A-Family program. The program, which runs until December 9th, matches families in-need with new gifts bought by volunteer donors. Together, Astor and community members gave away gifts to more than 1,400 children in the organization’s programs and their families during the 2017 holiday season.
The suicides of successful celebrities earlier this year has been a stark reminder that more support and understanding are needed for all people that struggle with depression and mental illness — celebrities, every day folks, disadvantaged adults or children and anyone else. Locally, too, many families continue to grieve for family members who take their own lives. Too often, suicides in the recent involved adolescents.
July 30, 2018
Astor Services for Children & Families earned Silver Seal of Transparency