Enhanced Coordinated Children's Services Initiative (ECCSI)

Hudson Valley

child's artwork

  • A program that seeks to prevent out-of-home placement for children between ages 0-18
  • A collaboration between families and community providers to strengthen the families of children at risk of placement outside the home
  • Services are provided at no cost to the family
  • Family members may self-refer

Intake Criteria

  • Families must reside in Dutchess County
  • Child must be 0-18 years old and at risk for out of home placement
  • Families must be involved with more than one community service
  • Women who are pregnant are also eligible
  • Caregivers or youth who have criminal charges pending and/or are already involved in DCFS Preventive Program are ineligible.

Program Goals

  • Effectively coordinate services to meet each family’s unique needs
  • Increase access to community-based services to families
  • Assist families in successfully navigating multiple systems and providers. Examples include:

ECCSI flow chart


Contact Us

For more information on ECCSI, please feel free to contact:

Katie L. Castell, LCSW
(845) 430-9861

Spanish Speaking Parent-Infant Educator
(845) 372-1247
Fax (845) 554-1376

Astor Services For Children & Families
205 South Avenue, Suite 103
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Us:

Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »

Additional Notes:

Enhanced Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative brochure in Spanish(PDF file)

More Information:

Program brochure (PDF file)

Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)

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