Residential Treatment Center and Therapeutic School: Overview
For over 65 years, Astor Services for Children & Families has been a leading provider of residential treatment programs for children. Astor Services, formerly The Astor Home for Children, was established in 1953 in response to an initiative of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene to create children’s residential treatment programs that would reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization for children. In 1974, Astor became one of the nation’s very first children’s service agencies to be accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Astor’s residential programs are located in the historic and picturesque rural New York State Hudson Valley Village of Rhinebeck, NY. We serve children ages 5 – 13 with behavioral and emotional difficulties. We take pride in creating a nurturing environment for children who must live away from their families while they receive treatment.
Family Driven Residential Care
Astor’s Residential Treatment Center provides a home-like environment while never losing sight of the child’s need to stay connected with their family. Family visiting is unlimited — families are welcome in our therapeutic living quarters and are encouraged to stay in daily contact with their children. Twice monthly the program provides transportation so children can spend weekend and vacation time with their loved ones.
Our teams work closely with caregivers to make sure the skills the children gain in our residential program are transferred to the home environment. We offer flexible treatment team meeting times to accommodate families’ schedules as well as in-home family therapy for those who find it difficult to travel.
Our full-time family advocate provides support to connect families to resources in their local communities.
Residential Treatment Facilities and
Award Winning Therapeutic School
Our 15-acre campus contains five residential living quarters and the Astor Learning Center. The Astor Learning Center therapeutic school was established in 1980. The school building contains a science lab and several support rooms to create a safe and calming space to use when needed.
The stream running through our campus and surrounding woods offers a tranquil setting for fishing, hiking and exploring nature. A playground, basketball court, baseball field and (seasonal) outdoor pool offer endless opportunities for fun and skill building. Outdoor play is encouraged on a daily basis.
If you have questions or would like more information about Astor’s New York Residential Services Program and Therapeutic School, please contact:
Brendan Sullivan (he/him)
Director of Admissions & Consumer Relations
Ph: (845) 871-1085
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form
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