HSVS supports four group homes and has opened a youth reception center. Each youth residence provides support for gaining independent living skills, which include learning financial literacy, pursuing an education, obtaining gainful employment, utilizing health resources and securing housing. The young men and women in our residences benefit greatly from living in safe, stable homes, where they receive caring attention and work to overcome their challenges. In this environment, our young people attend school, participate in community activities, and are part of a family, including several housemates who have also experienced foster care and dedicated staff that offer personal, academic and career counseling.
Our Youth Reception Center is for youth ages 14-17 entering foster care on Staten Island. HSVS is only the second agency in the City to be awarded one of the new Youth Reception Center Contracts. These short-term placements will allow us to reach a broader number of youth annually, approximately 100 over the course of a year and transform the placement process for teens entering foster care.
Youth Residential Services Brochure