EDUCATION & EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES
K–12 SPECIAL EDUCATION – THE BIONDI SCHOOL
Biondi Elementary School
- Grades K – 6
- Yonkers, NY
Helping Struggling Students Learn
At Biondi Elementary, children with emotional disorders, learning disabilities, and other challenges who were falling behind or not receiving the support they needed have the chance to learn skills to succeed in the classroom – and the world around them. With support from teachers in classrooms no larger than 12 students per class, students learn to improve their self-esteem and build academic skills.
Biondi Middle & High School
- Grades 7 – 12
- Westchester, NY
Enriching Programs That Build Skills
The Biondi Middle and High School provides educational and therapeutic support to both residential and day students who have behavioral and emotional challenges, learning disabilities, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. We help our students overcome severe academic deficits and complete high school, prepared with the academic and vocational tools they need to enter college and career.
- Grades 6 - 8
A Holistic Approach to Education
Our Community Schools create an environment where all students are encouraged to strive for excellence in a safe and supportive atmosphere. We help students and their families with challenges that teachers and school administrators don't have the capacity or tools to address – everything from on-site counseling to linkage with food stamps and medical services. Trained Social Workers who are on site at the schools daily integrate focus on academics, social services, and extended learning opportunities to improve student achievement.
RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER
Residential Treatment Center
- Ages 12 – 21
- Westchester, NY
Focused Support for Those Who Need It the Most
Our Residential Treatment Center provides 24-hour residential care to youth with mental-health challenges, emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities, and challenging behaviors who require intensive therapeutic and educational support. In a therapeutic setting, residents learn effective problem solving and healthy coping skills, so they can return to a less restrictive environment as quickly as possible.
HEAD START PROGRAMS
Early Head Start
- Before birth to 3
Nurturing Creativity & Positive Development
Early Head Start bridges the achievement gap, so children from low-income families can start school with a solid educational foundation. We help their parents with parenting classes and access to services the family needs - from food stamps to ESL classes, from job training or healthcare.
PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
Preschool Special Education Services
- Children Ages 3 to 5 years
- Bronx, Manhattan & Yonkers
Targeted Support to Meet Special Needs
Our Preschool Special Education programs make sure that children with special needs and development delays get the opportunity to learn and thrive in an environment that meets their needs. In both integrated and specialized classes, we help children progress toward their developmental goals through play, individual instruction time, and classroom activities. Occupational, physical, and speech therapy, as well as counseling are also provided.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program
- 3-4-Year Olds
- Yonkers, NY
Opening New Worlds for Children
Our free Universal Pre-Kindergarten Programs are child-directed, building on the curiosity of the children themselves. Creative exploration and access to a rich array of learning opportunities give them pre-literacy skills and solid self-esteem. Children have the option to participate in our extended day program, which is offered on a sliding scale fee based on family income.
EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE SERVICES
Early Learning & Childcare Services
- Ages 18 Months to 5 Years
- The Bronx and Westchester
Expanding Horizons for Young Children
Providing nurturing childcare, our evidence-based educational curriculum is tailored to each child’s learning and development while encouraging growth and creativity in a traditional childcare setting. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided, and fees are sliding scale, based on family income.
CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES
STEPS to End Family Violence
STEPS to End Family Violence
- Survivors & Their Families
From Healing to Promoting Healthy Relationships
Our STEPS To End Family Violence cadre of programs is committed to both healing for those who have been impacted by intimate partner violence and the prevention of further instances of abuse through education, advocacy, and support.
HOMELESS & RUNAWAY YOUTH SERVICES
Homeless & Runaway Youth Services
- 16 – 21
- Bronx & Brooklyn
From Homeless to Hopeful
Our Transitional Independent Living (TIL) program provides runaway and homeless youth, ages 16-21, with the home they need and deserve. Combining educational, therapeutic, and recreational supports in a supportive residence, we provide youth the stability and guidance so they can look toward the future.
FAMILY STABILIZATION SERVICES
Family Stabilization Services
- Families with Children Ages 0 – 18
- Bronx & Manhattan
Building Strong, Nurturing Families
Our Family Stabilization program offers families facing challenges such as domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness the support they need to remain together. Using evidence-based models, we help families to build caring relationships and become a stronger unit that emerges stable, strong, and secure.
FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION
Foster Care & Adoption
- Children Up to Age 21
Fostering Nurturing Families
Our Foster Care program focuses on giving children the safe, stable home they deserve while we repair their families. To ensure the well-being of children, we provide the services needed by the birth family. About 65% of our children safely go home again. For those who can’t, we help them create new families with adoptive parents.
Justice for Youth & Families
- Youth Ages 10 – 17
Youth Deserve a Second Chance
Court-referred youth get a chance to discover the root causes of their delinquency, examine the choices they have made, and acquire the tools to make better choices. They can start down a new path, one that leads to a productive, healthy life.
MOTHER & CHILD PROGRAM
Mother & Child Program
- Teen Mothers in Foster Care & Their Children
Supporting Young Mothers as They Become Parents
Teen mothers in foster care learn parenting skills, from diapering and bathing a baby, to how to read with their child or setting boundaries. While learning to be nurturing parents, our moms are also building the self-confidence needed to move forward in their own lives.
PARENT CHILD HOME PROGRAM
- Children Ages 18 Months to 4 years
- Bronx, NY
Helping Parents Nurture Their Children’s Success
We bring free books and educational toys to the homes of low-income parents and help them make play a learning experience. Our home visitors show parents ways to incorporate teaching about shapes, colors, numbers, and more.
PASSAGE OF HOPE
Passage of Hope Program
- Unaccompanied Migrant Children Up to Age 17
Giving Hope to Migrant Children
Unaccompanied migrant children are sheltered in a nurturing environment where they get nutritious food, clothing, and the opportunity to play and learn. We provide clinical, therapeutic, educational, and case management services, while linking them with family members or other sponsors in the United States.
SOUNDVIEW FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Soundview Family Resource Center
- Families with Children Under Age 5
At Soundview Family Resource Center, parents and caregivers come together to build a community of support and provide a safety net for families facing any number of questions and challenges. Targeted for families of children under the age of 5, our goal is to ensure that parents and caregivers have the stability, support, and resources they need.
INTELLECTUAL / DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES
- Children & Adults, Assistant Director
- Bronx & Westchester
People with developmental and intellectual disabilities create their own individual life plan based on what is important to them. Using this as a guide, our staff help determine what supports are needed to accomplish those goals.
Options for Independence
Our residences help individuals achieve the greatest level of independence in their lives. Services include 24-hour supervision and support, assistance with household chores, life skills training, transportation training, appropriate clinical supports, recreational activities, and opportunities for residents to become an integral part of their community. For individuals who are able to achieve greater independence, we offer the opportunity to live independently in the community by ensuring that they have the specific supports they require.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
CHILDREN’S CARE MANAGEMENT
Children’s Care Management
- Ages Birth – 21
- New York City Area
Improving Health Care Outcomes
Our Care Management Services provide a helping hand to families with a child with serious medical or emotional/behavioral challenges. We help coordinate appointments, care, transportation, and medications, while providing guidance on community resources, other services, housing, and school-related issues.