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About Us

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About Our Work

NYFS’ mission is to transform lives. We serve residents in the northeast and the greater metropolitan area.

Each year, we improve the lives of over 4,000 youth, families and adults. Our primary focus is on youth ages 5-21, however, we serve people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Community Impact

  • We help youth stay in school and achieve their full academic potential
  • We prepare youth for employment
  • We stabilize families in crisis and help them thrive
  • We help seniors live independently in their homes for as long as possible
  • We help juvenile delinquents redirect their lives and stay out of the criminal justice system
  • We improve the emotional health and well-being of youth, families and individuals

Quick Facts

  • Our mental health staff work with clients of all ages to address mental health issues such as: anxiety, marital problems and family conflict
  • More than 1,658 youth, family and adults receive help from our Mental Health program each year
  • 80% of Mental Health clients report improvement
  • Youth Development staff help youth succeed in school, at home, in their communities and prepare them for the world of work
  • Our youth development programs focus on four core areas of achievement that are critical to long term success: academic achievement, employability, citizenship and life skills
  • 95% of youth who successfully graduated from our Diversion program did not reoffend within six months of completion of the program
  • 70% of kids involved in our after-school programs improved their grades in school
  • NYFS Discovery Center is used to increase the social and academic skills of the day treatment, support our youth development programming and serve as an affordable space for community events
  • Since construction of the Discovery Center, visits by the day treatment program students to the behavioral intervention room have dropped by 20%
  • Our services result in: higher student graduation rates, lower crime rates, a better-educated and more stable workforce and less reliance on non-profit and governmental support services