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24th of April 2018

JP Morgan Junior Achievement

JP Morgan Chase volunteers from a program called Junior Achievement, spent the day at Hope For Youth and impacted 20 of our young adults who are currently students in high school and college. Youth from two of our programs filled the large conference room at Hope For Youth ready…


3rd of April 2018

It REALLY Takes a village

When you are in Foster Care your life looks very different than the lives of your peers. There always seems to be an obstacle for you to get through, you may even feel awkward asking for help when you need certain things that kids who aren’t in your situation…


27th of March 2018

Blink Fitness Donation

Hope For Youth is very thankful for the generous donation of 10 gym memberships given by the new Blink Fitness in Lindenhurst, which opened on March 14th. During their opening day ceremony, the owner of the gym, Allen Pinero, presented the director of program development at Hope For Youth,…


16th of March 2018

Volunteer Meet-Up

On March 6th, we had our FIRST Volunteer Meet Up where we introduced current volunteers & new volunteers to our mission & updated volunteer program!

We think the best part was that our new Culinary Group of Teens in foster care treated us with appetizers during our meeting! There is…


9th of March 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy Certified Trainer

After graduating from Stonybrook in 2005 with a master’s degree in Social Work, Agnes Ammirati started her journey at Hope For Youth a year later as an ICM caseworker. She excelled in this position and thoroughly enjoyed her work, however, her passion had always been to become a therapist….


23rd of February 2018

New Mural

Thank you to the Tiny Artists of Massapequa for completing a mural in our Diagnostic family room. When our residents visit with their families they now have a more welcoming environment to visit in.

The Tiny Artist studio provides a fun and creative atmosphere for all who enter.  Their teaching…


23rd of January 2018

Hope For Youth was awarded a $21,000 grant through Newsday Charities

Hope For Youth was awarded a $21,000 grant through Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation fund, to support mental health services for youth who are homeless or who have experienced trauma. This grant will address unmet complex needs of youth in our programs; particularly those who enter our Youth Runaway and Homeless…


Hope For Youth receives $50,000 grant from RHFD to support #kidscantwait

Hope For Youth was honored to receive a grant of $50,000 from the RHF in order to support Hope For Youths #kidscantwait initiative. The grant will assist in recruiting and supporting more therapeutic foster homes for children aged 0-5 with acute trauma. This initiative was launched in early 2017…


Hope For Youth Participates in Permanency Summit

For three consecutive years now the Redlich Horwitz Foundation has held annual Permanency Summits with OCFS and Casey Family Programs. These Summits consist of two-day convening’s in December, bringing together child welfare leaders, judges and stakeholders from the 11 largest NY counties to learn from experts and each other…


9th of January 2018

New York Focus on Youth and Families Grant

In February 2017, our clinical team became part of the New York Focus on Youth and Families Grant.  This grant includes a total of six adolescent substance abuse agencies, and aims to utilize a new treatment model in an effort to reduce adolescent substance use.  Staff was trained to…