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…

29th of December 2017

Hope For Youth takes NYC

When we are children we can easily take for granted places we go and things that we get to do. Kids that are in care don’t have a luxury of taking things for granted.

Yesterday, Hope For Youth was able to take all of our kids in group homes, several…

19th of December 2017

Northwell Health Brings #HopeForTheHolidays

Northwell Health’s IT Department was on a mission to bring the children in care at Hope For Youth #HopeForTheHolidays this year!

With a suite of over 200 employees, they offered their employees to make a $5 donation in exchange for them to be able to wear jeans on Fridays! They…

18th of December 2017

1ST Annual Santa’s Workshop

This holiday season while gifts for our youth in care came pouring in we decided to prepare for Christmas in a more creative way!

We setup a Santa’s Workshop with volunteers, interns & staff to help us organize and wrap all of the gifts for our kids in care!

Our large…