Hope For Youth


22nd of February 2019

Black History Month

February is dedicated as Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including the civil rights movement and their artistic, cultural and political achievements. In honor of the month, Hope For Youth placed an easel and board in the main lobby,…

11th of February 2019

Valentine Fun

A “Valentine Making Station” was set up for staff, to create a valentine for someone special they’re working with.  This could be for a parent, a youth, a sibling in a family being visited, or a potential resource for a youth. We are happy to spread the…

6th of February 2019


The HFY Prevention Program not only educates HFY youth, staff and foster parents but also reaches youth in our community. Two of our team featured here, Kim and Alyssa, successfully reach many youth every month.

A snapshot of a month within Prevention:

31st of January 2019

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids

Hope For Youth offers a program funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption called Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. This relatively new program,  allows recruiters to follow a child-focused recruitment model to assist children in foster care in finding their forever home. Recently, one of our recruiters assisted…

28th of January 2019

STEAM Academy 2019

Join us in making a difference!

The Hope For Youth STEAM Academy will be for youth, ages 15-19, who are in the Hope For Youth foster care program. We are currently conducting mentor interviews and will be enrolling…

14th of January 2019

January is National Mentor Month

What if all of the people who cared for you, who helped you, who believed in you…hadn’t? 9 million kids in America feel isolated and by choosing to volunteer your time and mentor a youth in need, you can have a positive impact on a local youth…

8th of January 2019

Foster Care

Though a new year has begun, at Hope For Youth we must still address the continual need for foster parents. Recruitment for potential foster parents is always a priority and orientations are held monthly.

28th of December 2018

Santa’s Workshop


Shortly before Christmas, staff and volunteers gathered at Hope For Youth one evening. On the agenda was wrapping! (more…)

18th of December 2018

Holiday Giving


We at Hope For Youth are grateful and humbled by the outpouring of holiday donations. The support shown for our youth has been amazing and our Holiday Wish List has almost all of it’s items checked off! Through the generosity of…

13th of December 2018

Staff Holiday Party


Hope For Youth recently celebrated the holidays, and the close of another year of service for youth in need. The staff holiday luncheon was held at The Meetball Place in Farmingdale. Good food was had, games played and a visit from…