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Edwin Gould Services for Children & FamiliesEdwin Gould Services for Children & Families
To protect and nurture those children whose families are unwilling or unable to care for them and to strengthen families so that every member has the opportunity to help himself or herself toward a better future. Read more
To protect and nurture those children whose families are unwilling or unable to care for them and to strengthen families so that every member has the opportunity to help himself or herself toward a better future.
For more than 75 years, Edwin Gould’s Community of Care has addressed the complex, and often overwhelming, issues that confront society today. Rooted in a history of services focused on the needs of orphaned children during the early years of the twentieth century, our programming now includes a comprehensive array of services incorporating evidence-based practices to address those in need across the life-span. Our cornerstone foster care and adoption services are joined by community-based preventive services designed to assist at-risk families; programming focused on the prevention of domestic violence, intervention to assist victims of such violence, and advocacy toward policy change; legal services for victims of domestic violence; criminal justice services; school-based programs; health and mental health services; vocational, day habilitation, and economic empowerment programming; and group living environments for developmentally disabled adults who wish to live independently. Our programs include the award- winning STEPS to End Family Violence, a nationally recognized program serving individuals at the intersection of criminal justice and gender-based violence.
We reach over 6,000 individuals every year across the five boroughs and Westchester County.