Onondaga County Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Cayuga Centers

Services Provided: Treatment Family Foster Care program that works with hard-to-place youth who cannot stay at home but do not do well in group settings. At Cayuga Centers, these youth are placed with highly trained and supported treatment foster parents. Foster parents and youth work with a team of specialists to meet the goals of changing negative behaviors and developing positive ones. Cayuga Centers offers two Treatment Family Foster Care programs: Central New York and New York City. Each location has an ongoing recruitment program for foster families.


Hillside Children’s Center Central Region

Services Provided: Multi-service agency based in Rochester, NY providing long-term and short term therapeutic foster care services in 20 NYS counties. Syracuse office serves Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Oswego and Tompkins counties. office Pre-certification training and home study takes 3-6 months. Emphasis placed on working with birth families. Foster families receive weekly visits from FP support team, 24 hour on-call support and respite services. Also provides infant, international, and special needs adoptions services.


Liberty Resources, Inc

Services Provided: Multi-service agency providing specialized and therapeutic foster care services in Onondaga,and Surrounding Counties. Contact Donna for information on local training dates and individual program services. Oswego contact # is 315-424-0577


New Hope Family Services

Services Provided: New Hope Family Services, Inc., is a private, voluntary, not-for-profit corporation that is authorized by the New York State Department of Social Services to provide adoption, foster care, and related counseling services. Although New Hope’s office is located in Syracuse, the Agency provides adoption services throughout New York State.


Onondaga County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: We are seeking dedicated individuals and families that are willing to share their lives, love and knowledge with children in need of a loving home in our community. We need homes for children of all ages, especially homes with diverse cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. In addition, we have a great need for foster homes for sibling groups, teenagers and children with special needs, including mental health and developmental issues.


Toomey Residential and Community Services

Services Provided: Toomey’s foster homes are certified and supervised by the Foster Care Program. The homes are located primarily in urban and suburban Syracuse. A select number of certified homes have been established in neighboring counties. The Foster Care program serves youth ages newborn to 21 and their families. See contact form on website

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