Oswego 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


Oswego County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: 30 hour (3 hours for 10 weeks) MAPP course held 2 X yearly, Spring and Fall. Orientation held on as needed basis. Timing of certification and homestudy process is flexible. Mental Health screening required for certification. County provides range of supports for adoptive/foster parents Foster and adoptive parents needed for children and teens 8 years and up.


The House of the Good Shepherd

Services Provided: Looking for homes where kids who have experienced trauma can receive guidance, support and a caring family. You might be surprised at the diversity of our foster parent families. They might be young parents, empty nesters, single child families, or those unable to have children of their own. We especially encourage relatives of our children to consider foster care. We call it “kinship,” and it’s a wonderful way for a child to stay in familiar surroundings with people he or she knows. In Utica area, call Jamie Andrews or Sue Novak at 315.235.7700. In Watertown area, call Jason Hibbard or Gayle Reilly at 315.782.8064.

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