Cayuga 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.

Cayuga County Department of Health and Human Services

Services Provided: 10 week foster/adoption preparation course run 2X yearly in spring and fall. No scheduled orientation or information meetings. Interested families should call Rita, who will send information or invite them to personal interview according to their situation and interests.

  • Contact Person: Rita Hepworth
  • Address: 160 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021 
  • Phone: 615-253-1396
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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.


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