The Administration for Children's Services recognized Forestdale for excellence in permanency, exceeding New York City's targets for discharge to adoption or KinGAP. Permanency for a foster child is critical-- a sense of home and belonging go a long way towards helping the child adjust emotionally and heal from trauma. We are incredibly proud to be honored alongside organizations such as HeartShare, Children's Aid, Sheltering Arms, Abbott House.

Our wonderful staff and families made this possible!

To see more photos of the awardees, please see COFCCA's Facebook post

PRESERVING FAMILIES: A Message from Forestdale’s Executive Director

As an agency that has been working to end cycles of family trauma so children can grow and thrive, Forestdale opposes the separation of children from their immigrant parents when they cross the US border. It has been well established that this practice is harmful to children. Some of the families coming to the border are fleeing violence and seeking asylum. We oppose treating people fleeing hardship like criminals. We are very pleased that the US Government has decided to end this practice and reunite children with their families. Please see links below to current news articles about children who were separated from their parents.

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# of children we protect each year in foster care. 100% who graduated high school were admitted to college.
Families stay together, play together. 400 receiving health services on-site at Forestdale.
Graduation rate for Strong Fathers, where men become great dads

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Forestdale’s mission is to ensure children have the fundamental assets they need to thrive: a safe and loving home, education and career opportunity, and health literacy.

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