About New Directions

New Directions Youth and Family Services is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Agency that helps children with emotional and behavioral problems, along with their families.

The agency has more than 25 programs and services aiding residents throughout the State of New York.

New Directions’ programs include residential care and treatment programs, therapeutic foster care, group homes, a home for parenting teens, a school, diagnostic treatment, preventive services, children’s mental health services, wraparound services, supervised independent living, non-secure detention and diversion respite.

All of our programs are strength based and family centered. We use “Normative Culture” at New Directions, which means everything we do is based on respect, responsibility, safety and setting goals.



Our Mission