Program & Services

New Directions Youth and Family Services helps youth with emotional and behavioral problems, along with their families. The agency offers programs and services to residents throughout New York State, including preventive & community-based services, educational services, supervised independent living, therapeutic foster care, non-secure detention, community group residences and residential treatment. Everything we do is based on "Normative Culture," which uses the four norms of safety, respect, responsibility and goals.












Normative Culture
— An Internal Guide

The goal of Normative Culture is to develop within each individual an internal guide for behavior that is helpful in any environment.