Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Your generosity has been amazing and heartwarming.  Due to the holiday schedule, and the logistics of space limitations, we are kindly asking that you schedule deliveries of Amazon Wishlist donations for the week of July 9th.  This allows us time to process the generous donations already received.  Thank you for your continued partnership as we help children and families. 

Discover How we are

building bridges.
Expanding exceptional programs.
Changing lives of children and Families.

View This is Cayuga Centers - a film showcasing our work.


Cayuga Centers is a voluntary, not-for-profit agency that began as an Upstate NY orphanage in 1852. The entirety of our work has been caring for the most vulnerable children and helping them heal from challenges and the trauma they have experienced.  We do this through many avenues, just one of which is our immigrant foster care program.  This program provides care and comfort to children in foster home settings.    

Our agency provides daily education, medical care and recreation for these children. All of the children we care for have stories that should be told and told accurately.  However, the confidentiality of those we serve, along with guidelines from agencies that place children, do not allow us to do so.  Cayuga Centers is not a federal agency, nor are we holding children in detention facilities.  


We are Cayuga Centers

Everyone stumbles. Since 1852 we have heard and supported children, families, and individuals who have stumbled and need help taking the next step. We began as an orphanage, providing a home for children when their family members could not. We have evolved. We are a nationally recognized leader in research-informed treatment programs for troubled youth and their families.  We have developed family therapy and resiliency programs. We work with children and adults who have developmental disabilities. We support families and individuals experiencing mental health issues.  We are Cayuga Centers.

Why are we here?
Whom do we serve?
What do we do?
How do we do it?
How can we help?
Make the Connection.

Learn More about Foster Parenting

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Our Privacy Policy 

Cayuga Centers is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information provided to us. Click here to read the full policy

ATTENTION: ALL CHILDREN WHO ARE OR WILL BE IN THE NEW YORK CITY FOSTER CARE SYSTEM Please read the following, which outlines the proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit called Elisa W. v. The City of New York Notice of Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit.