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.
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In February 2018, Cayuga Centers made the difficult decision to close its Auburn-based Residential Treatment program. This resulted in the loss of 120 employees who worked extraordinarily hard under increasingly difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, it was a necessary decision to ensure the agency's future. Over the past several months, our residential program accounted for 8% of the agency's revenue, but 120% of the agency's deficit. New York State has seen a 57% decrease in residential placements in the past ten years.
It is important to note that all other agency programs continue to operate in Auburn and Central New York, New York City, Delaware and Florida. This includes our programs for people with developmental disabilities, treatment family foster care, immigrant foster care and community based interventions. Cayuga Centers continues to employ 734 individuals and provide services to 4,475 children and families. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to many more years of service.
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.
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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.