Cayuga Centers - our journey of service begins

We started in 1852 as

  • an orphanage.


We changed in 1954 to

  • serve youth placed by family court and
  • offer a cottage model of care, including case management.

Residential Treatment Center


We added community-based programs in 1991 to

  • meet families in their own environments,
  • keep families safely together, and
  • prevent removal of children from their homes.

Community-Based Interventions


We began in 1994 to serve

  • people with developmental disabilities,
  • offering respite and day habilitation programs, and Medicaid service coordination.

Services for People with Developmental Disabilities


We offered treatment family foster care

  • in Central New York in 2002
  • in New York City in 2003
  • in Palm Beach County, Florida in 2015, and
  • in the State of Delaware in 2016

Treatment Family Foster Care


We applied our foster care success to meet the needs of unaccompanied children in 2014

Immigrant Foster Care


We changed throughout our 165 year history to

  • serve the underserved
  • meet unmet needs
  • meet new needs
  • apply modern approaches

Our journey of service continues.

Our History timeline to download

Women of Influence to download

150th anniversary booklet to download

Learn more about Cayuga Centers