Cayuga Centers Campus

Residential treatment at our Auburn, NY campus is for youth who need to be placed in out-of-home care. Re-unification with the family is the preferred goal and family members become our partners in treatment. As many youth have suffered significant trauma prior to placement, treatment services include Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), and individual, family, and group therapy.

In 2014, the agency, in partnership with New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) developed a new residential treatment alternative for young women, grades 7-11, who are in OCFS custody. The CARE (Creative Approach to Residential Enrichment) Program offers intensive therapy and enrichment opportunities that are unique to residential treatment.

Each youth has an Individualized Crisis Management Plan aimed at helping them develop self-regulation. Each youth helps develop their individual goals. Our work emphasizes healing and skill building.

Our aim is to return youth to their families or a lower level of care in 6-8 months.

Our campus is in a residential neighborhood, and includes cottages, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and a Health and Wellness Clinic. The on-grounds school is run in partnership with the Auburn Enlarged City School District. Residents participate in individual, group and family therapies, and community-oriented activities through the recreation program.

Our Certified Independent Living Skills classes help residents improve life skills and move forward in positive directions.


  • Therapy
    Each youth receives weekly individual therapy, bi-weekly family therapy, and group therapy.
  • My own room
    Each placed youth has their own bedroom in a cottage with family room, and kitchen
  • SKYPE Me
    Our youth have access to a computer lab, and SKYPE to communicate with their families regularly.
  • Family Day
    Families are invited to campus monthly for family socializing and programs.
  • Health Office
    Our on-premises full time family nurse practitioner, full time psychiatric nurse practitioner, and nursing staff provide comprehensive care.
  • Recreation Facilities
    Outdoor and indoor facilities include playing fields and courts, fitness equipment, art and music project areas.


83% of Residential Treatment participants have positive discharges.

To make a referral

Intake Specialist for Residential Treatment
Sue Walsh
Intake Specialist
315-253-5383, Ext 1126

Intake Specialist for Residential Treatment
Melissa Marcolina
Intake Specialist
315-253-5383, Ext 1182