Hope for Youth -Kinship Program

Hope for Youth -Kinship Program


Hope for Youth -Kinship Program

201 Dixon Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701
Program Contact: Leslie Giovanniello
Phone: (631) 691-5100 ext. 6306
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://hfyny.org/

The Kinship Caregiver Program will serve families in both Nassau and Suffolk County who have informal or legal custody of children between the ages of 0 -18.  The Kinship Case Manager will conduct monthly home visits for the first 3 months and will continue for up to 6 months. Case management services will focus on the long-term objective of increasing the caregiver’s capacity to care for the children in their care and reduce stress.  Needs of the family will be assessed and the Kinship Caregiver Case Manager will make appropriate referral and connect family with local supports and resources.  Families will have access to Hope for Youth services such as mental health, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Children and Family Treatment Support Services and Health Homes.

Hope for Youth is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension, who provides:

  • Monthly Virtual Support Groups - Separate for both adults and children
    • Caregivers must be involved in the Kinship Caregiver Program to have access to these support groups.
    • Contact Leslie Messeder for more information
  • Education-Parenting A Second Time Around
  • Family Engagement-Monthly social activities will be planned for the families in the program in each county.

Serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program

Contact Information
201 Dixon Avenue, Amityville, New York 11701
Leslie Giovanniello
(631) 691-5100 ext. 6306
  • Nassau
  • Suffolk
  • Kinship Care Services