News & Events

    The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie is actively involved in the local community, as well as with State and Federal agencies. Each year we host an education conference, our Open Your Heart Cocktail Concert and our Run for Home 5K. These events are open to the public. Additionally, we host several on campus events for the children and youth in our care.

    Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Holds 81st Annual Teachers Open House

    Three Local Teachers Honored On October 17 the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie hosted its 81st annual Teachers Open House, an event the honors teachers and school leaders for their dedication to the Home’s youth. This festive event is held in the Home’s gym, which is fully decorated for Halloween and complete with hundreds of delicious…

    Charity Dinner – October 23

    Join Us at Heritage Food & Drink for a #GivingTuesday Charity Dinner to benefit the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. Dine out for a great cause on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM and Heritage Food & Drink will donate 10% of the evenings proceeds to the Children’s Home. Please note, reservations…

    Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Receives Grant from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    Exclusive funding for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program Poughkeepsie, NY — The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie has received a grant from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, that will bring children waiting in foster care one step closer to being adopted into safe, loving and permanent homes. The grant is dedicated…

    Facility Service Dogs in the News

    The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie hosted a facility service dog training on it’s campus in late June 2018. Led by Lu Picard, co-founder and director of programs at ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, Children’s Home staff participated in this week-long training with the newest member of our therapy team, facility service dog Elvis, a black lab, who will…

    BG Entertainment Sports & Memorabilia Expo

    Join the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie on Saturday, May 19 for the BG Entertainment Sports & Memorabilia Expo at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center. Tickets are available online. Click here.

    Hudson Valley Gives Day – May 16

    On May 16, 2018, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie will participate in the 3rd annual Hudson Valley’s Gives Day! What is Hudson Valley Gives? Hudson Valley Gives is a day of giving fueled by passion, collaboration and the power of social media. You can think of it as a type of digital telethon that benefits hundreds…

    Children’s Home Clinical Director to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Dr. David Crenshaw to be honored by New York Association for Play Therapy POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – On March 24, 2018 the New York Association for Play Therapy (NYAPT) will present David Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP with the 2018 NYAPT Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. David Crenshaw is a nationally renowned child psychologist who is best known for…

    2017 Annual Report Available

    We are excited to share with your our 2017 Annual Report. Please click the image below to read about the happenings at the Children’s Home.

    Children’s Home to Host 6th annual Open Your Heart Cocktail Concert

    Neil Berg’s Rockin’ Broadway to Perform On April 13, 2018, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie will host their 6th annual Open Your Heart Cocktail Concert. This year’s event will be held at The Grandview, in Poughkeepsie, NY from 6 – 9 pm. This wonderful evening begins with a cocktail party featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres and…

    Open Your Heart Cocktail Concert

    Join the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie at our 6th annual Open Your Heart Cocktail Concert Friday, April 13, 2018 • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Grandview • Poughkeepsie, NY This wonderful evening begins with a cocktail party featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. The evening continues with a 45-minute musical performance, seated…