Group Emergency Foster Care
The Group Emergency Foster Care program was established in February 2003 with six beds to meet a critical need for children removed from their families by Dutchess County’s Child Protective Services. This program provides Child Protective Services from several counties with 24/7 availability of residential care for children who are in imminent danger if they remain in their homes.
This program serves children from birth to eighteen years of age and is tailored to serve individual children and sibling groups. Full diagnostic services are coordinated by the Home’s nursing staff, which allows the County to make more informed decisions regarding the eventual placement of children and youth in longer term options such as family foster homes, boarding homes, group homes or residential treatment centers.