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Northern Rivers Family of Services offers a continuum of residential treatment options that can help any youth find success.
When a youth is unable to safely be maintained home with family, residential programs may be the right solution. Our residential programs, administered by Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center with campuses in Albany and Schenectady, are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), and combine a specialized therapeutic environment with the right kind of atmosphere that will benefit clients regardless of their challenges and goals. Click here for an overview of all the Residential services Northern Rivers offers.
The Northern Rivers Difference
We believe that residential care should be a brief stop on the road to recovery for youth, and that the family is the strongest resource we have in developing a plan for success. Our goals are to stabilize the situation, provide trauma-informed, youth and family-driven services, and to develop and implement a plan for community reintegration from day one.
Every youth in our care deserves a rich, full experience. That’s why we ensure that every one of our residents receives the following.
Whether one of our 853 special education schools, public school, vocational programs, or higher education is appropriate, each resident receives the support he or she needs to set and meet their educational and career goals.
Many residential sites have on-site medical care, and all youth have access to psychological, nursing, psychiatric, medication management, and physical health services.
We offer a full range of therapeutic recreational activities inside our residences and out in the community. From intramural clubs to trips to sporting events, museums, and concerts, we allow every youth to broaden their horizons and nurture their passions.
Community involvement and volunteerism
We reinforce the importance of citizenship, and we encourage our residents to get involved with a wide variety of community and charitable initiatives. From neighborhood cleanups to awareness campaigns, we encourage each resident to pursue what’s meaningful to them.
Planning for the future
Through clinical assessments and ongoing support, we focus on what comes next—whether that’s returning to family or independence.
For more information, in Albany contact:
In Schenectady contact:
Nancy Van Allen
518.346.2387, ext. 4509