Heery Center for Young Families

The Heery Center provides trauma-informed Residential Services for pregnant and parenting adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21, who have been placed in the care and custody of their county as a result of parental abuse/neglect, PINS/JD behaviors or other circumstances that have placed them and their children at risk of harm. The goal of this program is to provide a wide range of services to promote safety, education and stability. Such comprehensive services include:

  • Independent Living Skills education (on both an individual and group level)
  • Parenting education and support
  • Educational Coordination and tutoring
  • Medical Care coordination and support
  • Clinical Counseling to include youth, putative fathers and/or primary resource person
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Child care to enable youth to go to school, work and/or participate in all activities associated with the program
  • Job opportunities and/or assistance with obtaining employment
  • Full range of assessment and referral services
  • Permanency planning
  • Case management
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy
  • Comprehensive discharge planning & 90 days of aftercare services

For Information And Referrals

27 N. Main Avenue
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: 518-482-8836
Fax: 518-482-5805
Sherri Girard-Schulz, Associate Executive Director of Residential Services

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