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Closed 31/12/2021
Berkshire Farm Center And Services For Youth

Support Children & Families in need Across NYS this Holiday Season

More than ever, we are seeing families struggle to maintain their basic needs, making support from donors like you even more critical for children and their families. Help a child and family stay safe, healthy and remain together this holiday season.
US$950
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by 13 supporters
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Closed on 31/12/2021
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Story

During 2020, as the pandemic hit our communities hard, its tough and startling to imagine but more than 3,000 children and families across New York State came to Berkshire Farm Center requiring help, intervention, services, and supports specifically through our Family Preservation Programs.

Of these families, 100% were in crisis and at risk of having their children removed from their home. Safety and basic needs were issues that we immediately addressed - housing, food, and access to mental health services as well as substance abuse services. And, because of the issues caused by the pandemic, we also assisted families with access to WIFI for virtual learning, school supplies, masks and other items needed to remain safe. After the family was stabilized, our team connected them to community resources. And checked in. And never stopped meeting children and families where they needed us the most in their homes despite the pandemic.

We are proud to share that 92% of these families stayed and remain together!

However, the need for services has increased more than threefold. The pandemic has impacted our ability to hold fundraising events at the level that we have in the past, our state funding streams have not increased their budgets to us, and our staffing capacity has been challenged.

This is a trying, frustrating time for everyone. For children living in poverty, the impact is far greater than we could imagine. And we are not out of the woods yet. We kindly ask for your support with a donation to help provide direct services to the children and families we serve across NYS.

Thank you for caring so deeply about them. Our community is better because of you.

About the charity

Our mission is to strengthen children & families so they can live safely, independently & productively within their home communities. With 100 programs in over 55 counties across NYS, our trauma-informed model of treatment & care meets families where they need us most; in their home communities.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$950.00
Online donations
US$950.00
Offline donations
US$0.00
Direct donations
US$100.00
Donations via fundraisers
US$850.00

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