The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.
No child should be born into poverty, but as we know all too well, millions are. In New York City, nearly 1 out of every 3 children is poor. It is our city’s highest rate of child poverty in decades.
We owe these children more. They deserve a fair opportunity to take part in the American Dream — the idea that where you end up in life should not be determined by where you started. At The Children’s Aid Society, that’s our promise to New York City’s children.
We serve New York’s neediest children and their families at more than 45 locations in the 5 boroughs and Westchester County. Our caring begins before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs. We also offer a host of services for parents, including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and health care access.
Together, we can help prepare vulnerable New York City children for what we believe is the ultimate goal: college graduation.