Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth was founded in 1886 with a focus of healing and strengthening children in a family setting. Today, our mission continues to strengthen children and families so they can live safely, independently, and productively within their home communities.
Many families across New York State are in crisis and need our help. When people are exposed to trauma during their childhood, they are more likely to experience negative physical health, mental health, and educational outcomes as an adult. They carry their trauma with them into adulthood and without intervention, can suffer from illness, early death, and poor quality of life.
Recognizing the physical and mental health risks associated with unresolved trauma, Berkshire has answered this call to action by establishing a trauma-informed model of treatment and care. This model extends across our 100 programs and services throughout New York State, meeting families where they need us most; in their homes and communities.