Hope For Youth

HFY Happenings

3rd of July 2021

Need love? Send love!

What a beautiful concept to remind someone that they are being thought of by a loved one. Throughout the month of February 2021, Caitlin Tehan and Valentina Pannullo created a project donation called “Need Love, Send Love” – the idea being a simple reminder to show someone…


30th of June 2021

Summertime Fun

Thank you to a recent donor, Robyn Baechtle, whom we received two dozen beach towels from. Hot weather is here and our youth have begun to enjoy outings to the beach and community pools. Towels are always needed. Shown is a sampling of some of…


25th of June 2021

Register Now! Run For Hope 5K

Saturday October 2, 2021 Rain or Shine – Heckscher State Park, Field One

Start Time 9:00 AM

Check-In Beginning at 8:00 AM

Tee Shirt included if Registered prior…


22nd of June 2021

Scholarship Winner Announced

The Cultural Diversity Scholarship recipient has been selected and we are happy to share that Lilinet Herrera was selected as our awardee! Lilinet interned with HFY and upon graduation, accepted a Case Manager position within the Adjustment Services Program (ASP). Way to go, Lilinet! We look forward to following…


18th of June 2021

Happy Juneteenth

Celebrated annually on June 19, the day is now recognized as a federal holiday. Juneteenth’s commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming and enforcing freedom of enslaved people in Texas, which was the last state…


16th of June 2021

Have You ever Thought of Fostering?

There is such a need for foster parents. Our new initiative, Project 21, is focused on addressing our foster family shortage, and the recruitment of foster parents. The decline in foster bed capacity was only accelerated by the pandemic as many potential foster families feared the enormous…


13th of June 2021

Register Now!

Our annual 5K is on for Saturday, October 2nd. Support Hope For Youth and come out to run, walk or volunteer. 9:00AM start time, rain or shine. Heckscher State Park. Field One. Register Here. We hope to see you!


11th of June 2021

Snack Donation

Featured on the left is Michelle Gamache, of Oceanside Schools. Her students held a snack drive for HFY youth – collecting lots of snack bags of goldfish, chips, pretzels, etc. Thank you Michelle and class!! Our supporters are just awesome! Shown with Michelle are HFY…


8th of June 2021

“Pay It No Mind”

Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson (1945-1992) was an African American trans woman who was a force behind the Stonewall Riots and surrounding activism that sparked a new phase of the LGBTQ+ movement in 1969. Along with Sylvia Rivera, she established the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries now…


5th of June 2021

A Success Story

A 17 year old Suffolk youth was referred to Hope for Youth’s Adjustment Service Program (ASP) after being arrested and charged with a crime. He struggled at times to meet his conditions of probation, and refrain from negative behavior that could affect his case. With the help…