Hope For Youth

HFY Happenings

27th of March 2021

Comfort Cases

Comfort Cases’ mission is to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care. A Comfort Case gives a child entering foster care a sense of dignity and hope. Each is packed with a cozy new pair of pajamas, a stuffed animal to hug,…

24th of March 2021

Pioneer LGBT Activist

In our ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, please read about Sylvia Rivera
Sylvia Rivera, a mixed-race Venezuelan-Puerto Rican trans women, was a pioneering LGBT activist who fought tirelessly for trans rights, often credited as the person to “put the “t” in LGBT activism.” Together with Marsha P….

18th of March 2021

Mentoring Pilot Program with Seniors

Hope For Youth is happy to announce a new mentoring program, getting underway in the very near future. This pilot program will involve HFY teens and the senior residents of Nassau Rehabilitation. These virtual sessions will provide additional human connection for both the seniors and our…

15th of March 2021


GET INVOLVED: Hugs For Hope Stuffed Animal Drive

While in our care, safe home-like environments are provided and to complete the family atmosphere, children are offered a stuffed animal of their choosing. Throughout the year, teddy bears and other toys are given to…

11th of March 2021

Foster Families Needed

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Foster Parent Virtual Orientation

We are actively seeking foster families for children of all ages, and for sibling groups. Please consider learning about how you can open your heart, and home, to a child…

8th of March 2021

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. A celebration of the achievements of women and their contributions to social, economic, cultural and political advancements. We not only celebrate achievements but struggles…

5th of March 2021

March Employee of the Month

During her first year at Hope for Youth, ASP case manager, Lilinet Herrera, showed a high level of motivation in meeting the needs of her clients, while maintaining an optimistic and energetic attitude. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilinet adapted seamlessly to working with clients both virtually and…

1st of March 2021

Social Work Appreciation Month

The month of March is Social Work Appreciation Month! 🥰 We love our social workers, and the difference they make in the lives of our youth and their families. Thank you for your hard work and all your contributions to HFY! As practitioners, social workers are trained…

26th of February 2021

So many amazing individuals in all industries, having made tremendous contributions. Learn about them, recognize them, acknowledge them!

22nd of February 2021

Black History Month Celebration Continues

The Hope For Youth Cultural Diversity Committee had many individuals to select from, to share with you of their success and accomplishments. The following bio is of the individual considered to be the “Father of Black Psychology”. Francis Cecil Sumner, Ph.D. was the first African American to…