Hope For Youth

HFY Happenings

9th of October 2020

SHOP YOUR HEART OUT and Support Hope For Youth

This 10-day community program, October 23 – November 1, offers shopping guests access to exclusive offers from multiple retailers throughout Westfield’s South Shore Mall located in Bay Shore, from discounted sales, to gifts with purchase, and more. And you get to select a nonprofit to support….

1st of October 2020

Kinship Caregiver Program

One of our newest programs debuted in September, the Kinship Caregiver Program. Funding is provided by NYS Office of Children and Family Services – Bureau of Permanency Services, via a 3 year contract.

The purpose of our Kinship Caregiver Program…

26th of September 2020

The Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic figure, was the longest serving woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her brilliant mind and commitment to justice is an inspiration to all. Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was only the second…

25th of September 2020

Did You Know, September is Kinship Care Month

Relatives raising youth when parents are unable to, occurs more frequently then you might think.

It is estimated that nationally, there are 2.65 million children in kinship care.

To learn more about kinship care or if you know someone currently…

21st of September 2020

Did You Know, September is Kinship Care Month

Kinship Care refers to relatives raising kids when their parents aren’t able to. It is estimated that nationally, more than 2.65 million youth are in kinship care.

To learn more about kinship care, and Hope For Youth’s support of these families, click

17th of September 2020

A Generous Donation for our Youth Shelter

Recently, members of Kings Park Scout troops 539G and 75 delivered a large collection of toiletries, flip flops, undergarments and socks, and hairbrushes. There was also a donation of gift cards! These needed and greatly appreciated items, are bound for our homeless/runaway youth shelter. HFY sends a…

14th of September 2020

Foster Parent Orientation

Most months of the year, HFY offers an orientation on the process to becoming a foster parent. Though the delivery is now different, being that the orientations are conducted virtually, the need is still just as great.

We are actively seeking foster families for…

11th of September 2020

Repeat Post – Seeking Gift Card Donations

Hope For Youth is always in need of gift cards. Charitable donations of cards are used in a variety of ways; providing a residential home with dinner one evening for a treat, a birthday gift for a youth, an award to work toward by doing chores and…

8th of September 2020

Rob & Ryan Legacy

Michelle Colvin on behalf of the Rob & Ryan Legacy recently delivered leather wallets, each with a gift card for Target and one for McDonalds. Michelle and family members of Rob and Ryan, and their networks, each year support HFY at back-to-school time. The donations are for…

4th of September 2020

September – Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone can be struggling with suicide.