Healing Children and Families Since 1876

The Children’s Home of Kingston is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We provide a progressive range of services to boys and young men between the ages of 8 and 21 whose personal, social, developmental, or family situations preclude them from living at home or in a less restrictive setting, and who may benefit from milieu therapy, active psycho-therapeutic interventions, and specialized care.


We offer:

  • A structured environment enabling boys to explore their challenging behavior and learn successful new ways of relating to their families and communities.
  • A school that encourages boys to open themselves to learning and interest in their future careers.
  • Family support facilitating a return to the home as soon as appropriately possible.
  • A well-balanced community environment strengthening their ability to make positive choices.


Day Program for boys referred by local school districts who need and receive special education services along with individual, group and family counseling as needed.

Grove Street Academy is a special education on-campus school for grades 4-12 that provides a unique individualized learning setting and intensive academic assistance.

New Horizons serves vulnerable youth in a safe, residential environment that also includes education and independent living training.

Residential Treatment for boys offering special education in an on-campus school; a 24-hour behavioral level child care system; family therapy; group and individual therapy, psychiatric and psychological assessments; recreation; and medical, dental, and nutritional health services.


Behavior Management optionally provides a plan that outlines the appropriate and prescribed methods of supporting the child in controlling his behaviors during school hours and is based upon strengths, needs and risks.

Clinical Services for residents are provided by Residential Therapists supervised by the Director of Clinical Services, and for day students at Grove Street Academy by a School Counselor, who is supervised by the Director of Educational Services.

Health Services are provided for our residents and day students. Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses assess the needs of sick and injured boys and refer them to the appropriate physician or facility as necessary.

Independent Living Skills address a youth’s strengths and weaknesses in areas of daily living skills and independent living skills.

Recreational Services offer an opportunity to constructively release energy, and provides residents with opportunities to practice newly developed social skills in real life situations.