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Families First is changing and growing! New York State has rolled out new Children and Family Treatment and Support Services, and Families First is pleased to be able to offer these to families in need. These include therapy services such as assessments and/or counseling, rehabilitation services such as skill building for children and families, and Family and Youth Peer Support Services. For a more detailed description of these services, please look under our Programs and Services Tab in the What We Do section.




There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.

It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.

Whether it be adopting an animal or helping in various other ways, we hope you’ll take part in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.