Description & History

The Children?s Village was founded in 1851 to shelter the homeless immigrant children of New York City?s Lower East Side.

CV moved to its present headquarters in Westchester County, NY, in 1905, and today The Children?s Village is a leader in protecting and nurturing at-risk youth across the New York region, serving more than 1,000 children in residential programs and reaching approximately 6,000 children in the community each year.

The Children?s Village has a 150 acre campus in Dobbs Ferry, NY, which is the site of the agency?s residential treatment school and administrative headquarters.

The campus includes long-term residential treatment programs, a short-term crisis intervention center, temporary placement for youth awaiting a court disposition, and a public school that educates all of these children as well as day students from around the region.

CV also maintains offices in Harlem and the Bronx in New York City, as well as program sites around Westchester County.

CV has approximately 800 full-time staff, 100 part-time employees, and 600 community volunteers.

The Children?s Village is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

About the organization

The Children's Village - NYC

Candida Fitts
Volunteer Manager
(914) 693-0600 x 1586
Topher Nichols
Volunteer Coordinator
(914) 693-0600 xt 1819
Marie Floro
Administrative Assistant
(914) 693-0600 x1587