Our Agencies

Astor Services for Children & Families

Services Provided: 
Early Intervention & Special Education /
Foster Care & Group Homes /
Therapeutic Counseling /
Coordinating Services /
Counseling /
Preventive Services /
Addiction Services /
Residences for Special Needs /
Help for Minors

Established in 1953 on property donated by Vincent Astor to the Archdiocese of New York, Astor Services for Children & Families was originally administered by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

An innovative leader in services for children with psychiatric disorders, Astor Services for Children & Families became one of the first mental health facilities for children in the nation to receive accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. It now spans from Dutchess County to New York City and is sponsored by the Catholic Charities Alliance.

It offers a residential home for children, child guidance and counseling centers, an early childhood and day treatment programs. It also provides home-based crisis intervention and school-based preventative services that enable emotionally disturbed youngsters to live at home and attend neighborhood schools.

The U.S. Department of Education designated Astor Learning Center a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Need Help?

If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

James McGuirk, Ph.D

(845) 871-1000

6339 Mill Street, PO Box 5005
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-5005