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Children's Aid

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117 West 124th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027

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  • The name and logo at Children’s Aid has changed. Does that mean the mission has changed as well?

    Children’s Aid has been delivering innovative programs to children, youth, and families in New York City since it was founded by Charles Loring Brace in 1853. We continue to help New Yorkers learn, grow, and be leaders of their own lives to this day. While we have modified our name, designed a brand-new logo, and added a tag line, our commitment to combating poverty remains as strong today as it has ever been. We welcome your involvement in helping all young people realize their fullest potential.

  • How can I support Children’s Aid?

    There are a number of ways to get involved and support the work of Children’s Aid. By making a tax-deductible contribution to Children’s Aid, you are supporting nearly 50,000 children, youth, and families as they aspire to reach their fullest potential. You can also volunteer, make a corporate gift, or attend an event in support of our work.

  • Is my donation tax deductible?

    Children’s Aid is a 501(c)3 charity, and all contributions are tax deductible as permissible by law.

  • How do I know my money is being well-spent?

    For 16 consecutive years, Children’s Aid has been recognized by Charity Navigator as a four-star charity for our financial health, accountability, and transparency. We have also received the Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal which helps provide donors piece of mind when making a contribution to Children’s Aid, where 85 cents from every dollar goes to program services.

  • Does Children’s Aid have planned giving?

    Yes! Making a legacy gift is an important way to support the work of Children’s Aid for years to come. Planned giving options include bequests, stock gifts, and charitable gift annuities. Learn more about planned giving by contacting our development office at 212-949-4936 or

  • What do Children’s Aid programs cost?

    Most Children’s Aid programs are free for children, youth, and families across New York City. Some of our early childhood programs provide education on a sliding scale based on need. We accept Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and commercial insurance for health care services provided at our community and school-based health centers. We assist uninsured families in applying for public health insurance and provide services on a sliding fee scale.

  • How does Children’s Aid support children, youth, and families in New York City?

    Children’s Aid offers more than 100 programs at more than 40 sites to nearly 50,000 chil­dren, youth, and families from across all five boroughs of New York City. Our focus on Academic and Social-Emotional Learning ensures that children and youth are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. Our Health and Nutrition programs provide high-quality services and education that lay the foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness. Family and Community supports offer kids the chance to shine, and provide parents and guardians with the tools needed to build nurturing families and strong communities. Working together, this host of services helps children and families learn, grow, and lead.