Homemaker Services

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Trained para-professionals help parents care for their children in times of crisis.

Since 1933, The Children's Aid Society's Family Homemaker Services has been a bedrock of support for families facing crises that threaten their ability to stay safely together. We are proud to provide this very specialized service and to operate the oldest existing homemaker program in the country.

Children’s Aid's homemakers are certified para-professionals trained to help parents care for their children and manage their homes in times of upheaval. Our homemakers are available to help their families any day of the week and currently serve approximately 85 families and 200 children. The families we serve live in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, and are referred to Children’s Aid through two New York City agencies: the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and the Human Resources Administration (HRA). A family's needs determine the length of time it receives homemaker services, but it is often less than one year.

Homemakers provide:

  • Household Management
  • Family Support Counseling
  • Advocacy

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To refer a family or to self-refer, call either the ACS Homecare Division at (212) 676-6800 or, in the case of HIV/AIDS-infection, call HRA at (212) 620-9820.

For more information

For more information about Homemaker Services, call Charlene Visconti, Director of Homemaker Services, at (212) 949-4883.