Family Preservation Services

Kinship Family & Youth Family Preservation services provide access to safe and stable family environments for children while helping families build their capacity for healthy functioning. Family Preservation Services are offered as follows:

Healthy Families Steuben


SHAPE provides tailored home-visiting in Steuben, Allegany and Yates counties to help improve family relationships and keep troubled families together. We educate families on:

  • Providing a safe and healthy environment for their child or childrenFamilyAtTable
  • Child development and parenting
  • Conflict management strategies
  • Goal-setting
  • Accessing community resources

Need to Know:
Locations and Contact Information
Main Office
6251 County Route 64
Suite 102
Hornell, NY 14843

Allegany County Office
1 Schuyler St.
Belmont, NY 14813

Yates County Office
1 Keuka Business Park, Suite 106
Penn Yan, NY 14527

In-home services are provided by appointment and group activities occur as scheduled.

There are no fees for the SHAPE program. Referred families participate free of charge.

How to Enroll
Families are referred to the program by other agencies that serve them. Depending on the county, some families are required to participate and others participate voluntarily.

639146_15609950Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care provides coordination to ensure that children in foster care receive planned services in support of their overall well-being and their ability to return home. In addition, we recruit, train and support foster parents, providing:

  • Pre-service and ongoing training
  • 24/7 support
  • A generous monthly stipend
  • Foster family activities

Need to Know:
Locations and Contact Information
Therapeutic Foster Care
6251 County Route 64
Suite 102
Hornell, NY 14843

The program’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There are no fees for families to participate in the program. Foster parents are paid a stipend when serving in that role.

How to Enroll
Children who have special psychological, social, emotional or behavioral needs and are in need of foster care are referred to the program. Prospective foster parents come from all walks of life but have things in common including a love for children, dedication to child well-being, and the unique ability to love and let go of children who may return to their birth parents or be adopted. Prospective foster parents must go through a background check and meet certain other requirements [link to doc]. Call the program office for details.

Contact Us

Catholic Charities of Steuben
23 Liberty Street
Bath, NY  14810
p:  607-776-8085
f:  607-776-4092
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