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Welcome to ANDRUS!

For more than 80 years, ANDRUS has been a proud provider of programs and services for children and families throughout Westchester County and the tri-state area. Every year, we reach over 2500 children and families with a broad spectrum of preventive and restorative services for families and their children from birth through adolescence.

In 1928, philanthropist John Emory Andrus founded an orphanage, the original Andrus Children’s Home, as a memorial to his wife, Julia.  Our beautiful 107-acre campus was the childhood home of Julia who had been adopted by the Dyckman family.  John Andrus constructed spacious Tudor residences and landscaped grounds to instill in children the belief that they were valued and loved.  His legacy of attention to quality, safety and nurturing care has continuously shaped our work.

Over the years, ANDRUS has evolved into a leading provider and innovator of services for families and children.  Because we understand that the major challenges that families face require comprehensive solutions, our work goes beyond the provision of direct care services to include research and evaluation, development of new models of care, professional teaching and training, and influence on public policy.  We provide residential treatment through our Campus-Based programs. Our Mental Health Division operates clinics and satellite programs in Peekskill, White Plains and Yonkers. We have extended the range of our Community-Based initiatives through partnerships with other organizations, including early childhood centers, public schools, homeless housing programs and mental health clinics across the New York Metropolitan area and beyond.  In recent years, our successes have included leadership of the community collaborative Yonkers Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), creation of the Andrus Center for Learning and Innovation (ACLI), and development of Sanctuary, a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change which we share with other service providers through the Sanctuary Institute. Andrus is proud that its services are available to all regardless of race, color, creed, gender, disability, socio-economic status or sexual orientation.

In remaining true to John Andrus’s vision, our Board and staff are committed to giving every child the best possible opportunity for a safe and fulfilling life by providing resources to improve their health and resilience.  We thank you for your interest and encourage you to contact us to learn more about our work.