Graham Windham

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1946 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
United States

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Monday 10 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM-5 PM
Thursday 10 AM-5 PM
Friday 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Graham provides a full range of programs so that children and their families are empowered to succeed. Graham’s services include after-school programs, mental and behavioral health services, education, career coaching, internship programs, and a range of parenting supports; when necessary, Graham provides foster care and adoption services.

Since its founding in 1806, Graham has been developing and implementing innovative solutions in child welfare and family support that deliver superior results. Graham uses data and input from our children, families, and staff to continually create new services and practices. Due to their extraordinary success, many of these have been adopted citywide and nationally.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

Raising foster children is a rewarding and life-changing experience. You can make a real difference in a child's life, helping them on a path toward success.

Remember that fostering affects the whole family, so talk to your partner and biological children if you're considering this journey. Learn more about what to expect and ensure it fits your lifestyle. You must be healthy and have enough time and energy to care for a child and meet their needs. This is important for gaining foster parent approval because every child must have this foundation of support.

Each state has requirements for foster parents. In New York, applicants must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Live in a safe and stable environment
  • Have enough space for a foster child
  • Show financially stability
  • Prove that all family members are in good health
  • Pass a background check
  • Clear a home safety inspection
  • Attend required foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study process
  • Provide a minimum of three character references

Foster families in New York can rent or own their homes. Adults can become foster parents no matter their marital or divorce status. All adults who are living in the home with foster children must pass the New York required criminal background check. Every adult must complete both state and federal background checks and undergo fingerprinting.

Interested candidates can make the first call to foster services and get the approval and licensing process started. Contact the New York Office of Children and Family Services (NYOCFS) or your local Department of Social Services (DSS). The first step after expressing interest will be to attend a foster orientation. Potential foster parents can learn about the approval process at the event and get questions answered by a foster child advocate.

The foster parent training requirement begins with pre-service training. After getting licensed, foster parents must participate in ongoing training and educational programs.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.6 / 5
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Shide Burney
Sep 21, 2023

Vincent davis does nothing but harass me and my child. Constantly firing and rehiring new social workers. I’m going on my 5th social worker and I been with this harassing program for 2 years. Why so long ? No court order no nothing. This is just harassment. I literally need to move out of this state just to be left alone. They been coming to my house every week for 2 years. Leave me alone. I feel so harassed. I feel terrorized in my own home. This program should be illegal. I have no privacy.

Rating: 1

Kiene Spiele
May 09, 2023

The staff are horrible here. Extremely unprofessional and don’t communicate well. Don’t take up a profession working with people if it’s hard to just speak, be verbal, and can’t even take on business properly that involves other people’s kids and lives. Bunch of nasty acting workers here, disrespectful and don’t respect the children, the parent or the assigned person to the family talks junk to other workers there that are not assigned to the case and don’t know anything about what’s going on. I’m sure that behavior is against the protocol there so people that work there shouldn’t be conducting themselves in that manner. I don’t honestly don’t know how the people that work there sleep at night and know that they are not for kids and use children as a check. Should be ashamed of yourselves!!!! And the a holes working there your Karma is awaiting!

Rating: 1

ana cepin
Aug 24, 2021

(Translated by Google) Excellent


Rating: 5

Jennifer Brown
Mar 23, 2021

Overall, a good child welfare agency.

Rating: 3

The Family Business
Jun 06, 2020

A nice and a quiet neighborhood

Rating: 5