The Orange County Youth Bureau’s mission is to promote positive youth development through county-wide integrated planning, funding, monitoring, coordinating and developing youth and family services programs for Orange County youth aged 0-21.
The Children & Family Services Plan, required by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services Office of Youth Development, guides Youth Bureau resource allocations and program coordination and development priorities. Quantitative data from the New York State Council on Children & Families Touchstones Kids Count Data Book and qualitative data collected by convening community planning groups, identify problems and strengths along with coordinated strategies to address them. We promote private and public partnerships, bringing together towns, villages, cities, social and educational agencies and private citizens including youth.
We are responsible for coordination efforts for Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), Safe School Ambassadors, Partners for Children, Youth and Families, and High School and College Internships throughout Orange County Departments.
The Orange County Youth Bureau administers funding in the following categories:
- Federal Funding: New York State Department of Health Successfully Transitioning Youth Into Adolescence (STYA)
- State Funding: New York State Office of Children & Family Services Youth Development Program (YDP)
- State Funding: New York State Office of Children & Family Services Runaway Homeless Youth Act (RHYA)
- County Funding: County of Orange “Solutions”
The Orange County Youth Bureau is a member of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus and the Hudson Valley Youth Bureau Association, as we advocate for the adoption of strong legislation, regulations, policies and services that will promote healthy youth, families and communities in Orange County.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
You may contact the Youth Bureau at (845) 615-3620 for a complete listing of funded programs.