Welcome to Saint Dominic's HomeSaint Dominic's Home is a nonprofit human services organization founded by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt in 1878. We provide foster care and prevention, developmental disabilities, mental health, therapeutic education, and preschool services to about 2,000 children, adults and families in the Bronx, Rockland and Orange Counties.
Located in Blauvelt, N.Y., St. Dominic’s School,also known as a K-12th grade 853 School, services a diverse population of students with social-emotional needs, autism, neurological impairments and other learning disabilities.
St. Dominic's Therapeutic Preschool,located in the Bronx, is a New York State Approved Bilingual Pre-school program that provides a full range of educational and clinical services to special education and non-disabled children, 2.7 to 5.0 years of age.
St. Dominic's Universal Preschool (UPK),This FREE full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program is for English speaking as well as bilingual (English/Spanish) children who will be 4 years old before December 31, 2014.
The Family Foster Care Programcurrently provides foster and kinship care to approximately 400 children in the Bronx who have been referred to the agency through the Administration for Children's Services, as well as approximately 50 additional children in its Treatment Family Foster Care unit.
The Developmental Disabilities Departmentprovides therapeutic residential programs for developmentally disabled adults and children. We provide Intermediate Care Facilities, Individualized Residential Alternatives, Day Habilitation Program, Service Coordination and Community Habilitation in Rockland County, Orange County and the Bronx.
Mental Health ProgramsSaint Dominic’s Home operates four programs for adults with mental illness in Rockland County certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Our continuum of care ranges from a supervised level of care requiring 24-hour staff supervision to the operation of supported apartments.
Saint Dominic's Homeprovides home-based services in the Bronx and Rockland County to prevent separation of families, increase family stability and reduce the stressors that families face.
Community Based Services Department
The 24th Annual Friends of Saint Dominic’s Golf Tournament was held on August 1, 2016 at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ, raising $373,000 for St. Dominic’s Home. Over 200 golfers played at the beautiful Edgewood Country Club and enjoyed a day of fun and fine food.
St. Dominic’s School students working toward their SACC degree (Skills and Achievement Commencement Credentials) are flourishing in the relatively new program, which enhances their strengths and levels of independence in academic, career development and foundation skills needed for post-school living, learning and working.
Smart, fledgling businesses know when to bring on the right partner to help grow their business. This is the case with the Sunshine Canteen, a snack-delivery business operated by the Saint Dominic’s Home Day Habilitation Program.
Farm to table is not just a concept practiced by chefs of the toniest Manhattan restaurants, it’s something Saint Dominic’s Home Family Foster Care Department had the opportunity to teach their foster care families in the Bronx and have them experience the benefits of fresh from the farm foods.