Judy Kydon, Executive Director
I am pleased you have taken the time to visit our website and appreciate your interest in Saint Dominic's Home.
Our purpose is quite simple and straightforward: to help people in need to reach their potential through compassionate professional care and quality services fostered by a family focused culture and environment.
We were founded in 1878 by a very dedicated and determined Dominican Sister of Blauvelt, Mother Mary Ann Sammon, who began Saint Dominic’s Home as a safe haven for immigrant children who had been abandoned on the streets of New York City.
While we no longer operate as a home for children we do carry on our founder's mission of bettering the lives of people most in need.
We provide person-centered compassionate care for individuals with developmental disabilities so they can live their lives with hope and dignity in a family-like setting.
We prepare and support foster parents so they can give children, who often have been neglected, abused, or abandoned, a brighter future and a loving home and family.
We deliver a continuum of care to adults with mental illness and provide them the greatest level of independence.
We enable children -- kindergarten to grade 8, who have emotional challenges and educational deficiencies to reach their potential and be successful in a traditional academic setting.
We grow the minds of disadvantaged preschoolers (ages 2.7 - 5) so they are motivated and excited to excel in kindergarten and beyond.
We give children and youth with developmental disabilities and serious emotional disturbance living at home the opportunity to live in a more stable family environment.
The 800-plus employees of Saint Dominic’s Home know they are part of an agency that is rich in history and based on six values of Compassion, Dignity, Family, Trust, Potential and Hope. This is the promise we provide to the people we serve every day and is what they come to expect of Saint Dominic’s Home.
Thank you for the opportunity to share with you our agency via this website.
Judy D. Kydon