Helping Children and Families Thrive
We are driven to secure the well-being of children, and strengthen families, in a manner that’s just, guided by knowledge, and delivered with unmatched excellence.
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Celebrating 175 years
We invite you to join our year-long celebration marking 175 years of strengthening children and families!
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Become a Foster Parent
Foster Parents play a key role in strengthening families and their children.
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The Robert and Barbara Fitzsimmons Children and Family Fund
Memorializing the long-time support of Robert and Barbara Fitzsimmons and continuing the family legacy, this unique fund has been launched as a cornerstone of Seamen’s Society’s 175th anniversary celebration.
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Seamen’s Society for Children and Families

The mission of Seamen’s Society for Children and Families is to provide the highest quality services in the community to strengthen and preserve families so that children and adults have the opportunity to realize their full potential.

About us

We're dedicated to securing the safety and well-being of the children and families entrusted to our care.

Founded in 1846, Seamen’s Society for Children and Families, a private New York nonprofit organization, is dedicated to securing the safety and well-being of the children and families entrusted to our care. 

Each day, we serve over 1,250 children and over 500 families

Our programs protect and care for our communities’ most vulnerable children, while strengthening families living with mental illness, alcohol addiction, substance abuse, domestic/intimate partner violence, and other circumstances which can threaten a child’s safety and future. 

We work in a trauma-informed, compassionate manner to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve.


Seamen’s Society's Impact


Children assisted through our Family Support Services Program in 2020.


Children cared for through our Foster Care Program in 2020.


Clients currently supported by our Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Program.

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