What We Do

Youth Services

Pre-K Program

Provides quality and affordable early childhood opportunities and promotes school success by providing positive role models and social experiences geared toward the development of character, strong values and healthy relationships.  Pre-K for 3 year olds. Universal Pre-K for children 4 and 5 years old.

Youth & Teen Program

A pro social recreational program for youth 5 - 12 years old.  The Afterschool Program operates Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm during the academic year. Day Camp Horizon, a summer program for youth 5 - 12 years old, is offered during July and August, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

The Teen Program for young people 13 to 19 years old operates Monday through Friday from 2:30 - 5:00 pm.  Additionally, there is program two nights a week from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Youth Resources Program

For young people 12 to 19 years old who are at risk due to criminal behavior, school truancy/drop-out, substance abuse, pregnancy or parenthood. Hours vary and include days and evenings.

Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP)

The goal of CAPP is to educate teens about their sexual health and development and to assist them in making safe choices.  This age-appropriate sexuality education has been shown to be successful in reducing teen pregnancy. Along with education on life skills, healthy relationships, financial literacy and self esteem, the CAPP program aids youth in becoming independent and self aware young adults.  Parental involvement is important to the success of students and, together, Huntington and parents can promote sexual health for teens residing in Onondaga county.

Huntington Adolescent Safe Options Treatment Program (HASOTP)

The Huntington Adolescent Safe Options Treatment Program works with youth who have exhibited sexually reactive or aggressive behaviors.  The program began in 1984 and continues to provide help and support to youth and their families in resolving issues of sexual victimization and stopping the cycle of sexual abuse.  Our main goal is to develop a trusting and therapeutic relationship with the victim that promotes safety.  It is our desire to empower victims in strengthening and building their self image.

Family Services

Huntington Observation and Parent Education (HOPE)

HOPE is a supervised visitation and parent education program for parents with children in foster care.  The primary goal of the program is to safely reunify families.  Typically, once a week parents begin the service by receiving a half hour of pre-counseling, a 90 minute supervised visit with their children, and a half hour of post-counseling.  Increased visitation time occurs as parents progress and/or more time is recommended by the Department of Social Services and family service providers.  Visits can also occur in the home and community when deemed appropriate.  Parents are provided individual and group education and instruction based on the National Extension Parent Education Model of Critical Parenting Practices.

Focus on Families (FOF)

The Focus on Families (FOF) program offers in-home family therapy in order to strengthen a family's ability to create a safe, nurturing environment where all members of the family can thrive. FOF Therapists utilize a wide variety of therapeutic skills and can engage families as individuals, couples, or the whole family together.  FOF Therapists partner with families to assess and prioritize their needs based on identified strengths and resources in an effort to create goals that will lead to long term family success. The FOF Program also provides unbiased and strength-based Psychosocial and Parenting Assessments which can generate recommendations and referrals for services based on the family's identified needs. Referrals for the Focus on Families Program can be made through the Department of Social Services in Oswego County. 

Family Support Network

This unique year-round parenting program is for parents of all learning abilities and places an emphasis on learning through a variety of approaches. The goal of this program is to improve family functioning and to help parents develop the skills, abilities, and insights to successfully care for their children.

The Family Support Network program provides support and home visitation on an as-needed basis to pregnant/parenting adults. Group sessions provide parenting education, basic life skills, and information linkages to other community programs. The group experience promotes peer support, fosters friendships, and lessens feelings of isolation.

The goal of this program is to assist people with developmental disabilties in gaining access to necessary services and supports to help them lead successful lives in the community according to their personal needs and desires.

Young Parents Program

The Young Parents Program was developed in response to the needs communicated by young parents, health care personnel, and school professionals. The primary long-term goal of the Young Parents Program is to provide parents with the necessary and appropriate skills to foster a sustained healthy relationship with their children. The Young Parents Program provides support and home visits (on an as-needed basis) to pregnant or parenting mothers and fathers. The group meets weekly, provides education and peer support, fosters friendships, and lessens feelings of isolation.

Hello Baby Program

This program provides group education to reduce barriers to accessing medical care during and after pregnancy.  The goal of this program is to support best possible pregnancy outcomes, deliveries, and healthy babies and moms through a weekly support and educational group and individual support as needed.  Program participants are linked to other existing Huntington services as well as to community agencies.

Emergency Services

Helps individuals and families meet their needs for nutritional food and adequate clothing and allows them to live with the highest degree of independence. The Food Pantry is open Monday and Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  The Trading Post provides free clothing for families and individuals in need. The Trading Post is open Monday and Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Senior Services

The goal of each of Huntington Family Centers' senior programs is to reduce isolation and loneliness through outreach, linkages, and support services so that each individual is able to experience their highest degree of independence.

Neighborhood Advisors

Huntington's Neighborhood Advisor program provides intensive outreach and referrals to persons 60 years of age and older to services and support networks, which lessen feelings of isolation and enables them to experience their highest degree of independence.

Brighton Towers Service Coordination

Onsite assistance for residents living at Brighton Towers with information and referral to needed services. A "lending closet" of mobility aids, as well as a small food pantry for emergency assistance is provided.

Clover Corner

Clover Corner senior program is a multipurpose program designed to offer adults 60 years of age and older of all abilities daily options for socialization, information, education, and leisure time activities. This program provides contact with other seniors in the community by providing peer support, fostering friendships and lessening feelings of isolation.