Same Commitment, New Name:

Saint Dominic’s Home is Now Saint Dominic’s Family Services


Steeped in history and poised for the future, Saint Dominic's Home will now be known as Saint Dominic's Family Services. The nonprofit human service organization has spent the previous year undergoing a rebranding process to update its name, tagline, mission statement and logo.


The name change holds onto the values of the organization's founding mission and more accurately reflects the vast array of family-focused services provided. The tagline is also more descriptive of the goals of the services provided: Empowering People, Preserving Families, Inspiring Hope Since 1878.


Saint Dominic's Home was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt in 1878. First known as Saint Joseph's Orphan Home and later Asylum of the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Saint Dominic’s Home began as an orphanage in the late 19th Century to care for orphaned and abandoned children from New York City. In 1962, the name was changed to Saint Dominic's Home.


"We are very proud of Saint Dominic’s long history of compassionate care to those most in need in our communities, a ministry which the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt began 140 years ago," states Sister Mary Flood, O.P., Saint Dominic's Family Services Board Chair.


Throughout its existence, services have been added to meet the continuing needs of the community. The organization currently provides care in the following service areas with compassion and dignity: foster care and prevention, developmental disabilities, community-based mental health, therapeutic education, and preschool services. About 2,000 children, adults and families are assisted each year in Rockland, Orange and Bronx Counties. This work is carried out by a well-trained and devoted staff of over 800 individuals.


*Judith D. Kydon, President and CEO, notes, "Today, Saint Dominic's Family Services is a multi-service, 53 million dollar organization, well-positioned to face the future of service delivery. We are excited to continue our journey and commitment to enable those we serve to achieve their highest potential and live the most independent, stable, and fulfilling lives possible."


Saint Dominic’s Family Services is headquartered at 500 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY 10913. To learn more about Saint Dominic’s Family Services, please visit