All Saint Dominic's Family Services News


2019 Dinner
On February 7, more than 1,300 leaders of New York City’s business and labor industry came together to celebrate and raise money for Saint Dominic’s Family Services. The event, hosted by guest emcee, WNBC’s Raphael Miranda, raised over $1.36 million for the 141-year-old community organization.
Developmental Disabilities Program Deck the Halls with Christmas Spirit
In early December, the Developmental Disabilities Program's main hall was transformed into a winter wonderland with festivities and decorating. 
Annual Toy Drive Donations Support Those Served by the Agency

On December 1, 2018 we hosted our Annual Toy Drive at the at the St. Dominic’s School Gymnasium. Members of our staff, Board of Directors and the wider community all came together with their families to make the event a success.  

Anniversary Celebration Highlights Agency's 140 Years of Service
This year, Saint Dominic’s Family Services celebrates its 140th Anniversary. Started back in 1878 by Mother Mary Ann Sammon as an orphanage for girls in New York City. It was then expanded and set up permanent residence in what is now Blauvelt, NY. It is still operating on those very same grounds 140 years later. 
Annual Golf Tourney Sells Out Year After Year to Raise Funds
The 26th Annual Friends of Saint Dominic’s Golf Tournament raised over $345,000 for Saint Dominic’s Family Services. It was once again held at beautiful Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ.  For the second year in a row Mercedes Benz Nanuet sponsored the tournament as part of the Mercedes Benz Dealer Championship.
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.
Friends of Saint Dominic's Dinner 2018
Last night more than 1,000 leaders of New York City’s business and labor industry came together to celebrate and raise money for Saint Dominic’s Family Services. The dinner raised over $1.25 million for the 140-year-old community organization.
St. Dominic’s School Students Enjoy Day at JFK Airport
Four classes of students from St. Dominic’s School attended the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport Rotary Club's Annual Christmas Party for special needs children. 
SDFS Celebrates Our Adoptive Parents

In November, Saint Dominic's Family Services recognized the extraordinary families who have adopted or are in the process of adopting children in our Family Foster Care Program. Over 50 adults and children joined us to celebrate at the Family Service Center in the Bronx.

Annual Toy Drive 2017
The annual Saint Dominic's Family Services Toy Drive, held on December 2, 2017, was a great success. Our deepest gratitude to all who donated toys and gift cards to make the holidays brighter for the children in our care. 
Friends Golf 2017 Event
The 25th Annual Friends of St. Dominic’s Golf Tournament raised over $342,000 for Saint Dominic’s Family Services. 
Family Connections Community Event
Saint Dominic’s Family Services’ (SDFS) Family Connections Program was happy to participate in a recent community event sponsored by the Bronx South Division of Child Protection Services, a unit of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). 
TORCH Backpacks 2017
The students of the TORCH Therapeutic Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) were thrilled to receive a very special donation of backpacks filled with supplies, as well as gift cards, from the Owens Group Foundation for back-to-school. 
Campus Beautification Day
Recently, individuals with developmental disabilities, St. Dominic’s School students, and staff participated in a campus beautification day for our developmental disabilities Day Habilitation Program in Blauvelt. 
St. Dominic’s School 2017 Graduation
On June 16, 2017, the St. Dominic’s therapeutic K-12th grade school celebrated 16 student graduates. 
SDH is Awarded by Council on Accreditation

Saint Dominic’s Home (SDH) has once again achieved a national, four-year accreditation in the field of human services by the Council on Accreditation (COA). The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice.

Saint Dominic's Home's Healthy Eating Initiative Program

"What's for Dinner?" is on everyone's mind who participated in the Saint Dominic's Home's Healthy Eating Initiative Program. Thanks to the Walmart Foundation, children and families from the Saint Dominic's Home Foster Care Program received a first-hand look at where their food comes from in this farm to table experience.

New Student-Adult Partnership

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.

Foster Care Gets A Taste of Farm to Table

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.

St. Dominic’s School Life Skills Program

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.

School Partners with People to People
Saint Dominic's Home is pleased to partner with People to People this season to collect coats for families in Rockland County.