CGS is one of the largest foster care providers in the State of New York, serving over 1,000 children in care annually throughout the New York City area. Protecting children and helping them gain a loving and permanent home is at the very center of our work and mission.


CGS provides residential supports and services for more than 200 people with a developmental disability. We have over 30 community-based residences in NYC and Long Island and many residents have called CGS home for decades. We also provide services such as workforce training and respite. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality care and support to our clients, encouraging them to reach their highest levels of independence and become fully engaged in the communities in which they live.


At Catholic Guardian Services, we strive to help families in need and protect children at risk by reaching out to them before they are in the Child Welfare system. Our Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention services and other programs for families help struggling families find solutions to difficult circumstances and grow closer.  Navigating an unexpected pregnancy and raising children as a single mother in poverty are great challenges that many women we help face. Our Rosalie Hall Maternity Services program, which has a long history of serving women and infants, provides concrete supports to mothers and children in need, as well as vital evidence-based parenting education to ensure healthier pregnancies and children and build stronger families.