For every child,
a place to call home

Toomey provides multiple levels of foster care to meet the unique needs of each child. These levels of care include 4 agency operated boarding homes, traditional foster homes and supervised independent living program.

Foster Care Services

General & Therapeutic
Foster Care

Unaccompanied Refugee
Minor Program

Agency Boarding Homes /
Sanctuary Model

Supervised Independent
Living Program (SILP)

General & Therapeutic Foster Care

Toomey Residential is a New York State licensed foster care provider. The agency recruits, certifies and supports foster families in Onondaga County. The agency provides both general and therapeutic foster care for children, ages birth to age 21.

The Toomey Difference
  • Smaller caseloads enable staff to provide a higher level of support.
  • Nurse advocates to assist medical needs.
  • Ongoing training and quarterly support groups for foster parents.
  • Foster parents are reimbursed a per diem for each foster youth.

Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program

The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program is a federally funded multi-cultural program. Youth come from refugee camps around the world or flee dangerous conditions in their home country to seek asylum in the United States.

The youth we serve are typically 14-17 years of age, arrive in the United States without parents and may have no relatives in the U.S. able to provide for them. Goals of the URM Program include supporting youth in exploring and adjusting to life in America while preserving and sharing their own culture with others.

Understanding the complex needs of these youth requires patience, flexibility, and a constant willingness to learn and grow as a caregiver.

In the past, Toomey’s URM Program has hosted youth from Burma, China, India, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Congo, Kenya, Sudan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Afghanistan, Central African Republic and Tanzania.

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Agency Boarding Homes Sanctuary Model

The agency provides foster care for youth ages 12 to 21 in four agency boarding homes in Onondaga County. These homes offer a nurturing yet structured environment for residents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The agency utilizes the Sanctuary Model®, a trauma informed care treatment approach. Treatment planning is individualized with an emphasis on problem-solving and development of independent living skills. 

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Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP)

The Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP) in Syracuse is designed to support transition-age youth (17-21) in foster care on their journey towards independence. Residents live in a supervised apartment complex where they receive 24 hour support from our staff. Residents work on personal goals in areas such as education, employment, personal wellness and community involvement.

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disabilities services

behavioral health / care
management Services

foster care services


Making a difference. Everyday.

Our mission is to help individuals achieve their highest level of capability and increase opportunities for their future success. We are committed to person-centered, family-focused services.

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