Our Programs

Our two dozen-plus programs help more than 20,000 people each year achieve their goals–including learning to read, learning to dance, growing up, aging in the community, staying healthy, getting housed, advocating for themselves and others, and connecting with neighbors. We group our programs into six Cause Areas that share a common focus.

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Preparing Children and Youth for Success

The goal of this program area is for children and youth to thrive, contribute positively, and successfully prepare for the next stages in their lives.

A group photo of newly accepted college students from the Options program. Wearing college sweatshirts and smiling.

Supporting Self-Sufficiency & Financial Independence

The goal of this program area is to help young adults secure education and employment opportunities toward meaningful career paths.

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Enriching the Lives of Older Adults

Goddard Riverside is committed to helping older adults experience an optimal quality of life.

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Promoting Behavioral Health and Wellness

The goal of these programs is for each person to maximize their individual abilities and reach their fullest potential.

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Fighting Homelessness and Supporting Housing for All

We believe all New Yorkers must have stable and affordable housing.

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Strengthening Families & Communities

These programs support families and communities to be self-directed and thriving.