For over half a century, New Yorkers haven’t had to handle social and emotional challenges alone.
Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services was founded in 1969 to provide foster care placement for Jewish families. Since then, it has grown into a full-service agency that meets the social and emotional needs of more than 23,000 individuals from all communities.
Trauma and Crisis Response
Compassionate care for older adults
Outpatient support for mental health challenges
Housing for people with disabilities
Respite for parents of children with developmental disabilities
Foster care for Jewish children
Ohel is the Hebrew word for tent.
According to Jewish tradition, Abraham and Sarah lived in a tent that was open on all four sides to welcome travelers from all directions. They provided an oasis of nourishment and care in the ancient desert of Canaan. Like Abraham and Sarah’s tent, our doors are open to everyone who needs the support and care we provide.