News & Events


North Country Now Article Features Fostering Futures

The opinion piece, titled “Opinion: Need for foster care homes in St. Lawrence County grows, DSS says,” features quotes from CHJC Staff and Foster Parents.

06.24.20 Publishes Op-Ed by CHJC Medical Director, Dr. Scott Ulberg recently published an op-ed piece by CHJC’s Medical Director.


Fostering Futures to Hold Virtual Foster Parenting Information Night and Training Classes

Fostering Futures is hosting a virtual Foster Parent Information Night on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Virtual Foster Parenting Classes begin Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and continue for nine additional weeks. It is especially important, both during and after the Coronavirus pandemic, to continue to provide these vulnerable children the critical services they need, as well as caring and nurturing homes.


CHJC’s Move to the Empsall Building Featured on Spectrum News

The Spectrum News Story, titled “Children’s Home of Jefferson County Expanding to Grow Mission,” discusses CHJC’s plans to move some of its services to the Empsall Building in Watertown.


CHJC’s Crisis Program Featured on WWNYTV 7News

The 7News story, “Pandemic triggers mental health issues, help is available,” discusses mental health resources available in the community, including CHJC’s Crisis Response.


SoZo Teen Center Receives Stewart’s Shop Holiday Match Program Funds

Stewart’s Shops recently awarded the SoZo Teen Center, an affiliate program of CHJC (Children’s Home of Jefferson County), $6,000 from their 2019 annual Holiday Match.


CHJC’s Telehealth Program Featured On Spectrum News

The Spectrum News Story, titled “Technology Helping Keep Children On Track During Pandemic,” discusses CHJC’s use of Telemedicine to reach clients.


Open Employment Positions Available at CHJC

During this tumultuous time, as we come together to deal with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CHJC (Children’s Home of Jefferson County) remains keenly aware of our inherent responsibility to serve the members of our community in need of critical services. The Agency is looking to fill open essential Staff positions to provide critical care and services, including Direct Care Professionals for our Residential programs, and Care Coordinators for both our youth and adult programs.


CHJC Postpones Foster Parenting Informational Sessions in Canton and Massena

Due to concerns regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Foster Parenting Informational Sessions originally scheduled for March 25, 2020 in Massena, New York, and March 26, 2020 in Canton, New York, have been postponed until further notice. Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County will reschedule these sessions at a later date.


Community Clinic Remains Open During COVID-19 Epidemic

The Community Clinic of Jefferson County (CCJC), the area’s outpatient mental health clinic, will remain open during the current COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic. Telehealth treatment options are available for clients unable to physically come to the Clinic.