Services & Special Programs

Focus on the Children serves the needs of children in Livingston County, NY


FOTC serves hundreds of children every year.  FOTC looks to place an emphasis on the direct needs and opportunities of children in our communities and schools.  Using an online application, the agency partners with local schools and agencies to identify and advocate for the needs of children they are serving.

Emergent Needs:

- prescriptions, eyeglasses, dental visits, beds and cribs, safety gates, special clothing needs such as coats and boots, tutoring costs, counseling fees, etc.

Opportunities and quality of life:

- camp, field trips, music lessons, special clubs, recreational costs, etc.

Special Programs

Children will be identified by our partner agencies to benefit from our Back-to-School Program. Schools will be provided a customized list of supplies which will they will distribute to students returning to school or as needed throughout the school year. 

"Coats for Kids" is a new program in partnership with the Knights-of-Columbus of Caledonia-Mumford. New coats are made available during the winter months.

School Nurses Support

In May 2024, the Board of Directors of Focus on the Children agreed to begin reaching out to area school nurses to help provide essential items such as clothes and undergarments for their use as they provide support to students during the school day.