Founded in 1854 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers to serve abandoned and orphaned boys, LaSalle School is a multi-faceted human services agency.
Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children (COA), LaSalle’s programs are licensed and monitored by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the NYS Education Department (SED), and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Located in the Pine Hill’s neighborhood of Albany, LaSalle’s main campus co-exists with residences, businesses, public schools, colleges and universities. Over the last decade, the agency’s facilities have benefited from an extensive program of renovation and new construction, providing an excellent environment for learning, living and working.
Today, the work of LaSalle extends well beyond the residential campus. Nearly two-thirds of the youth in care live in their own communities and homes. An emphasis on the development of enhanced education, aftercare and preventive services, has proven to be a natural compliment to the strong program of residential care LaSalle proudly traces to its origins.
Through a dedicated and capable community of staff and associates, inspired by the faith and vision of Saint John Baptist de LaSalle, LaSalle School provides therapeutic, educational and supportive services designed to accomplish positive, personal growth and lasting change in the lives of youth and families in need.
At LaSalle School, we are committed to working with youth who are at jeopardy as a result of serious concerns for safety, well-being, and permanency. For more than a century and a half, we have looked into the eyes of children to assure them they will be well cared for and their needs will be met regardless of the circumstances that brought us into their lives. Within the therapeutic relationships we strive to create, lasting change is possible because children and their families experience stability, build upon their strengths, and find reasons to be confident and optimistic about their futures.