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What is Glove House?

Glove House, Inc. contracts with approximately 24 counties in NYS and currently serves youth and families in crisis from primarily ten of those counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York State, operating numerous group homes and providing foster care, preventive and school based services. As we provide our males and females with basic life necessities and skills, we are also preparing the way for them to become productive and successful adults who will shape the future of our community. Many of the children who are in our care have experienced multiple crises and trauma in their lives that include abuse and neglect, and at times…even abandonment. It is no wonder that these are often the same young people who make poor choices in their own lives, resulting in a life less than desirable and sometimes without hope. Glove House provides services at different levels of care to help them heal and regain hope for the future.

 

Glove House Origins

More than 40 years ago, Norman “Chuck” Jennings saw a gap in our community services – a place where young men can be encouraged and guided towards realizing their potential and developing to the best of their ability. Many supported the need and Glove House opened its first Group Home in 1970. His vision has been maintained for over 40 years at Glove House where almost 200 boys and girls are now cared for daily. Chuck always said, “With a little love and kindness you can change a boy’s life.”

 

Glove House Mission Statement

Glove House, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that empowers children and families to live successfully within their neighborhoods. Through locally provided services, which include prevention, crisis stabilization, counseling, advocacy, and the creation of positive learning environments, Glove House partners with the community to improve quality of life.

 

Glove House Vision

We Will Change The Future, One Child At A Time

 

Glove House Philosophy

To provide family-centered, child-focused services, based on a model of prevention.

 

Glove House Goal

To keep children safe and to offer the most appropriate level of intervention to assist families in becoming whole, healthy, and self-sufficient.

Another Success Story
Tony's Story
Age: 15 years old
Success Type: Foster Parenting

My name is Tony and I came to Glove House when I was 13 years old. At that time I could not speak clearly and no one understood me. I had NEVER been to school. Some of my r ... Find out how the story ends