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Guiding youth and empowering families

Glove House serves youth and families from 15 New York State counties. We encourage change by reigniting hope, guiding children and empowering families to live successfully through locally provided services: crisis stabilization, prevention, counseling, advocacy, and the creation of positive learning environments.

Glove House was founded in 1970 by Norman "Chuck" Jennings, a professional boxer, along with his wife, Nellie, and the community of Elmira, NY. They recognized there were boys in Elmira who had no place to call home and lacked a plan for a sustainable future. And so, the doors of Glove House opened to 7 teenage boys.

Over time, the communities we serve have grown and evolved as has how we serve them, now focusing on keeping youth in their homes providing wrap-around care through a variety of programs. Today Glove House serves approximately 540 youth and adults through person-centered, trauma-informed approaches.

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Foster Care
Foster Care Reintegration Complex Trauma
When children are not able to live safely at home, Glove House provides loving foster families to impart stability and safety to children in the midst of uncertainty.
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Bright Futures: a Self-Sufficiency Program for Success
Foster Care Residential Services
Bright Futures is an independent living program designed to allow young adults to create their own paths to adulthood with support from Glove House.
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Care Management
Care Management and Specialized Services CHHUNY
A Health Home is a care management service model where all caregivers communicate with one another so that all needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner.
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Become a Glove House Foster Parent

Glove House foster parents are the most special people in the world. You’ll never be alone as a Glove House Foster Parent. We make sure we support you every step of the way. Take the first step to becoming a foster parent!

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We give help and hope to youth and families at risk or in crisis.


of local families experience crises that would benefit from mental health intervention.


youth & families were helped by Glove House last year


youth were adopted through our programs over the past five years

For more than five decades, Glove House has provided community-based services giving hope and help through supporting youth and empowering families. How can we help you?.

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Glove House believes in supporting families in the communities we serve just like the community of Elmira did when Norman "Chuck" Jennings led the 'Bucks for Boys' campaign to open Glove House. Help us help families in need by donating today!

Donate to Bucks for Families

The application to apply for Bucks for Families assistance is available as a PDF form. Distribution of funds will be determined by Glove House committee on a regular basis. Crisis situation applicants are also welcome. New York State residents in Counties Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Onondaga, Ontario, Yates, Wayne are eligible to apply.

Apply for Bucks for Families Funds

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Being a foster parent is hard. There are so many ups and downs, questions, concerns, thoughts and emotions that come up in the process. With all of the uncertainty of foster parenting, the one thing our family has been able to count on has been the staff at Glove House. They go above and beyond to answer our questions, advocate for us and the children in our care and check in on us when things get really hard. I'm appreciative of the staff at Glove House for supporting us through this process. Thank you! 

--Jen Schwytzer

Play in or sponsor our 18th annual Chuck Jennings Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 19th we will hold our 18th golf tournament in benefit of Glove House programs and services. The tournament is open to all with discounted pricing for staff and foursomes who register together. Want to support us? Have your business featured as a sponsor of the event! Become a Sponsor

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