About Abbott House

Abbott House provides comprehensive and caring services for abused, neglected and abandoned children and their families, and for developmentally disabled children and adults.


Donate to Abbott House today. Tax-deductible contributions can be made by clicking the “Donate Now” button, by phone (914-591-7300 x3056), or by check (payable to Abbott House, mail to 100 North Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533).
Donate to Abbott House later. Consider Abbott House in your will, and know that the charitable work that is important to you will be continued. Call 914-591-7300 x3056 for more information.

Fiftieth Anniversary Video— THE ABBOTT HOUSE FAMILY


Watch our anniversary video. Shown for the first time at The Dignity of Family Life Award Dinner / 50th Anniversary Gala, this inspirational video celebrates the heritage, present programs and services, and the ongoing spirit that is the Abbott House family. Click here

From The Archives
Nobel Laureate, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored at the first Abbott House fund-raising dinner in 1965. Listen to what Dr. King had to say about Abbott House and those who work or volunteer there.

2014 Newsletter

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2014 The Dignity of Family Life Award Dinner
Abbott House wishes to thank all of our supporters who helped make this year’s The Dignity of Family Life Award Dinner a resounding success! This signature fundraiser collected more than $100,000 for the services and programs offered by Abbott House. We also wish to congratulate our Friend of Abbott House Award Recipients Christa Puccio of Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office and Alan Wilensky of USI Northeast.

We also extend our warmest congratulations to Adam and Violet Graves and Family as they graciously accepted The Dignity of Family Life Award. The Dignity of Family Life Award is presented to individuals who personify the values and commitment necessary to preserve the dignity of family life. The Dignity of Family Life Award has been created in remembrance of the occasion of the very first Abbott House fund-raising dinner when the honoree, Nobel Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a speech he titled “The Dignity of Family Life: an Address at Abbott House, Westchester County, NY October, 29, 1965. In it, Dr. King noted that Abbott House is “serving humanity in a most constructive way.”


Gift Donations

Thanks to your generosity, our 2014 Holiday Gift Drive was our most successful one yet. Your donations of clothing, toys, and gift cards helped us assure that all the children, adults, and families we serve received gifts that were meaningful to them. Thank you so much.

The end of the Holiday season also marks the beginning of the new year. Here at Abbott House, we celebrate over 1,000 birthdays with our families each year. With your help, we can make sure these occasions are truly special for all involved. Please consider a gift donation today!

Volunteer Spotlight
Abbott House volunteer, Carole Geithner, recently wrote an Editorial sharing her experience working with unaccompanied minors who have crossed the Mexican border into the United States. Transitional Resources for Children (TRC) is Abbott House’s new program which provides care and placement for children who come into the United States from other countries without an adult guardian.

Below is an excerpt from Carole’s article. The full version can be accessed by clicking the READ MORE button below.

Imagine being so desperate that you decide to entrust your child to a paid smuggler to help him or her cross the border into the United States. You can’t know if your child will survive the dangerous journey through the desert, mountains or across the river. And you don’t know if he or she will be abused or deprived of air, food or water by handlers along the way.

So what would make a parent take the enormous and terrifying risks anyway, and pay huge sums of money in the process?