Since 1994, we’ve had a lasting, positive impact on thousands of children, youth, and families.

Our focus is stability.

In 2021, we served


Children reunified with their families


 Sibling sets kept together in the same home


 Youth in UP4Youth each month

Scroll through our publications and read the success stories of those whose lives we have helped change, from reuniting children with their families, finding forever homes for children, and helping youth successfully transition to adulthood.

2019 2019 Impact Report 2 hours ago 2019 PIP Science The oceans have degraded in water quality since the early 1900s. 13 hours ago 2018 Pop Culture The 133rd Art exhibition in NYC might not be for the Boomer generation. 2 hours ago 2017

Innovator in serving LGBTQ children, youth, and families ALL CHILDREN - ALL FAMILIES Since 2009, Extraordinary Families has been awarded a seal of recognition from the All Children's All Families Project of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), recognizing our work as a leader in service LGBTQ children, youth, and families. In 2019, we were recognized as an "Innovator" in serving LGBTQ children, youth, and families, the highest tier of recognition. This was the first year HRC awarded this recognition, a merit we proudly received again in 2020 and 2021. Learn More Highest Quality of Standards CARF International In December of 2018, Extraordinary Families was awarded the prestigious three-year accreditation from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. This offers assurance that our facility, programs, and services are of the highest quality. Our demonstrated conformance to clearly defined and internationally accepted standards, we can ensure that our services remain among the elite for excellence. Learn more Champions of Pride Award THE ADVOCATE'S In June of 2018, board member Sarah Boone was awarded with the Advocate's Champion of Pride award for her direct work with Extraordinary Families in developing practices and initiatives to support LGBTQ children, youth, and families involved in child welfare. Learn more