Who We Are

Cardinal Hayes Home for Children is a not-for-profit agency pro­viding residential care and treatment for individuals who are  developmentally disabled. CHHC is sponsored by Franciscan Missionaries of Mary and is affiliated with Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York. Individuals of all races, creeds and socio-economic backgrounds are equally considered for admission. Our agency accepts ambulatory and non-ambulatory individuals who are severely physically and intellectually disabled. Some have a diagnosis of autism, others have cerebral palsy, epilepsy or neurological impairment. Our nursing staff and direct care workers have considerable experience in the care of medically fragile individuals. There are one hundred nineteen individuals in our residential programs.

Cardinal Hayes Home campus facility is located in Millbrook, New York, a small village about 75 miles north of New York City and 15 miles east of Poughkeepsie. The Millbrook campus is on 62 acres of land in a peaceful, serene setting in central Dutchess County and is easily accessible via major routes.

The Millbrook Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) is home for sixty individuals, either in the main building or in six accessible homes on campus. The agency also operates five Community ICFs in Dutchess County.  Each of these homes has ten individuals. There is 24-hour staffing on the Millbrook campus and in the community homes.

Our IRA (Individual Residential Alternative) Program Offers 3 separate apartments (2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed) providing supervised living for 9 individuals with complex care needs.

Hayes Day School (aka Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children) provides special education programs for many of the children who reside at Cardinal Hayes Home.  Through contracts with public school districts, our day school also accepts special needs children who live at home with their families. Chartered in 1984, the school is cer­ti­fied by the New York State Education Department. The school is conveniently located in the Village of Millbrook.