For as little as $19/Month
Your Generosity Matters

The Center’s Cause-Driven Programs Create Meaningful Change for Local Families

The Youth and Family Center works closely with members of our community to develop social programs that fit the unique needs of our local population with a mission to support neighbors with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive regardless of age, income or background.

Thanks to the generosity of people like yourself, we continue to fulfill our mission that started in 1883 to provide low-cost programs and financial assistance for youth and families in need.


(315) 823-1740

Executive Director
Tony DeLuca


15 Jackson St, Little Falls NY 13365


Your tax-deductible donation is invested 100% into these local programs, whether large or small.

Let’s make a difference together.  If you can support just one charity this year, consider keeping your donation local…where you can see your donation’s concrete, near-term results and where it’s likely to do the most good. The Youth and Family Center has a continuous 140+ year track record of providing cause-specific programs that impact the quality of people’s lives.

Won’t you Join us today?

For amounts larger than those depicted below, please email for details.

Why a Capital Campaign? Why Now?

The answer is simple—100,000 people a year depend on us!

The generational wear and tear on our essential facilities from continuous long-term and increased usage during the pandemic has made us keenly aware that we can no longer delay facility renovations to expand programming, increase capacity, and modernize for today’s digital world. Join us today in making a lasting impact for generations to come.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Center’s philanthropic approach is rooted in the belief that neighbors helping neighbors can make a visible impact for all citizens within our community. Let’s make a difference together.  

If you have the ability to support just one charity this year, consider keeping your donation local…where you can see the concrete, near-term results of your donation and where it’s likely to do the most good. Donate today!

Food Pantry

The Little Falls Youth and Family Center Food Pantry assists Little Falls individuals and families who are in need of food. The pantry distributes holiday baskets on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The food-sense cooperative buying program allows participants to nearly double their food-buying power. Food pantry services are run by volunteers from the local community and churches. Contact Susan Tucker at the Little Falls Community Center at 45 Furnace St. at 315-823-1793 or the Little Falls Youth and Family Center at 315-823-1740.

Housing & Emergency Shelter

Rooms and apartments for male, female and family tenants available by the night the week & month at the Little Falls Youth and Family Center. Contact Anthony DeLuca at 315-823-1740.

Health and Wellness, Community Services at Little Falls Community/Senior Center
Located at 524 E Main St., it has meeting space available for your individual or agency’s special needs. Call 315-823-1740 to check for program listings.
Community Garden

A Garden where you can help make a difference. Help by growing fresh vegetables to benefit the Food Pantry and also have an opportunity to learn about gardening. For more information or to volunteer please contact Chris Van Meter at 315-717-8299 or the Little Falls Youth and Family Center at 315-823-1740.

Community Meeting Facilities

The Little Falls Youth and Family Center offers classrooms, offices, and facilities for your group or agency’s special needs. Gym rentals & splash parties can be arranged. We offer childcare, community outreach programs, and Head Start. Call 315-823-1740 for more information.

Outsiders Outdoor Club
The Outsiders Youth Group was formed on Facebook and is designed to highlight outdoor activities and fitness for children. The group gets together a couple of times per month for an outdoor activity and play. Activities include group bicycle rides in the park and on the bike path, the fitness trail at Moreland Park, group runs, kickball, hiking, kayaking and more. Find the group on Facebook at Outsiders-LFYMCA. The site will be used for useful links, events, and discussion. Call Marc Verri at 315-723-9379 for details.

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