Peter Young: Housing, Industry, & Treatment


Our Housing, Industries and Treatment programs coordinate multiple services to provide what Father Young calls a "glidepath to recovery" or a guided course like that provided to an airplane when it lands.

The Altamont Program, Inc. - Operates educational and vocational programs, job placement, provides housing services, manages properties affiliated with Father Young's programs.

  • Vocational Training - Programs are certified by the NYS Education Department's Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision and primarily funded by our Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR). Our Vocational Training Programs consist of both classroom and practical lessons and experience in Culinary Arts, Hotel Operations (Hospitality), Custodial Maintenance, Computer Science and Warehouse Distribution. All Curriculums include a job-readiness component.
  • Educational Programs -Offering Adult Literacy, GED and English as a Second Language.
  • Job Placement Services - Offering pre-vocational skill training, job placement and retention services.
  • Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Services - Provides housing and emergency shelter to low-income individuals and families.
  • Parole Re-Entry Services - Contracts with the NYS Division of Corrections and Community Services to provide transitional housing, case management and other PYHIT services to assist eligible parolees successfully reintegrate.
  • Veterans Services - Providing housing services to homeless veterans through contracts with the Veterans Administration.
  • HIV - Providing case management, employment services and housing opportunities for individuals who are HIV positive
  • New York State Industries for the Disabled - Through a number of for-profit ventures, the Altamont Program oversees nearly 40 contracts with NYSID, providing janitorial and food services across New York.

Vesta Community Housing Development Board, Inc. - Purchases and rehabilitates buildings that are rented to community service programs or low-income tenants.

More than 40 properties operated under Vesta are located in Troy, Albany, Rochester, Menands, Granville, Utica, Schenectady, Glens Falls, Altamont, Syracuse and Buffalo.

The Peter G. Young Foundation, Inc. - Develops and manages resources to fund programs and services in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, alternatives to incarceration and job training skills.

The Foundation financially supports existing programs within the areas of alcohol and substance abuse, alternatives to incarceration, and job training skills that may otherwise be under-funded. It also uses funding to mobilize and coordinate the efforts of community leaders.

The Foundation is registered as a Private Foundation under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations are tax-deductible as provided under Section 170. The Foundation is also registered with the Charities Bureau of the NYS Office of the Attorney General. The Foundation may be contacted by writing to PO Box 1338, Albany, NY 12204.

820 River Street, Inc. - Operates and maintains NYS-certified inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment facilities and counseling and evaluation programs.

  • Altamont House - Provides 28-day alcohol and substance abuse treatment inpatient program.
  • Intensive Residential - Provides intensive inpatient treatment for alcohol and substance abuse at two facilities in Liverpool and Brooklyn.
  • Outpatient Clinics - Provide treatment and counseling for alcohol and substance abuse at four clinics in Albany, Queensbury, Jamaica-Queens and Brooklyn. The outpatient clinic group also includes the Access program, which provides relapse prevention to parolees.
  • Community Residences - Provide a structured living environment at two residences in Troy and Glens Falls.
  • Supportive Living Programs - Provide housing for rehabilitated clients at six programs in Troy, Glens Falls, Queens, Albany and Utica.
  • Altamont II - Offers programmatic and property development services ultimately leading to the creation of new treatment programs.

Peter Young Shelter Services, Inc. - Formed in 2000 to operate a residence for the homeless in Brooklyn, Shelter Services today uses the Brooklyn location for an intensive residential treatment facility.

Shelter Services also for many years successfully operated a New York City Clothing bank, which distributed new apparel, toys and other good to help those in need.