Syracuse Community Connections is a local human services organization. We offer various programs and services for all ages including:

Family Planning Service

  • No one is turned away from our services

  • 100% confidentiality

Clinic Locations:

  • 301 Slocum Ave Syracuse NY
  •  113 East Taft Rd (H&R Block Building)

Services provided

  • Birth Control methods
  • Female and Male Exams
  • Emergency Contraception
  • STD Testing and Counseling
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Education & Referral Services
  • Rapid HIV Testing
  • Pregnancy Testing and Counseling


Since 1993, FACES has been providing HIV awareness and quality prevention services focusing primarily on communities of color.

FACES is a confidential service providing education and distribution supplies for people of all ages, cultures, and sexual orientations. The program provides access to HIV testing and follow up support services.

Family 1st

Family 1st promotes positive youth development through an evidence-based intervention program The goal is to strengthen families and eliminate negative dynamics that promote anti-social behavior.

Healthy Start Fatherhood

Healthy Start Fatherhood supports expecting fathers and fathers with children under the age of 2. One of the goals is to educate participants about the physical and emotional impact of pregnancy on relationships. A primary focus is on teaching fathers parenting skills and providing help in accessing medical, legal, and social services.

Intelligent Young Minds (IYM)

Intelligent Young Minds (IYM) is a co-ed program designed for teenagers (13-18).


Journey to Manhood (J2M) is similar to IYM, but designed for young men ages 10-18. One of the program’s goals is to foster choosing healthy alternatives to gang and violent activities.


Mainstream is respite program offering services to youth and young adults with developmental challenges. The program is designed to promote social, recreational, and personal development opportunities. A primary goal is to enable assimilation of program participants into the community.

Neighborhood Advisor Program

Neighborhood Advisor Program (NAP) is a program that promotes health and wellness for senior citizens by providing nutritional, medical, legal, and social service referrals. A key component is facilitating special social occasions.


Promoting Responsibility In Drug Education (PRIDE) is similar to IYM and J2M, but designed to help school-age youth ages 8-12.


Syracuse Cure Violence (SNUG) is an evidence-based program, utilizing the Chicago Cure Violence model, designed to reduce gun violence among Syracuse youth, ages 13-22 in the south and southwest neighborhoods.

Syracuse Save Our Youth

Syracuse Save Our Youth is a multi-disciplinary, community-based effort to reduce violence, targeting young people engaged in or having the potential for involvement in gang activity. The program targets at-risk and high-risk youth ages 14-22 on the south side of the city.

Summer Camp

During the months of July and August, children enrolled in the kindergarten through age 13 participate in a unique curriculum which includes fitness, creative arts, tutoring, computer technology, and educational and recreational field trips.

Work Train

Work Train is a recruitment and referral-focused career opportunity service targeting health care and manufacturing partnerships.