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Family Forever! Adoptive and Kinship Families
of the North Country Permanency Resource Centers
Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country/ Family Connections
194 US Oval
P.O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, 12901
Phone: 800-540-2273 (toll free), (518) 561-4999 x103 fax: 518-561-6956

The Family Forever! Adoptive and Kinship Families of the North Country Permanency Resource Centers will provide a variety of services to post adoptive, post legal guardianship, and KinGap families in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence Counties. This program has various services, including:

* Referral services: We can help you find what you need in the community
* Advocacy: We help accompany you to Court, DSS, School meetings, and more
* Respite care: Fun activities for children and child care while you enjoy some free time
* Support groups: A confidential and positive experience with others who understand what you are going through
* Educational workshops: information on topics relevant to you
* Home visits: We come to you and help you in the comfort of your own home
* Youth programs: An opportunity for youth to engage in constructive, fun activities with other you who have had similar experiences.
* Needs based assistance: Explore individual family needs and provide assistance on a case by case basis

Kinship Families are welcome to participate in Support Groups!

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program and Permanency Resource Program

Families First, Inc.
196 Water Street
PO Box 565
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: 518-873-9544

We offer a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of families who have children with mental health issues. We help them by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. We also help by raising awareness through public outreach and media.
• Family Resource Center
Provides opportunities for families to meet one another, participate in groups, find resources, and meet basic necessities.

  • Family Support Program
    Provides a Family Support Specialist to meet with parents in their homes to coach and support parents to become more knowledgeable about their child’s issues, become a better advocate for their child, and discover what parenting techniques work best with their child.
  • Intensive Case Management Program
    Provides a case manager to work with the child and family to prevent the risk of residential placement and to keep the child in their home or community.
  • The Home and Community Based Waiver Services Program
    Provides a case manager and intensive support such as in-home services, respite, crisis response, and skill building to families whose child has qualified for residential placement, but who want to maintain their child at home.
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. (LASNNY)
100 Court Street
P.O. Box 989
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Phone: (518) 563-4022; 800-722-7380
Fax: 518-563-4058
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to provide funding for the Children’s Law Project whereby more than fifty low-income children with disabilities will receive free direct legal services and 100 parents, children or human services agencies staff will receive legal education on the rights of children with disabilities. Kinship law is done on a case-by-case basis, as well as education law.
Office for the Aging
132 Water Street
PO Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-3695
Fax: 518-873-3784

Provides information about: Food Stamp program, information for caregivers, scams targeted at older adults, home repair, Medicaid, Medicare, personal care aides, Social Security, talking books, Veteran’s affairs, opportunities to volunteer, voter registration, Lifeline.

Offers assistance for: congregate meals, home delivered meals, employment, HEAP, Friendly Visiting program, income tax assistance, health insurance counseling, phone discount program, EPIC, respite program, telephone reassurance program, and medical transportation.

Essex County Youth Bureau
7533 Court Street
P.O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-3630
Fax: 518-873-3426

Youth Programs: ACAP Holidays are for sharing, Ticonderoga Youth Center, Schroon Summer Enrichment, Schroon Lake Library Program, Arts Trek, 4-H After School Program, Elizabethtown/Lewis Summer School Program, Teen Appreciation of Government (TAG), The Getaway, Families First, Thomas Shipman Youth Center, St. Armand Youth Conservation Corps, Moriah Youth Conservation Corps, Positive Consequences for Positive Changes, Counselor in Training

Departmment of Social Services
Temporary Assistance
7551 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-3441
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

7551 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: 518-873-3878 or 518-873-3446
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
7551 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Ph: 518-873-3441 or 518-873-3450
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Family Court
7559 Court Street
P.O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-3320
Housing Assistance Program
103 Hand Avenue
P.O. Box 157
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-6888

Programs Offered: Home Repair Program, Home Buying Assistance, Multi-Family Housing, Home Counseling Services

Mental Health Services
7513 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) -873-3670
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Toll-free emergency services: 1-888-854-3773
After hours, weekends, and holidays

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.
Administrative Office:
530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 346-1284
Fax: (518) 377-8714

Services Provided: Behavioral health, case management, education, family foster care, prevention and family preservation, and residential care