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Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE)
Program Contact: Tomasine Oliphant, tomasine@affcny.org
108 Main Street, Suite 5
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845)679-9900; (888)354-1342

This is a Permanency Resource Center (PRC) to serve post adoptive and post guardianship families. It cannot serve kinship families with custody or informal arrangements.

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc (LASNNY)
55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 462-6765; (800) 462-2922
Fax: (518) 427-8352
www.lasnny.org

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to provide funding for the Children’s Law Project whereby low-income children with disabilities will receive free direct legal services and parents, children or human services agencies staff will receive legal education on the rights of children with disabilities.
Kinship Law, Grandparent’s Rights, Education Law. No age eligibility, income eligibility varies from program to program.

Empire Justice Center (EJC)
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 462-6831
Fax: (518) 462-6687
www.empirejustice.org

Services Provided: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits.

Rural Law Center
22 U.S. Oval
Suite 203
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 561-5460
Phone: (866) 324-1183
Fax: (518) 561-5468
www.rurallawcenter.org

Since 1996, the Rural Law Center of New York (RLCNY) has been providing free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families statewide. The Rural Law Center’s legal staff is available to assist kinship caregivers from most upstate New York counties. Family members are welcome to contact our offices with any questions you may have regarding custody, visitation and other Family Court matters.  Our staff will provide legal advice and can assist you with the preparation of custody petitions and other common issues. Our services are made possible primarily with financial support from NYS Judiciary Civil Legal Services and the IOLA Fund of the State of New York.  The RLCNY serves every upstate county in New York except: Erie, Niagara, Monroe, Onondaga, Oneida, Broome, Albany, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester. We do not serve NYC or Long Island.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
Common Ground Dispute Resolution, Inc.
11 William St. Suite 2
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-0523

Greene County Human Services (Aging and Youth)
Suite 247
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 719-3555
Fax: (518) 719-3798
aging@discovergreene.com
http://www.greenegovernment.com/department/aging/index.htm

AGING: To ensure a network of supportive services to assist Greene County’s senior citizens (those age 60 and older) to maintain their dignity and independence within their communities.

YOUTH: To help coordinate youth services for children and young people in Greene County, birth to 21 by providing technical assistance to municipalities, private agencies and groups in program development, evaluation, financial planning, program management and training.

Greene County Youth Bureau
411 Main St.
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 719-3555
Fax: (518) 719-3798
youthbureau@discovergreene.com
Greene County Youth Bureau

The Youth Bureau is responsible for helping coordinate youth services for children and young people in Greene County, birth to 21 years old.

Greene County Social Services Department
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: 518-719-3700
dss@discovergreene.com
http://greenegovernment.com/departments/social-services/

This department assists with Temporary Assistance, SNAP (Food Stamps), HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), Medicaid, fostercare and Child Protective Services.

Greene County Family Court
Greene County Courthouse
320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 625-3180
Fax: (518) 943-1864

Greene County Public Health Department
411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: 518-719-3600
Public Health Department provides Early Intervention services, immunization clinics, and the Greene County RX Drug program.

Greene County Mental Health
905 County Office Building
Cairo, NY 12413
Phone: 518-622-9163

Mental Health Department provide a comprehensive system of care for mental health needs of Greene County residents.  Mental Health department assists with early recognition and screening programs plus counseling and medication management.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
66 Williams St., Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-1462
Fax: 518-943-9054

The programs and services available in Greene County include the following:

  • SNAP/Food Stamp application assistance through the Nutrition Education and Outreach Program (NOEP)
  • Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
  • WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counseling Program
  • Facilitated Supervised Visitation Program
  • Kinship Caregiving Program
  • Hospitality Services for Coxsackie Correctional Facility
  • Emergency Assistance and Food Pantry

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.
Bridges to Health
47N 5th Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 719-8006
Fax: 518-719-8072 |
http://www.neparentchild.org/program/bridges-to-health-b2h/

Northeast Parent & Child Society is a Health Care Integration Agency for Bridges to Health (B2H) is an OCFS Medicaid Waiver program that supports the health and well being of foster children, allowing those with serious emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, and medical fragility to receive supplementary services not otherwise available. The goal is to prevent institutional placement or hospitalization and reduce the number of children who live in foster care settings.