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Children’s Home of Jefferson County
Program Contact: Karen Richmond,
P.O. Box 6550
1704 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 788-7430

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 Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY – Utica)
255 Genesee Street, 2nd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 793-7000
Fax: (315) 732-3202

Since 1966 LSCNY has represented low income, disabled and elderly residents of Central New York in civil legal cases. Our work helps our clients deal with some of life’s most basic needs — a safe home, enough food to eat, access to medical care, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety.

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.
44 Public Square
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 955-6700

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

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 Site
Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties
200 Washington Street, Suite 207
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 785-0333

Lewis County Office for the Aging
7550 South State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
(Lowville Commons)
Phone: (315) 376-5313
Fax: (315) 376-5105
Lewis County Youth Bureau
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-5411
Department of Social Services
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-5400
Fax: (315) 376-4112

Family Court
7660 State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone:  (315) 376-5345
Fax: (315) 376-5189

Mental Health Services
7550 South State Street
Lowville Commons
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-5450
Fax: (315) 376-7221

Cornell University Cooperative Extension
5274 Outer Stowe Street – DSS Building
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-5270
Fax: (315) 376-5281

Transitional Living Services of Northern New York
Behavioral Health and Wellness Center
7550 South State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-5450

We operate Community Residences and we have OMH Medicaid Waiver Services as well as Supportive Case Management.  All services are for children with serious emotional disturbances.