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Community Action Program for Madison County, Inc.
Kinship Care Program
3 E. Main St.
Morrisville, NY 13408
Case Coordinator: Erin Dutcher
Phone: (315) 684-3144 ext. 26

The Kinship Care Program offers case management, advocacy, referrals and appointment assistance to kinship caregivers residing in Madison County, NY.  Caregivers include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or adult siblings caring for related children, as well as close family friends or similar non-relative relationships.

The program provides a Case Coordinator to complete home visits, link to community partners, assist with referrals, and to attend DSS, court, educational or other related appointments in support of the family.  An additional aspect of the program includes mental health consultation, referrals, and behavior supports provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works directly with kinship families enrolled in the program.  Support groups are available to all participants to encourage social and emotional networking as well as group activities, speakers, presentations and educational opportunities to participants.  All services and focus areas are determined by the kinship caregivers and children.

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

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY – Utica)
255 Genesee St., 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.

Rural Law Center
22 U.S. Oval
Suite 203
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Ph: (518) 561-5460
Fax: (518) 561-5468
Phone: (866) 324-1183
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
The Peacemaker Program, Inc.
502 Court Street, Suite 234
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 724-1718

Office for the Aging
138 Dominick Bruno Boulevard
Canastota, NY 13032
Phone: (315) 697-5700
Fax: (315) 697-5777
Provides a “lending library” of information useful to kinship caregivers.
Madison County Youth Bureau
P.O. Box 635
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: (315) 366-2574
Fax: (315) 366-2579
Madison County DSS
P.O. Box 637
133 North Court Street
Wampsville, New York 13163
Phone: (315) 366-2211

Madison County Family Court
N. Court St., P.O. Box 607
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: (315) 231-5310
Fax: 646-963-6589

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