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Catholic Charities Support Services: Kinship Care
Children’s Services – Community Maternity Services
27 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Kari Correia, Case Manager
Phone: (518) 482-8836, ext. 260

Provides an empowerment-based model for relative caregivers in Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties. Services include basic needs assessment, community-based support groups, casework counseling, and referral and linkage to community-based services. Parenting, educational, and skill-building opportunities are offered periodically. This agency offers support, knowledge, and empowerment designed to supplement caregivers’ circle of friends and family, so they can be successful in the parenting role.

Support Group offered.

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

Parsons Child and Family Center
Program Contact: Kate Schofield,
60 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: (518)426-2600

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

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.

Empire Justice Center (EJC)
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 462-6831; (800) 635-0355
Fax: (518) 462-6687

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. 

The Legal Project
24 Aviation Rd, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 435-1770
Fax: (518) 435-1773

Services Provided: Special education, visitation, child support

Albany County Department for Aging
162 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 447-7177

The Mission of the Department for Aging is to enable seniors to maintain an independent and self-directed lifestyle by providing the highest quality supportive services to seniors and their families. The Department works closely with area senior centers and service providers. Programs and services include: information and assistance, family caregiver programs, adult day programs, Expanded In-Home services to the Elderly programs, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Dining, Nutrition Counseling, transportation, In-Home Contact and Support, Weatherization Referral and Packaging program, legal counseling, Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance, and Senior Community Employment Services.

Albany County Youth Bureau
112 State Street, Room 300
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7700
Fax: (518) 447-7578

The Youth Bureau plans, develops and funds a variety of programs and initiatives for youth under the age of twenty-one. Programming includes youth development, recreation and leisure, delinquency prevention and runaway and homeless youth services.
Programs include: Recreation Programs, Youth Services, Youth Initiatives, Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs, Special Delinquency Prevention Programs, and Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

Albany County Department of Social Services
162 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210
Phone: (518) 447-7300

  • HEAP                         (518) 447-7323
  • SNAP                          (518) 447-2551
  • Medicaid                     (518) 447-4989
  • Adult Protective         (518) 447-7177
  • Child Care Subsidy     (518) 447-7435
  • Employment Services (518) 447-3017
  • Child Support             (888) 208-4485
  • Temporary Assistance (518) 447-7732

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Albany County Department of Mental Health
175 Green Street
Albany, NY  12202
Phone: (518) 447-4850

A child or teen’s emotional health can affect how prepared they will be for school, their ability to connect with friends and family, and their ability to bounce back when faced with life’s setbacks. Supporting emotional development and emotional well-being is important, just as important as their yearly physical exam or treatment of sore throats, ankle sprains or physical illnesses with your family doctor.

Sometimes it is hard to know if your child’s emotional development is on track. In New York State, we offer a range of services to help you to identify emotional health needs early and to provide any needed treatment or support. The earlier you know that your child has an emotional health need, the sooner you can take action. We know from experience and science that children can and do recover from even the most serious emotional disturbances.  This website is designed to keep you engaged with services, supports and information.

Albany County Family Court
30 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY  12207
Phone: (518) 285-8600
Fax: (518) 238-4344

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 453-6650
Fax: (518) 453-6792

Services Provided: Adoption; Advocacy, Information, & Referrals; After School Programs; AIDS/HIV Services; Case Management/Service Coordination; Chemical Dependence Services; Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Day Care; Deaf Services; Disabilities (Brain Injury) Services; Disabilities (Developmental) Services; Domestic Violence Services; Emergency Assistance; Employment Assistance; Family Services; Food Assistance; Foster Parenting; Hispanic Services; Housing; Immigration Services; Jail Ministry; Mediation; Mentoring Services; Parent Education; Parish Social Ministry; Pregnancy Services & Programs; Respite Support; Senior Services; Shelters; Social Justice; Summer Camp & Programs; Transportation Services; Volunteer Groups; Women, Infant, Children Programs(WIC); Youth Services, and Elder Caregiving (available in 14 counties).

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.
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.

Development Department
52 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: (518) 579-3516
Fax: (518) 380-5081

Capital District Child Care Council
91 Broadway
Menands, NY  12204
Phone: (518) 426-7181
Phone: 1-800-521-KIDS(5437)

Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

*Child care referrals are available during normal business hours or on-line anytime. Visit our Parent Services page for details.

The Capital District Child Care Council is dedicated to providing resources to the community in order to improve the availability and quality of child care and to assist families in finding child care. As the local child care resource and referral agency (CCR&R) for New York’s Capital Region since 1989, the Council provides these resources to Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery, and Rensselaer counties. The Capital District Child Care Council is dedicated to promoting quality early care and education in the region and to helping others recognize that an investment in the education of our youngest children is an investment in our future.

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