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Hillside Children’s Center
Program Contact: Giles Sieburg,
215 Wyoming Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 380-8966

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

Relatives as Parents Program – Syracuse Housing Authority
RAPP serves relatives acting as caregivers to family members.  Funded by the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth, this program provides support, assistance, referrals and social opportunities to caregivers in Onondaga County.  Participants have the opportunity to access conversation, support, and assistance at the “coffee and conversation” meetings every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10am until 11:30am.
Contact: Cathy Goldthwait
Phone: (315) 475-6181

Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.
1000 State Tower Bldg.
109 S. Warren St.
Syracuse, NY 13202-1860
Phone: (315) 579-2576
Fax: (315) 471-0705

Every Wednesday from noon to 3:00 p.m., Volunteer attorneys provide assistance with completing pro se petitions and advice and information regarding to family court process to drop-in clients. Attorneys assist any client who is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline with custody, visitation, paternity and child support matters. Kin caregivers are welcome and encouraged to seek assistance at this clinic.

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Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY – Syracuse)
472 South Salina Street
Suite 300
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 475-3127
Fax: (315) 671-0062
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. Will give advice regarding kinship law, Grandparent’s Rights, Education Law- Income eligibility must be met.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
1153 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 471-4676

Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth
1300 Civic Center – 13th Floor
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 435-2362 x 139
Fax: (315) 435-3129

The Caregiver Resource Center is actively engaged in the Relatives As Parents Program, which provides information and referral, counseling, advocacy, support groups, informational seminars, and social events for grandparents and other relatives who are main caregivers for a relative’s children. The program is available to caregivers on Wednesday and Thursday, and the contact person is Johanna Hannah.

Boys and Girls Club
2100 E Fayette St
Syracuse, NY 13224
Phone: 315-425-1965

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse offers youth many varying life-altering programs aimed at helping them become the citizens we know they can be. These programs are proven successful and focus on preparing members for real-life challenges.

Each program falls under 1 of 5 core areas:

Onondaga County DSS
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street, 12th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202-2923
Phone: (315) 435-2985

Onondaga Family Court
401 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 671-2000
Fax: 315-671-1163


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