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The Neighborhood Center Inc. Permanency Center
628 Mary St.
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 272-2600
Bringing a child into your heart and home is one of the most loving things you can do. Families often need additional support at various times after an adoption or guardianship is legally finalized. Families may need services as a child develops and as normal development, adjustment, and adoption related issues arise. The SOHO PRC will provide assistance to families in SCHOHARIE, OTSEGO, HERKIMER AND ONEIDA COUNTIES so that children may be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.
P.O. Box 887
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 433-2220
Fax: (607) 433-1433

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
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 Center
Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties
176 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-0061

Otsego County Office for the Aging
140 Co Hwy 33W, Suite 5
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-4232
Fax: (607) 547-6492

Provides information and referral for kinship caregivers.

Otsego County Youth Bureau
197 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-4329
Fax: (607) 547-4260
Otsego County DSS
County Office Building
197 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326-1196
Phone: (607) 547-4355

Mental Health
242 Main St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 433-2343
Fax: (607) 547-8395

Family Court
32 Chestnut St
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-4264
Fax: (607) 547-6412

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); and, Youth Services.