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Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE)
Program Contact: Patrick O’Brien,
21 Greene Avenue
Amityville, NY 11701
(631)598-1983; (888)354-1342

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 the Hudson Valley (LSHV) (formerly Westchester/Putnam Legal Services)
30 South Broadway, 6th Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 376-3757

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (formerly Westchester / Putnam Legal Services) has provided free, high quality civil legal services to low-income people. Our services help struggling individuals resolve urgent, non-criminal legal problems that can lead to larger social problems such as homelessness, child neglect and domestic violence. The result is strong communities where the rights of our neighbors are protected, regardless of their incomes.

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.

Dispute Resolution Center
Donald Smith Government Center
110 Old Route 6 BLDG 3
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 225-9555

Putnam County Office for the Aging
110 Old Route 6, Bldg. A
Carmel, NY 10512-2196
Phone: (845) 808-1700

Services Offered: Information and referral, monthly multi-generational support group offered.

Putnam County Youth Bureau
110 Old Route 6, building 3
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 808-1600
Fax: (845) 808-1907

Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.
110 Old Rte. 6, Building #3
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 808-1659
Fax: (845) 225-1279

The Council offers parents information on child care and gives referrals to child care programs from its database of over 400 programs in the two counties. The Council registers, renews, regulates and monitors Family Day Care and School Age programs. Technical assistance and required training are offered on an ongoing basis to child care providers. We also administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for home-based child care, guiding providers on how to provide nutritious snacks and meals to the children in care.

The Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc. works to promote affordable and quality child care, provide information and support to families, and strengthen the early childhood workforce in Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services Division of Child Care Services.

Putnam County DSS
110 Old Route Six Center
Carmel, New York 10512-2110
Phone: (845) 808-1500

Putnam County Family Court
20 County Center
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: 845-208-7800
Fax: 845-228-9614

RAPP- Relatives as Parents Program
Putnam Family and community services
1808 Route Six
Carmel, NY10512
Phone: (845) 225-2700 ext. 180

The Relatives As Parents Program provides mutual peer support groups, connections to community services and resources, family recreational events, kincare parenting and advocacy strengthening skills, a parenting group, and a kincare family resource directory.