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Community Maternity Services: Kinship Care Program
27 North Main Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Case Manager: Kari Correia
Phone: (518) 482-8836

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.

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

Carver Community Center, Inc.
700 Craig St.
Schenectady, NY  12307
Phone: (518) 374-8456

Services Provided: Social Worker Foster Care Prevention, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Education- After school and school day tutorial programs, Substance Abuse Counseling, Daycare, Youth Services Recreational Program

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.
1 Genium Plaza
Schenectady, NY  12304
Phone: (518) 346-1284
Fax: (518) 377-8714

Services Provided: Residential, special education, family foster care, children’s mental health, family preservation, and career development programs.

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.Kinship laws, custody, Grandparent’s Rights, education law. No age eligibility, income eligibility varies from program to program.

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.

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 Site
1473 Erie Boulevard, Suite 302
Schnectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 446-0356

Schenectady County Senior & Long Term Care Services
Schaffer Heights
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 202
Schenectady, NY 12308-3170
Phone: (518) 382-8481
Fax: (518) 382-0194
Schenectady County Youth Bureau
433 State St, 4th Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 386-2211
Fax: (518) 382-0194
Schenectady County DSS
797 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12308-1812
Phone: (518) 388-4470
Capital District Child Care Council
Phone: (518) 426-7181
Phone: 1-800-521-KIDS(5437)

The Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council is a non-profit organization serving parents, employers and child care providers in Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties in New York State. It is a resource and referral agency, providing resources to the community by improving the availability and quality of child care, and a referral service counseling parents seeking child care.