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Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes (LAFL)
361 South Main Street
One Franklin Square
Geneva NY 14456
Phone:  (866) 781- LAFL; 315-781-1465
Fax: (315) 781-2565

Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes (LAFL) was established in 1978 to provide access to the justice system to low-income people and other vulnerable populations with civil legal problems. LAFL is affiliated with Legal Assistance of Western New York and serves qualified clients in five rural upstate New York counties – Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates.

Legal Assistance of Western NY (LawNY)
361 S. Main Street
PO Box 487
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-1465
Fax: (315) 781-2565

LawNY is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide access to the justice system to low-income people and to other vulnerable populations with civil legal problems. Serves callers from: Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates Counties.

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (formerly Public Interest Law Office of Rochester)
Empire Justice Center
Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY  14614
Phone: (585) 454-4060
Fax: (585) 454-4019

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
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
Center for Dispute Settlement, Inc.
415 Liberty Street
Penn Yann, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 531-3409

Promoting alternative dispute resolution processes that enable individuals, community/neighborhood groups, and organizations to resolve conflicts without litigation. Providing for the peaceful, non-violent, resolution of disputes through alternatives dispute resolution processes such as conciliation, mediation and arbitration by volunteers, consultants and the professional staff trained by the Center for Dispute Settlement.

ProAction Yates County Office for the Aging
417 Liberty Street, Suite 1116
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5515
Fax: (315) 536-5514

Yates Office for Aging (OFA) provides everything from information and referral, to life-saving communications devices, to social opportunities, to caregiver support and coordination. In addition, senior nutrition programs are offered in both Yates and Steuben counties.

Yates County Youth Bureau
417 Liberty Street, Suite 2122
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 531-3451

The purpose of the youth bureau is to promote, establish, and maintain a unified system of youth development, recreation and delinquency prevention programs throughout Yates county. This is accomplished through networking with others who serve youth, assessing the needs of youth through comprehensive planning, coordinating youth services, allocating Office of Children and Family Services funds for youth programs, and evaluating those programs’ effectiveness.

Yates County Department of Social Services
County Office Building
417 Liberty Street, Suite 2122
Penn Yan,NY 14527-1118
Phone: (315) 536-5183
Fax: (315) 536-5160

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, Children’s Services and Adult Services

Yates County Public Health Department
417 Liberty St., Suite 2120
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5160; (866) 212-5160

Emergency Planning: Immunizations; Prenatal Service, Early Intervention for children under the age of 3 years.

Community Services
417 Liberty St. Suite 2033
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5115

Monitors and oversees all services in the county in the disability areas of mental health, mental retardation and developmental disabilities and alcoholism and substance abuse.

Yates County Family Court
415 Liberty St,
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone(315) 536-5127

Child and Family Resources, Inc.
323 Lake Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315)-536-1134
Fax: (315)-536-9918
Child and Family Resources is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible programs that enhance and support the education of parents, caregivers, and child care providers, as well as encourage the highest quality of care and positive learning experiences for young children.
Heather Fiero, Coordinator

Jennie Mose Family Resource Center Family Enrichment Collaborative
14 South Avenue
Addison, NY 14801
Phone: (607) 359-3839

Information, referral, resources for families – Drop in and play, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Tuesday-Friday. See our Facebook page for calendar and information updates.
Heather Fiero, Coordinator

Nonnie Hood Parent Resource Center
300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 210
Corning, NY 14830
Phone: (607) 936-3837

The Nonnie Hood PRC is a community resource for play and parent education open to all families with children ages birth to five years.
Kimberly Townson, Director

Catholic Charities of Finger Lakes
94 Exchange Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-2235

Serving the counties of Cayuga, Ontario, Yates and Seneca from offices in Geneva, Canandaigua and Auburn, CCFL provides emergency assistance, operates HEAP and SSI-assistance programs in Cayuga County, offers TANF Case Management, parenting programs, child and foster care programs (supervised visitation), a community lunch program, and Social Justice programs and advocacy throughout the region.

Cornell County Cooperative Extension, Yates County
417 Liberty Street Suite 1024
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5123
Fax: (315) 536-5117

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers free or low-cost educational workshops and lots of useful information on food-related topics from food safety and nutrition to healthy eating on a limited budget. CCE-YATES in conjunction with the Yates County Department of Social Services, provides financial education programming for income eligible members of the community