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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).

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. (LASMNY)
1170 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 842-9466
Fax: (518) 843-1792

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. (LASNNY)
1 Kimball Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
Phone: (518) 842-9466; (800) 821-8347
Fax: (518) 843-1792

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.

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
Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties
1 Kimball Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 842-4202

Schoharie County Office for the Aging
284 Main St.
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-2001
Fax: (518) 295-2015
Schoharie County Youth Bureau
117 Park Place
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-2057
Fax: (518) 295-2094

F.O.C.U.S. (For Our Children’s United Support)
Melodie Swanson, Coordinator
113 Park Place Suite #1
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-2016
Fax: (518) 234-2025

Services Provided: case management, parent partner (peer support), skill building, mentoring, respite.

Schoharie County DSS
County Office Building
PO Box 687
Schoharie, New York 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8334

Mental Health Clinic
284 Main St.
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8336

Family Court
Schoharie County Court House
290 Main St.
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8383

Schoharie County Comm. Action Program
795-5 E. Main Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Phone: ( 518) 234-2568; (518) 296-8523
Fax: (518) 234-3507

Services Provided: Enroll families in Child Health Plus / Family Health Plus medical insurance; Child Care Resource and Referral; Community Services; NYS Displaced Homemaker Program; Weatherization and Energy Services; WIC – Health, Nutrition and Safety Assistance; and Workforce Services.

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.

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