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Caregiver Support Group
Cambrey Apartments (basement)
68 West Main St
Gouverneur, NY

The New York State Kinship Navigatoris pleased to partner with the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club and the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country to offer a series of support groups for kinship caregivers and adoptive parents. Looking for information on your rights? Financial Assistance? Support and understanding from those that “walk in your shoes”? Please join us! The three fall sessions include presentation of the film “The Face of Kinship Care”, discussion about the film, and information on legal issues in three morning or evening support group.  September 12/13, October 10/11, November 7/8.  Please RSVP 315-323-8626.  For more information, contact the NYS Navigator at 877-454-6463

 

Family Forever! Adoptive and Kinship Families
of the North Country Permanency Resource Centers
Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country/ Family Connections
194 US Oval
P.O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, 12901
Phone: 800-540-2273 (toll free) (518) 561-4999 x103 fax: 518-561-6956
www.ccccnc.org
juliettelynch12901@gmail.com

The Family Forever! Adoptive and Kinship Families of the North Country Permanency Resource Centers will provide a variety of services to post adoptive, post legal guardianship, and KinGap families in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence Counties. This program has various services, including:

* Referral services: We can help you find what you need in the community
* Advocacy: We help accompany you to Court, DSS, School meetings, and more
* Respite care: Fun activities for children and child care while you enjoy some free time
* Support groups: A confidential and positive experience with others who understand what you are going through
* Educational workshops: information on topics relevant to you
* Home visits: We come to you and help you in the comfort of your own home
* Youth programs: An opportunity for youth to engage in constructive, fun activities with other you who have had similar experiences.
* Needs based assistance: Explore individual family needs and provide assistance on a case by case basis

Kinship Families are welcome to participate in Support Groups!

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program and Permanency Resource Program

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country/
Family Connections
194 US Oval
P.O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, 12901
800-540-2273 (toll free)
Phone: (518) 561-4999 x103
Fax: (518) 561-6956
juliettelynch12901@gmail.com

The Child Care Coordinating Council is a resource and referral agency working to improve the quality and availability of child care and provides referral services to parents/caregivers seeking child care.

The program also offers information and referral services, developmental screening for children birth to 5 years old, court mandated Supervised Visitation, and playgroups. The agency website is www.ccccnc.org where a calendar can be found for days and times for each program.

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country /North Country Permanency Resource Center Network
194 US Oval
P.O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, 12901
800-540-2273 (toll free)
Phone: (518) 561-4999 x103
Fax: 518-561-6956
juliettelynch12901@gmail.com

North Country Permanency Resource Center Network will provide services for Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence, and Hamilton families.  These services will be targeted towards post adoption/post guardianship (to include kinship) families with home visiting, support groups, advocacy, respite, parenting education, youth programs and other services designed to support families.

Children’s Home of Jefferson County
Program Contact: Karen Richmond, Krichmond@nnychildrenshome.com
P.O. Box 6550
1704 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 788-7430

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

Gouverneur Activity and Learning Center
68 West Main St
Gouverneur, NY 13642.
Jen McAvoy, Coordinator
Tina Cobb, Executive Director
Phone: (315) 287-1315

Offers programs for families – parenting classes, drop-in center, Senior activities; serves military families. Also offers assistance with filling out paperwork for Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and Public Assistance.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc (LASNNY)
17 Hodskin St.
Canton, New York 13617
Phone: (315) 386-4586; (800) 822-8283
Fax: (315) 386-2868
www.lasnny.org

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York provides effective, free civil legal services and education to and advocacy for people with low income or other barriers to accessing the legal system. We secure basic needs, protect and preserve legal rights, provide equal access to justice and seek fairness and dignity for our clients.

Rural Law Center
Rural Law Center of New York, Inc.
256 East Orvis Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-2500
www.rurallawcenter.org

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.

Office of the Aging
Human Service Center
80 State Highway 310, Suite 7
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 386-4730
Fax: (315) 386-8636

The Office for the Aging provides services and advocacy for county residents 60 years and older. Programs and services include: Nutrition Centers and Home delivered meals, Medical transportation, legal services, family caregiver support, health insurance information, counseling and assistance.

St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau
Human Service Center
80 State Highway 310
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-9464
Fax: (315) 386-8636
Jsevick@stlawco.org

The mission of the Youth Bureau is ensuring that children, adolescents and young adults have access to programs that will help them to be contributing members of society.  This department is dedicated to preventing delinquency through positive youth development and the implementation of comprehensive youth services.

St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services
Harold B. Smith County Office Bldg.
6 Judson Street
Canton, New York 13617-1197
Phone: (315) 379-2111
Fax: (315) 379-2278

The St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services provides temporary assistance to eligible individuals and families to help them with their basic needs until they can become self-sufficient.  Towards that end, we have employment programs and other supportive services such as day care so that people can find and maintain employment.  We also administer programs which can assist people with their medical expenses and nutritional needs.

Family Court
Building # 1
48 Court Street
Canton, New York 13617
Phone: (315) 379-2410 (Family Court Chief Clerk)
Fax: (315) 386-3197

Community Services
Including: Mental Health Services and chemical/substance dependency
Human Services Building
80 State Highway 310, Suite 1
Canton, NY 13617-1493
Phone: (315) 386-2048
Fax: (315) 386-2435
dcole@co.st-lawrence.ny.us

Community Services is responsible for the administration oversight and planning of services in St. Lawrence County for individuals with chemical dependency, mental illness and developmental disabilities.

St Lawrence County Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310, Suite #2
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 386-2325

The Public Health Department offer a wide variety of health services and programs to county residents, geared toward improving both individual health and well-being and that of the community.  Services include: Early Intervention Screening, Immunization clinics, Lead Screening and Children with Special needs services.

Transitional Living Services of Northern NY, Inc.
110 Ogden Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Phone: (315) 782-1777
Fax: (315) 785-8628 (fax)
www.nctls.org

Transitional Living Services of Northern New York (TLS) is a private not-for-profit agency which was incorporated in 1977 to establish residential services for individuals in need of psychiatric, rehabilitative support who were unable to live independently in the community.

TLS Community Housing and Assistance Program (CHAAP): Provides temporary transitional housing assistance for Homeless Families and single men and women over the age of 18, and operates 4 low income housing properties serving the Homeless and general population of St Lawrence County.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617
stlawrence@cornell.edu

CCE’s mission: To provide unbiased, educational outreach to the North Country through research, education and demonstration in Food and Agricultural Systems, Life Skills, Community Enhancement, Rural Stewardship, and Youth Development (4-H).

CCE offers a variety of adult and youth nutrition programs.