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Abbott House
HEART Permanency Resource Center
100 Commerce Dr. Ste. 101
New Windsor, NY 12553
Catharine Raffaele, LMSW
Program Coordinator
Phone: 845-457-5030, ext. 3525
craffaele@abbotthouse.net

HEART – Helping Each Adoptive and Guardianship Family Remain Together Permanency Resource Center offers support and resources at no cost to families raising adoptive or guardianship children residing in Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster or Westchester Counties. Our services include in-home counseling (child/caretaker), Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy,  advocacy, education assistance, recreation activities, support groups for parents and children, training for caretakers,  24 hour crisis telephone, and  referrals to community providers.

Funded by New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE)
Program Contact: Tomasine Oliphant, tomasine@affcny.org
108 Main Street, Suite 5
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845) 679-9900; (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)
1 Corwin Court, Suite 102
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-569-9110
www.lshv.org

For more than 35 years, 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.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) (formerly Westchester/Putnam Legal Services)
331 Main Street, Second Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 471-0058
Fax: (845) 471-0244
www.lshv.org

For more then 35 years, 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.

Rural Law Center
22 U.S. Oval
Suite 203
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 561-5460
Phone: (866) 324-1183
Fax: (518) 561-5468
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.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
Sullivan County Government Center
PO Box 786, 100 North Street
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 794-3377

Sullivan County Office for the Aging
100 North Street, P.O. Box 5012
Sullivan County Government Center
Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 807-0241
Fax: (845) 807-0260
Sullivan County Youth Bureau
100 N. St
Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 807-0396
Fax: (845) 791-0394
The Department of Health and Family Services
16 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754
Phone: (845) 292-0100

Services include child support enforcement, medical assistance programs, children and family services and temporary assistance programs.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Sullivan County Public Health Nursing Service
50 Community Lane
Liberty, NY 12754
Phone: (845) 292-5910 (option 5)

Supplemental nutrition program for low income Women, Infants and Children up to age 5.

Independent Living, Inc.
10 Prince Street, Suite 12
Monticello, NY 12701
Phone: (845) 794-3322

Assists individuals of all ages having any disability by offering a wide range of programs and services dedicated to ensuring access and opportunity in every aspect of community life.