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Parsons Child and Family Center
Program Contact: Kate Schofield,  kate.schofield@northernrivers.org
60 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
(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

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc (LASNNY)
10 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-2286
Phone: (518) 587-5188
Phone: (800) 870-8343
Fax: (518) 587-0959
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. Will give advice on kinship matters, Grandparent’s Rights, Education Law. Income eligibility.

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
Municipal Center
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-7674
www.mediationmatters.org

 Warren/Hamilton Counties Offices for the Aging
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6347 (Warren)
Phone: (888) 553-4994 (Hamilton)

Current Programs:

Advocacy – The Office for the Aging advocates on behalf of older persons with legislative bodies and other agencies.
NY Connects – Provides free, unbiased information and assistance regarding long term care. Our goal is to help individuals remain in their homes as long as possible. NY Connects serves older individuals and individuals with disabilities of all ages. We can help you link to long term services and supports, such as home care, transportation and meals. We help families, caregivers, and professionals. Call us at 1-866-805-3931.

(View NY Connects Brochure)

Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) – Provides non-medical, in-home services to elderly persons who have one or more disabling conditions which prevent them from performing the activities of daily living. Services provided include case management, and may include homemaker/personal care, housekeeper/chore, non-institutional respite for caregivers, and ancillary services. A sliding-scale fee may be charged, based on income. There is currently a wait list for this service in Warren County.

 

Nutrition Program – Home-Delivered Meals – Utilizing volunteer drivers, home-delivered meals are provided for any person 60 years or older who is home-bound and can’t prepare meals for themselves with a healthy, nutritious , balanced meal to their residence Monday- Friday. If married, their spouse may get meals even if they are not 60 years old. In some cases a care-giver may also be eligible to receive a meal. Again, a Voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal is suggested and appreciated.

Nutrition Counseling and Education – A professionally licensed dietitian is available to promote better health by providing nutrition education programs at the meal sites. This individual will provide nutrition therapy- counseling clients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits to improve their health, as well as evaluate and plan for adequate and balanced meals.

Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) – Provides financial assistance to help eligible New York seniors 65+ cope with the high cost of prescription drugs.

Information and Referral – Information is available on services and programs for the elderly with a wide variety of subjects. Where appropriate, referrals are made to other agencies.

Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) – Provides clients with counseling regarding Medicare Part A, B, C, Medicaid, Medicare Retiree Health Plans, and other insurance inquiries.

Legal Assistance – Assistance is provided to seniors age 60 and over who may have a legal problem which is non-fee generating. Examples would be landlord/tenant disputes, Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, and consumer fraud.

Residential Repairs – Provide referrals for minor repairs for frail elderly homeowners and renters. This program provides labor while the homeowner pays for needed materials.

Transportation – Transportation is available in certain towns on a scheduled basis by calling the local town’s reservation clerk at least twenty-four hours in advance. The frequency of service varies by municipality. There is also transportation to Dr.’s appointments provided by volunteers. Call the Office for the Aging for additional information on either option.

Services for the Blind – Under contract with the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, Inc., a wide range of services are provided to elderly persons who are blind or who have serious visual impairments.

Warren County Youth Bureau
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6362
Fax: (518) 824-8812

Our Programs:

Funds through the Youth Bureau help support these cost free services and opportunities for our children, youth and teens:
Agencies

  • Catholic Charities – Counseling for Youth and Families
  • Community Maternity Services – Teen Parent Education
  • Community Action Agency – Alternative Sentence Program
  • Council for Prevention – Warren County Youth Court

Municipalities:

Funds: New York State Office of Children & Family Services (YDP), Warren County Department of Social Services, Warren County, USTA Eastern & Association of NYS Youth Bureaus.

Warren County Department of Social Services
Human Services Building
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, New York 12845-9803
Phone: (518) 761-6340
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, excluding legal holidays

Mental Health-Community Services Department
Office of Community Services for Warren and Washington Counties
230 Maple Street, Suite 1
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 792-7143
Fax: (518) 792-7166

The Office of Community Services for Warren and Washington Counties serves as the Mental Health Department for both Warren and Washington Counties. New York State Mental Hygiene Law directs local governments to either “provide or arrange for preventive, rehabilitative, and treatment services for the mentally ill, the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled, and those suffering from the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse.”

The Office of Community Services accomplishes this mandate through contractual agreements with not-for-profit agencies within our community. The Office of Community Services is governed by a nine-member Community Services Board in each county, and the County Board of Supervisors. We also oversee a local planning process for the three disability areas through a subcommittee structure of the Community Services Boards. Please follow the links on the side of this page for more information regarding our contract agencies and the specific services that they provide for our community.

The Office of Community Services is responsible for administering the local Single Point of Access (SPOA) for all referrals for mental health residential and case management services. We also coordinate the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program for Warren and Washington Counties. This program provides for an enhanced array of outpatient services, either through voluntary agreement or court order, for eligible individuals over 18 years of age with a history of non-compliance with recommended treatment. Please follow the links on this page, or contact the Office of Community Services at (518) 792-7143 for more information regarding these initiatives.

Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding our services, or need information regarding initiating a referral.

Warren County Health Services
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6415
Fax: (518) 761-6562
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Services include: Public Health, Children’s Services, Emergency Response and Preparedness, Health Education, Immunizations & Clinics, Keeping Kids Active, Maternal Child Health, Pet Rabies Immunizations, STD/HIV Clinic, Travel Clinic, Warren County Home Care, WIC.

Family Court
Municipal Center
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6500

Warren Washing Child Advocacy Resource and Education (CARE) Center
P.O. Box 659
24 Dix Avenue
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 792-2731
www.wwcarecenter.org

The mission of the Warren-Washington CARE Center in Glens Falls, NY is to recognize that the children in our communities are by nature, vulnerable and need our love and protection.

It is the purpose of the CARE Center to reduce the trauma to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and their non-offending family members by working with a multidisciplinary team of experts, who specialize in child abuse cases and prevention, from both Warren and Washington Counties.

Services provided: Child Interviewing, Information/Referrals, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Education, Community Awareness

Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center
377 Schroon River Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885
Phone: (518) 623-3291
warren.cce.cornell.edu

Programs: 4-H, Family and Community, Food and Nutrition, Gardening and Landscape, Natural Resources, School Enrichment

Catholic Charities of Warren and Washington Counties
35 Broad Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: (518) 793-6212
Fax: (518) 793-9499

The programs and services available in Warren and Washington Counties include the following:

  • Domestic Violence Project – Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, supportive counseling, advocacy, crime victim assistance, support groups, community education and outreach.
    Phone:(518) 793-9496
  • Family Counseling Program – Intake, assessment and treatment of a range of individual and interpersonal issues. Individual, couple and family counseling, group work where warranted and feasible, consultation, advocacy and referral.
  • Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) – Provides family nutrition education and assistance with Food Stamp applications for individuals and families.
  • Mary’s Haven –A community home for the dying for persons with irreversible illness who are within the last three months of their lives and who can no longer safely remain in their homes.
    35 New St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Phone: (518) 584-9397

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 453-6650
Fax: (518) 453-6792
www.ccrcda.org

Services Provided: Care Coordination Services, Community Maternity Services, Housing Services, Disabilities Services, Senior and Caregiver Support Services, United Tenants of Albany, Disaster Response and Recovery Office, Immigration Legal Services, Jail Ministry, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.
Administrative Office
530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
Phone: (518) 346-1284
www.neparentchild.org

Services Provided: Behavioral Health, Case Management, Education, Family Foster Care, Prevention and Family Preservation, and Residential Care.

63 Quaker Road
Queensbury, NY  12804
Ph: (518) 798-4496
Fax: (518) 798-4077

Bridges to Health, Intensive Aftercare Prevention Program, Therapeutic Foster Family Program