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Gustavus Adolphus Child and Family Services, Inc.
200 Gustavus Ave
Jamestown, NY 14701

The G.A. Family Services Regional Permanency Center assists families in five WNY Counties that have opened their hearts and homes to expand their family through adoption or legal guardianship. Many of these children have experienced trauma at various points in their lives. It is the mission of our program to ensure that these families not only remain together, but also thrive in the community with our support to maintain healthy relationships.

Core Services Provided:

  • Linkage and Referral
    • Casework and Post Adoptive Planning
    • Post Adoption and Guardianship
    • Clinical and Psychiatric Services
    • Parent Training and Education
    • Family Support Group
    • Advocacy
    • Community Outreach
    • Transition Planning
    • 24/7 staff support

This vital program is made possible by an award from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you, or someone you know has adopted or is in the process of adopting, and looking for additional support, please contact our office at:

716-708-6161 in Jamestown
716-668-0490 in West Seneca
716-222-4042 in Holland

Hillside Children’s Center
Program Contact: Tess Mahnken-Weatherspoon,
1 Mustard Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 654-1463

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

Western New York Law Center (WNYLC)
237 Main Street, Suite 1130
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 855-0203
Fax: (716) 270-4005

Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York

Requests for legal assistance in Allegany county should be made through the Wyoming County Office for the Aging at 585-786-8833. An appointment will be made by Office of the Aging staff to meet with the Legal Services attorney on his/her regular vists to the county.

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
Center for Resolution and Justice
Child and Family Services
Genesee County Courts Building
One West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 344-2580, ext. 2440

Wyoming County Office for the Aging
8 Perry Avenue
Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone: (585) 786-8833
Phone: (800) 836-0067
Fax: (585) 786-8832
Wyoming County Youth Bureau
8 Perry Avenue
Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone: (585) 786-8833
Fax: (585) 786-8852
Wyoming County Department of Social Services
466 North Main Street
Warsaw, New York 14569-1080
Phone: (585) 786-8900

Wyoming County Mental Health Department
460 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone: (585) 786-8871
Fax: (585) 786-8874

Wyoming County Child Protective Services

Phone: (585) 786-8900

Wyoming County Health Department

Phone: (585) 786-8890

Community Action for Wyoming County
6470 Route. 20A, Suite 1
Perry, NY 14530
Phone: 585-237-2600
Fax: 585-237-2696
Community Action for Wyoming County has an important and unique contribution to make in improving the quality of life for all individuals served through focusing on meeting the needs of the low income and disadvantaged population, and in promoting the personal and family growth of our constituents as they move toward self-sufficiency.