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Hillside Children’s Center
Program Contact: Giles Sieburg,
215 Wyoming Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315)380-8966

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

Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
Center for Resolution and Justice
Tri-Main Center
2495 Main Street, Suite 357
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 362-2323

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.

Legal Assistance of Western New York

16 West William Street
P.O. Box 272
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: (607) 776-4126; (877) 776-4126
Fax: (607) 776-4029
LawNY® offices may be able to help you with problems such as welfare terminations, divorces, evictions, SSI denials, or other legal problems if you are eligible for our services.

We provide services to 14 counties in western New York including: AlleganyCattaraugusChautauquaChemungLivingstonMonroeOntarioSchuylerSenecaSteubenTiogaTompkinsWayne and Yates Counties

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

WNYLC engages in direct representation of homeowners facing foreclosure as well as in fair lending advocacy and education and outreach to community residents and real estate professionals. WNYLC supervise a consumer walk-in clinic in the community, where consumers can come in and receive legal advice and often drafted papers which they can file in court. In connection with this clinic, we appear twice weekly in Buffalo City Court to represent any consumer who needs our assistance.


The Center for Elder Law and Justice

Requests for legal assistance in Allegany County should be made through the Allegany County Office for the Aging at (585) 268-9390. An appointment will be made by Office of the Aging staff to meet with the Legal Services attorney on his/her regular visits to the county.

Allegany County Office for the Aging
6085 State Route 19N
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-9390
Phone: (866) 268-9390
The Allegany County Office for the Aging provides expert information and assistance to older individuals and their caregivers to maintain dignity, respect and independence.
Allegany County Youth Bureau
5 Court Street, Room 1
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-5394
The Allegany County Youth Bureau functions to assist in the development and funding of programs which encourage positive youth development. These programs encourage all youth to become involved, assist them in developing a sense of responsibility, and motivate them to make a positive contribution to their community. Throughout Allegany County, cultural and recreational opportunities are made accessible to young people so that they may build character and continue to mature physically, intellectually, and emotionally.
Allegany Department of Social Services
7 Court Street
County Office Building, Room 127
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-9622
Fax: (585) 268-9479
Non-parent caregivers, who are caring for children without a parent living in their home, may be eligible for Temporary Assistance. Temporary Assistance for children not living with a parent is often referred to as “non-parent caregiver” or “child-only” grants, and includes Medical Assistance (MA). If the non-parent caregiver wants assistance only for the children, the non-parent caregiver’s income is not used to determine eligibility and there are no Temporary Assistance work requirements for the non-parent caregiver. Non-parent caregivers may apply for temporary assistance at their local social services office. Other services include SNAP (Food Stamps); HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and Fostercare.

Allegany County Department of Health
County Office Building
7 Court Street
Belmont, New York 14813-1076
Phone: 585-268-9250
Fax: 585-268-9264

The mission of the Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) is to educate, motivate and empower Allegany County residents to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Services include: immunizations, WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and public health education.

Family Court
Allegany County Courthouse
7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813-1084
Phone: 585-449-3416
Family/Surrogate Fax: 585-268-7090

The Family Court hears and determines most legal issues involving children and families. There is a Family Court within each county of the State which is authorized to hear matters relating to: custody and visitation; monetary support for children, spouses, and ex-spouses; adoption; paternity; abuse and neglect of children; violence among family members; children accused of committing crimes; and children in need of supervision.

ACCORD Corporation
84 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY  14813
Phone: (585) 268-7605
Fax: (585) 268-7241
ACCORD is an acronym for Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development. ACCORD Corporation is a grant-funded Community Action Agency, and was established to fight poverty in Allegany County by providing human services to individuals and families necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and economic security.

2-1-1 Helpline
The 2-1-1 Helpline is a free and confidential information and referral service that connects individuals with resources and volunteer opportunities in our community. 2-1-1 Helpline directs those in need to hundreds of local human service agencies, government programs, and self-help and support groups. Callers speak directly with the 2-1-1 Helpline’s Information and Referral Specialists, Monday – Friday, 8:30 Am – 5:00 PM, with crisis referral 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Dial 2-1-1 or search online.

PPAC Central – Partners for Prevention in Allegany County
3084 Trapping Brook Road
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: (585) 593-1920
PPAC Central is a coalition of concerned individuals who care about the health and wellbeing of our children, families, schools, and communities. We strive to reduce those risk factors that lead to alcohol and drug abuse, teen pregnancy, violence and school dropout. We are empowering Allegany County New York to collaboratively work together to create a healthy environment for our youth while encouraging positive change.