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Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
10825 Bennett Rd
Dunkirk, NY
Phone: (716) 366-8176 x3265

Provides services to caregivers including Life Skills Facilitation (curriculums are evidence-based) with a focus on the PASTA training (Parenting A Second Time Around), case management services provided by a Life Coach who is trained to assist across a spectrum of family developmental and support needs and support groups.

A NYS Office of Children and Family Services Program

Chautauqua Child Care Council
402 Chandler Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 661-9430

Services Provided: child care information and referrals, parent education and support, information on eligibility screening for child care subsidies, child care provider training and support, orientation and training on starting a Family Child Care business and Health & Safety grants for providers, employer services, community education, child care advocacy, community planning, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Also assists kinship caregivers in finding child care and child care subsidy process.

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

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.

Chautauqua Region Law Center (formerly Legal Aid of Chautauqua Region, Inc.)
111 West 2nd Street
Suite 250
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phpne: (716) 483-2116

Southern Tier Legal Services
106 West Third Street
Suite One
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 664-4535; (866) 664-4567
Fax: (716) 664-7179
Southern Tier Legal Services provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties.

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

Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
Center for Resolution and Justice
Child and Family Services
200 E. Third Street, 4th Floor
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 483-7774

Office for the Aging
Hall R. Clothier Building
7 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-4471
Chautauqua County Youth Bureau
Hall R. Clothier Building
7 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753- 4725
Fax: (716) 753-4640
Department of Social Services
Hall R. Clothier Building
7 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-4421

Dunkirk Office
319 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: (716) 363-3538

Jamestown Office 
110 East Fourth Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 661-8200

Family and Children’s Services
Hall R. Clothier Building
7 North Erie Street
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-8212

Dunkirk: (716) 363-8212

Jamestown: (716) 661-8212

Mental Health Association of Chautauqua
31 Water Street
Door 14
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 661-9044
Fax: (716) 661-9045

Family Court
2 Academy Street, Suite 5
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-4351

Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY
525 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 856-4494
Fax: (716) 856-2005

Services Provided: Basic/Emergency; Behavioral Health; Children and Families; Counseling and Support; Immigration and Refugee Assistance; Parish Outreach and Advocacy; Senior; Youth Education/Development; Chautauqua County Outreach to the Aging.