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Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country/ Family Connections
194 US Oval
P.O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, 12901
Phone: 800-540-2273
Phone: (518) 561-4999 x103
Fax: 518-561-6956

The Family Forever! Adoptive and Kinship Families of the North Country Permanency Resource Centers will provide a variety of services to post adoptive, kinship, and post legal guardianship families in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence Counties. This program has various services, including:

* Referral services: We can help you find what you need in the community
* Advocacy: We help accompany you to Court, DSS, School meetings, and more
* Respite care: Fun activities for children and child care while you enjoy some free time
* Support groups: A confidential and positive experience with others who understand what you are going through
* Educational workshops: information on topics relevant to you
* Home visits: We come to you and help you in the comfort of your own home
* Youth programs: An opportunity for youth to engage in constructive, fun activities with other you who have had similar experiences.
* Needs based assistance: Explore individual family needs and provide assistance on a case by case basis

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program and Permanency Resource Program

North Country Legal Services (NCLS)
100 Court Street
P.O. Box 989
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 563-4022
Fax: (518) 563-4058

Legal counseling subject areas: variety of civil areas specializing in handicapped law education; mentally ill rights; disability claims; public entitlements; landlord/tenant problems; family problems; consumer issues; unemployment.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc (LASNNY)
100 Court Street
P.O. Box 989
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Phone: (518) 563-4022; (800) 722-7380
Fax: (518) 563-4058

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to provide funding for the Children’s Law Project whereby more than fifty low-income children with disabilities will receive free direct legal services and 100 parents, children or human services agencies staff will receive legal education on the rights of children with disabilities. Legal Aid takes kinship issues on a case by case basis, also does Education Law. No age eligibility, income eligibility varies from program to program.

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
Rural Law Center of New York, Inc.
22 U.S. Oval, Suite 203
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Phone: (518) 324-5144

Clinton County Office for the Aging
135 Margaret Street, Suite 105
Plattsburgh, NY 129
Phone: (518) 565-4620
Fax: (518) 565-4812
Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country/ Family Connections Resource Center
194 US Oval
P.O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, 12901
Phone: 800-540-2273 (toll free)
Phone: (518) 561-4999 x103
fax: 518-561-6956

The Child Care Council is a resource and referral agency working to improve the quality and availability of child care and provides referral services to parents seeking child care.

The agency also offers information and referral services, developmental screenings for children birth to 5 years old, court mandated Supervised Visitation, playgroups, parent support groups, car seat technicians, and the Special Education Parent Network. The agency website is where a calendar can be found for days and times for each program.

Clinton County Youth Bureau
133 Margaret Street, 2nd floor
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 565-4750
Fax: (518) 565-4775

Department of Social Services
13 Durkee Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 565-3300
Fax: (518) 561-8101

Family Court
Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street, Suite 311
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 565-4658
Fax: (518) 565-4545

Mental Health Clinic
18 Ampersand Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 565-4060
Fax: (518-565-4545

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