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Family Enrichment Network: Kinship Caregiver Program
24 Cherry Street
Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone: (607) 723-8313 x821(Deb)
Phone: (607) 723-8313 x831 (Angela)
dfaulks@familyenrichment.cc
www.familyenrichment.cc

The Kinship Care Program will provide information, advocacy, counseling, referrals and resources to any adult who is raising someone else’s child. This means:
Advocacy to help kinship caregivers apply for the Non-Parent Caregiver grant, Medicaid and child care subsidy (if applicable) at the Department of Social Services. Also assistance with free school meals (breakfast & lunch)

  • Legal advocacy with Family Court paperwork and understanding the Family Court process
  • Counseling for kinship caregivers, kinship children and kinship families
  • Parenting groups using the Parenting A Second Time Around curriculum
  • Help line for information and referrals to available community resources
  • Support groups and workshops related to kinship care topics

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

Mothers and Babies
457 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 771-6334
Bonnie Coddington and Monica Smith, Coordinators
www.mothersandbabies.org

Services Provided: Free place to play with children. Open Monday -Wednesday – Friday 9am – 2pm. Open Tuesday from 11am- 4pm. Open Thursday from 2pm – 7pm. Dinner is served every Thursday at 5:30pm. Clothing closet available one time per month per family. Four outfits are allowed to be chosen for children. Kinship caregivers welcome.

Parents As Leaders (PAL) Family Resource Center
457 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 771-6334
Bonnie Coddington and Monica Smith, Coordinators
www.mothersandbabies.org

Services Provided: Free place to play with children Open Monday -Wednesday – Friday 9am – 2pm. Open Tuesday from 11am- 4pm.  Open Thursday from 2pm – 7pm. Dinner is served every Thursday at 5:30pm. Clothing closet available one time per month per family. Four outfits are allowed to be chosen for children. Kinship caregivers welcome.

The Family and Children’s Society
257 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: (607) 729-6206
Fax: (607) 729-1858
info@familycs.org

Services Provided:
• Adolescent Services
• Counseling
• Home Care
• Mental Health
• School-Based Programs
• Sexual Abuse Treatment

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New, Inc. (LASMNY)
168 Water Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 231-5900
Fax: (607) 724-7211
www.lasmny.org

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law office. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to people who can’t afford a lawyer.

Please Note: We only handle civil (non-criminal) legal problems.

Our clients come from many different backgrounds. They are working people, families and people with disabilities. They are senior citizens, veterans, and people who get public benefits. They are U.S. citizens, immigrants and refugees, and temporary workers.

You may qualify for services based on your income and family size. To find out if you qualify, call or visit the office. If you are 60 or over, or if you are a victim of family violence, you may qualify for our services even if you are not low-income.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
350 State St.
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 724-5153
Website

ACCORD promotes peaceful alternatives to conflict through mediation and other dispute resolution services, training, and advocacy.

Broome County Office for Aging
Broome County Office Building
60 Hawley Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13902
Phone: (607) 778-2411
Fax: (607) 778-2316

The Office for Aging is a central source for accurate, up-to-date information on programs, services and benefits for seniors and caregivers. Information is provided through our Information and Assistance Representatives. Services include:  Meals on Wheels, Health Insurance, Legal Services, Nutrition Counseling, NY Connects, Housing and Senior Centers.

Broome County Youth Bureau
Broome County Office Building
60 Hawley Street, 6th floor
P.O. Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: 607-778-2193
bcyouthbureau@co.broome.ny.us

The Broome County Youth Bureau works with those who work with youth, by supporting local community-based organizations who provide a wide variety of services, supports and opportunities for children and youth throughout our community. Our support consists of: funding and resources, coordination and planning, technical assistance and training research and evaluation resources and advocacy at state and local levels.

Broome County Department of Social Services
26-42 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: (607) 778-8850
Fax: (607) 778-3007
www.gobroomecounty.org

DSS promotes self-sufficiency and assures the protection of vulnerable individuals. DSS strives to have an organization which values the needs of the customers, the contributions of the staff, and the participation of the community.   Services include: Medicaid, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), SNAP (Food Stamps), Temporary Assistance (TA), Adoption/Homefinding, Child and Adult Protective Services.

Broome County Family Court
65 Hawley Street
P.O. Box 1766
Binghamton, NY 13902-1766
Phone: (607) 240-5799
Fax: (607) 240-5904

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.

Broome County Mental Health Department
36-42 Main Street, 1st floor
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone:  (607) 778-2351
The Broome County Mental Health Department is responsible for planning, developing, and evaluating mental hygiene services in Broome County. These mental hygiene services include alcoholism and substance abuse services, mental health programs, and services for persons with developmental disabilities.

Broome County Department of Health
225 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: (607) 778-3930

The Broome County Health Department works with the community to preserve, promote and protect the public health and quality of life of all Broome County residents. Services include:  Women, Infants, Children (WIC), Clinics and Children with Special Needs,

American Red Cross
Southern Tier Chapter
620 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Phone: (607) 785-7207
Fax: (607) 785-7216

The Southern Tier chapter of the American Red Cross Serves the communities of Broome, Chenango, Tompkins, and Tioga counties. The American Red Cross of Western and Central New York provides 24-hour emergency assistance to people affected by fires, floods and other disasters. When a disaster occurs, Red Cross volunteers are on the scene immediately, providing a place to sleep, warm meals, clothing and counseling. Red Cross disaster relief services focus on meeting the immediate emergency needs of those affected and offering the support, information and resources necessary to help them recover from disaster

Catholic Charities of Broome County
232 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: (607) 729-9166
www.catholiccharitiesbc.org

Catholic Charities of Broome County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. We fulfill this mission daily with a philosophy that recognizes and values the dignity and worth of each individual who we serve. We serve people of all ages, from all walks of life, people of all faiths and those who have lost faith. We serve those who come from other countries to seek refuge as well as people who have lived here for many generations. We help people who are unemployed, who have had their work hours cut or who have lost their jobs through extended illness.
Samaritan House
11 Fayette Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 724-3969

Provides free household furnishings, children’s clean usable clothing, personal hygiene products, toiletries, and other miscellaneous items. Samaritan House also offers supportive assistance to those in need with up-to-date ID and proof of residence. There are no large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers or dryers. If a person is in need of personal care/grooming items, they can come in once a month. A person can ask for furniture and other household items once time every six months.

United Way of Broome County
101 South Jenson Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: (607) 240-2000
Fax: (607) 240-2002
www.unitedwaybroome.org

United Way of Broome County has a long history of bringing people together. We work to build a stronger, more vibrant Broome County. We proudly provide financial and backbone support to local agencies and initiatives. We fund over 40 programs which impact the lives of thousands of Broome County residents every year.

211/United Way of Broome County
101 South Jensen Road
Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: (607) 240-2000
Fax: (607) 240-2002
www.unitedwaybroome.org

Provides information for services including basic emergency needs, physical and mental health resources, support groups for children, youth and families plus support for seniors and those with disabilities.  United Way urges information seekers to use their searchable database www.helpme211.org

Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome Family Center
One Clubhouse Road
Endicott, NY 13760
Phone: 607.754.0225
Fax: 607.754.2801
An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Accord – A Center for Dispute Resolution
Voices for Children/CASA
350 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 724-5153
Fax: (607) 724-0059
www.accordny.com

CASAs are trained volunteers assigned by a Family Court judge providing children at risk of abuse and neglect with advocacy in the court and community. CASA volunteers facilitate permanency and safety for children through researching, reporting, and collaborating with service providers.