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Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE)
Program Contact: Tomasine Oliphant,
108 Main Street, Suite 5
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: (845)679-9900; (888)354-1342

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

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc (LASNNY)
55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 462-6765; (800) 462-2922
Fax: (518) 427-8352

Kinship laws, custody, Grandparent’s Rights, Education Law. No age eligibility; income eligibility varies from program to program.

Empire Justice Center (EJC)
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 462-6831; (800) 635-0355
Fax: (518) 462-6687

Services Provided: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits.

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 Services Site
11 William St. Suite 2
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-0523

Office for the Aging
325 Columbia Street
Suite 231
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-4258
Columbia County Youth Bureau
401 State St.
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-7213
Fax: (518) 822-9485

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth
13640 Route 22
Canaan, NY 12029
Phone: (518) 781-4567

This non-profit social service organization serves at-risk youth and their families through community-based programs and a residential program. “Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is a statewide, nonprofit, multi-service child welfare agency with a distinguished history of working with and providing specialized services to children and families for 100 years.”

Columbia County Department of Social Services
25 Railroad Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-9411

Columbia County Department of Health
325 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-3358
Fax: (518) 828-5894

Columbia County Department of Human Services (Mental Health Center)
325 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-9446

County, Family & Surrogate Court Judge
Phone: (518) 828-7909

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 453-6650
Fax: (518) 453-6792
Services Provided: Adoption; Advocacy, Information, & Referrals; After School Programs; AIDS/HIV Services; Case Management/Service Coordination; Chemical Dependence Services; Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Day Care; Deaf Services; Disabilities (Brain Injury) Services; Disabilities (Developmental) Services; Domestic Violence Services; Emergency Assistance; Employment Assistance; Family Services; Food Assistance; Foster Parenting;   Hispanic Services; Housing; Immigration Services; Jail Ministry; Mediation; Mentoring Services; Parent Education; Parish Social Ministry; Pregnancy Services & Programs; Respite Support; Senior Services; Shelters; Social Justice; Summer Camp & Programs; Transportation Services; Volunteer Groups; Women, Infant, Children Programs(WIC); and Youth Services.

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.
530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
Phone: (518) 346-1284
Fax: (518) 377-8714

Services Provided: Residential, special education, family foster care, children’s mental health, family preservation, and career development programs.