National Resources

NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19.

NY Project Hope

Kinship Care Legal Issues for Legal Professionals

Kinship Care: Special Challenges, Rights, Assistance, Resources (CLE training Fall 2018)

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is an agency of the New York state government within the Department of Family Assistance.

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

AARP New York focuses on issues affecting those over the age of fifty.

AARP New York

The New York State Association Chiefs of Police promotes training and professionalism for law enforcement

New York Association of Chiefs of Police 

The New York State Department of Education has centers available as resources for parents of students with disabilities.

New York State Special Education Parent Centers

The Department of Health’s role is ensuring the provision of appropriate health and social care services, both in clinical settings such as hospitals and GPs’ surgeries, and in the community through nursing, social work and other professional services.

Department of Health (DOH)

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs, and services that support and empower older adults.

Office for the Aging (OFA)

Office of Addiction Services and Supports.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS)

The New York State Office of Mental Health‘s goal is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances.

Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Overview of Services
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Prevent Child Abuse New York is the only private, nonprofit agency serving the entire state whose single mission is to prevent child abuse in all its forms.

Prevent Child Abuse New York

Overview Of Services
(March 2022 Kinship Navigator Lunch and Learn Training)
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The  Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.

Social Security Administration En Espanol


The Department of Education’s Student Support Services office promotes school improvement by focusing on social and emotional development and learning through programs, services and activities.

Department of Ed Student Support Services

(518) 486-6090

National Alliance for Grieving Children – List of NY programs that help with grieving children

National Alliance for Grieving Children serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.

Engaging Kinship Caregivers – Joseph Crumbley, with The Annie E. Casey Foundation