Catholic Charities of Buffalo – Kinship Program

Catholic Charities of Buffalo – Kinship Program


Allegany County Kinship Program
2636 West State Street, Suite 301
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-372-0101
Contact: Danielle Kielar for Allegany
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jennifer Norton for Cattaraugus
E-mail: [email protected]

Serves Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties.

This program is a partnership with Catholic Charities, YMCA of Twin Tiers, Health Foundation for Western and Central NY and Elder Law. The kinship families have to have Article 6 (permanent custody) or informal custody to qualify for the program (for  Allegany). And be TANF eligible for Cattaraugus County. If they have legal guardianship, Article 10 or KinGAP they are not eligible to participate.

-  Case management and referral services: home visits, linkages with community agencies, finding out the needs of the families and how to help them; 1-4 times per month.
-  Support groups-separate for adults and children: For adults: the curriculum PASTA (Parenting a Second Time Around) once a month. For children: once a month focusing on stress management, listening skills, self- esteem building, bullying prevention.
- Education sessions: ElderLaw lawyer will be presenting on legal issues; 3 times per quarter
- Family engagement activities:  family swim nights, movie night, craft night, etc. once a month
- Maintenance and family preservation services: respite for the children once a month

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Program

Contact Information
2636 West State Street,, Suite 301, Olean, New York 14760
Danielle Kielar for Allegany
(716) 854-3622
  • Allegany
  • Cattaraugus
  • Kinship Care Services