Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes – Targeted Regional Permanency Center

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes – Targeted Regional Permanency Center


94 Exchange Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone:(315) 789-2235, x107

180 E. Union Street
Newark, NY 14513
Phone:(315) 331-4867, x18

134 E. Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone:(315) 253-2222

120 North Main St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone:(585) 394-0190

Executive Director: Dcn. Peter S. Dohr
Program Contact: Dori Shaner
Phone: (315) 789-2235

Counties Served: Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Wayne, and Orleans County

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes realizes that adoption and guardianship families have unique needs. Whether the adoption is private, international, through the Foster Care System or other circumstances, our Targeted Regional Permanency Center Program is available to work directly with these families to address a variety of parenting, behavioral, emotional, or other family circumstances that create challenges to family stability. Services are available to families in Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Wayne, and Orleans County who have formally adopted or obtained a guardianship order for a minor child.

Services include:

  • Virtual monthly support groups
    • Group takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:00PM-8:00PM
    • We offer three types of support groups for our adoptive and guardianship families. These include an adult support group, educational support group on issues facing families, and family engagement.
    • Contact Dori Shaner at (315) 719-4979 or shaner@dor.orgfor more information.
  • Educational Workshops
  • One-to-one support and guidance
  • Individualized support.
  • Linkages to services for treatment of trauma
  • Assistance locating local resources unique to your needs.

Services are provided to all post-adoption and guardianship households, regardless of income.

Contact Information
94 Exchange Street, Geneva, New York 14456
Dori Shaner
(315) 789-2235
(315) 789-5785
  • Ontario
  • Orleans
  • Seneca
  • Wayne
  • Yates
  • Kinship Care Services
  • Other Local Agencies