Community Action Program for Madison and Chenango County, Inc.

Community Action Program for Madison and Chenango County, Inc.


Kinship Care Program
3 East Main Street
Morrisville, NY 13408
Program Manager: Deborah L. Donnelly
Phone: (315) 684-3144 ext. 25
Executive Director: Elizabeth Crofut
Phone: (315) 697-3588 ext. 40

The Kinship Care Program offers case management, advocacy, referrals and appointment assistance to kinship caregivers residing in both Madison and Chenango County, NY.  Caregivers include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or adult siblings caring for related children, as well as close family friends or similar non-relative relationships.  Kinship caregivers can be through informal arrangements (without court involvement) or those with court ordered custody.  Guardianship, foster care and kinship foster care, as well as adoption cannot be supported through this program.

The program provides a Case Coordinator to complete home visits, link to community partners, assist with referrals, and to attend DSS, court, educational or other related appointments in support of the family.  Monthly support groups are available to all participants to encourage social and emotional networking as well as group activities, speakers, presentations and educational opportunities to participants.  Additional groups are available for all children in the kinship home as well as family engagement groups for the whole family.  All services and focus areas are determined by the kinship caregivers and children.

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program
Contact Information
3 East Main Street, Morrisville, New York 13408
Deborah L. Donnelly
(315) 684-3144 ext. 25
  • Chenango
  • Madison
  • Kinship Care Services