OLV Human Services-Kinship Caregiver Program

OLV Human Services-Kinship Caregiver Program


OLV Human Services-Kinship Caregiver Program

790 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Program Contact: Barbara Farrow
Phone: (716) 828-9796
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.olvhumanservices.org

Provides services to caregivers in Erie and Chautauqua counties who have Article 6 or 1017 custody arrangements, as well as those caregivers providing informal care arrangements for children not biologically their own.

Services include:

  • Family-driven case management provided by an MSW Case Manager
  • Hourly respite services available for caregivers (as needed basis)
  • Kinship Peer-Lead Support Groups, Educational Sessions, Family Engagement Activities, and Interactive Groups for children
    • One Saturday per month, group runs for three hours to include a one-hour peer lead support group, one-hour educational group, and one-hour family engagement activity. A children’s support group is concurrently lead and open to all children in the caregiver’s household.
    • One Thursday per month a one-hour virtual support group is also available.
    • Must be enrolled in the kinship caregiver program to participate.

Group curriculums are evidence based and include the PASTA training (Parenting A Second Time Around) and TCIF (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families).

Serves Chautauqua and Erie County caregivers.

A NYS Office of Children and Family Services Program

Contact Information
790 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, New York 14218
Barbara Farrow
(716) 828-9796
(716) 828-7845
  • Chautauqua
  • Erie
  • Kinship Care Services