Statewide Resources

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.

Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

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

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 mission of 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)
Overview of Services
(February 2023 Kinship Navigator Lunch and Learn Training with OFA)
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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition counseling, health education, referrals to other services, and nutritious foods to women, infants, and children under age five. Grandparents, kinship caregivers, foster parents and working families can qualify too. Chat with Wanda, NYS WIC’s 24/7 virtual assistant, and in less than 3 minutes, see if you may be eligible and get connected with your local WIC clinic.

WIC Help New York
Overview of Services
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Office of Addiction Services and Supports.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS)

OASAS Kinship Care Toolkit – A toolkit to support children impacted by parental addiction, overdose or loss.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health 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)

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 United States 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.

SNAP & Seniors Professional Network

The SNAP and Seniors Professional Network helps professionals connect eligible seniors (60+) to SNAP.  The Network offers service providers tools to help low-income older adults apply for and maintain SNAP benefits, as well as information about SNAP policy, outreach materials, resources and more.  Network membership is free and open to any provider or organization that assists seniors.

Social Security Administration En Espanol


The 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

MHANYS’ School Mental Health Resource and Training Center has the tools and information schools need to educate students about mental health – from instructional resources to staff development, and information for families.

MHANYS School Mental Health Resources and Training Center

New York State Trauma-informed Network supports champions of trauma responsive practices across the state with improved connection and access to quality resources.

Trauma Responsive Understanding Self-Assessment Tool for Schools (TRUST-S)

NYS TIN COVID-19 Resources for Educators

The New York State Center for School Safety |

The NYS Center for School Safety provides professional development and technical assistance to school and district administrators, staff, students, parents, community members and Boards of Cooperative Education.

The New York State Center for School Safety |

Project TEACH supports New York’s Maternal Health and Pediatric Primary Care Providers (PCPs) to deliver care to children and families who experience mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.

Project TEACH

Suicide Prevention Center of New York State (SPCNY) at the Office of Mental Health

A Guide for Suicide Prevention in New York Schools

SPCNY for School Staff

For National Organizations and other kinship resources, please see National Resource Page.

OCFS HEARS Family Line

The HEARS family line assists parents and families by providing resources and referrals to a variety of services. Caring representatives guide families to services including food, clothing, housing, medical and behavioral health care services, parenting education and child care.

1-888-55-HEARS  (1-888-554-3277)