Fulton County Support Services

Adoption & Foster Care Support Services in New York State

Adoptive Families of the Capital Region (AFCR)

Services Provided: The Adoptive Families of the Capital Region, Inc. (AFCR) is an adoption support group for adoptive families and individuals hoping to build their family by adoption.  AFCR hosts a variety of adoption education programs and social events in New York’s Capital Region.Individuals who have attended AFCR’s educational programs have increased their understanding of the complexities and lifelong aspects of adoption. Some of the topics presented in adoption education programs have included: how to adopt, openness in adoption, adoption and the schools, developmental issues, attachment issues, special needs adoption, and transracial adoption issues.  AFCR hosts social events for families and their adopted children which has included adoption cultural programs, playgroups, and outings for families.


Capital District DDSO -OPWDD

Services Provided: Family Support Services Coordinators are available at each of OPWDD’s regional Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSOs) to help families access Family Support Services.  Family Support Services can help in times of crisis when a family member or loved one becomes ill, or when things get difficult at home for other reasons. Find out more information about these services and supports by calling your local Family Support Services Coordinator.  Support services may include: information and referral, family and individual counseling, recreation, after-school programs, support groups, transportation and specialized equipment and home modifications.  Other contact is Eugene Gardner.


DRN Cornerstone

Services Provided: Free comprehensive mental health and counseling services for all ages and family members: Individual and family therapy, Support groups, Community referral, Confidential counseling in the home or one of our offices
Licensed, friendly, competent and supportive mobile professionals, Child behavior training and support, Work and school assistance, Solution-focused strength-based approaches, Intensive case management, Home-based support services, Crisis management

  • Degrees, Licenses, Certifications, Affiliations: LMSWs, LCSW-R supervisors, LMHC counselors, Combat vet/military background directors, Extensive growing team of mobile clinicians, Minority-owned business
  • Insurances Accepted: Fidelis/Medicaid  Sliding scale on case-to-case basis
  • Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
  • Address: Southside Innovation Center 2610 South Salina Street, Suite 2 Syracuse, NY 13205
  • Phone: 315-868-1000
  • Email: iward.halverson@verizon.net
  • Website: http://www.drncornerstone.com

Parent Network of the Capital Region

Services Provided: The mission of the the Parent Network of the Capital Region is to provide parents with the knowledge, skills, resources and support to effectively advocate for their children and to facilitate productive relationships between parents and school districts for the benefit of students with disabilities.  Services offered offered free-of-charge include: Information on special education and disabilities, Individual advocacy and support for parents, parent support groups, referral and connections to professionals and other organizations, training and workshops, resource center with Internet Access and a quarterly newsletter.  See website for more information on specific services.

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