Broome County Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups for Foster and Adoptive Parents in New York

AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes serves families in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler and Tompkins counties who have adopted a child or those that have become guardians of a relative’s child. By providing supportive services and connecting families to resources such as parent trainings, support groups for both parents and youths, peer mentoring, navigation for cross-system needs, therapeutic services referrals, counseling, or other supports to help families address issues as they arise, the AGAPE program helps post-adoptive and post-guardianship families through the unique challenges they face following an adoption or guardianship.

AGAPE’s services are provided free of charge. It is open for families who have adopted through foster care or private adoption whether domestically or internationally. Services are also available for those caring for a child through G docket guardianship. Whether it’s a simple question, a need for more training or a more challenging problem, we are here to guide you.

Funded by the Regional Permanency Resource Centers initiative of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ (OCFS).

AGAPE Finger Lakes – Southern Tier

Contact Person: Renee Hettich

Email: renee@affcny.org

Address: 950 Danby Road; Suite 318, Ithaca, New York 14850

Phone: 607-272-0034

The Family Resource Network, Inc

Services Provided: Through our various family support programs and support groups your family could have assistance in a formal or informal service format. We are always available to provide information and local referral as well as our NYS Families Together monthly support group, and our monthly “Teen Scene” group,  available to youth ages 12-20. Other programs include CCSI coordination,  Family Advocacy, OPWDD Family Support Services. Please contact us, check our website or find us on Facebook for more information!
Contact Person: Meghann Andrews-Whitaker
Address: 46 Oneida St, NY 13820 Phone: 800-315-8814 607-432-0001
Email: info@familyrn.org  Website: http://www.familyrn.org/

Tri Town Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Services Provided: Parent group meets every two weeks for support encouragement & education.  President Helen is experienced adoptive parent of children with special needs willing to provide information and support to current and prospective adoptive families.
Contact Person: Helen Regenbogen
Address: 42 Hawkins Road, Ninevah, NY 13813  Phone: 607-639-4265
Email: petsaplenty@yahoo.com

 

To find upcoming foster and adoptive parent support group meetings, trainings, and other special events on the Coalition's event calendar click here.

 

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