Chautauqua County Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups for Foster and Adoptive Parents in New York

G.A. Family Services

Services Provided: The G.A. Family Services Post-Adoption Program assists Adoptive families living in Chautauqua County.  Services include: Linkage and Referral, Casework and Post-Adoptive Planning, Pre/Post-Adoption Counseling, Clinical and Psychiatric Services, Adoptive Parent Training and Education, Adoptive Family Support Group, Advocacy, Community Outreach, Transition Planning


 

The Parent Network of Western NY

Services Provided: Parent Network of WNY is a community resource for families of individuals with special needs and for professionals who work with these families. Parent Network’s goal is to empower families to successfully advocate for their children with special needs and to see that they receive proper care and education by offering seminars, workshops, conferences, information and referral services and resources. Parent Network is designated as a Technical Assistance Parent Center by NYS Education Department and receives funding from several sources. Services include comprehensive one-on-one support, workshops and conferences on various special education and parenting topics. See website for information on services and excellent online directory of local helping resources and agencies.


Western New York Foster and Adoptive Families Association, Inc.

Services Provided: WNYFAFA is an independent organization of certified f/a parents. We aim for the better care of f/a children, to establish and improve communication between f/a parents and all community systems and educate the community about child welfare issues. We offer trainings, support group meetings, respite services, provide clothing, an annual cookout, holiday celebration and other events to promote social interaction.In addition, all f/a families in WNY may access the group to resolve issues and concerns. Website coming soon

  • Contact Person: Elvira Northington
  • Address: PO Box 442, Buffalo, NY 14207  
  • Phone: 716-837-0854
  • Email: Wnyfafa@yahoo.com

Western NY 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.

  • Contact Person: Susan Styborski
  • Phone: 716-535-5522 #3284
  • Website: www.opwdd.ny.gov

 

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