Services Provided: A program initiative of Adoption STAR providing a full service post adoption support program including clinical counseling, support groups, nationwide post adoption contact correspondence services, and search and reunion services. Associated with Tapestry Books, a premiere online source for adoption books and resources. See website for more online resources and articles, info about services and upcoming events. Albany 518-391-2515; NYC 917-470-9340; Syracuse 315-703-7511; Binghamton 607-330-2158; Rochester 585-672-5227; Poughkeepsie 845-457-4883
Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center
Services Provided: The Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center, located at Westchester Institute for Human Development, offers information and resources about the special education process to parents of children with disabilities in the Hudson Valley region and is funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department. Services include Hear Our Voices – Self Advocacy Group Meetings and Community Support Network Family Learning Series. Do you have questions about special education or concerns about your child’s program or services? Call us at 1.877.810.2422 or 914.493.7665. We can assist you in your native language.
- Address: Cedarwood Hall, Valhalla, NY 10595
- Phone: 887-810-2422/914-493-7665
- Website: www.hvsepc.org
Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Services Provided: Provides a range of support and advocacy services to help children and teens cope with mental health issues affecting them and family members. Services include advocacy, peer support groups, workshops, and classes. See MHA website for specific program contact information.
- Address: 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- Phone: 845-473-2500
- Email: Online form on site
- Website: http://mhadutchess.org/who-we-help/children-and-teens/
Taconic 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: Gina Cassidy Comfort
- Phone: 845-473-5050 Ext 155
- Website: www.opwdd.ny.gov