Otsego County Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups for Foster and Adoptive Parents in New York

Broome 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: Jeff Envid
  • Phone: 607-771-7784 Ext. 152
  • Website: www.opwdd.ny.gov

Otsego Adopt, Inc

Services Provided: Support network of families who adopted internationally or privately. Family social events, lending library, community awareness, and advocacy for children. Debra is experienced adoptive parent willing to provide encouragement and support to prospective families.

  • Contact Person: Debra Ann Miller
  • Address: PO Box 323, Springfield Center, NY 13468
  • Phone: 315-858-0304
  • Email: dmiller14@stny.rr.com

Otsego County Foster Parent Association

Services Provided: The Ostego County foster parent group meets once a month and usually includes training for foster and adoptive parents. We have a great time. President Deb Gross has been a foster parent for 35 years for Otsego County and adopted 10 foster children. Deb and group members and believe it is important that to provide a support system for challenges facing Foster Parents and Adoptive Parents. Contact Deb for more information about association meetings dates and events.

  • Contact Person: Deb Gross
  • Address: PO box 235, Gilbertsville, NY 13776
  • Phone: 607-783-2344
  • Email: deb_gross@yahoo.com

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!

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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