Tompkins County Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups for Foster and Adoptive Parents in New York

Adoptive Families Community Group of Ithaca

Services Provided: This group is for families, who have been created or expanded through adoption (domestic, international, foster/adoption, transracial, special needs, 1 or 2 parent households, all are welcome!), living in or around Ithaca, NY. It is a loving space to provide support, community and share resources with one another. Has closed Facebook group and occasional social events. Visit their facebook page at join and get in touch with the group.


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:

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!

Tompkins County Foster/Adoptive Family Support Group

Services Provided: This is a fostering/adoption “online support group.” This group is open to foster and adoptive parents and is focused in Tompkins County, NY. Please post your questions, tell us about your successes and struggles as a foster/adoptive parent, and share resources that might be useful.

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