John Colon

Coalition Team Members

AGAPE Hudson Valley Family Support Specialist

John Colonjohn@affcny.org | 845-679-9900 X108

John Colon has only just come aboard with the Coalition as of May 2017,  however, he has been serving families in the Hudson Valley since 1996.
 
He was with the Ulster County Youth Advocacy Program where he started out as an advocate and worked up to being an Assistant Director.  Later, he worked with migrant families in helping children receive high school diplomas, GEDs and continue on to higher education with The Migrant Education Outreach Program of New Paltz, N.Y. 
 
He has been a devoted foster father from 1999 to present, so much so that from 2004 – 2008 he focused solely on being a parent while he served youth with special needs.  He has worked as a case manager with Family of Woodstock for about four years until The Coalition presented the opportunity for him to work with foster, adoptive and kinship families.
 
As a foster parent who has finally had the deep joy of finalizing adoption in 2016, this work has significant meaning to him. He knows what it can be like to feel alone in a vast system and he knows the importance of listening to what a family needs and helping them attain their goals.
 
“A su servicio”
 

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