Orange County Support Services

Adoption & Foster Care Support Services in New York State

Adoptive Parents Committee – Hudson Reg

Services Provided: Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a not-for-profit parents support group offering support to parents at all stages of their adoption journey. Please visit website to check-in for meeting times,a locations and other events for Hudson and Connecticut chapter. APC meetings are free and open to the public. Post adoption workshops, monthly meetings with pre and post adoption topics, social activities, and annual conference.


Cornell Cooperation Extension RAPP Program

Services Provided: RAPP is an ongoing education and support program for grandparents and relatives who are providing primary care for relative children. Monthly support groups, educational resources, youth programs and other support services are available at several Orange County locations. Educational seminar topics may include: Legal issues, Living well, Keeping kids safe, and Working with your child’s school.

  • Contact Person: Brenda Reynolds
  • Address: 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300, Middletown, NY
  • Phone: 845-344-1234
  • Email: br23@cornell.edu
  • Website: http://cceorangecounty.org/family/parenting-and-family-life/relatives-as-parents-program-rapp

Hudson Valley 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. Other contacts are Mary Newhard845-947-6335 and Claudia Spaziante 914-332-8958

  • Contact Person: Patricia Walker-Albertus
  • Phone: 845-947-6334
  • Website: www.opwdd.ny.gov

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

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