Post Adoption Support Centers

NYS Office of Children and Family Services Fund Regional Permanency Resource Centers to Keep Adoptive and Relative Families Together

Regional Permanency Resource Centers Provide Needed Post Adoption Supports and Resources to Families After Adopting a Child or Becoming Guardian of a Relative Child

Regional Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs) will work to prevent post adoptive and post guardianship dissolutions or disruptions, will provide assistance to families so that children may be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and will work to strengthen post adoptive and post guardianship families and avoid foster care or other out-of-home placements.

These Centers serve families with a newly-adopted child or those that have become guardians of a relative’s child, providing supportive services and connecting families to resources such as parent training, peer support, mentoring, navigation for cross-system needs, therapeutic services referrals, counseling, respite care or other supports to help families address issues as they arise. Regional Permanency Resource Centers help post-adoptive and post-guardianship families through the unique challenges they face following an adoption or guardianship. These families sometimes struggle and may need supports to help them avoid placing the children in foster care. 

“PRCs provide vital interventions and services to help families navigate the sometimes bumpy times that can occur after a child has been adopted or guardianship has been finalized.”

                                                                                                                 Acting OCFS Commissioner Sheila J. Poole

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has awarded funding for new regional Permanency Resource Centers throughout the state. Funding for the PRCs was made available through adoption assistance savings. The funds are being invested in post-adoption services, kinship caregiver services and services to support positive placement outcomes for children at risk of entering foster care.

Find a Regional Permanency Resource Center for Post Adoption Support in Your County

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Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York’s 


 

hudson valley post adoption support

AGAPE Hudson Valley

Program contact: Tomasine Oliphant |  tomasine@affcny.org

108 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 | 845-679-9900

Serving Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess*, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan* and Ulster* Counties

 

Serving Broome, Chemung, Schuyler and Tompkins Counties.

AGAPE Finger Lakes – Southern Tier

Program contact: Renee Hettich: |  renee@affcny.org

350 State Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 | 607-272-0034

Serving Broome*, Chemung*, Schuyler and Tompkins Counties.

 

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties in collaboration with Long Island Families Together

AGAPE – Long Island

Program contact: Pat O’Brien | pat@affcny.org

21 Greene Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701|  631-598-1983

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties in collaboration with Long Island Families Together

 

 

 Abbott House

Program contact: Catharine Raffaele:  craffaele@abbotthouse.net

100 Commerce Drive, Suite 101 New Windsor, NY 12553 | 845-457-5030, ext. 13525

Serving Dutchess*, Sullivan*, Ulster* and  Westchester Counties

 

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Program contact: Ellen Wayne: ellen.wayne@dor.org

94 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456 | 315-789-2686

Serving Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties

 

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North County, Inc

Program contact: Juliette Lynch and Katie Schrader:  permanancyresourcecenter@gmail.com 

194 U.S. Oval,Plattsburgh, NY 12901 | 518-561-4999 | 800-540-2273

Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton,  and St. Lawrence* Counties including the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

 

Children’s Home of Jefferson County

Program contact: Karen Richmond:  krichmond@nnychildrenshome.com

1704 State Street, Watertown, NY 12601 | 315-788-7430

Serving Franklin*, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego  and St. Lawrence* Counties

 

Gustavus Adolphus (G.A.) Family Services

Program contacts: Karl Wiggins: karlw@lutheran-jamestown.org  and  Maggie Dreyer: mdreyer@lutheran-jamestown.org

200 Gustavus Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701 | 716-665-2116 

Serving Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming Counties

 

Hillside Children’s Center

Program Contact: Michelle Belge: mbelge@hillside.com

215 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 | 315-703-8720

Serving Alleghany, Broome*, Chemung*, Onondaga, Steuben and  Tioga Counties

 

Program Contact: Tess Mahneken-Weatherspoon:  tmahnken@hillside.com

1 Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609 | 585-654-1463

Serving Genesee, Livingston, Monroe and Wyoming* Counties

 

New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

Program Contacts: Patricia Bryant-Reid: pbreid@nackidscan.org  and Carolyn Synol: csynol@nackidscan.org 

37 West 26th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010 | 212-651-8035 | 646-352-9073

Serving  the Bronx*, Brooklyn*, Manhattan*, Staten Island* and Queens*

 

New York Council on Adoptable Children 

Program Contacts: Delia Caban: dcaban@coac.org and Joann Buttaro: jbuttaro@coac.org

589 Eighth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018 | 212-475-0222

Serving  the Bronx*, Brooklyn*, Manhattan*, Staten Island* and Queens*

 

Parsons Child and Family Center

Program Contact: Kate Schofield, kate.schofield@northernrivers.org

60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208 | 518-426-2600

Serving Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and  Washington Counties

 

The Family Center, Inc.

Program Contact: Marya Gilborn, mgilborn@thefamilycenter.org

493 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 | 718-230-1379

Serving  the Bronx*, Brooklyn*, Manhattan*, Staten Island* and Queens*

 

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

624 Elizabeth St, Utica, NY 13501 | 315-272-2600

Serving Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties

 

*indicates more than one agency servicing the county

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