Warren County Support Services

Adoption & Foster Care Support Services in New York State

Capital District 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 contact is Eugene Gardner.


Helen Petel

Services Provided: Helen is an experienced and informed adoptive parent who led an adoption parent support group for many years. Can provide information and support to potential and current adoptive parents. Has experience with special need, international and domestic adoption.

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