Michele Hochstetter

AGAPE Central New York Family Support Specialist michele@affcny.org | 607-272-0034 X1025 Michele Hochstetter has been working as a certified sign language interpreter since 1985. American Sign Language and the empowerment […]

McDonald “Mac” Morris

Youth Program Coordinator mac@affcny.org | 607-272-0034 X1016 McDonald Morris is a Brooklyn native and black queer performance artist, educator and movement enthusiast based in Ithaca, NY, With a degree in […]

Ana Gundlach

Administrative Coordinator ana@affcny.org | 607-272-0034 X1026 Ana Gundlach has been working in the non-profit and mental health field for over 10 years with a BA in Social Welfare from the […]

Resources for adopted youth, foster youth and youth being raised by adults other than their biological parents.

Beyond High School

Register Now for Tuesday, 4/30, 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York office located at 108 Main Street in New Paltz.

Lisa Gallina Alvarez

Deputy Director lisa@affcny.org | 646-688-4321 X1023 Lisa is dedicated to working to improve the quality of life for families and children. She has over twenty years of working with families […]

Catherine “Kitty” Ravert

AGAPE Central New York Family Support Specialist kitty@affcny.org | 607-272-0034 X1024 Adoption is woven throughout Kitty’s life.  As an adopted person, she was placed with her adoptive parents when she was three […]

Express Yourself! Elmira!

RSVP for Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Ernie Davis Community Center located at 350 East 5th Street in Elmira.

Circle of Trauma: Poughkeepsie

Register Now for Wednesday, 5/8, 6 PM to 8:30 PM at Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services located at 60 Market Street in Poughkeepsie.

Black History Celebration; Suffolk

Due to inclement weather this evening we have gone ahead and canceled tonight’s event. We will be rescheduling this event for Thursday, March 7th in Amityville (@ Kids Need More) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

2019 Empowered to Connect; Long Island!

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE at CenterPoint Church – Bay Shore Campus located at 68 Redington St in Bay Shore

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th form 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE to the Coalition's hosted Rockland location: All Souls Community Church located at 81 Washington Avenue in Suffern.

2019 Empowered to Connect; Suffern!

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th form 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE to the Coalition’s hosted Rockland location: All Souls Community Church located at 81 Washington Avenue in Suffern.

2019 Empowered to Connect; New Paltz!

The Empower to Connect Conference 2019 Live Event takes place on April 5th and 6th from 10 AM to 6 PM. The entire conference is simulcast LIVE at the AGAPE Hudson Valley office at 108 Main Street in New Paltz

Adoption Connection; Beacon

Next meeting on Saturday, May 18th from 10AM to 12PM at the Howland Library located at 313 Main Street in Beacon

Regional Permanency Resource Center

Statewide Post Adoption Support: A Vision Realized

Beginning in April 2019, the Coalition’s Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE) will grow to serve four more counties – Madison, Cortland, Cayuga and Chenango.  In total, we will provide post adoption services through OCFS’s Regional Permanency Resource Centers.

November is National Adoption Awareness Month; #Just Listen

As the month progresses and we all have the opportunity to engage others in conversations about adoption, foster and kinship care, let’s make the effort to really listen to and elevate the voices of those most affected. We need to look to the input of adult adoptees; to recognize their journey, celebrate their experiences, and value their voice.

Hey, Kiddo

National Book Award Finalist
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Delaware and Otsego Counties Support Group Meeting Circle of Trauma parent Training

Circle of Trauma Training; Delhi

November 3th, 2018 Delaware and Otsego Parent Support Group Meeting Training; Circle of Trauma, held at the Delhi Public Safety Building located at 280 Phoebe Lane, Delhi, NY