Lewis County Department of Social Services
Services Provided: Foster parents provide temporary care for children who are unable to live with their birth families or guardians. Individual orientation meetings scheduled upon inquiry. Orientation provides a general overiew and information for interested persons. A ten week training program is offered twice a year. We also offer a seven week training program as an alternative when the ten week program is not a viable option. Families willing to work with all age children (including adolescents) and birth families are needed.
- Address: PO Box 193, Outer Stowe Street, Lowville, NY 13367
- Phone: 315-376-5403
- Website: lewiscountyny.org
The House of the Good Shepherd
Services Provided: Looking for homes where kids who have experienced trauma can receive guidance, support and a caring family. You might be surprised at the diversity of our foster parent families. They might be young parents, empty nesters, single child families, or those unable to have children of their own. We especially encourage relatives of our children to consider foster care. We call it “kinship,” and it’s a wonderful way for a child to stay in familiar surroundings with people he or she knows. In Utica area, call Jamie Andrews or Sue Novak at 315.235.7700. In Watertown area, call Jason Hibbard or Gayle Reilly at 315.782.8064.
- Address: 1550 Champlin Ave, Utica, NY 13502
- Phone: see description for number
- Website: http://www.hgs-utica.com/foster-care/become-a-foster-parent/