Tompkins County Foster Care Agencies

Foster Care Agencies in New York State

Hillside Children’s Center Central Region

Services Provided: Multi-service agency based in Rochester, NY providing long-term and short term therapeutic foster care services in 20 NYS counties. Syracuse office serves Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Oswego and Tompkins counties. office Pre-certification training and home study takes 3-6 months. Emphasis placed on working with birth families. Foster families receive weekly visits from FP support team, 24 hour on-call support and respite services. Also provides infant, international, and special needs adoptions services.

Tompkins County Department of Social Services

Services Provided: The Foster Homefinder oversees recruitment and retention of qualified, caring families who are willing to provide temporary foster care for children and to work with families toward reunification. Call (607) 274-5266. MAPP training 2X yearly, Abbreviated training and certification available for kinship and emergency placements. Provides monthly training seminars, newsletter, and contracts with local agency to provide facilitated parent support groups and individualized support to foster/adoptive parents. Recruitment priority is foster parents for teens and siblings groups in City of Ithaca.

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