AGAPE – Central New York

Post Adoption Support

Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone

Serving Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland,  Madison, Schuyler and Tompkins Counties.

950 Danby Road; Suite 318, Ithaca  | 607-272-0034


Funded by the Regional Permanency Resource Centers initiative of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ (OCFS), the Coalition opened the AGAPE Southern Tier-Finger Lakes office in the beginning of 2017 initially serving Broome, Chemung, Schuyler and Tompkins counties . In 2019, the additional service areas of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Madison were added and the program name changed to AGAPE Central New York.

AGAPE Central New York  serves families in Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland,  Madison, Schuyler and Tompkins counties who have adopted a child or those that have become guardians of a relative’s child.  By providing supportive services and connecting families to resources such as parent trainings, support groups for both parents and youths, peer mentoring, navigation for cross-system needs, therapeutic services referrals, counseling, or other supports to help families address issues as they arise, the AGAPE program helps post-adoptive and post-guardianship families through the unique challenges they face following an adoption or guardianship.

AGAPE’s services are provided free of charge. It is open for families who have adopted through foster care or private adoption whether domestically or internationally.  Services are also available for those caring for a child through G docket guardianship. Whether it’s a simple question, a need for more training or a more challenging problem, we are here to guide you.

Meet the AGAPE Central New York Team

Renee Hettich AFFCNY

Renee Hettich

AGAPE Central New York Director
renee@affcny.org
607-272-0034 X1015

Sarah Gotowka

Family Support Specialist
sarah@affcny.org
607-272-0034 X1018

Susan Rausch AFFCNY

Susan Rausch

Family Support Supervisor
susan@affcny.org
607-272-0034 X1017

Ellen Earley

Family Support Specialist
ellen@affcny.org
607-272-0034 X1027


The AGAPE Central New York office is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

The HelpLine is always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Meet the Team Near You!

You can find AGAPE Central New York staff at various satellite offices and locations around the AGAPE central New York Service area:


Funded by the Regional Permanency Resource Centers initiative of the

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