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

Susan Rausch
Sarah Gotowka
Michele Hochestetter
Renee Hettich Susan RauschSarah Gotowka Michele Hochestetter
 AGAPE Central New York  DirectorFamily Support SupervisorFamily Support Specialist Family Support Specialist

Mac Morris
Ana Gundlach
Family Support Specialist
Kitty Ravert Mac MorrisAna Gundlach Open Position 
Family Support Specialist r Youth Program Coordinator   Administrative Coordinator  Family Support Specialist

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!

You can find AGAPE Central New York staff at Tompkins County DSS office in Ithaca on Wednesdays from 10-2.

Funded by the Regional Permanency Resource Centers initiative of the

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