Post Adoption Support Centers

NYS Office of Children and Family Services Fund Regional Permanency Resource Centers to Keep Adoptive and Relative Families Together

Regional Permanency Resource Centers Provide Needed Post Adoption Supports and Resources to Families After Adopting a Child or Becoming Guardian of a Relative Child

Regional Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs) will work to prevent post adoptive and post guardianship dissolutions or disruptions, will provide assistance to families so that children may be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and will work to strengthen post adoptive and post guardianship families and avoid foster care or other out-of-home placements.

These Centers serve families with a newly-adopted child or those that have become guardians of a relative’s child, providing supportive services and connecting families to resources such as parent training, peer support, mentoring, navigation for cross-system needs, therapeutic services referrals, counseling, respite care or other supports to help families address issues as they arise. Regional Permanency Resource Centers help post-adoptive and post-guardianship families through the unique challenges they face following an adoption or guardianship. These families sometimes struggle and may need supports to help them avoid placing the children in foster care.

“PRCs provide vital interventions and services to help families navigate the sometimes bumpy times that can occur after a child has been adopted or guardianship has been finalized.”

                                                                                                                 Acting OCFS Commissioner Sheila J. Poole

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has awarded funding for new regional Permanency Resource Centers throughout the state. Funding for the PRCs was made available through adoption assistance savings. The funds are being invested in post-adoption services, kinship caregiver services and services to support positive placement outcomes for children at risk of entering foster care.

Find a Regional Permanency Resource Center for Post Adoption Support in Your County

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Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York’s 

AGAPE Central New York

Program contact: Renee Hettich: |

950 Danby Road; Suite 318, Ithaca, New York 14850 | 607-272-0034

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

AGAPE Long Island

Program contact: Pat O’Brien |

21 Greene Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701|  631-598-1983

Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties in collaboration with Long Island Families Together

Abbott House

Program contact: Catharine Raffaele:

100 Commerce Drive, Suite 101 New Windsor, NY 12553 | 914-740-6225

Serving Dutchess*, Sullivan*, Ulster* and  Westchester Counties

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Program contact: Ellen Wayne:

94 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456 | 315-789-2686

Serving Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North County, Inc

Program contact: Juliette Lynch and Katie Schrader: 

194 U.S. Oval,Plattsburgh, NY 12901 | 518-561-4999 | 800-540-2273

Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton,  and St. Lawrence* Counties including the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Program contact: Karen Richmond:

Children’s Home of Jefferson County

1704 State Street, Watertown, NY 12601 | 315-788-7430

Serving Franklin*, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego  and St. Lawrence* Counties

Gustavus Adolphus (G.A.) Family Services

Program contacts: Karl Wiggins:  and  Maggie Dreyer:

200 Gustavus Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701 | 716-665-2116

Serving Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming Counties

Hillside Children’s Center

Program Contact: Beth Harrington:

215 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY 13204 |  315-459-1606 or 315-703-8708

Serving Alleghany, Broome*, Chemung*, Onondaga, Steuben and  Tioga Counties

Program Contact: Tess Mahneken-Weatherspoon:

1 Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609 | 585-654-1463

Serving Genesee, Livingston, Monroe and Wyoming* Counties

New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

Program Contacts: Patricia Bryant-Reid:  and Carolyn Synol:

37 West 26th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010 | 212-651-8035 | 646-352-9073

Serving  the Bronx*, Brooklyn*, Manhattan*, Staten Island* and Queens*

New York Council on Adoptable Children 

Program Contacts: Delia Caban: and Joann Buttaro:

589 Eighth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10018 | 212-475-0222

Serving  the Bronx*, Brooklyn*, Manhattan*, Staten Island* and Queens*

Parsons Child and Family Center

Program Contact: Kate Schofield,

60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208 | 518-426-2600

Serving Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and  Washington Counties

The Family Center, Inc.

Program Contact: Marya Gilborn,

493 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 | 718-230-1379

Serving  the Bronx*, Brooklyn*, Manhattan*, Staten Island* and Queens*

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

SOHO Regional Permanency Resource Center

Program Contact: Tina Tschaa,

628 Mary St, Utica, NY 13501 | 315-272-2698

Serving Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties

*indicates more than one agency servicing the county

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