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Compendium of Services for ESSEX County

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Essex County

Trust Fund

Child Care Coordinating Council Of The North Country, Inc.

194 US Oval, P. O. Box 2640
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 561-4999

The Council oversees four Family Resource Centers (FRC) in Plattsburgh, Malone, Tupper Lake, and Elizabethtown. Families First, Inc. operates the FRC in Elizabethtown.
These centers offer families with young children a broad array of resources and programs to support families including parenting education, parent-child playgroups, Parents Anonymous, and developmental screenings.

 


Trust Fund

Prevent Child Abuse NY - Parent Helpline

33 Elk Street, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12207
1-800-CHILDREN

Parent Helpline

1-800-CHILDREN (toll free)

(1-800-244-5373)

 

Parent Helpline is an information and referral service for parents, professionals, and others who want to find help and support for families. It is a free, confidential, and multilingual line, available for anyone in New York State.  Services are available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  After 10 p.m., you can leave a message with our live answering service and a Helpline Specialist will return your call the following morning.

 

Parent Helpline is a program of Prevent Child Abuse NY

33 Elk Street, 2nd Floor

Albany, NY 12207

info@preventchildabuseny.org

www.preventchildabuseny.org

 


Kinship

Kinship Navigator Program Catholic Family Center

30N Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
877-454-6464

Kinship Navigator Program
Catholic Family Center
30N Clinton Avenue
Rochester, New York 14604
www.nysnavigator.org
877-454-6463 (toll free)
585-232-1840 x4028

Assists Kinship caregivers, and children in their care, in gaining access to information and community support services. Any caregiver residing in the State is able to utilize the toll-free phone line or website to identify Kinship care related services in their home locale. In addition, Kinship specialists are available to assess caregiver needs and develop a plan of action.
 


Child Advocacy Center

Clinton County

46 Arizona Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 324-6959

The first regional Child Advocacy Center(CAC) is underway in the North Country. A CAC brings a multidisciplinary team approach by providing a non-threatening, child-focused environment where investigations, evaluations, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual and/or physical abuse cases are conducted by team members and where appropriate supportive services to victims and their non-offending family members are provided. There will be three satellite locations including Essex, Franklin, and Akwesasne for the St. Regis-Mohawk tribe. Clinton County will be the main hub for these locations. Until the programs are fully operational, please contact the Clinton County CAC.


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