Office of Children and Family Services

Compendium of Services for TOMPKINS County

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Tompkins County

DV

Advocacy Center of Tompkins County

PO Box 164
Ithaca, NY 14851
(607) 277-3203

Residential and/or non-residential services

Child Protective Services/Domestic Violence Collaboration: Co-location of Domestic violence (DV) advocate at the CPS office to provide protocol development, case consultation, home visits, cross-training, and jointly work to safety plan for DV victims and their children.


Trust Fund

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-2292

Family Resource Connection (FRC)-Tompkins builds on the partnership with local elementary school started through “Groton’s Families” and adds partnership with DSS FAR to enhance the capacity of families to nurture healthy children, and build community capacity to support families with young children, including outreach to special needs children, families with children of color or Latino origin, and families whose socio-economic condition is fragile. Services include parenting workshops, mutual support groups, Family Fun Events, and Community Café conversations to complement local activities for families with young children. .


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

 


Public / Private Partnership

Tompkins County Department of Social Services

320 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-274-5678

Tompkins County DSS FAR and the Child Development Council (CDC) work jointly at the onset of services with young parents with children five and under who are former foster care youth and/or have histories with child welfare. Services include crisis intervention, home visits, parenting support, and linkages to appropriate services in the community.


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.
 


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