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Child Advocacy Center

Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc.

249 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone: 845-454-0595

A Child Advocacy Center (CAC) builds upon the multidisciplinary team approach by providing a non-threatening, child-focused environment where investigations, evaluations, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases can be conducted by team members and where appropriate supportive services to victims and their non-offending family members can be provided. Both the National Children's Alliance (NCA) and the New York State of Children and Family Services (OCFS) provide a framework of standards for developing and established Child Advocacy Centers.

Domestic Violence

Family Services, Inc.

29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: 845-452-1110

Non-residential services.

Grace Smith House, Inc.

P. O. Box 5205
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Phone: 845-471-3038

Advocacy to victims of domestic violence including teen parents, special needs parents, parents identified by CPS and non-offending parents of children seen at the Child Abuse Prevention Center. Residential and non-residential services.

House of Faith Ministry, Inc.

P.O. Box 1326
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-765-0293

Residential.

Healthy Families New York

Institute for Family Health

279 Main Street Suite 201
New Paltz, NY 12561

Phone: 845-204-9567
Serving: Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls

Healthy Families New York (HFNY) targets expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months of age who have characteristics that place them at high risk for child abuse or neglect and live in vulnerable communities marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality, and teen pregnancy. Healthy Families New York (HFNY)’s home visitors provide families with support, education, and linkages to community services.

Healthy Families New York MIECHV Expansion

Institute for Family Health

280 Main Street Suite 201
New Paltz, NY 12561

Phone: 845-204-9567
Serving: Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls

Healthy Families New York (HFNY) targets expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months of age who have characteristics that place them at high risk for child abuse or neglect and live in vulnerable communities marked by high rates of poverty, infant mortality, and teen pregnancy. Healthy Families New York (HFNY)’s home visitors provide families with support, education, and linkages to community services.

Kinship

Cornell Coop Extension Dutchess County

2715 Route 44, Suite One
Millbrook, NY 12545

Phone: 845-677-8223

Targets children and caregivers in formal or informal kinship relationships to directly provide or link families to case management, financial, legal , medical, housing, mental health counseling, respite activities, youth development, parent education, educational advocacy, and support groups.

Kinship Navigator Program Catholic Family Center

87 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 1-877-454-6463

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.

Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse NY - Parent Helpline

4 Global View
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 1-800-CHILDREN
Serving: Statewide

Regional Child Abuse Prevention Initiatives utilizing the Protective Factors Framework training and convening cross-systems coalitions in four communities. Parent Information and Resource Center, including the Parent Helpline that assists parents/caregivers through calls, emails, and in-person requests, and website searches. Enough Abuse Campaign to reduce child sexual abuse. PCANY began as the Standard of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support (SOQ) trainer for the New York State Family Support Network (NYSFSN) during this past year. All of these activities include a parent leadership/engagement component.

TANF Post Adoption

Abbott House

100 North Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533

Phone: 914-591-7300

Post Adoption services for TANF eligible families, including Post-adoptive families, families with children in the process of being adopted, and Kinship families.