Compendium of Services: Herkimer

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Child Advocacy Center

YWCA of the Mohawk Valley

284 West Main Street
Ilion, NY 13357

Phone: 315-895-0349

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

Catholic Charities of Herkimer County

61 West Street
Ilion, NY 13357

Phone: 315-894-1860

Residential and/or non-residential services. Supervised visitation program for families affected by domestic violence.

Healthy Families New York

Herkimer County Public Health Nursing Services

301 North Washington Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

Phone: 315-867-1376
Serving: Herkimer County

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. Based on the evaluation’s rigorous random assignment design and the program’s significant and positive effects on a range of outcomes

Kinship

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.

The Neighborhood Center, Inc.

293 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 315-272-2760

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. Site is Located at: 612 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501

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.