Compendium of Services: Rensselaer

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Child Advocacy Center

START Children's Center, Inc.

131 6th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 518-271-6001

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

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Inc.

PO Box 30, 6 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118

Phone: 518-664-4008

Victim-centered advocacy that is responsive to victim's needs and emotional well-being. Community outreach and education.Targeted services to reach underserved Spanish-speaking populations in the community.

Unity House of Troy, Inc.

2431 6th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 518-274-2607

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.

Healthy Families New York

Samaritan Hospital of Troy

1300 Massachusetts Ave
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: 518-271-3923
Serving: Rensselaer 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.

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.

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.