Compendium of Services: Saratoga

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Child Advocacy Center

Saratoga Center for the Family, Inc.

359 Ballston Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 518-587-8008

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 Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties

142 Regent Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 518-793-9496

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.

Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County

480 Broadway, LL20
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Phone: 518-584-8188

Residential and/or non-residential service.

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center

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

Phone: 518-664-4008

Non-residential services. 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.

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

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Inc

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

Phone: 518-664-8322 ext1004
Serving: Mechanicville area

Pre-K program; Formal Parenting Education group for parents; other resources similar to an FRC. Target population is lower income parents with young children of pre-school age within the greater Mechanicville area, including the city of Mechanicville and the towns of Stillwater, Schaghticoke, and Halfmoon. Pre-K program for children; Formal Parenting Education group for parents; other resources similar to an FRC. They assess and refer families for concrete needs as well as other services that the agency provides to families in the taregt area, including a food pantry that is stocked by community businesses. [Gaps in services in the target area include a two-year waiting list for Head Start, limited spots for Pre-K programs, and the lack of transportation to other potential programs. This project's goal to to fill this service gap for families.]

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.