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Adoption 800-345-KIDS (5437)
Adult Protective Services 844-697-3505
Bullying - How to Identify and Stop Bullying 800-273-TALK (8255)
Child Care FAQ 518-474-9454
Child Care Complaints 800-732-5207
Child Support 888-208-4485
Commission for the Blind FAQ 866-871-3000
TDD 866-871-6000
Community Service 518-473-8882
Contacting Your Local Department of Social Services View Link for Directory
Contacting Your OCFS Regional Office View Link for Directory
Contracts, Grants, & RFPs 518-486-7224
Developmental Disabilities 866-946-9733
Employment Opportunities 518-457-6216
Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests 518-474-9224
Foster Care 800-345-KIDS (5437)
H.E.A.R.S. Family Line 888-55HEARS ( 888-554-3277 )
Human Resources 518-473-7936
Juvenile Facilities / Youth Currently in a Juvenile Facility 518-473-1786
Kinship Navigator 877-454-6463
Mandated Reporter Training 800-836-0903, ext. 218
Medicaid 800-541-2831
New York State of Health 855-355-5777
Mental Health Programs 800-597-8481
Native American Services 716-847-3123
Ordering Forms and Publications (hard copy) 518-473-0971
Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs in Your County View Link for Directory
Service of Legal Papers on OCFS
Social Security 800-772-1213
Social Security Disability Insurance 800-772-1213
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program 800-772-1213
Suicide Prevention 800-784-2433
Temporary Assistance and Related Programs 800-342-3009
Unemployment Assistance 888-209-8124
Youth Development 518-402-3296
Youth In Progress 518-956-7884