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Kinship Navigator

The Kinship Navigator is a statewide program operated by Catholic Family Center and specially designed to provide an information and referral network for kinship caregivers across all of New York State. A kinship caregiver is a grandparent, relative or family friend who is a full-time caregiver of a child that is not biologically their own.

Since 2006, the Kinship Navigator has provided leadership for a broad-based, coordinated effort to provide comprehensive services that address the needs of kinship caregivers and their families. The Kinship Navigator and local kinship programs are part of OCFS’s efforts to support grandparents and other relatives who are caring for children not in foster care.

Call toll-free

Kinship Navigator: 1-877-454-6463
Visit: www.nysnavigator.org

Local Kinship Services

Services vary by program. They include counseling, support groups, parenting skills training, youth development information, respite activities for youth, legal information, access to financial assistance, information and referrals to other needed services. Please contact the program in your area to discuss your needs.

Bronx

Bridge Builders

156 West 164th St., Bronx, NY 10452
(914) 255-4940

New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
(212) 696-1550 Ext. 290

New York Council on Adoptable Children

589 Eighth Ave. 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018
(212) 475-0222

Presbyterian Senior Services

951 Prospect Ave., Bronx, NY 10452
(347) 537-9642

The Family Center

493 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

Brooklyn

The Family Center, Inc.

493 Van Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

Broome

Family Enrichment Network

24 Cherry St., Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 723-8313

Cayuga

Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency

89 York State Street, Suite 1, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-1703 Ext. 124

Chautauqua

Chautauqua Opportunities

17 West Cortney St., Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-8176

Clinton

Child Care Coordinating Council

PO Box 2640, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 561-4999

Dutchess

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County

2715 Route 44, Suite 1, Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-8223 Ext. 100

Erie

Berkshire Farm Center

975 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 955-9407

Herkimer

The Neighborhood Center

624 Elizabeth St., Utica, NY 13501
(315) 272-2608

Kings

New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
(212) 696-1550 Ext. 290

New York Council on Adoptable Children

589 Eighth Ave. 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018
(212) 475-0222

The Family Center

493 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

Madison

Community Action of Madison County

3 East Main Street, Morrisville, NY 13408
(315) 684-3144

Monroe

Catholic Family Center

87 North Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-7220 Ext. 4830

Nassau

Leadership Training

50 Clinton St., Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 483-3400

New York

New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
(212) 696-1550 Ext. 290

New York Council on Adoptable Children

589 Eighth Ave. 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018
(212) 475-0222

Presbyterian Senior Services

2095 Broadway, Suite 409, New York, NY 10023
(347) 537-9642

The Family Center

493 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

Oneida

The Neighborhood Center

624 Elizabeth St., Utica, NY 13501
(315) 272-2608

Orange

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County

18 Seward Ave., Suite 300, Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 344-1234

Oswego

Liberty Resources

1850 County Route 57, Fulton, NY 13069
(315) 598-4642

Queens

New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
(212) 696-1550 Ext. 290

New York Council on Adoptable Children

589 Eighth Ave. 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018
(212) 475-0222

Presbyterian Senior Services

Alberta Alston House, 52-09 99th St., Cornona, NY 11368
(347) 537-9642

The Family Center

493 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

The Family Center, Inc.

493 Van Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

Richmond

New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
(212) 696-1550 Ext. 290

New York Council on Adoptable Children

589 Eighth Ave. 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018
(212) 475-0222

The Family Center

493 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1379

Suffolk

Leadership Training

50 Clinton St., Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 483-3400

Tioga

Family Enrichment Network

24 Cherry St., Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 723-8313

Tompkins

Family and Children's Services of Ithaca

127 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-7494

Westchester

Family Service Society

30 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 963-5118

Regional Permanency Resource Centers (PRCs)

PRCs work to:

PRCs serve post-adoptive families and post-guardianship families. Post-adoptive families are families who have finalized the adoption of their child. They include any adoptive family member, whether the adoption was an agency (public or authorized voluntary agency) adoption; a private placement adoption; or an international adoption. Post-guardianship families include families with legal guardianship of the child and an approved KinGAP agreement or families with legal guardianship without a KinGAP agreement.

Abbott House

Program Contact: Althea Milton, amilton@abbotthouse.net
100 Commerce Drive, Suite 101, New Windsor, NY 12553
914-740-6225

Serving Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Southern Tier Finger Lakes)

Program Contact: Renee Hettich, renee@affcny.org
950 Danby Road Suite 318, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-0034
888-354-1342

Serving Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, and Tompkins counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Hudson Valley)

Program Contact: Sharon Williams, sharon@affcny.org
108 Main Street, Suite 5, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-679-9900
888-354-1342

Serving Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Central NY)

Program Contact: Renee Hettich, renee@affcny.org
950 Danby Road, Suite 318, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-0034
888-354-1342

Serving Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, and Madison counties.

Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
Adoptive and Guardianship Assistance Program for Everyone (AGAPE Long Island)

Program Contact: Samantha Fuhrman, samantha@affcny.org
21 Greene Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
631-598-1983
888-354-1342

Serving Nassau, Putnam, Rockland, and Suffolk counties.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester
DBA Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Program Contact: Deacon Peter Dohr, peter.dohr@dor.org
94 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY 14456
315-789-2686

Serving Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties.

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country

Program Contact: Jamie Basiliere, jamie@primelink1.net
PO Box 2640, 194 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-561-4999

Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin (includes St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation), Hamilton, and St. Lawrence counties.

Children's Home of Jefferson County

Program Contact: Karen Richmond, Krichmond@nnychildrenshome.com
PO Box 6550, 1704 State Street, Watertown, NY 13601
315-788-7430

Serving Franklin (includes St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation), Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties.

G.A. (Gustavus Adolphus) Family Services, Inc.

Program Contacts:
Karl Wiggins, karlw@lutheran-jamestown.org
Erika Garcia, egarcia@lutheran-jamestown.org
200 Gustavus Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701
716-665-2116

Serving Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming counties.

Hillside Children's Center - Binghamton

Program Contacts:
Tess Mahnken-Weatherspoon, tmahnken@hillside.com
Beth Harrington, bharring@hillside.com
840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
607-722-2507

Serving Alleghany, Broome, Chemung, Onondaga, Steuben, and Tioga counties.

Hillside Children's Center - Rochester

Program Contacts:
Tess Mahnken-Weatherspoon, tmahnken@hillside.com
Karen Kelley, kkelley@hillside.com
1 Mustard Street, Rochester, NY 14609
585-654-1463

Serving Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Wyoming counties

New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

Program Contact: Patricia Bryant-Reid, pbreid@nackidscan.org
37 West 26th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Serving the five boroughs of New York City.

New York Council on Adoptable Children

Program Contact: Joann Buttaro, jbuttaro@coac.org
333 W 39th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
212-475-0222

Serving the five boroughs of New York City.

Parsons Child and Family Center

Program Contact: Suzanne D’Aversa, Suzanne.daversa@northernrivers.org
60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208
518-426-2600

Serving Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington counties.

The Family Center, Inc.

Program Contact: Marya Gilborn, mgilborn@thefamilycenter.org
493 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
718-230-1379

Serving the five boroughs of New York City.

The Neighborhood Center

Program Contact: Patrice VanNortwick, patricev@neighborhoodctr.org
624 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501
315-272-2615

Serving: Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and Schoharie counties.