Office of Children and Family Services

Compendium of Services for DUTCHESS County

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Dutchess County


Cornell Coop Extension Dutchess County

2715 Route 44, Suite One
Millbrook, NY 12545
(845) 677-8223

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


Family Services, Inc.

29 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-1110

Non-residential services


Grace Smith House, Inc.

P. O. Box 5205
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
(845) 471-3038

Residential and non-residential services

Advocacy to  victims of domestic violence including teen parents, special needs parents, parents identified by CPS and non-offending parents of children seen at the Child Abuse Prevention Center. 


House of Faith Ministry, Inc.

P.O. Box 1326
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 765-0293



Institute for Family Health

279 Main Street Suite 201
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 452-3682

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. HFNY’s home visitors provide families with support, education, and linkages to community services

Trust Fund

Prevent Child Abuse NY - Parent Helpline

33 Elk Street, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12207

Parent Helpline

1-800-CHILDREN (toll free)



Parent Helpline is an information and referral service for parents, professionals, and others who want to find help and support for families. It is a free, confidential, and multilingual line, available for anyone in New York State.  Services are available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  After 10 p.m., you can leave a message with our live answering service and a Helpline Specialist will return your call the following morning.


Parent Helpline is a program of Prevent Child Abuse NY

33 Elk Street, 2nd Floor

Albany, NY 12207


Public / Private Partnership

Abbott House

205 South Avenue, Suite 200
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 457-5030

Trauma-informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model that provides in-home coaching to teach parenting skills and empower families to control their anxiety and learn relaxation techniques. Trauma-informed services support at-risk children and youth to address challenges in education and in behavioral and mental health. Services have expanded in schools to children, parents and teachers.

Public / Private Partnership

Grace Smith House, Inc.

PO Box 5205
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program


Kinship Navigator Program Catholic Family Center

30N Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

Kinship Navigator Program
Catholic Family Center
30N Clinton Avenue
Rochester, New York 14604
877-454-6463 (toll free)
585-232-1840 x4028

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.

TANF Post Adoption

Abbott House

100 North Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533
(914) 591-7300

Post Adoption services for TANF eligible families, including Post-adoptive families, families with children in the process of being adopted, and Kinship families.

Child Advocacy Center

Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc.

249 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-0595

A CAC brings a multidisciplinary team approach by providing a non-threatening, child-focused environment where investigations, evaluations, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual and/or physical abuse cases are conducted by team members and where appropriate supportive services to victims and their non-offending family members are provided.

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