Kinship Caregiver Programs

Catholic Charities Support Services:
Kinship Care Children’s Services – Community Maternity Services

27 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Kathi Lasch, LMSW, Program Coordinator (
Phone: 518-482-8836 ext. 264

Provides an empowerment-based model for relative caregivers in Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties. Services include basic needs assessment, community-based support groups, casework counseling, and referral and linkage to community-based services. Parenting, educational, and skill-building opportunities are offered periodically. This agency offers support, knowledge, and empowerment designed to supplement caregivers’ circle of friends and family, so they can be successful in the parenting role.

Aging Programs

Albany County Department for Aging

162 Washington Aveue
Albany, NY 12210
Ph: (518) 447-7177
Fax: (518) 447-7188

Youth Programs

Albany County Youth Bureau

112 State Street, Room 300
Albany, NY 12207
Ph: (518) 447-7324
Fax: (518) 447-7578

Legal Services

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc (LASNNY)

55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 462-6765;(800) 462-2922
Fax: (518) 427-8352

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to provide funding for the Children’s Law Project whereby more than fifty low-income children with disabilities will receive free direct legal services and 100 parents, children or human services agencies staff will receive legal education on the rights of children with disabilities.

Empire Justice Center (EJC)

119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Ph: (518) 462-6831; (800) 635-0355
Fax: (518) 462-6687

Services Provided: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits.


Albany County Bar Association

112 State Street, Suite 1120
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 445-7691

Services Provided: Special education, visitation, child support

The Legal Project

Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue, Suite 59
Albany, NY 12203-3705
(518) 435-1770; (518) 435-1773

Services Provided: Special education, visitation, child support


Other Local Services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Ph: (518) 453-6650
Fax: (518) 453-6792

Services Provided: Adoption; Advocacy, Information, & Referrals; After School Programs; AIDS/HIV Services; Case Management/Service Coordination; Chemical Dependence Services; Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Day Care; Deaf Services; Disabilities (Brain Injury) Services; Disabilities (Developmental) Services; Domestic Violence Services; Emergency Assistance; Employment Assistance; Family Services; Food Assistance; Foster Parenting; Hispanic Services; Housing; Immigration Services; Jail Ministry; Mediation; Mentoring Services; Parent Education; Parish Social Ministry; Pregnancy Services & Programs; Respite Support; Senior Services; Shelters; Social Justice; Summer Camp & Programs; Transportation Services; Volunteer Groups; Women, Infant, Children Programs(WIC); Youth Services, and Elder Caregiving (available in 14 counties).

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.

530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Ph: (518) 346-1284
Fax: (518) 377-8714

Services Provided: Residential, special education, family foster care, children’s mental health, family preservation, and career development programs.