Kinship Caregiver Programs

Catholic Charities of Buffalo: Catholic Charities of Buffalo Kinship Caregiver Program

525 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 856-4494
Email:marissa.desiderio@ccwny.org
Web: Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Provides Information and Referral for kinship caregivers in Western New York.

Aging and Youth Programs

Niagara County Office of the Aging

111 Main Street, Suite 101
Lockport, NY 14094
Ph: (716) 438-4020
Fax: (716) 438-4029

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

HEAP: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm

Niagara County Youth Bureau

301 Tenth Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Ph: (716) 278-6872

Legal Services

Niagara County Legal Aid Society

A Division of Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
775 Third Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Ph: (716) 284-8831
Fax: (716) 284-8040
Web: www.nylc.net

Financial Services

Contact the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregiver Program listed above.

County Agencies

Health Association of Niagara County, Inc. (HANCI)

1302 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Ph: (716) 285-8224

1465 Payne Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY  14120
Ph: (716) 692-4855

Bewley Building
Suite 419
Lockport, NY  14094
Ph: (716) 433-2664

The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. (HANCI), a not-for-profit community organization, provides caring, proactive, diversified programs and services that promote independence and a healthy lifestyle across generations. Founded in 1927, HANCIis one of Niagara County’s most respected community agencies.

Department of Social Services

20 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14095
(716) 439-7600

Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:45pm
Phone Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
(716) 278-8400

301 Tenth Street
Niagara Falls, NY  14302

Walk-in Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:45pm
Phone Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
(716) 278-8400

Family Court

NIagara County Courthouse
175 Hawley Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Ph: (716) 280-6500

Angelo Delsignore Civic Building
775 Third Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Ph: (716) 371-4050

Niagara County Mental Health Services

Mountview Campus – Shaw Building
5467 Upper Mountain Rd., Suite 200
Lockport, NY 14094-1854
Ph: (716) 439-7400
Fax: (716) 439-7521
Email: ncdmh@niagaracounty.com

Trott Access Building, 2nd Floor

1001 Eleventh Street
Niagara Falls, NY  14301
Ph: (716) 278-1940
Fax: (716) 278-1943
24-Hour Crisis: (716) 285-3515

Adult Mental Health

Lockport Outpatient Clinic
5467 Upper Mountain Rd., Suite 200
Lockport, NY 14094-1854
Ph: (716) 439-7400
Fax: (716) 439-7421

Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc.
36 Pine Street
Lockport, NY  14904
Help Line: (716) 433-5432
www.mhanc.com

Northpoint Council, Inc. (formerly known as Alcoholism Council of Niagara County
Niagara Falls Outpatient Clinic
Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program
Trott Access Center
1001 Eleventh Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Ph: (716) 278-8110
Fax: (716) 278-8111

Lockport Outpatient Clinic
41 Main Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 433-3846
Fax: (716) 433-3870

First Step Chemical Dependency Crisis Center
2470 Allen Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: (716) 285-3421
Fax: (716) 285-3438

Niagara County Children’s Services
20 East Avenue
Lockport, NY 14095
Ph: (716) 278-8667
8:00am – 4:00pm
301 Tenth Street
Niagara Falls, NY  14302
Ph: (716) 278-8667
8:00am – 4:00pm

There is a wide array of services available to address the needs of the children of the county and their related concerns.

The Adoption unit provides for any child freed for adoption either through surrender or termination of parental rights. Caseworkers complete home studies, certify potential adoptive homes, and monitor and supervise placements.

Foster Home Finding caseworkers actively recruit households to be used as certified foster care homes through assessments, training, and continual monitoring.

Generally referred to as “Child Welfare,” the Undercare unit handles coordination of services for children under 18 years who are the subject of a Family Court order as the result of a PINS, Neglect or JD action. These children may be placed in foster homes, institutions or may remain at home. The Intake unit processes applications for requests for these types of services.

Preventive caseworkers attempt to circumvent problems with children so they can remain in their homes by working with families via a court order or voluntary basis.

Interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent?
Niagara County Department of Social Services is holding informational meetings in Lockport and Niagara Falls for those interested in fostering or adopting children. Please call 439-7860 or 278-8702 with questions, or to register. These meetings are free and open to residents of Niagara County.