Kinship Caregiver Programs

Aging Programs

Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth

1300 Civic Center – 13th Floor
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph: (315) 435-2362 x 139
Fax: (315) 435-3129
jhannah@ongov.net

The Caregiver Resource Center is actively engaged in the Relatives As Parents Program, which provides information and referral, counseling, advocacy, support groups, informational seminars, and social events for grandparents and other relatives who are main caregivers for a relative’s children. The program is available to caregivers on Wednesday and Thursday, and the contact person is Johanna Hannah.

Youth Programs

Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth

421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph: (315) 435-2362
Fax: (315) 435-3129

Legal Services

Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.
1000 State Tower Bldg.
109 S. Warren St.
Syracuse, NY 13202-1860
Ph: (315) 579-2576
Fax: (315) 471-0705
scurran@onvlp.org

Every Wednesday from noon to 3:00 p.m., Volunteer attorneys provide assistance with completing pro se petitions and advice and information regarding to family court process to drop-in clients. Attorneys assist any client who is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline with custody, visitation, paternity and child support matters. Kin caregivers are welcome and encouraged to seek assistance at this clinic.

Program Flyer

Dunbar Association, Inc.

Michael Rosen
1453 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13205
Ph: (315) 476-4269
Fax: (315) 471-6821
Web: www.dunbarfamilyfindococ.org

Services Provided: Information/referral, Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), Support groups

Liberty Resources, Inc.

1045 James St.
Syracuse, NY  13203

Services Provided: Cultural, social, recreational and educational programs, and Adoption

Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY – Syracuse)

472 South Salina Street
Suite 300
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph: (315) 475-3127
Fax: (315) 671-0062
www.lscny.org
Since 1966 LSCNY has represented low income, disabled and elderly residents of Central New York in civil legal cases. Our work helps our clients deal with some of life’s most basic needs — a safe home, enough food to eat, access to medical care, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. Will give advice regarding kinship law, Grandparent’s Rights, Education Law- Income eligibility must be met.

Financial Services

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

County Agencies

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

State and Federal Agencies

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

Other Local Services

Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children Support Group

Syracuse Jewish Family Service
4101 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13214
(315) 446-9111