Kinship Caregiver Programs

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County

Parenting Skills Workshop
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Ph: (585) 394-3977
Fax (585) 394-0377


Child and Family Resources, Inc.

514 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY  14424
Ph: (585) 919-2479
Fax: (585) 394-2078

Child Care Referral Hotline: (800) 881-5786, Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Parenting; child care resource and referral service; contracts with DSS; car seat distribution center ($20 donation, but can be waived for kinship families).
Dawn Waite, Coordinator

Other Local Services

Catholic Charities of Finger Lakes

120 North Main Street, Suite 40
Canandaigua, NY  14424
Ph: (585) 394-0190
Serving the counties of Cayuga, Ontario, Yates and Seneca from offices in Geneva, Canandaigua and Auburn, CCFL provides emergency assistance, operates HEAP and SSI-assistance programs in Cayuga County, offers TANF Case Management, parenting programs, child and foster care programs (supervised visitation), a community lunch program, and Social Justice programs and advocacy throughout the region.

Aging Programs

Ontario County Office for the Aging

3010 County Complex Drive.
Canandaigua, NY 14424-9502
Ph: (315) 396-4040
Fax: (315) 781-1321

Youth Programs

Ontario County Youth Bureau

3010 County Complex Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Ph: (585) 396-4035
Fax: (585) 393-2982

Legal Services

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

1 Franklin Square
PO Box 487
Geneva, NY 14456
Ph: (315) 781-1465
Fax: (315) 781-2565

Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes (LAFL) was established in 1978 to provide access to the justice system to low-income people and other vulnerable populations with civil legal problems. LAFL is affiliated with Legal Assistance of Western New York and serves qualified clients in five rural upstate New York counties – Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates.

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (formerly Public Interest Law Office of Rochester)

1 W. Main Street, #200
Rochester, NY 14614
Ph: (585) 454-6500
Fax: (585) 454-4019

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

Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes

361 South Main St
Geneva, NY 14456

Kinship law, grandparent’s rights, and education law ONLY if referred by Family Court. No age eligibility. Income eligibility requirements.


County Agencies

Ontario County Department of Social Services

3010 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, New York 14424-1296
Ph: (585) 396-4060 or 877-814-6907
Fax: (585) 396-4980

Ontario County Department of Social Services Foster Homefinding Unit (Foster Care)
3010 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, NY  14424
Ph: (585) 396-4111
Fax: (585) 396-8820

Other Services

Healthy Families New York (HFNY)
514 Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Ph: (585) 919-2476

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.