Kinship Caregiver Programs

Catholic Charities Support Services: Kinship Care

Community Maternity Services: Kinship Care Program
27 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-482-8836 ext 260
Email: Kari Correia (

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.

Program Brochure
New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program

Aging Programs

Office of the Aging

Rensselaer County Unified Family Services
Department for the Aging
1600 Seventh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180-3798
Ph: (518) 270-2730
Fax: (518) 270-2737

Youth Programs

Rensselaer County Youth Bureau

1600 7th Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
Ph: (518) 270-2950
Fax: (518) 270-2956

Legal Services

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

55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 462-6765; Toll Free: (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. Kinship laws, custody, Grandparent’s Rights, education law. No age eligibility, income eligibility varies from program to program.

Empire Justice Center (EJC)

119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Ph: (518) 462-6831; Toll Free: (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.

Financial Services

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

County Agencies

Mental Health

Unified Services:  (518) 270-2800
Hoosick Falls Center:  (518) 686-0694
Rensselaer Center:  (518) 463-8869

Rensselaer County Office Building – 3rd Floor Services provided: Substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services, Unified Services for children and adolescents, Rensselaer City Center Outpatient Treatment, Intensive Case management (adult and child).

Rensselaer County Social Services

Van Rensselaer Manor
Bloomingrove Drive
Troy, NY 12180
Ph: (518) 283-6000

Temporary assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, HEAP, Adoption, Foster Care, Child Protective, Daycare

State and Federal Agencies

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

Other Local Services

Family and Children Services of NY

2331 5th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
Ph: (518) 274-3880 ext. 40

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.

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

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

Capital District Child Care Council

Ph: (518) 426-7181
Toll Free: 1-800-521-KIDS(5437)

The Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council is a non-profit organization serving parents, employers and child care providers in Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties in New York State. It is a resource and referral agency, providing resources to the community by improving the availability and quality of child care, and a referral service counseling parents seeking child care.