Kinship Caregiver Programs

The Family Center: Family Ties
493 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Ph: (212) 766-4522 x114
or 800-219-4522
Email: Mgilborn@thefamilycenter.org

We provide home and community based services throughout NYC. Provide civil legal services to cancer and HIV-affected individuals and families and to non-parent caregivers to children. The Family Center’s goal is to make families stronger, longer.
We offer a unique program of social and legal services, including guidance on health-care and wellness programs, to New Yorkers struggling with a family crisis or loss. Our trademarks are at-home visits and coordinated support strategies. Serves all 5 burroughs.

Program Brochure

 

New Alternatives for Children
Samantha Ablaza, Kinship Specialist
37 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Ph: (212) 696-1550, ext. 290 or (646) 352-9043
Fax: (212) 696-1602
www.NacKidsCan.org

The Kinship Care Program at New Alternatives for Children (NAC) will provide a variety of services to kinship and “fictive” kin caregivers in the community. The services provided by the Kinship Care Program includes parent education trainings, support groups and case management services. Case management services consist of education advocacy including navigating the special education system, referrals to community resources, such as mental health services, recreation for children, housing and legal services, as well as advocacy and support with government entitlements. NAC’s Kinship Care Program is open to all kin and fictive kin families and also specializes in serving families who have children with complex medical and behavioral health needs, including HIV and AIDS, and developmental disabilties. Serves all 5 burroughs.
A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregivers Program

 

New York Council on Adoptable Children
589 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Ph: (212) 475-0222
Contact: Delia Cabon
www.coac.org

The New York City Family Permanency Center serves adoptive families, families in the process of adopting children from the New York /city foster care system, and kinship care-giving families. All services are available in English and in Spanish to eligible families living in the five boroughs of New York City, and include:

 

  • crisis intervention and information through COAC’s telephone Warm Line
    • individual and family counseling in your home, in your community and at the COAC office
    • referrals for mental health services
    • linkage and coordination with other needed services in the community
    • coordination with COAC’s legal services for families affected by HIV/AIDS
    • support groups and educational workshops for parents and caregivers and for youth
    • recreational and cultural group activities for families and youth
    • referrals for youth to mentoring, tutoring and employment programsServices are available Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and as needed beyond regular business hours in response to crisis situations and for some group activities.

 

The New York City Family Permanency Center serves as a clearinghouse for information on services for adoptive families and kinship caregivers, helps families identify the services that will benefit them, makes the necessary referrals and ensures follow up. To increase the number of New York City’s clinicians with knowledge and understanding of foster care, adoption and kinship care-giving issues, the Center is also available to provide consultation to mental health professionals in the community.

Kinship care-giving and adoptive families benefit from support services from professionals who recognize the uniqueness of their circumstances. To help families address their needs and prevent family dissolution, the New York City Family Permanency Center provides information on available services in their communities, helps families identify the services that will benefit them the most, makes the necessary referrals add ensures follow-up.

Crisis intervention is available for adoptive and kinship care-giving families. Experienced professional social workers engage with the family to provide immediate support, help defuse stressful situations, and develop longer range problem-solving techniques. Crisis intervention is available through in-home family and individual counseling, as well as at the COAC office and via the Warm Line. In addition, families interested in ongoing therapeutic counseling are referred to appropriate community agencies and clinicians from the Permanency Center’s network of collaborating service providers.

Parent Support Groups are the cornerstone of the Family Permanency Center’s services. These groups help adoptive and kinship care-giving parents cope with the unique developmental and psychological issues that they and their children face. The groups provide peer support, in a safe and confidential setting, that enables families to learn from one another’s strengths, values and resources. On-site babysitting is available during Parent Support Groups, and whenever possible children are constructively engaged in art and interactive activities utilizing a variety of media. Groups are culturally relevant, flexible, and driven by parent need. Some of the topics that have been offered include: Help! Understanding the Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD); Educational Workshop: Navigating the School System; Loss and Grief; Working Through the Difficulties; and The Kinship Cycle: When Grandma or a Relative Becomes ‘Mommy.’

Youth Support Groups allow young people to interact and openly discuss common issues with others who are adopted, or being raised by kin other than their birth parents, in a safe and confidential setting. The support groups provide a venue for peer support as well as a channel of communication. The Youth Services Coordinator helps group participants understand the feelings that their families, and even they themselves, may have difficulty acknowledging. A variety of media, such as topical movies, is utilized to stimulate discussion. The youth support groups also periodically offer recreational and cultural enrichment activities and outings. Topic offered include: Internet Safety: What the World Shouldn’t Know About You; Conflict Resolution: How to Deal with Anger and Stress; College and Career Exploration: Preparing for the Future; Self-Esteem & Body Image: I’m Amazing Just the Way I Am!

 

Parent-and-Youth Support Groups provide a safe forum for resolving conflicts that may have escalated at home, allowing parents and youth to communicate their feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The groups help enhance participants’ communication skills and allow them to discuss sensitive issues effectively. Parent-and-Youth Support Groups feature flexible sessions with an emphasis on therapeutic sharing of experiences and concerns.


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

 

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Inc.
Diana Masri, LMSW, John Watkins, MA, or Deborah Langosch, PhD, LCSW
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Ph: (718) 676-4241 (Diana), 718-676-4251 (John), or (212) 632-4760 (Deborah)

The Kinship Care Program (KCP) is designed to respond to the needs of Brooklyn kin caregiving families. Kinship caregivers often assume this role due to parental abuse, neglect, death, incarceration, substance abuse, suicide, illness and/or poverty. The KCP provides emotional support, case management and advocacy, legal referrals and parent education for relative caregivers. Services include a weekly support group for kin caregivers, school support groups for children and teens living with relatives, individual counseling, referral and information, assistance with financial, medical and educational entitlements and benefits, and legal liaison. All caregivers of any age are eligible to participate in the KCP and there are no fees or insurance payments required. The staff is fluent in English and Spanish and there is no waiting list. Caregivers can also participate in educational forums and recreational events through our affiliation with the Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition. Serves Kings County (Brooklyn).

A New York State Office of Children and Family Services Kinship Caregiver Program

 

Presbyterian Senior Services
PSS Kinship Caregiver Services
951 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Ph: (718) 620-1262, ext. 1212
Email: nstewart@pssusa.org

Provides a range of services including case management, legal assistance, support groups, counseling, and after school enrichment located in a new Grandparent Family Apartment building specifically designed to meet the needs of kincare families. Serves the Bronx.

 

G.E.A.R. Grandparents Support Group
Calvary Baptist Church
112th Road
Jamaica, NY 11433
(718) 297-2301
Contact: Mary W. Covington, Facilitator

Meeting Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM

Area Served: Southeast Queens, Jamaica, New York. G.E.A.R. is a support group made up of grandparents or relatives who are parenting the second time around. The support group offers respite services through educational resources including workshops, trips and opportunities to attend empowerment classes. Meetings provide attendees the opportunity to share experiences and make new friends. It is hoped that all will realize that they are not alone, and the group is there to help.

 

The New York City Department for the Aging
Grandparent Resource Center
2 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 442-1094

Provides information and referral, advocacy, training in PASTA (parenting the second time around), case assistance, recreational activities, benefit advisement, and free publications to kinship caregivers throughout New York City through the Grandparent Resource Center.

 

Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition
Deborah Langosch PhD, LCSW
135 West 50th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Ph: (212) 632-4760
Fax: (212) 307-7896
Web: http://www.brooklyngrandparentscoalition.org/index.htm

 

The Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition originated in 1994 in order to address gaps in services for relative caregiving families. Additionally, the Coalition strives to increase social interaction and networking among relative caregivers and enhance their knowledge about legal, health care, education, financial, psychological issues. Currently the Coalition is comprised of 15 agencies that provide services and support groups to kinship care providers in Brooklyn, New York. Through our collaborative partnership of public and private agencies, the Coalition holds psycho-educational forums for relative caregivers twice a year on relevant topics such as building healthy minds, gang prevention, nutrition, community violence, safety with technology, self-care and stress reduction.

 

The New York City Kincare Task Force
Co- Chair Deborah Langosch, PhD, LCSW
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
135 West 50th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Ph: (212) 632-4760
Email: dlangosch@jbfcs.org

Co-Chair, Jacqueline Adorno
MFY Legal Services
Kinship Caregiver Law Project
299 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Ph: (212) 417-3743
Email: jadorno@mfy.org
The NYC Kincare Task Force was established in 1992 in recognition that the services needed by caregivers raising relative children require collaboration among many systems far beyond the traditional aging network or the child welfare systems. The Task Force, a joint effort of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a mental health and social service agency, and MFY Legal Services, has addressed the need for cross-systems exchange. The Task Force provides a channel through which established and newly developing kincare programs benefit from each other’s experiences. The Task Force’s 45 member agencies/organizations represent a cross section of providers, researchers and consumers from the aging, child guidance, mental health, child welfare and legal networks. The Kincare Task Force creates an opportunity for a collaborative partnership to promote a cross-fertilization of information and ideas, program development, public policy analysis and coalition building. Gaps in service have been identified and brought to the attention of the appropriate agencies. The Task Force recently released its directory of NYC kin caregiving programs.

Its objectives are:

  • To coordinate a knowledge exchange between the various systems
  • To educate and facilitate cross systems communication
  • To identify gaps in service and policy related to kincare families
  • To disseminate findings and models of service
  • To create an intergenerational network

 

Grandparents Empowerment Movement

Sponsoring Organization: Steinway Child and Family Services

22-15 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Ph: (718) 389-5100
Web: www.steinwayorg/programs-services/services-for-older-people/

 

The GEM or Grandparents Empowerment Movement is for older adults who have assumed child care responsibilities. GEM members care for grandchildren whose parents have substance abuse or mental illnesses, are incarcerated or who have life-threatening diseases.
Offers FREE services

Sliding fee scale/assistance based on need.

Meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month, 10:30am-1pm.

 

Fort Green S.N.A.P.
324 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 694-6957
www.fortgreenesnap.org

SNAP collaborates with 3 neighborhood public elementary schools in conducting Grandparent Caregiver support groups during the school year. Caregivers meet with volunteer facilitators to discuss the challenges of parenting the second time around, and to get help and advocacy in dealing with schools and government resources.

 

 

Foster Care/Adoption Programs

Jewish Child Care Association of New York

Bronx Office
555 Bergen Avenue, 4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
718-742-8550
718-993-4345 (fax)

Brooklyn Office
870 East 29th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
718-758-7800
718-258-2800 (fax)
Web: http://www.jccany.org

Our services help place children with caring families and we help the families that have had their children removed from their homes as well as the families who serve as foster parents.

 

New York Foundling Hospital
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
Ph: (212) 633-9300
www.nyfoundling.org

Services Provided: Day Care and Head Start Services, Housing and Immigration Services, Preventive Services, Specialized Preventive Services, Medical and Mental Health Services, Foster Boarding Home Care, Specialized Foster Boarding Home Care, Congregate Care (Foster Care Residential Facilities), Specialized Congregate Care, Adoption Services, OMRDD Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Record Information

 

Catholic Guardian Society and Home Bureau
1011 First Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Ph: (212) 371-1000
Fax: (212) 758-5892
www.catholicguardian.org
Services Provided: Developmental Disability Services – Residential Services, Respite Care; Family Permanency Services – Foster Family Care, Foster Parent Recruitment, Foster Parent Training and Support, Residential Treatment Services, Preparing Youth for Adulthood, Bridges to Health; Family Support Services – Family Stabilization Services, Healthy Families New York, Homeless Shelter Services; Rosalie Hall Maternity Services – Parenting Services, Birth Parent Support Services, Adoptive Parent Services, Waiting Families, Familias en espera

 

Sheltering Arms
305 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Ph: (212) 675-1000
Fax: (212) 989-1132
shelteringarmsny.org

Services Provided: Early Childhood Education, After school, Juvenile Justice Reform, Preparing Youth for Adulthood, Developmental Disabilities Services, Family Support Services, Foster Care and Adoption

 

Good Shepherd Services
305 7th Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Ph: (212) 243-7021
www.goodshepherds.org

Services Provided: Community Centers, Residential Services, Youth Justice Programs, Domestic Violence Programs, Family Support, Foster Care and Adoption, After-School and Summer Camps, In-School Supports, Young Adult Borough Centers, Education, Community Services, Community Schools, College and Career Centers

 

Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services
2090 Adamy Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 749-3656

As a not-for-profit child-welfare agency, the mission of Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Children and Family Services is to serve and assist children and their families in crisis and distress. Our services include foster care, adoption, preventive services and related assistance to children and their families to enable them to live in a stable and nurturing environment. The agency’s programs focus on serving children and their families living in the communities in which the agency operates.

 

Little Flower Children’s Services of NY

186 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ph: (718) 875-3500

89-12 162nd Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Ph: (718)-526-9150

2450 North Wading River Road
Wading River, NY 11792
Ph: (631)-929-6200
Web: www.littleflowerny.org

Services Provided: Bridges to Health (B2H), ElderCare Solutions, Foster Care, Multisystemic Therapy Program, Residential Treatment Center, Adults with Developmental Disabilities

 

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
315 Wyckoff Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Ph: (718) 497-6090
Fax: (718) 497-9495

Web: www.hispanicfamilyservicesny.org

Services Provided: Arts and Literacy After School and Summer Program, Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership, Cornerstone Community Centers, Creando Raices Familiares/Creating Family Roots Foster Care and Adoption Program, Child Abuse Prevention and Family Treatment and Rehabilitation Services, First Steps/Primeros Pasos, Londing Links/Enlazos Familiares Mental Health Services for Children and Families

 

Bridge Builders Community Partnership
156 West 164th Street – Storefront
Bronx, NY 10452
Ph: (718) 293-4352

Bridge Builders/CPI, a community-based demonstration project focused on three census tracts in the south-west Bronx, began providing services in 2003. The project tests the hypothesis that family well-being and child welfare outcomes will improve as a result of: community members working together in a collaborative to reach out to and assist their neighbors; provision of targeted social services and legal representation; meaningful parent and youth involvement; collaboration by neighborhood-based service providers and strengthened relationships with the Administration for Children’s Services. In addition to ACS, the project is supported by a donors’ collaborative of thirteen foundations, the Administration for Children’s Services, and is administered by the Fund for Social Change. The project is governed by the Executive Committee (consisting of twelve agencies and parents) and led by the Project Director and the co-chairs of the Executive Committee.

The primary goals of the project are to improve four key indicators: the number of children who enter foster care for the first time, the number of children who re-enter foster care, the length of time children remain in foster care, and the overall occurrence of abuse and neglect within the Highbridge community.

 

Child Protective Borough Offices

ACS has borough offices in each of the five main boroughs of New York City. The main activity of ACS field offices is child protective investigation and casework. If your child has been placed in foster care, you should call your local field office to contact your caseworker. ACS field offices also provide information about preventative services programs for families and help to parents who want to voluntarily place their children in foster care.

 

Bronx ACS Borough Office

2501 Grand Concourse, 4th Floor

Bronx, NY 10468

Ph: (718) 933-1212

 

Brooklyn ACS Borough Office
1274 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Ph: (718) 623-4500

 

Manhattan ACS Borough Office
55 West 125th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 289-2780

 

Queens ACS Borough Office
165-15 Archer Avenue, 4th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11433
Ph: (718) 557-1745

 

Staten Island ACS Borough Office
350 St. Marks Place, 5th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Ph: (718) 720-2765

 

Aging Programs

 

The New York City Department for the Aging
2 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10007

Within the five boroughs of NYC – 311

Outside of the boroughs of NYC – (212) 639-9675
TTY – (212) 504-4115

 

 

Presbyterian Senior Services

2095 Broadway, Suite 409
New York, NY 10023
Ph: (212) 874-6633 ext. 23
Fax: (212) 828-5899
Web: www.pssusa.org
Email: rjasin@pssusa.org

 

Jewish Association of Services for the Aged
Co-Op City Grandparent Connection
Ph: (718) 671-2090, ext. 2139
Contact: Rebecca

Services Offered: Information and referral, support groups, case management, respite activities, recreational activities

 

Legal Services

MFY Legal Services, Inc.
299 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
Ph: (212) 417-3700
Intake Line: (212) 417-3850
Fax: (212) 417-3891
www.mfy.org

 

The Kinship caregiver Law Projects provides assistance to any relative caregiver (foster or non-foster) with issues related to stabilizing and/or reuniting the extended family (e.g., custody/guardianship, obtaining child support from an adoptive parent in “broken adoptions,” advocacy for home studies for a potential kinship resource, helping undocumented children in kinship care obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Program Brochure

Caregivers may contact the intake line Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m, at 212-417-3850 to speak with a staff attorney.

 

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
350 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY 10013
Ph: (646) 613-9633
Hotline: (212) 343-1122
Fax: (646) 613-9632
Web: www.LIFTonline.org

 

LIFT’s mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies. To accomplish this mission, LIFT operates:

 

  • An Education & Information Site in Brooklyn Criminal Court;
  • Education & Information Sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens Family Courts;
  • A Legal Education Program- offering a wide-range of community education workshops throughout New York City’s neighborhoods;
  • A Legal Information Hotline; and
  • The Judge for a Day Program.

 

LIFT also creates and distributes resource guides which provide information about a wide-range of matters addressed in Family and Criminal Court. The guides are available in Chinese, English, Haitian/Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Program Flyer (English)
Program Flyer (Spanish)
LIFT Support group

 

Other Local Services

The Bridge Fund of NYC

The mission of the Bridge Fund is to prevent homelessness for vulnerable, working poor individuals and families who are threatened with the loss of their housing, but often do not qualify for emergency government assistance.All residents of New York City boroughs must be referred by another agency to The Bridge Fund. If you are a New York City resident and are facing eviction, call Housing Court Answers: (212) 962-4795. Westchester residents, call (914) 949-8146.

 

Church Avenue Merchant’s Block Association, Inc.
1720 Church Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Ph: (718) 287-2600
www.camba.org

Services Provided: Economic Development, Education and Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, Legal Services

 

Chinese-American Planning Council
Asian Child Care Resource and Referral Program (ACCR)

165 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Ph: (212) 941-0030-Manhattan; (718) 358-8899-Queens; (718) 492-0409-Brooklyn
www.cpc-nyc.org

Asian Child Care Resource & Referral (ACCR) is a program offered by CPC that provides free and low-cost culturally sensitive child care resource and referral services to children and families. CPC ACCR is committed to improving the quality of child care services as well as providing a wide range of free technical assistance in addition to free or low-cost training and professional development opportunities for child care programs, providers and potential providers. CPC ACCR can provide child care related information and referrals for the location of Child Care programs, Infant/Toddler programs, Family Day Care, Group Family Day Care, After-School Programs, Summer Camps, Head Start Programs and Pre-Kindergarten. Trainings and resource for licensed and potential Child Care providers include health & Safety training to become a license family care provider, grants for qualified child care providers, medication administration training, health care plan development, technical assistance, orientation on “Becoming a Child Care Provider” and health care consultancy services.

 

Infant Toddler Program

The Infant Toddler Specialist works with providers and daycare centers to enhance the quality of infant and toddler care through technical assistance and one-on-one consultation of programs servicing children from birth to 3 years old.

ACCR is a member of the New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium (CCR&R), which is comprised of five child care resource and referral agencies in New York City.

 

FRC – The Family Room
3125 3rd Avenue
Main Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Ph: (347) 329-3929
Web: www.cpc-nyc.org

Services Provided: English as a Second Language classes, pre-GED classes, financial counseling, tax preparation, Healthy Families (assisting families with DSS paperwork)

 

Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, Inc.
David Rivel, CEO
135 West 50th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Ph: (212) 582-9100
www.jbfcs.org

Services Provided: Adults Living with Mental Illness, Volunteer Services, Jewish Community Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Community Counseling Services, Domestic Violence and Preventative Services, Early Childhood and Learning, People Living with Developmental Disabilities, Professional and Leadership Development

 

Westside Crime Prevention Program
839 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Ph: (212) 866-8603

Specific programs we provide are the Manhattan Valley Mentoring Program, Conflict Resolution Workshops in schools, and the Safe Haven Program.

 

The Salvation Army Greater New York Division
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Ph: (212) 337-7200
Fax: (212) 337-7299
Web: www.salvationarmy-newyork.org

Services Provided: Emergency Services – EDS, Social Services, Youth, Adult

 

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Senior Services: Joanne Gray, Director
Youth Services: Marc Santora, Director
250 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
Ph: (212) 874-0860
Web: www.lsncny.org

Established the Governor’s Family Caregiver Council to work with other state agencies providing services to caregivers, offers support services through local Offices of the Aging and other partner agencies, advocates for policy, program and resource development.

 

Builders for Family and Youth, Diocese of Brooklyn, Inc.
10138 92nd Street
Ozone Park, NY 11416
Ph: (718) 848-1940

Services Provided: Builders For Family & Youth Of The Diocese Of Brooklyn Inc. is a psychologist office located in Ozone Park, NY. A psychologist focuses on the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues. A clinical psychologist uses psychotherapy and other counseling skills to improve emotional and mental health.

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDEnyc (Formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs)
116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Ph: (212) 677-4650
Fax: (212) 254-4070
Email: mdapisa@INCLUDEnyc.org
www.includenyc.org

Parent Center programs are the central services provided by INCLUDEnyc for parents of children and young adult with disabilities. These core programs include:

Special Education Parent Centers for the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. These programs are funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to promote positive futures for children with disabilities, ages 3 to 21 years, through informed, engaged and effective parents.

Our services help parents of children, youth and young adults with disabilities become meaningfully involved with their children’s education and access information about the special education process, including referrals, evaluations, individualized education program (IEP) development and transition planning; better understand their children’s disabilities; encourage early resolution of disputes with school districts using resolutions sessions and special education mediation, and enhance their skills and confidence to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with schools and other stakeholders to advocate and actively participate in their children’s education.

Federal Parent Centers provide training and assistance to families with children ages birth to 26 years who have any disability (physical, cognitive, behavioral or emotional). Under the Federal Parent Center program, INCLUDEnyc provides one-to-one support and assistance, workshops, publications and digital resources to help parents access the services and supports they need to guide their children toward their full potential. This center is funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and is one of 6 such funded programs in New York State.

The New York State Transition Partners is a collaboration of Starbridge, the Parent Network of Western New York, and INCLUDEnyc (formerly Resources for Children with Special Needs). Together, we won a 5-year federal grant from the Federal Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) to provide New York state-specific information and strategies to help young adults with disabilities and their families to access and navigate vocational rehabilitation and other public systems that can help with financial stability, meaningful employment, and post-secondary education.

To schedule workshops and presentations at parent groups, schools or community organizations please email us (mdapisa@INCLUDEnyc.org) or call (212) 677-4650.

 

Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th Street
Sunnyside, NY 11104
Ph: (718) 784-6173
Fax: (718) 784-7266
www.scsny.org

Services Provided: Youth and Family ProgramsPre-Kindergarten, After-School Programs, Beacon Community Center, College Readiness Program (CRP), Career Readiness (GPS), College Success for CRP Alumni, English for Speakers of Other Languages; Senior ProgramsCenter for Active Older Adults, Benefits Counseling, Caregivers Support Network, Case Management at Home, Friendly Visiting / Pet Pals, Social Adult Day Program, Mental Wellness; Care at HomeHome Care Services, Caregivers Support Network, Become a Home Health Aide; Volunteer Opportunities – Youth Services, Senior Services, Friendly Visiting, Pet Pals, Administrative Support, Corporate Engagement

 

Brooklyn SNAP Centers

Coney Island

2857-2865 West 8th Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Ph: (929) 221-3611 or (929) 221-3537
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

East New York

404 Pine Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Ph: (718) 827-3961 or (718) 827-3444
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

Fort Greene

275 Bergen Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Ph: (718) 473-8510 or (718) 694-8196
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

North Brooklyn

500 Dekalb Avenue, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Ph: (718) 398-5057 or (718) 636-7046
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Williamsburg

30 Thornton Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Ph: (718) 963-5115 or (718) 963-5140
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

 

Bronx SNAP Centers

Concourse

1375 Jerome Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10452
Ph: (718) 722-8013 or (718) 590-7235
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Crotona

1910 Monterey Avenue, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Ph: (718) 722-8013 or (718) 901-5459
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

Melrose

260 East 161st Street, 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10451
Ph: (718) 722-8013 or (718) 838-6353 (8:30am – 9:00am only)
(718) 838-6320 (work requirements)
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm