Kinship Caregiver Programs

Gouverneur Activity and Learning Center

200 Washington Street
Suite 300
Watertown NY 13601
Ph: (315) 788-8533 or (800) 279-8679
Fax 315-788-1726

The Gouverneur Activity and Learning Center is a drop-in (not a drop-off) center offering a variety of programming and activities designed for young children and their families. The center is funded through a grant administered by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services through the William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund. The Gouverneur Activity and Learning Center offers the Gouverneur community a healthy, warm, welcoming, family-oriented community center that encourages parents to drop in for companionship and peer discussion and support, while offering free play and playgroups for young children. The Center also offers access to education resources and materials along with communication with supportive, informed staff.
What the Gouverneur Activity & Learning Center (GALC) offers:
Fun, family atmosphere in which to interact with your child
Information and referral to community services
Answers to questions about your child
A place to talk with other parents, caregivers and staff
Parenting classes and information sessions
A lending library, including: literacy bags, books, videos, dvds
A resource library with information on a variety of child related topics
Opportunities for field trips

Aging Programs

Office for the Aging

175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 785-3191
Fax: (315) 785-5095

Services: Information and Referral, Outreach, Legal Services, HEAP, Medicare and Insurance Counseling, EISEP, Nutrition Services, Transportation, Respite.’

 

Youth Programs

Jefferson County Youth Bureau

175 Arsenal St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 785-3382
Fax: (315) 785-3223
Email: GinnyH@co.jefferson.ny.us

Children’s Home of Jefferson County

1704 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 788-7430
Fax: (315) 785-5637
Web: www.nnychildrenshome.com

Services Provided: Adult Case Management; Youth Case Management; Prevention Program; Aftercare Program; and, Resource Parent Program

Children’s Home of Jefferson County

Campus/Residential/Foster Care:
1704 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 788-7430
Web: www.nnychildrenshome.com/newsite

Services Provided: Article 10 – The Article 10 Program, administered in partnership with the Jefferson County’s Department of Social Services (DSS), assists families who have children at imminent risk of out-of-home placement. Families with youth who have been or who are at risk of being abused or neglected are assigned a Children’s Home caseworker. This professional works closely with DSS and a network of community service providers to make certain that the family receives assistance that ensures the security of the youth. The goal is to avoid further abuse, Foster Care or institutional placement, keeping youth safely with their families. Visitation Center – The Children’s Home of Jefferson County’s Supervised Visitation Center provides a safe, supportive, and structured setting that facilitates meaningful visitations and connections between youth and their families. Visits are supervised by qualified, trained staff and assist in working toward the goal of family reunification.

Legal Services

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

472 South Salina St.
Suite 300B
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph: (315) 703-6500
Fax: (315) 475-2706
www.lscny.org
Thank you for visiting the home page of Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY). 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.

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

44 Public Square
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 788-2072
Fax: (315) 785-9118
www.lscny.org
Thank you for visiting the home page of Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY). 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.

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

111 Port Watson St.
Cortland, NY 13045
Ph: (607) 753-1134
Fax: (607) 753-7257
www.lscny.org

Thank you for visiting the home page of Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY). 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.

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

108 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
Ph: (315) 342-2191
Fax: (315) 342-1891
www.lscny.org
Thank you for visiting the home page of Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. (LSCNY). 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.

County Agencies

Social Service Department

Teresa Gaffney, Commissioner
250 Arsenal St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 782-9030

Services Provided: Temporary Assistance, Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, Home energy assistance program, child support enforcement and collection.

Community Services

Roger J. Ambrose, Director
175 Arsenal St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph: (315) 785-3283
Fax: (315) 785-5182

To determine the needs of people with mental illness, chemical dependency, mental retardation or developmental disabilities who live in Jefferson County.

 

Other Local Services

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County

203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Ph:  (315) 788-8450
Fax:  (315) 788-8461
Email:  jefferson@cornell.edu
www.ccejefferson.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ccejefferson