Kinship Caregiver Programs

Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties

Kinship Caregiver Program Administrative Office:
431 East Allen Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Ph: (518) 943-1462

Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties’ Kinship Caregiver Program is committed to providing support for relatives acting as surrogate parents for minor children. We provide case management, information and referral services, parenting education, support and education groups and some family activities throughout the year.  This program is available to caregivers in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie Counties.

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

Aging Programs

Office for the Aging

325 Columbia Street
Suite 231
Hudson, NY 12534
Ph: (518) 828-4258

Youth Programs

Columbia County Youth Bureau

401 State St.
Hudson, NY 12534
Ph: (518) 828-7213
Fax: (518) 822-9485

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth

13640 Route 22
Canaan, NY 12029
Ph: (518) 781-4567

This non-profit social service organization serves at-risk youth and their families through community-based programs and a residential program. “Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is a statewide, nonprofit, multi-service child welfare agency with a distinguished history of working with and providing specialized services to children and families for 100 years.”

Legal Services

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

55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 462-6765; (800) 462-2922
Fax: (518) 427-8352

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; (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.

County Agencies

Columbia County Department of Health

325 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Ph: (518) 828-3358
Fax: (518) 828-5894

Columbia County Department of Social Services

25 Railroad Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534
Ph: (518) 828-9411

Columbia County Department of Human Services (Mental Health Center)

325 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Ph: (518) 828-9446

County, Family & Surrogate Court Judge

Ph: (518) 828-7909

Other Local Services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany

40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Ph: (518) 453-6650
Fax: (518) 453-6792

Services Provided: Adoption; Advocacy, Information, & Referrals; After School Programs; AIDS/HIV Services; Case Management/Service Coordination; Chemical Dependence Services; Counseling; Crisis Intervention; Day Care; Deaf Services; Disabilities (Brain Injury) Services; Disabilities (Developmental) Services; Domestic Violence Services; Emergency Assistance; Employment Assistance; Family Services; Food Assistance; Foster Parenting;   Hispanic Services; Housing; Immigration Services; Jail Ministry; Mediation; Mentoring Services; Parent Education; Parish Social Ministry; Pregnancy Services & Programs; Respite Support; Senior Services; Shelters; Social Justice; Summer Camp & Programs; Transportation Services; Volunteer Groups; Women, Infant, Children Programs(WIC); and Youth Services.

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.

530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY  12305
Ph: (518) 346-1284
Fax: (518) 377-8714

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