Website Links & Resources For Caregivers

Neighborhood Center - Main Website
neighborhoodctr.org

AARP
aarp.org

Benefits Quick LINK
Screens you and/or the children you are raising for 15 major public benefits for older adults and
families with children. Other Benefits – child care, disabilities, special education, older adult
benefits, etc. aarp.org/quicklink or myBenefits.ny.gov

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (formerly GULP)
119 Washington Avenue. Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518.462.6831
Toll Free: 800.635.0355
Fax: 518.462.6687
Services: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits.
empirejustice.org

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (Formerly Hudson Valley Poverty Law Center)
Pace University School of Law
John Jay Legal Services, Inc

80 North Broadway. White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914.422.4333
Fax: 914.422.4391
Services: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits
empirejustice.org

Empire Justice Center (EJC) (formerly GULP)
Rochester Office
One West Main Street, Suite 200. Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585.454.4060
Fax: 585.454.2518
Services: Child Care, Child Support, Civil Legal Services, Civil Rights, Consumer & Community, Development, Disability Benefits, Domestic Violence, Education, Health, Housing, Immigrant Rights, and Public Benefits
empirejustice.org

Grand: Online Website For Grandparents & Grandchildren
grandmagazine.com

Having a Voice and a Choice: Handbook for Relatives Raising Children
English & Spanish

Herkimer County Human Service Directory

Know Your Options: Relatives Caring for Children Brochure

LawHelp.org/NY
This new, user friendly, "Super Website" helps low-income New Yorkers find out information about: Free legal service programs, Information about legal rights education, Links to social services and government agencies, Information about the court system, Resources available in a wide range of languages!

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT)
350 Broadway, Suite 400. New York, NY 10013
Hotline: 212.343.1122 - Office: 646.613.9633 - Fax: 646.613.9632
LIFTonline.org

Legal Services of Central New York
Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida,
Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego Counties. If you live in one of these counties (or if you have a
legal problem in one of these counties), please call Toll Free: 1-877-777-6152. Or visit: lscny.org

NYS Citizens Coalition for Children

Connect NY
A consortium of libraries within New York State whose members have created a combined catalog
of their collections. Or visit: nyconnects.org

NYS Department of Health (DOH)
Is the state agency that coordinates Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and other
health care services for children and families, such as Early Intervention Services. Or visit: health.state.ny.us

NYS Kinship Navigator
Phone: 877.4KIN.INFO - 877.454.6463. Or visit: nysnavigator.org

NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
Is the state agency that coordinates child welfare services (Child protective services, foster
care/adoption, preventive services).
Or visit: ocfs.state.ny.us

NYS Office of the Aging

NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
(OTDA) is the state agency that oversees programs that provide assistance and support to eligible
families and individuals (Temporary assistance, child support, food stamps, home energy assistance, etc.).
otda.state.ny.us

NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

New York State Unified Court System
nycourts.gov

The National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights (NCGCR)
The National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights (NCGCR) is a national coalition consisting of individuals and group membership. The NCGCR’s toll-free number 866.624.9900 provides information to grandparents who are advocating for their grandchildren. Information consists of current federal and state case law as well as entitlements and services available to grandparents in New York and around the country. Phone: 866.624.9900
grandparentsforchildren.org

Safe Link
Lifeline Assistance is a program created by the federal government to help provide discounted or free telephone service to income-eligible consumers.1-800-SAFELINK. Or visit: SafeLink.com

Social Security Survivors Benefits

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