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    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topics of adoption and/or foster care as well as foster care transition.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesResponsible for licensing and certification of locally operated nonprofit residential facilities for youth, foster care and adoption agencies, and day care providers.RensselaerADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE AGENCY CERTIFICATIONNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
    Adoption/Foster Care ServicesResponsible for licensing and certification of locally operated nonprofit residential facilities for youth, foster care and adoption agencies, and day care providers.RocklandADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE AGENCY CERTIFICATIONNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES - MID HUDSON REGION
    ADOPTION INFORMATION LINEProvides a 24 hour hotline for Nassau County residents offering information about the adoption process, post adoption resources, options counseling and adoption services. Also offers referrals, information for professionals along with information on a variety of topics including infertility and family planning.NassauADOPTION INFORMATION LINESPENCE CHAPIN SERVICES TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
    AGAPE LONG ISLANDFree, confidential assessment, education, support, referral and brief counseling service available to adoptive and guardianship families, and to professionals who work with adoptive and guardianship families. It is staffed by adoptive parents and social workers with specialized training and experience working with families formed through adoption and guardianship. Offers clients the opportunity to consult with a social worker around any concern that is placing stress on the family and together decide if AGAPE can provide more assistance to the family. Call for more information.SuffolkAGAPE LONG ISLANDADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILY COALITION OF NEW YORK
    ANNUAL TRI-STATE ADOPTION CONFERENCEProvides information about adoption, support groups for adoption related issues, and conferences with over 100 workshops on various adoption topics statewide. Call for more information.NassauANNUAL TRI-STATE ADOPTION CONFERENCEADOPTIVE PARENTS COMMITTEE, INC.-LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    Case/Care Management ServicesBridges to Health (B2H) is a Medicaid Waiver Program designed to supplement NYS Medicaid state plan services to populations of foster care youth, their families and caregivers. Foster care children and youth may have medical/physical, emotional and/or developmental challenges. The program works to support children and caregivers in the lowest level of care possible including return to home and/or adoption. The goal of the program is to support youth as they reach their highest level of potential, attain permanency and develop social and emotional competencies that provide for healthy, permanent families. Available services include: Case Management/Health Care Integration; Skill Building; Family Caregiver Supports; Day Habilitation; Pre-vocational Services; Supported Employment; Planned Respite; Community Advocacy and Support; Crisis Avoidance, Management and Training; Immediate Crisis Response, In-home Support, and Crisis Respite; Accessibility Modification; and, Adaptive and Assistive Equipment.AlbanyBRIDGES TO HEALTH HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES WAIVERPARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER
    CHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAMProvides training and resources to child welfare staff reponsible for promoting self-sufficiency among foster care youth statewide. Call for information.SuffolkCHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAMCHILD WELFARE TRAINING PROGRAM
    COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER-NASSAUProvides foster care for children (birth-21) who are abused or neglected. Includes medical, educational and casework counseling. Services provided depending on availability of foster family homes.NassauCOMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER-NASSAUSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
    COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER-SUFFOLKProvides foster care for children(birth-21) who are abused or neglected. Includes medical, educational and casework counseling. Services provided depending on availability of foster family homes.SuffolkCOMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER-SUFFOLKSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
    FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTYOffers information and referral, monthly meetings, support networks, social events and newsletter. Call or visit website for additional information.FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTYFOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY
    FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENTRecruits foster and adoptive homes. Studies, coordinates training and preparation (via the MAPP Program) and approves applicants interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Arranges for fingerprinting of all applicants. Recertifies all active foster homes. Assists other units in reviewing and resolving problems in certified foster homes. Answers requests from out County for home studies of County residents.NassauSERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIESNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
    FOSTER BOARDING HOMES/ADOPTIONOffers New York City, Nassau and Suffolk County children, ages birth to 20 years old, who are unable to reside within their families of origin placement in three types of facilities-regular, therapeutic or emergency foster boarding homes. Provides placement in a community school/religious education, regular medical, dental and clinical services, case work services to the child, birth parents and foster parents and opportunities for recreational/cultural activities with foster family and community based organizations. Recruits foster parents to provide for the physical and emotional needs of the children.FOSTER BOARDING HOMES/ADOPTIONMERCYFIRST
    Information/Referral ServicesAs a service of the Children's Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), access to print, electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency is made available, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and other child-related issues.CHILD WELFARE RESOURCE INFORMATIONCHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY
    LONG ISLAND ADOPTIVE FAMILIESOffers peer-led support groups for Nassau or Suffolk County residents considering or involved in the foster care or adoption process. Provides opportunities for teens, children and parents to voice their concerns, questions and successes. Offers a list of resources including counselors, adoption and foster care agencies, adoption attorneys and social workers. Call for meeting times and locations.SuffolkLONG ISLAND ADOPTIVE FAMILIESLONG ISLAND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
    NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA BRANCH OFFICEOffers adoption, parent counseling and support, child care, foster care and medical services. Contact office for further information.NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA BRANCH OFFICEHOLT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S SERVICES, INC.
    PREVENTIVE SERVICESProvides direct services and referral services to outside providers to prevent children from being placed in foster care. Referral required. Please call for additional information. Services available in Spanish.SuffolkPREVENTIVE SERVICESSCO FAMILY OF SERVICES
    PROJECT INDEPENDENCE NASSAUA comprehensive, non-residential program designed to prepare youths between the ages of 14-21 who are in foster care or discharged from foster care, to live and work independently in the community when they are no longer eligible for foster care. Also provides supervised apartments for youth 18-20 who need a supportive, transitional living setting. Program available in both Nassau and Suffolk. Call for further information.NassauPROJECT INDEPENDENCE NASSAUFAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION
    PROJECT INDEPENDENCE SUFFOLKA comprehensive, non-residential program designed to prepare youths between the ages of 14-21 who are in foster care or discharged from foster care, to live and work independently in the community when they are no longer eligible for foster care. Program available in both Nassau and Suffolk. Call for further information.SuffolkPROJECT INDEPENDENCE SUFFOLKFAMILY AND CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION
    SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICEProvides information, resources and a support network for women who are considering becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already mothers.SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICESINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE
    THE ALMA SOCIETYAssists adopted adults (over 18 yrs) who are searching for their original families. Membership includes adoptees (over 18 yrs), birth parents (whose children have reached 18 yrs of age), foster children (over 18 yrs) and adoptive parents. Offers registry databank search, workshops, advocates for the rights of adoptees.THE ALMA SOCIETYTHE ALMA SOCIETY
    TREATMENT FOSTER FAMILYLocates foster homes for boys and girls from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. Homes are located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and accommodate children from birth to 21 years of age. Treatment foster homes offer girls and boys a chance to experience healthy family life, with foster parents who receive training, support and supervision from Berkshire staff.SuffolkTREATMENT FOSTER FAMILYBERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH

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