We are fortunate to have many services available to assist families in the Rochester area. This page will serve to highlight some, but is by no means a complete list. By checking on the links below you can access even more information. I will continue to update the list as the year progresses. If you know of an agency you have found helpful that is not listed, please call me so I can include the information for other families.
Advocacy Center - 546-1700
Alternatives for Battered Women - 232-7353
Center for Youth Services (Counseling) - 271-7670
Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting - 461-5690
Child Health Plus - New York State has a health insurance plan for kids, called Child Health Plus.
Family Health Plus - Family Health Plus offers health insurance coverage to lower-income adults whose income disqualifies them for other public programs such as Medicaid, and who do not have health insurance through their employers.
Depression and Bi Polar Support Alliance- Also contains support group information for parents of Bipolar children.
Family Services Of Rochester - 232-1840
Gates Police Department - 247-2262
- Youth Counselor with Gates Police 429-8270
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley - 244-8640
Greater Rochester Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Hillside Family Of Agencies - 256-7500 (24 hour service and general information). This site includes information about Crestwood Children's Center and Hillside Children's Center
Huther Doyle - 381-4810
Kinship Caregivers Resource Network - "Kinship care" is a term applied to anyone raising another's children: grandparents raising grandchildren is the most common, but it could be an aunt raising nieces and nephews, or younger siblings being raised by older siblings; it could even be that you are raising a child not related to you by blood. KCRN offers services free of charge to kinship care families. Check out this site to see what services you may be eligible for and how to access these services.
Kinship Caregivers Resource Guidebook of Services – free download
Learning Disabilities Association - 263-3323
Monroe County Probation Department
- FACT Team - Family Access and Connection Team 753-2639.
- FACT assists in the care for the community's highest needs/ highest risk children and youth, including PINS (Persons In Need of Supervision). Concerning behaviors might include truancy, a pattern of acting out or incorrigible behavior, drug possession, drug/alcohol use.
The Mental Health Association - 325-3145
Park Ridge Chemical Dependency - 272-8311
Planned Parenthood - 1-866-600-6886
Rape Crisis - 546-2777
Support Group Directory (Mental Health Association)- A complete list of support groups in the Rochester area.
The In Control Program - Fighting teen pregnancy by developing youth through education, prevention and intervention. (585) 328-3408. 470 W. Main Street, Roch, NY
Youth Emergency Services - Therapeutic services for kids in crisis.
Agencies For Testing
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities - Strong Memorial Hospital. The Center for Developmental Disabilities program is an interdisciplinary practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disorders.
Unity Health System Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health System
ViaHealth Behavioral Health Network (Including the Rochester and Genesee Mental Health Centers)
Interesting Information (also visit the parenting page for further reference material)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Information on Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other behavioral issues.
Autism Society of America- information on autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Autismcoach.com - Great list of software for social skills, non-verbal language, cognitive skills, etc...
OCD Foundation - Information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Information and resources
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Parenting information and resources.
KidsHealth - This site offers lots of information on different issues facing kids today. Find ways to handle feelings, get along with others, deal with tough situations and stay healthy and safe.
Kidscape - This web site offers a lot of great advice for dealing with bullies.
Information on bullying - For kids and adults.