We are fortunate to have many services available to assist families in the
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. Rochester
Advocacy Center - 546-1700
Alcoholism Treatment Services - in
Alternatives for Battered Women- 232-7353
American Hospice Foundation - Grief resources for adults and children.
Center for Youth Services (Counseling) - 271-7670
Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting - 461-5690
Child Health Plus -
has a health insurance plan for kids, called Child Health Plus. Depending on your family's income, your child may be eligible to join either Child Health Plus A (formerly Children's Medicaid) or Child Health Plus B. Both Child Health Plus A and B are available through dozens of providers throughout the state. New York State
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
- Don Scheg - Youth Counselor with Gates Police 429-8270
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley - 244-8640
Attention Deficit Disorder Association Rochester
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
KATS (Kids Adjusting Through Support) - A program affiliated with Camp Good Days And Special Times.
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
Life Line - 275-5151
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
Chemical Dependency - 272-8311 Park Ridge
Planned Parenthood - 1-866-600-6886
Rape Crisis - 546-2777
Support Group Directory (Mental Health Association)- A complete list of support groups in the
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 -
. The Center for Developmental Disabilities program is an interdisciplinary practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disorders. Includes information about Kirch Developmental Services and the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program . Strong Memorial Hospital
Behavioral Pediatrics Program -
. The Behavioral Pediatrics program is an interdisciplinary practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with behavioral disorders. Rochester General Hospital
Unity Health System Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health System
ViaHealth Behavioral Health Network (Including the
and Rochester GeneseeMental ) Health Centers
Interesting Information (also visit the parenting page for further reference material)
American Academy of Pediatrics - Violence prevention information including information on bullying for children.
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.
Asperger's Resource - Tony Atwood. Great Asperger info and resources.
Autismcoach.com - Great list of software for social skills, non-verbal language, cognitive skills, etc...
Body Image and Self-esteem - Helpful information in talking with your children about these important issues.
OCD Foundation - Information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Information and resources
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Parenting information and resources.
Stop Bullying Now -
Teaching Tolerance - This web site offers parents and kids an opportunity to learn more about accepting others.
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.
Teaching Tolerance - A web site promoting tolerance and diversity.
Violence Prevention- The AAP Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (VIPP) has collected and catalogued several hundred resources related to youth violence prevention. The contents of the catalogue database can be searched by age group, intended audience, item category, or one of the key topics.
Information on bullying - For kids and adults.
WiredKids.org - Stop Internet bullying; keeping your child safe on the Internet.