Family Services

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY UNIT

 
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2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServiceBenefits are provided to eligible temporary assistance and low income families to help with the child care costs that are needed to support their self-sufficiency efforts such as employment and/or employment related activities. The Child Care Subsidy Unit provides assistance for quality child care that enhances the emotional, physical and educational well-being of children. When funding is available the Child Care Subsidy Unit provides assistance to support parent/caretakers illness or incapacity, teen parents attending high school, attendance at an approved vocational training program or as a part of a child protective plan for the family, and that allows and/or assists families to remain or become self-sufficient.
LocationAlbany
Geographical AreaAlbany County
Public TransportationYes
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall 518-447-7685
Contact: Alice Geel, Director, Alice.Geel@albanycountyny.gov
Child Care Subsidy Intake Line: 518-447-7435
Child Care Subsidy email: DSSchildcaresubsidyunit@albanycountyny.gov
Intake RequirementsCall for information
Additional RequirementsStandard general application for assistance, proof of all household income (including unearned income such as child support, social security benefits, etc.), verification of the need for care (such as work schedule, medical verification, etc.) and verification of an eligible child care provider.
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, Multiple
EligibilityAlbany County residents whose household income falls at or below our income guidelines dependent upon funding at the time of application
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for details
Fee AmountsCost of child care up to the allowed market rate
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 162 Washington Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12210
Main Phone 518-447-7300 Administrative
Emergency/After Hours Phone After hours Emergency # for Homeless, 518-463-2124, HATAS (Homeless and Travelers Aid Society)
Other Phone Service/Intake Adult Protective Services/NY Connects: 518-447-7177
Fax 518-447-7722
Web Address www.albanycounty.com/dss
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: ALBANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
Affiliated Program: CHILD CARE SUBSIDY UNIT
This Service: Family Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Child Care Expense Assistance (NL-3000.1500)