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    Youth who, because of their economic, environmental or family situation, a health problem or disability or past behavior, are considered more likely than others to be affected by or become involved in child abuse or neglect, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, gang behavior, adolescent pregnancy, truancy, unemployment and other problems which threaten their health, safety and/or personal development.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesThe CASA program recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who then advocate for a child who has been neglected or abused. The volunteer research and assist the court, facilitate the various services, and provides and monitor the progress of a child and families. MontgomeryCOURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)CENTRO CIVICO OF AMSTERDAM
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesCommunity-Based Prevention provides services for youth at high risk of out-of-home placement who will benefit from service coordination. A family worker provides support, linkage to service, advocacy, direct care (transportation, tutoring, role-modeling).ColumbiaFAMILY CASE MANAGEMENTMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTIES
    Alcohol/Drug Abuse ServicesProvides substance abuse prevention education to elementary and secondary students, teachers, and parents, including one-to-one counseling to students struggling with, or at risk of alcohol or drug addiction. Works at the community level to change policies and practices related to alcohol and other drug abuse; supports local mobilization efforts Offers an Alcohol Awareness Program for youth (16-20) who are referred by the courts with ABC violations, assistance and information on Heroin and Opioid prevention Coalition (ECHO)EssexSUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICESSUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION TEAM OF ESSEX COUNTY
    Case/Care Management ServicesProvides case management for families with a youth coming home from a juvenile facility, including referrals to community resources which may be needed.RensselaerAFTERCARE TEAMNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
    Counseling ServicesThis is a focused, intensive, prevention intervention targeted to youth who have demonstrated an extreme high risk of involvement in criminal activity. Services include case management, individual and family needs assessments with referrals and anger management and peer group facilitation.AlbanyTARGET PROGRAMTRINITY ALLIANCE OF THE CAPITAL REGION
    Education/Prevention ServicesProvides prevention education and support services to runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families. Provides crisis intervention, survival aids, tutoring, health care and education, linkages to employment, and both emergency and long term housing.AlbanyYOUTH OUTREACH CENTEREQUINOX
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referrals which focus on children who are at risk of placement outside the home due to a mental health disorder, on existing services and identifies needed supports in order for these children to live successfully within the community.FultonSINGLE POINT OF ACCESS (SPOA) FOR CHILDREN SERVICESMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES
    Mental Health ServicesThe Residential Treatment Center consists of seventy-nine wooded acres with ponds, nature trails, an Adventure Course, and a gymnasium. These features offer opportunities for growth and development in a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic atmosphere. RensselaerRESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER (RTC)VANDERHEYDEN HALL
    MONTFORT THERAPEUTIC RESIDENCEOffers a temporary home for 11 to 18 year old children who are court mandated. Provides a school program, individual counseling, and group dynamics. The Our Lady of Peace Academy is a free standing alternative school for grades 7 through 12. Individualized instruction and private tutoring is provided by qualified teachers.SuffolkMONTFORT THERAPEUTIC RESIDENCEHOPE HOUSE MINISTRIES
    Protective ServicesChild Preventive Services is a program which serves families with severe and multiple problems to improve family functioning so that children can remain in their own home and avoid foster care. Early intervention and adolescent preventive services are provided. Preventive services caseworkers assess and manage the cases.WashingtonCHILD PREVENTIVE SERVICESWASHINGTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
    Support ServicesThe group home is for boys adjudicated by the courts. It provides comprehensive child care, social work and educational services in a residential setting. Individual, group and family counseling is available. The goal of the program is to return youth to their familial setting when appropriate or to prepare them for independent living if necessary. The young men have to be able to function in the public school setting and the local community.SaratogaDONOVAN HOUSECATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SARATOGA, WARREN AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES
    Support ServicesThe In-Home Respite and Community Assistance Program is a short-term, intensive home and community based prevention service which offers a wide variety of supportive and skill building services to families where at least one child is at imminent risk of placement outside the home. Specially trained Clinical Case Managers are available to provide hands-on assistance to families six hours per week. This may include early morning hours to assist in the morning routine, afterschool hours, or evening hours to help with the bedtime routine. Services provided by the In-Home Respite & Community Assistance Program Clinical Case Managers include: therapeutic recreation; parenting skills training; developing a structured home environment; supporting or creating intervention plans. The goal of the program is to address the identified problems in the home that are related to the child’s risk of placement or that may be needed to reduce risk of psychiatric hospitalization/ re-hospitalization. Clients are seen at least once a week in their home. Services are provided from a trauma informed approach.SchenectadyIN-HOME RESPITE AND COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (IHR)NORTHEAST PARENT AND CHILD SOCIETY
    Support ServicesSAFE House is a temporary 30-day shelter serving homeless runaway youth between the ages of 16 and 20 for both males and female. Safe House accepts parents with infants/toddlers. SchenectadySAFE HOUSESAFE INC OF SCHENECTADY
    Youth Enrichment ServicesProject Lift is a free after-school prevention program for youth (grades 1-5) in all six elementary schools in the Saratoga Springs City School District. The program places emphasis on positive youth development activities, raising self-esteem and development of refusal, decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills. Research-based, science-backed curricula are used to equip the children with information so they may make healthy decisions on their own. SaratogaPROJECT LIFTFRANKLIN COMMUNITY CENTER
    Youth Enrichment ServicesRegularly scheduled street shifts in Warren and Washington counties where youth congregate. Provide survival aid to youth through delivery of gateway services that may include food, beverages, clothing, hygiene and other essential needs. Provide education to youth with brochures, palm cards, safe sex kits and other literature as requested. Provide assessment, case management, prevention activities, referrals, crisis stabilization and follow-up support to youth homeless, at-risk of homelessness or who are being trafficked or at-risk of trafficking. Drop in center Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm at 12 Wait Street where youth can access a meal, do laundry and meet with a worker. WarrenSTREET OUTREACH PROGRAMWAIT HOUSE

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