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24 HOURS/7 DAYS
Fire, Medical or Police Emergency 911    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
Problem Gambling 1-800-662-4357    
American Red Cross 1-800-733-2767    
National Grid Emergency Shut-Off 1-800-443-1837    
Department of Social Services (DSS)
977 Broadway
Bus 351
518-388-4400
After 5 p.m. & weekends, call 382-0383.  Assistance with utility, bills evictions & emergency housing & services.
   
Problem Gambling 1-800-662-4357    
Domestic Violence 518-374-3386    
Rape Crisis 518-346-2266
After hours 518-374-5353
   
Child Abuse 911 or 1-800-342-3720    
HOPENY
Free & Confidential 24-hour service
Substance Abuse & Gambling Problems
1-877-8-HOPENY More Information  
TREATMENT FOR ADDICTIONS
Self-Help Meetings
 
Ph:  518-463-0906 (AA)
Ph:  518-448-6350 (NA)
   
AL-ANON
For Family & Friends
Ph:  518-292-0577    
Conifer Park
Inpatient
79 Glenridge Rd.
Ph:  518-399-6446    
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Hotline Ph:  1-800-662-4357    
New Choices Recovery
302 State St.
Intensive outpatient services for adults.  Drinking Driver Program.  Hallway Houses.  Accepts Insurance.
Ph:  518-346-4436    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
HEALTHCARE
Alpha Pregnancy Ctr
967 Albany St.
Ph:  518-688-2677    
Cancer Services
Schenectady County
Ph:  518-347-5566    
Community Hospice
1411 Union St.
Ph:  518-377-8846    
Ellis Medicine
Ellis Health Center
600 McClellan St.
Schenectady, NY  12304
Margaret Rogers-Meagher, MS, RN
Health Services Navigator
Medical Home


Ph:  518-347-5366
Fax:  518-347-5703
E:  meagherm4c@ellismedicine.org
  Orientation & Tour for Expectant Mothers
Ellis Medicine
Ellis Health Center
600 McClellan St.
Schenectady, NY  12304
Nicole Baptiste, MSW
Health Services Navigator
Medical Home


Ph:  518-347-5366
Fax:  518-347-5703
E:  baptisten@ellismedicine.org
  Orientation & Tour for Expectant Mothers
Home Safe Home
107 Nott Terrace
Free Smoke Detector, Testing for Lead, Radon, Carbon Monoxide
Ph:  518-386-2818    
Hometown Health Services
1044 State St.
Ph:  518-370-1441    
Planned Parenthood
1040 State St.
Ph:  518-374-5353 Ext. 250    
Schenectady County
Public Health Services
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 300
Schenectady, NY  12308
Ph:  518-386-2824
Fax:  518-372-4674
www.schenectadycounty.com Parenting Support for You & Your Family
Schenectady Free Health Clinic
600 Franklin
Mon & Thurs., 1-5 pm
Free services & meds to Sch'dy residents w/o health insurance.  New patients call for appt.
Ph:  518-344-7067    
Sunnyview Hospital & Rehabilitation Center Ph:  518-382-4500    
Visiting Nurse Service
of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties
108 Erie Blvd.
Schenectady, NY  12305

Ph:  518-382-7932
Fax:  518-382-5699
E: 
info@vnshomecare.org

www.vnshomecare.org

Visiting Nurse Service
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
Northeast Child Guidance
530 Franklin Street Schenectady, NY  12304
518-381-8911 http://www.neparentchild.org/  
CDPC 518-447-9611 X6640    
Ellis Hospital ER 518-243-4126    
Ellis Outpatient
216 Lafayette St.
518-243-3300    
Confidential Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255  Press 1
Chat at veteranscrisisline.net
   
Northeast Child Guidance
520 Franklin St.
2nd Floor
Schenectady, NY  12305
518-381-8911    
SUICIDE PREVENTION
National Life Line 1-800-273 TALK (8255)    
Suicide Prevention 699-HOPE (4673)    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
DISABILITY:  Mental & Physical
ARC
214 State St.
Services include residential day program, employment
Ph:  518-374-0053    
Capital District Center
for Independence
105 Jay St. Room 2
Schenectady

A non-residential, community based, Independent Living Center (ILC) which offers a wide variety of services to consumers with any and all disabilities, and their families

PH:  518-459-6422
Website  
Center for Independence
City Hall
Advocacy, Benefits, Housing Info.
Ph:  518-382-5199 Ext. 5345    
Disability Rights
New York
State's Protection and Advocacy and Client Assistance Program
Ph:  518-432-7861
Cell:  410-0535
TTY:  512-3448
Toll Free:  800-993-8982
Website  
VESID Education
Training, Jobs
Ph:  518-473-8097    
CHILD/YOUTH SERVICES
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth Shannon Murphy
Program Coordinator
Ph:  518-346-6201 X-235
   
Birthright
164 Lafayette St.
Support for pregnant females, free pregnancy tests
Ph:  518-370-1532    
Boys & Girls Club
700 Craig St.
Education, Leadership Mentoring, Fitness, Recreation
 
Ph:  518-374-4714    
Carver Community Center
700 Craig St.
After school tutoring, homework help, youth services, recreational activities.
Ph:  518-372-1825    
Center for Juvenile Justice
608 State St.
 Ph:  518-386-2271    
Child & Family Resource Center - Parsons Ph:  518-346-5360    
Child Support Ph:  888-208-4485    
Childcare Council
91 Broadway, Menands
Daycare info. & Training
Ph:  518-426-7181    
Community Father
Father & Children Issues
Ph:  518-346-7546    
County Daycare Unit of DSS
Childcare for low-income families
Ph:  518-388-4736    
Girls Inc.
962 Albany St.
After school programs K-12
Teen programs, Tutoring
Ph:  518-374-9800    
Glenmont Job Corps Academy
Job services for low-income youth
Ph:  518-767-2295    
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
409 Schenectady St.
Ph:  518-346-1262    
Head Start
100 Bigelow St.
Ph:  518-377-8539    
Healthy Schenectady Families
Home visits to parents.  Early Head Start.
Ph:  518-386-2824 Ext. 4    
Project Safe
1344 Albany St.
Life skills counseling for ages 19-35.  Shelter Open 24/7; Outpatient; Street Outreach
Ph:  518-374-0166    
Missing & Exploited Children Ph:  800-346-3543    
SAFE House
1344 Albany St.
Residence for runaway/homeless youth 16-20 yrs.  24 Hours.
Ph:  518-374-5178    
Schenectady Youth Bureau
797 Broadway
Ph:  518-386-2211    
Sunnyview Hospital & Rehab. Center
 
Ph:  518-382-4500    
Union College Kenney Community Center
Park Place & Nott St.
After school programs for Sch'dy elementary students.  Homework help, reading, science programs.
Ph:  518-388-6609    
WIC at Hometown Health Ph:  518-346-8818    
YWCA
44 Washington Ave.
Services for mothers in jail, families with child abuse issues.  On-site child care, recreation for 6 wks.-21 years.
Ph:  518-374-3394    
YouthBuild NE Parent & Child
Low income young adults 18-24 years.  GED study and CAN, construction & energy training.
Ph:  518-372-4100 Ext. 1    
ADVOCACY, SUPPORT & CRISIS
City Mission
Emergency Help
Food, clothing, housing, bedding.  Need referral
Ph:  518-346-2275 Website  
Damien Center
615 Nott St. (SICM)
Support for people with HIV/AIDS & their families
 
Ph:  518-374-0848    
DSS Schenectady
797 Broadway
Emergency Services, Housing, Food, Medicaid, HEAP
Ph:  518-388-4400 Website  
Grief Counseling for Children & Adults Ph: 518-377-8846    
SCAP
913 Albany St.
Career Readiness, Counseling PA, SS, Medicaid, Unemployment, Food Stamp, Jobs, Homeless Families, HEAP, Emergency Assistance
Ph.  518-374-91981 Website  
Smoker Quitline
English/Spanish
Ph.  1-866-697-8487 Website  
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
Veterans Administration
797 Broadway
Bus 351
Ph:  518-377-2423    
Victims of Domestic Violence YMCA
Advocacy, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Shelter
Ph:  518-374-3394    
PREVENT MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
BNI Ph:  518-372-6469    
Legal Aid Ph:  518-462-2922    
HOUSING/HOMELESS
Bethesda House
834 State St.
Hospitality for the homeless, emergency shelter
Ph:  518-374-7873 Website  
BNI
986 Albany St.
Housing restoration sales, HUD counseling (No fee).  Home ownership, grants, mortgage problems, tool rentals
Ph:  518-372-6469    
Booth Home
(Salvation Army)
Shelter for homeless women & women with children
Ph:  518-370-0276    
Emergency Shelter
City Mission 24/7
Ph:  518-346-0276 Website  
Public Housing
& Section 8
SMHA
PH:  518-386-7000    
Eviction Prevention
DSS
Contact:  Donna

Days
Ph:  518-388-4470

Nights & Weekends
Ph:  518-382-0383

SCAP:  518-374-9181
   
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
YMCA Shelter
13 State St.
PH:  518-374-9136 Website  
CLOTHING
City Mission Ph:  518-346-2275    
Salvation Army Ph:  518-346-0222    
FREE MEALS/FOOD PANTRY
Bethesda House
834 State St.
Community Hot Meal
Ph:  518-374-7873    
City Mission
425 Hamilton St.
Ph:  518-346-2275    
First United Methodist
603 State St.
Sunday Breakfast 8-9 am
Ph:  518-374-4403    
Salvation Army
222 Lafayette St.
Ph:  518-346-4445    
State Street Presbyterian Ph:  518-374-2684    
SICM Food Pantry
839 Albany St.
Ph:  518-346-4445    
Food Stamps
Confidential Interview
Ph:  518-374-2427    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
FREE SOAP, TOILET PAPER, DIAPERS
First Methodist Church
State St.
Ph:  518-374-4403    
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED
Parsons Ph:  518-462-2868    
REGISTER TO VOTE
Board of Elections
388 Broadway
Ph:  518-377-2469    
SENIOR CITIZENS
Catholic Charities
1437 Erie Blvd.
Grandparents (60+) raising grandchildren, counseling, nutrition, day program, meal sites, etc.
Ph:  518-372-5667    
Senior Services of Schenectady Co.
107 Nott Terr (Shafer Heights)
Assists Sch'dy Residents to live well as independently as possible
Ph:  518-382-8481    
Office for the Aging
Suite 202
Meals, Transportation, Assistance, Caregiver Support, Legal, Jobs
Ph:  518-382-8481    
Meals on Wheels
Ages 60+
Ph:  518-384-3682 Website  
Prescription Drugs
Call EPIC
Ph:  1800-332-3742    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
RECREATION
Central Park Information Ph:  518-382-5152    
Proctor's Theatre Info. Ph:  518-372-5656    
Schenectady Co. Library
99 Clinton St.
Ph:  518-388-4500    
Schenectady Museum Ph:  518-382-7890    
TRANSPORTATION
Dept. of Motor Vehicles
DMV
267 State St.
License, Picture ID
Ph:  518-381-9181 Website  
Medicaid Transportation
Medial Answering Service (MAS)
Ph:  1-855-852-3291    
Medical Transportation
Non-Medicaid Seniors (60+)
May need 1-2 weeks notice.  Catholic Charities.  Suggested Donation $4
Ph:  518-482-2022    
STAR (Special Transit)
CDTA
21 Days for Application Approval.  Curb to Curb Service for Disabled.  $2.50 1-way fare.  Trip request by 5 pm prior day.
Ph:  518-381-9181    
JOBS
ARC
214 State St.
Human Resources
Ph:  518-372-1232 Website  
Civil Service
620 State St.
Ph:  518-388-4233 Website  
Ellis Hospital
Human Resources
McClellan St.
Ph:  518-423-4004    
One Stop Employment
797 Broadway
Computers, job listings/phone/fax, youth jobs, career training, internet, workshops on resumes.  Disability navigator, VESID, SCCC financial aid, Experience works, GED classes for jobs for veterans.  Bus #351
Ph:  518-388-4233    
SCAP
913 Albany St.
Career readiness.  Computer training, resumes, jobs.
Ph:  518-371-9181    
Schenectady County Affirmative Action
Links people to jobs in city & county government
Ph:  518-388-1233 Ext. 2168    
Schenectady County Business Center
Business & technical assistance, financial aid, training. FREE
Ph:  518-382-3069    
SCORE
Free counseling for small business
Ph:  518-466-1118    
SUNY Career Center
120 Emmons
Career Counseling, Jobs, Resumes, Training & College
Ph:  888-209-8124    
Unemployment Insurance Ph:  518-388-4233    
Workers Compensation Ph:  866-750-5157    
Labor Ready Ph:  518-346-9647    
Jobs for Vets (NYSDOL) Ph:  518-344-2722    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Schenectady County Community College (SCCC)
36 Programs (1 & 2 yr.)
Ph:  518-381-1366 Website  
EOC Albany/Troy
Free Training
Ph:  518-273-1900    
Literacy Volunteers
Learn to Read & Write
Ph:  518-452-3382    
Washington Irving
422 Mumford St.
GED AM/PM & Home Study, Many Sites.  ESL, Adult Education, Nutrition Classes, Hispanic Outreach
Ph:  518-370-8220 Website  
Empire State College
328 State St.
Affordable Online Degrees.  500 Courses
Ph:  388-0483    
INFO. FOR GAY/LESBIAN COMMUNITY
Pride Center Ph:  518-462-6138    
LEGAL/GOVERNMENT
Center for Juvenile Justice
608 State St.
 Ph:  518-386-2271    
Crime Victims Services Ph:  518-388-4792    
Legal Aid
55 Colvin St., Albany
Call at 9 am M, T, W, F for free non-criminal legal svcs. for low-income individuals 
Ph:  518-462-6765    
Parole NYS Area Office Ph:  518459-7322    
Probation Dept.
620 State St.
Ph:  518-388-4330    
Probation Officer & Gang Prevention
Elizabeth Greathouse
     
Public Defender
519 State St.
Provides Criminal Defense to Low-Income People
Ph:  518-386-2266    
Schenectady Police Dept.
531 Liberty St.
Ph:  518-382-5263    
Schenectady County Sherriff Dept./ Jail
320 Veeder St.
Ph:  518-388-4300    
Social Security
1 Broadway
8th Floor
Ph:  866-964-1296    
United Way
Food, Housing, Child Care, Employment, Health Care, Senior Care, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Financial Problems, Crisis Counseling, Legal Matters, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Ph:  Dial 2-1-1 Website

 

 

 

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