Center for Children and Families

Behavioral Health evaluation and treatment services are provided to individuals up to age 18 and their families who reside in Warren and Washington counties at our Center for Children and Families. Our team is composed of social workers, a psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Note that psychiatric services are also provided at Cambridge Medical Center in our satellite clinic, which can be contacted at 518-677-3441.

Family Support and Respite Program

In addition to behavioral health treatment services, we offer family support and a respite program for families with a severely emotionally disturbed child. This program provides: respite services to families by a skilled caregiver; coaching services to assist a child with integration into mainstream activities; and a parent support group. Additional information is available by calling 518-926-7068.

Fees for Center for Children and Families

No one will be denied access to behavioral health outpatient services due to inability to pay. Most commercial insurances, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted and every effort is made to provide service within the structure of the insured’s coverage. A sliding scale reduced fee is available to those who do not qualify for other sources of coverage. Click here for more information on patient financial and insurance assistance.

Access to Center for Children and Families

Requests for services can be made by calling 518-926-7100. Requests are triaged by a clinician.


Family Support Services

We provide ongoing support and advocacy to those who are parenting children with social, emotional, and behavioral needs.

Empowering, teaching, and connecting parents and caregivers to natural and community-based resources; managing stress and providing strategies for parents and caregivers to promote positive outcomes.

Parents and caregivers share their concerns and experiences with each other, obtain support and guidance from their peers. Facilitated by a Family Peer Advocate.

Offered in a series of six classes on consecutive Mondays throughout the year. Facilitated by a Family Peer Advocate.

Teaching parents and caregivers to effectively advocate for the needs of their children within an educational setting.

(Referral Needed) Weekly bowling activity to incorporate exercise with social and emotional skill building. The program is facilitated by a Family Peer Advocate.

(Referral Needed) Trained Respite Providers work with children in the community or at home to provide downtime for parents and caregivers while enhancing the social emotional development and community experience for the child.

(Referral Needed) Our Autism Navigator assists families through advocacy, community linkage, parent education and support, for families with children with an Autism diagnosis.

A fun and effective training for the entire family to help manage child related behavioral challenges. Focusing on Rules, Responsibility, Relationships and Respectful Communication while Strengthening and Supporting Families.

An annual conference for parents and caregivers providing education and support focusing on the unique needs of families. We also hold an annual picnic and bowling event.

Center for Children and Families

1 Lawrence Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Phone: 518-926-7100
Fax: 518-926-7069

Program Director: Jennifer Hill, LCSW
Program Coordinator: Tia Ruggiero, LCSW

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