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Children and Families

Permanency Resource Center

Foster Family with Social Worker

Our Permanency Resource Center (PRC) staff work with adoptive, guardianship and custodial families and children residing in Duchess, Orange, and Westchester Counties. Having a history in foster care is not required, and services are provided free of charge.

Referrals Accepted:

  • Self
  • Community-based Organizations
  • Department of Social Services
  • Family Courts

Services Offered:

  • Advocacy
  • EducationalAssistance¬†
  • In-home Counseling (child/parent)
  • Family Engagement Activities
  • Referrals to Community Providers
  • Youth Support Groups
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Parent Training Sessions
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • 24-Hour Crisis Telephone
  • Respite Services for Youth
  • Individual and Group Activities

Abbott House and the PRC staff is committed to help you:

  • Get the services and resources that you want to meet your child‚Äôs educational, physical, social, emotional, and mental health needs.
  • Build your capacity to address challenges through understanding the impact of trauma on children and their behavior.
  • Promote the safety, stability, and development of family attachments following adoption or legal guardianship.

For additional information about the PRC email