Therapeutic Foster Care

Global Village Therapeutic Foster Care — Global Village provides nationally recognized therapeutic foster care for children throughout Western New York. It recruits, screens, trains and certifies caring couples and individuals as foster parents for children with special needs and challenging behavior. In doing so, Global Village gives these children the valuable opportunity to live in a community within a family setting.

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Contacts: Erie and Niagara Counties, Melissa Bonello, Family Resource/Intake Coordinator, Synder Square North, 4511 Harlem Rd., Suite 200, , Amherst, NY 14226, (716) 834-9413, ext. 214, and for Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties, Missy Martin, Family Resource/Intake Coordinator, 356 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772, (716) 358-3636, ext. 232. Lynn Siradas, Director, Synder Square North, 4511 Harlem Rd., Suite 200, , Amherst, NY 14226, (716) 834-9413, ext. 208.

Post-Adoption Services — Our Post-Adoption Services support and strengthen families who have adopted teens and children and who need help to meet their family’s emotional, behavioral, social or educational challenges. Services are provided by New Directions Youth and Family Services, through a grant from the New York State Office of Child and Family Services. Families must be TANF eligible; that is, their household income must be less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Services are open to families who adopt through any agency. Families must reside in Erie, Cattaraugus or Allegany Counties.

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For more information, in Erie County contact Sylvia Inman, Post-Adoption Case Manager, (716) 834-9413, ext. 212, sinman@ndyfs.org, Synder Square North, 4511 Harlem Rd., Suite 200, Amherst, NY 14226,. In Allegany or Cattaraugus County, contact Leslie Shellenbarger, Clinical Director, Global Village Therapeutic Foster Care South, 356 Main St. ER, Randolph, NY 14772, (716) 358-3636, ext. 202.

Adoption — New Directions Youth and Family Services recently received approval from New York State to operate an adoption program.

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Contact Information

Erie and Niagara Counties
Synder Square North
4511 Harlem Rd., Suite 200
Amherst, NY 1426e
(716) 834-9413
fax: (716) 834-9416
Contact: Melissa Bonello, ext. 214

Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties
356 Main Street
Randolph, NY 14772
(716) 358-3636
fax: (716) 358-3676
Contact: Missy Martin, ext 232

E-mail addresses are the first letter of the person's first name, followed by the last name, with the ending @ndyfs.org
Example: Jane Smith would be jsmith@ndyfs.org

 

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