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4 Nicholas Street
Johnstown NY 12095

1 Kimball St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010

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"Meeting human needs
since 1976"

Family Resource and Support Center-"The Family Room"

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The Family Room/Un Centro para Familias recognizes that raising a child is one of the most challenging, important and rewarding jobs. We understand that all parents and families need support and encouragement.

We strive to provide Montgomery County families with the support, information and opportunities necessary to foster the development of children and encourage stronger family relationships. Our center offers a variety of services and means of support to parents, children, grandparents, foster parents and our community partners.

The Family Room Offers:

  • Prescheduled stimulating and educational activities for children
  • Parent education and support groups to build confidence and enhance parenting skills
  • Opportunities for parent support groups
  • Information and Referrals to community resources and partners
  • Drop-in and free play hours for families
  • A safe, secure and family friendly environment for supervised visitation
  • Monthly Family Social Activities
  • Health and Developmental Screening Events
  • Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

The Family Room/Un Centro para Familias is a proud member of the New York State Familiy Resource Center Network.

This program is funded, through the New York State Children and Family Trust Fund, a program administered by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  We are also honored to receive funding from the United Way, Stewarts and CDPHP.

The New York State Family Resource Center Network offers early and comprehensive support for parents and caregivers of young children.  Our centers programs emphasize building family strengths and abilities in order to maximize the capacity of families to take care of themselves, raise healthy children and contribute to thier community. 

Supervised Visitation Services

Supervised Visitation Services are offered through the Family Room as ordered by the court.  Visitations range from 1-2 hours a week Monday through Friday. Visitations are supervised by center staff with backgrounds in Human Services and Early Childhood Education.  Evening visits are available on a first come first serve basis Mondays and Thursdays.  This service is available to Fulton and Montgomery County cases at a $25.00 per hour rate. For more information on this service and our other programs involving non-custodial parents and grandparents please call 842-4202 extension 3132. 

In addition to our visitation/parenting time services we also offer:

  • Individual Counseling Referrals
  • Parenting and Family Enrichment Programs
  • Education and Job Training Referrals
  • Goal Planning Assistance and Case Management
  • Mediation Referrals
  • Family Social Activities
  • Self-Sufficiency Opportunities

For the past nine years Chad Majewski & Joseph Szykowski have held a toy drive and holiday party to benefit needy families in the community. This year they and their friends donated 846 toys to the Catholic Charities Family Resource Center.



The Family Room/Un Centro para Familias is pleased to partner with Prevent Child Abuse New York and Healthy Families New York to work towards building stronger families, protecting children, and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout the state of New York.

For more information please visit : Prevent Child Abuse- New York

Prevention Information Resource Center and Parent Helpline 1.800.342.PIRC(7472)

IThe PIRC is an information and referrals service for parents, professionals and other citizens who want to prevent child abuse.  The Helpline is available to everyone in New York and operates 24 hours a day in English and Spanish.

Prevent Child Abuse New York Link

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