Community Collaborations

Building Blocks

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities' services reach out to children through, Athletic Programs, & Camp Nazareth, to families & individuals in need of therapeutic counseling and those requiring emergency assistance for basic human needs. This includes a food pantry.  Pregnant and parenting youth and adults seek support services as well as parenting education in our Child and Family Development program.  Catholic Charities also serves persons with special needs in NYS certified residential settings, providing community residential care to persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or drug/alcohol addiction.

Central New York Quest

Central New York Quest is a place where people come first. Our commitment is to the individuals we serve, their families, and the community. We provide Service Coordination, Community Habilitation, Employment and Training Program, and OPWDD Self-Direction services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Central New York Quest's mission is to:

* Enrich the lives of people with developmental, intellectual, and mental health disorders
* Provide comprehensive state-of-the-science assessment and treatment services
* Support and advocate for individuals in their quest to achieve their optimal potential
* Enhance community supports, awareness and education

Central New York Quest, Inc.
122 Business Park Drive, Suite 3
Utica, New York 13502

Children's Therapy Network

Faxton St. Luke's OB Care Clinic
We are strictly a Pregnancy Care clinic, covering pre-natal care through 6-8 weeks post-partum..  We follow NYS income eligibility guidelines.   A  Financial Counselor is on site for enrollment.  We provide total pregnancy care, as well as Childbirth &  breastfeeding classes.  Coordination of care is provided by Physicians Nurse Practitioner, Registered nurses & secretaries.  

Hours of operation:  8am - 4pm, Monday thru Friday.  
We accept Medicaid and HMO's thru Medicaid.  
1656 Champlin Ave
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 624-6241

Hear 2 Learn

Early intervention, preschool, school age and private pay provider. Offering comprehensive services for children with developmental delays in all areas and of all ages, with a specialization in children with hearing loss. We offer family trainings, playgroups, workshops and professional trainings, and a full service state of the art audiology clinic featuring hearing aids, assistive devices, and FM systems. Some of our professional services include speech/language pathology, motor therapies, special education, audiology, teacher of the hearing impaired, teacher of the visually impaired, feeding therapy, and service coordination.

Hear 2 Learn: Pediatric Therapies for Independent Lives:
Dr. Arlene Balestra-Marko, AuD, CCC-A, Director
6575 Kirkville Road, East Syracuse, NY  13057
Phone: 315-701-5710, Fax: 315-701-5711

Kids Oneida Inc.

Kids Oneida is a not for profit organization that works with at risk youth and their families to keep them from out of home placements. Using the wraparound philosophy towards treatment, Kids Oneida works with a comprehensive team to provide the child and family with individualized treatment and services to help them meet their goals.

Kids Oneida is a unique home and community-based network that provides individualized and non-traditional services to the highest risk youth with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.  Kids Oneida strives to inspire hope in our children and families by empowering them to face life’s obstacles and keep their families together.

Kids Oneida, Inc.
310 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501
Ph   315-792-9039
Fax 315-792-9578

Madison Oneida BOCES

Madison Oneida BOCES provides programs and services to 9 local school districts and works collaboratively with community-based organizations, government agencies and local businesses. The Madison-Oneida BOCES offers a variety of instructional programs for Pre-Kindergarten through high school, adult and community classes, professional development workshops, regional technology services and non-instructional school support services.

Madison Oneida BOCES
4937 Spring Rd., PO Box 168
Verona, NY 13478-0168

General Inquiries 361-5500
Pre-Kindergarten- 361-5903
Career and Technical Education – 361-5700

Alternative and Special Education – 361-5627

Adult and Continuing Education – 361-5800

Mohawk Valley Genetic Services Ferre Institute
Toll-free number – 888-483-3773

Ferre Institute’s Genetic Counseling Program is a comprehensive, community-based genetic service that assures access to the practical application of genetic counseling for patients and their medical providers in the communities where they live and work, and promotes public awareness of genetics in everyday life. During our 30 year history of providing exemplary genetic counseling services, we have reached out to many underserved areas and have aimed to find cost effective approaches to providing genetic services. Ours is a true collaborative clinical model that enhances clinical care and forms the foundation for ongoing education of health practitioners. The referring health practitioner joins the genetic counselor in the genetic evaluation and testing process, and no client is turned away for inability to pay. Today, we are proud to have created a community of medical providers that depend on our services in 23 counties of upstate NY. 

Mohawk Valley Latino Association

The Mission of the Mohawk Valley Latino Association (MVLA) is to improve the standard of living for all residents of the Mohawk Valley through various services that will educate, empower, achieve awareness amongst different cultures, help shape young minds, and demonstrate the great opportunities available within the Mohawk Valley. 

Through the following Services: Interpretation/Translation, Transportation, Youth Activities and Summer Programs, MVLA is able to reach a large number of people—young and old—maintain a more balanced and healthy life style. These services consist of helping the disadvantaged in the community during DSS, Medical, SSI and other business appointments. Transportation services are offered on an “as need” basis for clients attending appointments. MVLA clients benefit from its referral service by maintaining comprehensive strategy with other agencies to reach people in need.
Mohawk Valley Latino, Inc.
309 Genesee Street, 3rd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
315/738-1083, X121 or 147


Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, Inc.

Mohawk Valley Perinatal Network, Inc. is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving families in the Mohawk Valley since 1996. The Network was formed through the collaborative effort of dedicated professionals to improve the perinatal health of women throughout our region. We are currently funded by the New York State Department of Health, and we work with health and human service professionals and consumers to improve the overall health of communities in the Mohawk Valley. Our mission is to improve birth outcomes and maternal, child and family health, facilitate collaboration among providers and community organizations and advocate for change. We accomplish this by assessing community needs, educating health and human service providers, updating perinatal data, educating and referring consumers, providing health insurance navigation, and encouraging healthy behaviors and increased use of health insurance programs.
We are dedicated to improving birth outcomes for all women and their families, and particularly women facing difficult challenges.

Call our office for information on health insurance options, for assistance finding affordable healthcare, and applying for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, the Essential Plan, and Qualified Health Plans, and for information on pregnancy, infants, and maternal and child health.

(315) 732-4657
Toll free 1-877-267-6193

Oneida County Health Coalition

Passport Health

855-729-2479 toll free

Passport Health provides travel medicine services, bringing travelers the most up-to-date travel health information and vaccines. Travel counseling is comprehensive and individualized. Additionally, we offer specialty, routine and lifestyle vaccines including influenza, zoster, pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, Tdap, and others.

Local Office:
2 Ellinwood Drive
Ellinwood Medical Arts
New Hartford NY 13413

Rome City School District Preschool Program

(315) 334-1250

The Rome City School District provides a comprehensive program for preschool students requiring special education that meets both the mandates and the spirit of state and federal legislation. Preschoolers two and one half to four years of age are eligible for multidisciplinary team assessment at no cost to the family. If you suspect your child might be delayed in speech, language, intellect, motor skills, or social-emotional skills, call 338-6507 for more information on a referral for testing.

Once completed, student evaluations are reviewed at a Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meeting. Services based on the individual needs of each student determined at the CPSE meeting. Educational achievement, social development, physical development and management needs are all considered for recommended services.  If services are deemed needed, the district offers a full continuum of services for preschoolers ranging from related therapy services to itinerant teacher services and special education classrooms. The Early Childhood programs are located at 409 Bell Road, Rome, NY and the phone number is 334-1250.  More information is available on the district's website:  Please contact the 338-6507 for more information on referrals or call the Director of Early Childhood at 334-1250.   

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC is a human service organization that has been a leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954. The Agency was founded by a group of parents who envisioned a rich, full life for their children with disabilities inclusive in the community. Today, The Arc is one of 48 chapters of the statewide NYSARC, Inc.

The Arc provides a full spectrum of educational, vocational, employment, residential, family support, service coordination, guardianship, respite care, recreational rehabilitation, day habilitation, clinical, senior and children’s services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc continues to provide services for families including programs such as the award winning Saturday Friends program, as well as Teen Time, School-to-Work, Venture, Chef’s Express, Fine Arc, StageWorks, and CollegeWorks programs.

The Agency is staffed by over 750 professionals and serves over 1,600 people we support throughout Oneida and Lewis counties.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the Agency. We will provide leadership in our community to develop the necessary human and financial resources to fulfill this mission.

Main Office: 245 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 315-735-6477

Please find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or the web at ( .

Upstate Cerebral Palsy

Upstate Cerebral Palsy is the premier provider of direct-care services and programs for individuals who are physically, developmentally, or mentally challenged and their families. Upstate Cerebral Palsy currently employs more than 1,900 full and part-time employees at 74 locations throughout central New York. As direct-care and education centers, these include medical, clinical and therapeutic personnel, teachers, social service staff, maintenance, clerical and general support staff.

Main Office: 1020 Mary Street, Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 724-6907

Kelberman Center

The Kelberman Center provides state-of-the-art programs and services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Specialized staffing is highly trained to meet the needs of individuals with ASD and includes a pediatric neuropsychologist, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and educational and behavior specialists. Our team of professionals addresses the unique needs of both individuals and their families through
various programs and services.

Kelberman Center
1601 Armory Drive
Utica, NY 13501


Upstate Medical University - Lead Poisoning Resource Center
(315) 464-7584

The Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center provides expertise in the medical management of children and pregnant women with elevated blood lead levels. The Resource Center also offers education programs to both professional and community groups in the 31 county service area.

Dr. Howard Weinberger, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY, is the medical director of the program. The assistant medical director is Carrin Schottler Thal, MD at the Albany Medical Center. Maureen Butler, RN, Golisano Children’s Hospital, is the program coordinator for the region.   The Resource Center is funded through a grant from the New York State Department of Health.

United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica

United Way of the Valley & the Greater Utica Area is a local, independent non-profit organization funding area programs and services that address the most crucial local community impact issues.  United Way’s strength is its ability to improve lives by mobilizing its partners to create positive, sustained change in community conditions.  For more information, visit or call 315.733.4691.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children Nutritional Supplement Program

Utica: (315) 798-5066
Rome: (315) 356-4755

YWCA Mohawk Valley 

The YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian membership organization dedicated to its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The agency serves more than 15,000 individuals in Oneida and Herkimer counties each year. Services in Oneida County include:
· crisis services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including 24-hour hotline, counseling, advocacy, and accompaniment
   throughout all medical or legal procedures
· short and long term housing for domestic violence victims
· short and long term housing for runaway and homeless girls ages 16 to 21
· prevention education

Services in Herkimer County include:
·  crisis services to adult and child victims of sexual violence, including 24-hour hotline, counseling, advocacy and accompaniment
    throughout all legal or medical procedures
·  prevention education

All services are free and confidential and provided without regard to gender, when the abuse occurred, or whether or not abuse was reported to authorities. For 24-hour assistance in Oneida County, call (315) 797-7740. In Herkimer County call (315) 866-4120.

For more information, contact the YWCA’s main offices at (315) 732-2159.