RCS Community Resources Guide

District Vision:  Our district will be a place where all staff and students are successful. The entire community will support the educational process, recognize the work and accomplishments of our students and staff, and take pride in our School.

To help us support our students and school community, we have put together this list of services and resources for anyone in our community that might need an extra hand:

Upcoming Events or Resources:

Food Assistance:

Local food pantries and food assistance programs are here to help!  Here is a list of some of the area’s food service providers:

Helping Harvest:  www.hopefulllifecenter.org, Facebook. A community-based food assistance program for low-income families. 
Wednesdays and Fridays 2-6 pm; Thursday and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm.  
Faith Plaza, enter between China King and Ravena Pizza – last door on the right.  
Phone: (518) 756-9091 

Onesquethaw Reformed Church Food Pantry:  Tuesday after the second Thursday of each month 8:00-10:30 am. https://regionalfoodbank.net/agencies/onesquethaw-reformed-church-food-pantry/.
Address: 11 Groesbeck Lane
Feura Bush, NY 12067  
Phone: (518) 768-2133 

The Pantry at St. Patrick’s: Tuesday and Friday 10-11 am, Wednesday 6 – 7 pm. https://regionalfoodbank.net/agencies/st-patricks-food-pantry/
Address: 21 Main St.
Ravena, NY 12143  
Phone:  (518) 756-3145

Trinity UMC Food Pantry: Last Monday (5-6 pm) and the last Saturday, (10-11 am) of each month.  https://regionalfoodbank.net/agencies/trinity-united-methodist-church-food-pantry-2/
Address: 1313 State Rt 143
Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046 
Phone: 518-756-8059

Venture Churches Food Pantry (First Reformed Church of Bethlehem): Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am and 5-7 pm.  https://regionalfoodbank.net/agencies/venture-churches-food-pantry/
Address: 38 Church Rd. 
Selkirk, NY 12158  
Phone: (518) 767-2243 

Capital City Rescue Mission: Served by caring volunteers. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served 365 days a year to anyone in need.
(518) 462-0459
Location: 259 S. Pearl St, Albany, NY
Breakfast – 6:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. (bag lunches available)
Chapel/Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
Breakfast – 6:30 a.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. (bag lunches available)
Chapel/Dinner – 4:00 p.m.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District: They have a number of different locations, you can find more information on their website at https://thefoodpantries.org/
They have an interactive
Find Food Now Map - https://map.thefoodpantries.org/

Health Care Resources:

Fidelis Care of New York: Ted Porpeglia  
Phone: (518) 879-8469 
Note: Health Insurance Enrollment  

St. Peter’s Dental Center: 1092 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 
Phone: (518) 525-1757  

St Peter’s Health Center: 53 Columbia St.; Rensselaer, NY 
Phone: (518) 434-2526 

St. Peter’s Charity & Mercy Care: Assistance for uninsured based upon income.  
Phone: (518) 525-1565 

Whitney Young Health: 920 Lark Drive, Albany NY
Phone: (518) 833-6900 
Note: Medical and Dental in Albany and Troy

Legal Assistance Resource:

Community Court Access Program: The CCA program is a partnership between the community and the NYS Unified Court System to provide accessibility to any person seeking assistance from the Court System who may not have access to a home computer and/or internet service, who may need assistance in accessing the courts or who may not be able to get to the physical courthouse for a variety of reasons such as transportation, child care, or personal safety.  With this new program, you can now have your court needs met in a friendly, safe, and secure environment that is close to your home and may even be located at your own religious center, public library or other community space. 

For appointments:  3JDCommunityCourtAccess@nycourts.gov or (518) 285-6165  M-F 9 am – 4 pm 

CCA Locations: 
Riverview Missionary Baptist Church
11 Riverview Drive
Coeymans, NY 12045
Kiosk Hours: Friday 10am – 2 pm 

Albany Public Library – Pine Hills Branch 
517 Western Ave. 
Albany, NY  12208 
Kiosk Hours: Wednesday 12pm – 4 pm

Resources for Children and Families Online:

CFSS: Children and Family Treatment and Support Services learn about CFTSS and how to get services at www.omh.ny.gov or ask your current service provider. 

Kinship Navigator: Help for kinship caregivers; grandparents, relatives, and family friends who are full-time caregivers of children through Catholic Family Center funded by NYS to provide statewide information, education, and referral services.
www.nysnavigator.org or 877-454-6463

Mental Health Resources:

Albany Psychological Associates:  1740 Western Ave., Albany, NY
Accepting new clients beginning September 2021 
Phone: (518) 464-4440 
Insurance: CDPHP, MVP and Tricare (no Medicaid) 

Dr. Peter Dallas, PhD: Adult/Child Counseling Center
2 Executive Park Dr.; Albany, NY 
Phone: (518) 424-7676 

Four Winds: 30 Crescent Ave., Saratoga NY
Phone: (518) 581-5015 
Note: Offers inpatient and outpatient services 

Karner Psychological Associates: 2280 Western Ave; Guilderland, NY
or 634 Plank Rd. Suite 206; Clifton Park, NY
Phone: (518) 456-5056 
Currently Teleconferencing Mental Health appointments. 
Note: adults, couples, children and groups. 
Insurance: Takes most insurances. 

Capital District Psychiatric Center: 75 New Scotland Avenue; Albany, NY
Phone: (518) 549-12208 
Insurance: Medicaid, Managed Medicaid (including CDPHP managed Medicaid), Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus – Sliding fee scale is available 

Behavioral Health Centers at Parsons Child & Family Center & Northeast Parent & Child Society:  
401 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY
Phone: (518) 431-1650 
Insurance – All insurances, sliding scale. 

Pride Center of the Capital Region: 332 Hudson Ave., Albany, NY
Phone: (518) 462-6138 
Note: LGBTQA support groups Running virtual groups currently. 

Unity House of Troy: 2431 Sixth Avenue, Troy, NY
Phone: (518) 274-2607 
Note: Initially called Street Ministry, Community Resources provides crisis intervention, counseling, emergency food, clothing and housewares, homelessness prevention, pregnancy care, laundry, and shower facilities, help with SNAP benefits, holiday food baskets and gifts for children at holiday time. 

SUNY Psychological Services: 299 Washington  Ave.; Albany, NY
Phone: (518) 442-4900 
Note: Day & evening hours, sliding scale $10 - $45/session, psychotherapy, assessment, testing, no insurance accepted. Using teletherapy currently.  

Home & Clothing Resources:

The Salvation Army of Albany, NY
20 S Ferry St, Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 463-6678

The Salvation Army
452 Clinton Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 465-2416

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
2145 Central Ave, Schenectady, NY
Phone: (518) 346-0205

Goodwill NYNJ Store & Donation Center
2025 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 459-5580

720 Hoosick Rd, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 272-8451

Capital City Rescue Mission: Clean usable clothing supplied by generous donors is given away free of charge to less fortunate and needy neighbors.
Phone: (518) 462-0459
95 Trinity Pl, Albany, NY
MEN: Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WOMEN & CHILDREN: Wednesday and Friday
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Child Care Resource

Office of Children and Family Services - Division of Child Care Services
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Additional Resources:

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH): IPH provides year-round and seasonal emergency shelters, a housing program, and community-based programs including Community Connections day-time drop-in center and Healthy Connections health and wellness services.
Address: 176 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-8021

The Food Pantries for the Capital District Basic Needs Resource Guide

Unity House of Troy: 2431 Sixth Avenue, Troy, NY
Phone: (518) 274-2607 
Note: Initially called Street Ministry, Community Resources provides crisis intervention, counseling, emergency food, clothing and housewares, homelessness prevention, pregnancy care, laundry, and shower facilities, help with SNAP benefits, holiday food baskets and gifts for children at holiday time.

Community Business Associations