Family Programs


Family Education Program Brochure

The Family Education Program provides home-based and group-based parenting education to families in Ulster County, NY. We strive to strengthen and support families by "meeting them where they are at" and enhancing their nurturing skills. Family Educators offer home visits with parents and children at times that are conducive for learning. We provide supportive modeling and coaching of effective parenting skills, using a variety of resources, including the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum. Family Educators offer assistance with accessing community resources and securing concrete needs. We also offer several parenting groups through out the year, including the nationally acclaimed Parenting Journey I. The education and support that the Family Education Program provides, helps families to: Enjoy being together, lower stress levels, increase children cooperation, discipline without yelling or hitting and promote healthy communication for all family members.

Eligibility requirements: Must have an open case with Ulster County Department of Social Services Children and Family Unit.

Contact for information: 845-331-5641

supervised visitation 13098199The Dutchess County Family Court supervises visits for non-custodial parents and their children when there is an indication or allegation of domestic violence, child abuse, substance and or alcohol abuse, or threats of abduction. This program provides a safe, neutral environment where non-custodial parents and children can visit together. Trained staff and volunteers support and monitor these family visits. The Supervised Visitation Program also offers staggered arrival times and court officers on duty before, during and after visits. 

The program ensures that Court mandates are followed and that the risk of harassment or harm to children and custodial parents is minimized. Our staff and child-friendly spaces offer a comfortable environment for positive interaction.


                                                                For More Information, contact Amy Cole, Program Coordinator at (845) 431-1855