Albany County Social Services for Families

Find Albany County New York social services and programs related to families. Social services for families are provided by Child Support Offices, Child, Youth and Family Services, and Child Abuse Prevention Centers.


A Child Abuse Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Offices investigate reports of suspected child abuse or neglect and provide services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence. Child Abuse Offices may also coordinate with local school districts to provide training, support, and assistance in reporting and preventing child abuse.

Albany Child Abuse & Maltreatment Reporting Center 40 North Pearl Street Albany NY 12207 800-342-1290

Prevent Child Abuse New York 33 Elk Street Albany NY 12207 518-445-1273


Child, Family, and Youth Services are services offered by state, county, and local governments that assist children, youth, and families. These services can include efforts to end youth homelessness, programs to prevent adolescent pregnancy, and services to prevent violence against children. Child, Family, and Youth Services Offices also offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. In some locations, Child, Family, and Youth Services Offices also manage foster care and adoption services.

Albany Youth & Workforce Service 175 Central Avenue Albany NY 12206 518-434-5723

Colonie Youth Employment Service 1653 Central Avenue Albany NY 12205 518-456-2135


A Child Support Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides support and assistance in processing child support payments. Child Support Offices provide a number of services, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who is eligible for child support payments.

Albany County Child Support Enforcement Unit 162 Washington Avenue Albany NY 12210 888-208-4485

Albany County Family Court 30 Clinton Avenue Albany NY 12207 888-208-4485