ACS and its network of social service agencies provide a variety of
neighborhood-based child welfare services to help ensure that children grow up
in safe, nurturing and permanent homes.
Services - Such as counseling, parenting skills training, and
substance abuse treatment - are designed to ensure that children remain safe in
the home and to prevent children from entering foster care.
Subsidy - An adoption subsidy is a monthly payment mandated by law
to be made for the care, maintenance, and/or medical needs of a child who fits
the definition of handicapped or hard-to-place as defined by State law and
Subsidy News - The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has approved an increase for Adoption Subsidy rates, effective July 1, 2011. This increase is specified in New York State Administrative Directive 11-OCFS-ADM-13. New York State promulgated this change in late November 2011.
Justice Initiative (JJI) - provides intensive, home-based services
to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The services are designed to
prevent unnecessary stays in institutional placement, and to help youth who have
been placed transition more smoothly back to their home communities.
Deposit - Learn how to enroll in ACS’ direct deposit program
for payments to Adoptive Parent(s), Direct Foster Care Clients, Landlords and
Adoption Attorneys. Payments can be deposited directly into individual banking
accounts. Forms are available in English and Spanish.
Screen your family for over 30 City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs. In addition to screening, you can learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications. Visit ACCESS NYC
Resources and Information for Families
This is an online directory of information and resources that will help meet the various needs of families receiving services through ACS or our provider agencies. The links will connect you to a wide range of resources and information ranging from mental health and substance abuse treatment, to childcare, housing and more.
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New York City's Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is now under the Human Resources Administration (HRA). For more information, visit the OCSE section on the HRA Web site or call 1-888-208-4485.