624 Elizabeth St, Utica, NY 13501 | (315) 272-2600

SOHO Permanency Resource Center

SOHO (Schoharie-Otsego-Herkimer-Oneida) Permanency Resource Center

This program provides services to families living in Schoharie, Otsego, Herkimer or Oneida counties who have adopted or have guardianship of a child. Funded through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, SOHO will work with your family to find the resources you need.

SOHO in brief:

  • A staff of three care managers will meet with you in your home - you do not have to come to an office. They will work with your family to identify any needs and link you to resources in the community.
  • Support groups are hosted two times a month; there is an active Facebook Group just for SOHO families.
  • Family fun days are planned at least four times a year at no cost to the families.
  • These services are grant funded so there is no charge to the families. This allows program staff to able to be in the home even though there may be other service providers working with the family.

Office located at 628 Mary Street, Utica NY, 13501
Phone: 315-272-2698
Email: tinat@neighborhoodctr.org

Family Testimonial

In Chuck’s words: “The Neighborhood Center has been an enormous help to my son and myself. They have been there for us when times were at their bleakest and Marla Getman and Tina Tschaar are some of the very best. They have been there with an open heart and helping hands.”

FAQ

FAQ: Does it cost anything to join the program?
ANS: No. The program is funded by the Office of Children and Family Services through a five-year grant.

FAQ: Can anyone be in the program?
ANS: No. The program is open to families who have adopted a child or has legal guardianship of a child. Program staff can work with the family no matter how long ago the adoption or guardianship took place-yesterday, three years ago, a teenager adopted as a baby...

FAQ: Does it cost anything to attend the Family Fun Days?
ANS: No, there is no cost for the families to participate in the Family Fun Days.