Community Resources

The Advocacy Center P.O. Box 164 Ithaca, NY 14851 Phone: (607) 277-3203 Hotline: (607) 277-5000 Fax: (607) 277-4003 Website:

The Advocacy Center offers help to women who are in relationships that have an imbalance of power. They can help with Orders of Protection and support. They also have support services that help with issues related to sexual abuse.

Alcohol and Drug Council 201 East Green Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 274-6288 Fax: (607) 274-6280 E-mail:

The Alcohol and Drug Council is a non-profit agency providing treatment information, education and dependency prevention.

American Red Cross 201 West Clinton Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-1900 24-Hour Homeless Hotline: (607) 273-9177 Public Support: (607) 273-1900 Fax: (607) 273-7146 Website:

The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. They offer homeless services, shelter programs, a friendship center, food pantry, case management, and emergency services.

Assigned Counsel Program Center Ithaca 171 East State Street, Suite 227 Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 272-7487 Fax: (607) 272-7489

A person accused of committing a crime, who meets the program’s financial eligibility and charge guidelines, may apply for legal representation through the assigned counsel program.

Career and Family Development Email Contact: Tommy Miller, Director Eligibility varies by service type

The ERA (Employment Retention and Advancement Program) helps job seekers arrange childcare, transportation and other needs to secure and maintain employment. The BILT (Building Independence for the Long Term) offers participants an internship and training to prepare for a human service career. Parent Partnership provides a mentor to parents of children at risk of out-of-home placement. Community Connections offers support to families who have been hotlined to Child Protective Services.

Catholic Charities 324 West Buffalo Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 272-5062 Fax: (607) 272-4427 Website:

Catholic Charities can help with financial challenges.

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services P.O. Box 789 334 West State Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-5500 Fax: (607) 273-1277 Website:

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services offers drug abuse information and emergency drug abuse services. To aid in the process of recovery, Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services uses a sliding fee scale, and accepts insurance and Medicaid.

Cayuga Medical Center 101 Dates Drive Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 274-4011 Fax: (607) 274-4527

Cayuga Medical Center is a 204 bed acute care facility that offers diagnosis and treatment servies. The Center is an accredited, not-for-profit regional health care organization, and one of only nine rural referral centers in New York State. The Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure quality care.

Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) 120 West State Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-9347 Fax: (607) 275-9225 Website:

The CDRC is an effective alternative for peacefully resolving everyday disputes through the use of trained mediators. The mediator does not have the power to impose a solution, but helps disputing parties work through their problem and develop a lasting solution to issues concerning neighborhoods, youth, family, school, and discrimination.

Cornell Legal Aid Clinic G40 Myron Taylor Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Phone: (607) 255-4196 Fax: (607) 255-3269

Cornell Legal Aid Clinic provides legal services for those who are unable to afford a private attorney. Eligibility is based on income, with the income maximum being near the public assistance level.

Day Care and Child Development Council of Tompkins County 609 West Clinton Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Day Care Phone: (607) 273-0259 NYS Child Care Complaint Line: (800) 732-5207 Child Abuse Report Center: (800) 342-3720 Fax: (607) 273-3141 E-mail: Website:

The Day Care Council provides resources, support services, and information and referrals to parents, child care providers and the community. They offer assistance with child care, child care costs, financial assistance, and other parenting resources.

Facebook Group: Ithaca Chapter Mom’s Comfort Care/The Refueling Station for Mom’s –The goal of the group is to provide a local support structure for moms, one that can combine the ease of asking of an online forum with the opportunities to help each other in real life.

Family & Children’s Services 204 North Cayuga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Main Office: (607) 273-7494 Youth Services: (607) 272-0900 E-mail: Website:

Family & Children’s Services offers adult, child and adolescent mental health services; and support to familes and children in crisis. Family & Children’s Services offers advocacy, counseling, referral services, and facilitates compensation to violent crime victims in Tompkins County. Fees are offered on a sliding scale.

Gannett Health Services 110 Ho Plaza Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-3101 Phone: (607) 255-5155 Fax: (607) 255-0269 E-mail:

Gannett Health Services helps Cornell students with multiple physical or mental health issues through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Many people use the free and confidential Let’s Talk support hours offered in a variety of campus locations. Specialized assistance is also available through Gannett staff, including alcohol and other drugs services, sexual health counseling, support for nutrition and eating problems, and victim assistance.

Ithaca Free Clinic 225 Fulton Street, Second Floor Ithaca, NY 14850

The Ithaca Free Clinic (IFC) provides 100% free healthcare services to the uninsured and under-insured residents of Tompkins County and the surrounding region. IFC is a medically integrated facility where volunteer health professionals provide both conventional and holistic medicine services to clinic visitors, as well as health insurance counseling and other services. Anyone may receive healthcare services for which they have no insurance coverage at IFC, free of charge. IFC services are on a walk-in basis, with no appointment required. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled as needed. The Ithaca Free Clinic is open on Mondays from 2pm-6pm and Thursdays from 4pm-8pm, with therapeutic services available by appointment on Tuesdays.

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County 301 S. Geneva St. Suite 109 Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-9250 E-mail: info@mhaedu.orgimfo@mhaedu. Website:

Mental Health Association is WIT’s sponsor.  They have been a huge support.  The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is committed to developing and supporting the active involvement of ordinary people (including providers, family members and recipients of mental health services) in all aspects of mental health. These include the definition of needs, the promotion of community, and the provision of services. MHATC also support the human and civil rights of people who use mental health services, and will educate the community on all perspectives concerning mental health and mental health disabilities.

Their services are available to those who live or work in Tompkins County. We have limited services available in Seneca, Schuyler and Yates Counties in Central New York. We are always happy to respond to email inquiries in English, regardless of place of origin.

Neighborhood Legal Services 215 North Cayuga Street The DeWitt Building Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-3666 Toll Free: (800) 724-4170 Fax: (607) 273-5521 Contact: Gregg Thomas, Managing Attorney

Neighborhood Legal Services proves legal assistance to low-income individuals in civil cases only. Legal services are available for issues involving housing, public benefits, social security, SSI, unemployment benefits, and community groups. Neighborhood Legal Services is for low-income individuals and the elderly only, with clients responsible for occasional court fees.

Parent’s Apart Cornell Cooperative Extension 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 272-2292 Fax: (607) 272-7088 Website:

Parent’s Apart is a workshop for parents who want to help their children cope with the separation and divorce process.

Tompkins County Department of Social Services (DSS) 320 West State Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 274-5252

The Department of Social Services offers help with public assistance, food stamps, medicaid, WIC (food), and heating.

Women’s Opportunity Center 315 North Tioga Street Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 272-1520 E-mail: Website:

The Women’s Opportunity Center offers women help to overcome obstacles in gaining employment.