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Building Stronger Families for Stronger Communities

Saratoga Center for the Family works to strengthen children, families, and our community by reducing the effects of abuse, trauma, and family dysfunction through advocacy, education and mental health therapy.

The agency was incorporated in 1978 as the Saratoga County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and was started as a grass roots response to concerns about child abuse and neglect in Saratoga County. In 1993 the Task force changed its name to Saratoga Center for the Family to reflect the centers commitment to serving not only those who have been abused but to build stronger families and empower individuals with a goal of preventing abuse before it starts. Today the Saratoga Center for the Family provides abuse prevention programs, mental health services, victims' advocacy and is home to the Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center.

Reducing the effects of abuse, neglect, and trauma
on children and their families in our community

Our Services

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Our center offers coordinated services to help children and their families through an investigation of child abuse.

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Designed to teach and ultimately build stronger families where children feel loved and valued and can thrive in a safe and healthy environment. Programs include: Anger Management, Child Custody Stress Prevention Program, Educating and Empowering Children to Stay Safe, Parenting Programs, The Mindful Parent.

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We offer individual and group counseling for children, families and adults at our agency office in Saratoga Springs and at Shenendehowa Central Schools.

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