COVID-19 Emergency Response
Saratoga Center for the Family is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our staff, our clients, and the community as a whole. During the COVID-19 virus outbreak Saratoga Center for the Family is working in collaboration with local agencies, school administration, county offices, law enforcement, and government agencies to protect the community while continuing to meet the needs of the children and families we serve. Currently, we have closed our offices to the general public for anything other than emergent situations.
Saratoga Center for the Family will make every effort possible to continue its programs and services. Further changes to service delivery will be considered carefully and communicated as quickly as possible via this webpage and social media accounts.
Please continue to check back for information.
Thank you for your support for Saratoga Center for the Family and the community we serve.
Clinic based Therapy Services:
As of Monday March 23rd all therapy appointments will be offered remotely via telehealth. Please check in with our main office at 518-587-8008 or with your Clinic Based Therapist for more information or questions.
School based Therapy Services:
School based services for schools that are closed are being offered remotely via telehealth. Please check in with our main office at 518-587-8008 or your school-based therapist for more information or questions.
Bethlehem Central School District: Currently closed
Schuylerville Central School District: Currently closed
Scotia-Glenville Central School District: Currently closed
Shenendehowa Central School District: Currently closed
South Glens Falls Central School District: Currently closed
Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District: Currently closed
Community Based Therapy Services:
Community offices in Corinth and Mechanicville are currently closed. Therapy services normally accessed at these sites are being offered remotely via telehealth. Please check with our main office at 518-587-8008 or your community-based therapist for more information or questions.
Child Advocacy Center:
The Harriet M. West Child Advocacy Center is continuing to maintain availability for emergent cases.
Educational & Preventative Programs:
Anger Management, Parenting, and Child Custody Stress Prevention Programs are being offered on-line. Please contact our main office at 518-587-8008 for more information or to enroll.
For tips on managing stress and anxiety during this uncertain time:
A letter from our Executive Director:
Dear Community Members,
Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious. Worry is prominent on the faces of our family, friends, co-workers, and loved ones. Those feelings are pervasive in those who have experienced trauma.
At Saratoga Center for the Family, it is our job to help ease this strain; and we continue to do so, one person at a time.
In response to COVID-19, we are modifying the way we do business to ensure that anyone who needs our help will get it. As doors everywhere continue to close, we want to be sure ours remain open. We are determined to continue to make mental health appointments safe, simple, and accessible.
Trauma, abuse, and family dysfunction doesn't stop because of a virus, and neither will we.
However, like so many other organizations, we’ve had to cancel our March and April events, that includes our annual Power of Hope celebration and fundraisers. Those events are what make it possible for us to provide the critically important services to those who need it most.
We cannot continue to provide those services without your help.
For those who have already purchased tickets to Power of Hope, we are happy to refund your money – but would ask that you consider allowing us to apply those funds to the Center’s work. And to others who would have liked to attend, please consider making a donation, you can do so here: Power of Hope.
Additionally, we’ll be in touch soon with more opportunities for you to give back and help us help our community members, including an online auction with exciting items!
Thank you for support, always. Please stay healthy - mentally and physically.
Rebecca Baldwin, Executive Director
Saratoga Center for the Family