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Franklin County Resources!

Look below to find resources in Franklin County. Follow each link to learn more.

Franklin County Public Health

Franklin County Public Health Services aims to provide home and public services utilizing personal and community resources to prevent and manage problems that contribute to poor health; to promote wellness intervention in the county via the New York State Department of Health Prevention Agenda; to prepare for emergencies; to implement/enforce Public Health Law, Sanitary Code of New York State; to participate in the activities of local, regional, state, and national organizations representing the health care industry; and to provide learning experiences for students from a variety of professions and for the community at large.

St. Josephs Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center

The treatment team at St. Joseph’s understands that addiction is a complex, yet treatable, disease – not a weakness of character.

To promote lasting recovery, our clinical approach combines profound behavioral change with an understanding of the spiritual nature of lasting recovery, and a deep appreciation for the inherent dignity and worth of all who come to us for care.

Citizen Advocates

We offer community members access to a full spectrum of health and lifestyle care with innovative, industry-leading services and programs designed around person-centered practices that support and celebrate each individual’s choices.

Citizen Advocates - Mental Health Services

At Citizen Advocates we treat everyone with dignity and respect. We develop a treatment plan around each person’s individual mental healthcare needs. Whether it is individual counseling, group counseling, medication assisted therapy or help with employment training and housing, we have the confidential support you need.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley

“NAMI Champlain Valley provides free education, advocacy, and support services to all those affected (individuals and families) by brain disorders – including serious mental illnesses and/or emotional/behavioral disorders – in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties.”

“Support, advance, and defend the rights, interests, and welfare of persons of all ages with mental illnesses and ensure that they are protected from abuse, possible harm, or exploitation.”

Alliance for Positive Health

"Combatting HIV and its related epidemics of sexually transmitted infection, opioid addiction, and mental health crises born out of poverty, stigma, and injustice."


“OneWorkSource Centers are required to meet the needs of job seekers (including people with disabilities), provide career development services for youth and adults and support to employers in recruiting, staffing and training a viable workforce.”


“Assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living.”

Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY

“The mission of Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY (AANENY) is to enhance the lives of individuals with autism and their families. We serve Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties.”

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY

“The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York fights for fairness, dignity, and justice for those living in poverty and for a society which is inclusive and equitable for all. We transform lives, build community and empower people by using the law to address individual and systemic wrongs and inequities.”

"We provide free civil legal services to low-income people."

2-1-1 Adirondack Region Lifeline

“Looking for community, social, or government services? Search online or dial 2-1-1 for services near you."

“Call for free and confidential community referral that connects callers with resources providing food, shelter, rent assistance, clothing, child care options and other types of community assistance. Trained referral specialists are multi-lingual and available to help individuals find the help they need.”

Literacy Volunteers of Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

“We provide one-on-one tutoring for adults who seek to improve their reading and math skills as well as English conversation skills for non-native speakers. All of our services are provided 100% free of charge.”

Rural Law Center of NY

Serving low-income New Yorkers throughout New York’s 44 rural counties. Offering help with family law, housing, consumer debt, and more. Call or fill out an online intake form.

Joint Council for Economic Opportunity 

JCEO is a private, not-for-profit human service agency that serves the residents of Clinton and Franklin Counties through its main administrative offices as well as 13 Community Outreach Centers and 10 Head Start Centers. All programs are based on JCEO’s mission to alleviate poverty through practical, timely, and innovative services that emphasize and develop problem-solving skills for people.

Saranac Lake Youth Center

“Serves all Middle and High School students primarily in the Saranac Lake School District.

Where young people can explore their passions, learn new skills, and connect with others in a safe and supportive environment.”

Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country

"Children are our most important resource, and here at the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country, we believe that strong families create a strong community. Our part in this is to offer high quality, responsive and dynamic programs and services.

CCCCNC is a non profit agency working to support and strengthen families and child care professionals throughout the North County area."

Community Connections of Franklin County

Offers many programs and services including transitional shelters to “bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing", community oriented recovery empowerment, peer recovery and support services, home care management, mentoring programs, and more.

Franklin County Department of Social Services

"To promote the better well being, health, education, and safety of those we serve in a manner, which provides dignity while encouraging the greatest self-sufficiency in those same individuals."

Programs and services including cash grants, childcare assistance, employment programs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Home Energy Assistance Program, homeless housing, Medicaid and Medical Transportation, Temporary Assistance, and more.

Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry

"Our mission is to supply those in need with an emergency supply of food."

HCR Home Care - North Country Region

“Our wide range of home health care and social services provide the helpful support your loved one needs, and the peace of mind you deserve. These services are administered at home to individuals who are recovering, disabled, or chronically ill needing medical, nursing, social or therapeutic treatment, or assistance with daily living activities.”

Offering a variety of skilled services, paraprofessional services, care management, rehabilitation services, specialized care, and more.

North Country Home Services

“At North Country Home Services, our mission is dedicated to supplying home care and supportive services to clients empowering them to remain as independent as possible in the comfort of their home. Serving the areas in and around Saranac Lake, Malone, Plattsburgh, and Ticonderoga New York.”

Franklin County Office for the Aging

“Our mission is to promote independence and dignity for all people ages 60 and over by providing information and assistance and a variety of related support services as needed.” Programs and activities including in-home services, home delivered meals, congregate meals, personal emergency response system, health insurance counseling and assistance, and more.