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Jefferson County Resources!

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

Victims Assistance Center

Serving the community since 1979 as a comprehensive victims services agency, the mission of the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County is to assist and provide direct services to victims/survivors of violence and crime in Jefferson County, NY. Victimization does not end with the violence of the crime itself. The Victims Assistance Center recognizes these complex issues and assists individuals and families in our community through a variety of direct services.

Volunteer Transportation Center

The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thanks to the work of our certified Volunteer Drivers, Staff, Board of Directors and the generosity of our donors, the VTC provides essential rides to health, social, and other destinations for residents of Northern New York who have no other transportation alternatives.  We envision a community where transportation is available to everyone

ACR Health

ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing an array of support services to individuals affected by a wide range of chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, with the goal of positive health outcomes; as well as navigators to help individuals and businesses make informed health insurance decisions.


Our Mission

Working toward an addiction-free community through prevention.

  • Reduce the prevalence of substance use and abuse and problem gambling in Jefferson County.

  • Delay first use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and gambling behavior among youth for as long as possible.

  • Decrease the negative health, social, and economic consequences and costs associated with substance use and problem gambling.

  • Prevent, through early identification and brief intervention and referral, the escalation of substance use and gambling behaviors to levels requiring treatment.

Anchor recovery Center of NNY

The Anchor Recovery Center is a safe, supportive environment for people in all stages of recovery as well as those seeking treatment and family members impacted by addiction. At the Center, you will find peers who have changed their lives for the better and want to assist others who find themselves in similar situations.

Through meaningful relationships, activities and a sense of community, the center does not just assist people in maintaining their recovery, it helps build a brighter future for those in need.

Resolution Center of Jefferson & Lewis Counties, Inc.

The mission of The Resolution Center of Jefferson & Lewis Counties, Inc. is to administer and support its programs (Mediation, CASA, Conflict Resolution, and Youth Court) in part by providing a continuum of services including life skills, development, dispute resolution and child advocacy. Through trained volunteers and staff, we offer inclusive, innovative approaches to empower individuals to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children, families and the community.

Family Counseling Services of NNY

Family Counseling Service of NNY was founded in 1958.  Our founders recognized the need for mental health services in Watertown and the surrounding communities.  We are a family focused agency, providing services not just to the mom, the dad, or the child, but to the whole family.

Transitional Living Services of Northern New York

"Transitional Living Services of Northern New York (TLS) is a private not-for-profit agency which was incorporated in 1977 to establish residential services for individuals in need of psychiatric, rehabilitative support who were unable to live independently in the community... provides services to children, adolescents and adults. TLS’ primary goal is to assist people to live in the least restrictive setting possible. This goal is accomplished through varying levels of support."

Samaritan Health - Behavioral Health 

Provide diagnosis, treatment and counseling to those in need. Including “outpatient psychiatry, intensive outpatient addiction services, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, and traditional outpatient addiction services.”

Mental Health Association in Jefferson County

Offering a drop-in recovery center, advocacy services, food for thought program, peer run housing first program, adult respite program, peer to peer project veteran services, adult behavioral health home and community-based services (BHCBS), care management services, warmline, and more.

Citizen Advocates

“Behavioral Health Urgent Care Centers help stabilize and provide treatment for individuals who need immediate support related to substance use and mental health… designed to provide you with immediate care for urgent mental health or addiction-related needs but not medical emergencies.”

Assess the current situation, address the immediate concern helping to stabilize, and making a treatment and recovery plan together.

Credo Community Center

“We are helping clients assess their level of participation in treatment and add additional services.” Offering services including assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, peer advocacy, daily dosing of methadone and buprenorphine, medication assessments and prescribing, care management, Narcan kits and overdose prevention training, referrals, and more.


"In response to the ever-changing needs of youth and adults in our community, CHJC has transformed its services to deliver strength and support for people of all ages. Our on-campus residential services have evolved from what was formerly known as an orphanage to a full spectrum of residential and community-based human services programs for people of any age living in Jefferson and surrounding counties. Take another look at CHJC today and see what we are doing to help make our community a better place to live."

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living

“A professional peer-run organization working with people with disabilities while partnering with communities to create accessibility and inclusion.” Offering an independent living program, family peer support, home and community-based services, long term care ombudsman program, and more.

The ARC Jefferson - St. Lawrence

"Provide lifelong opportunities that enhance the lives of people, so that they may achieve their hopes and aspirations."

Offering various programs and services including Bridges: providing services and supports to children and youth with developmental disabilities, Bright Beginnings Preschool: day care, early intervention, and preschool, Career Solutions: a community-based employment service for people with qualifying documented disability, Children’s Care Management, Clinical Services, Community Arts, Community Habilitation, Community Prevocational Services, Day Services, Residential Services, Self-Direction services, and more.


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

Disabled Persons Action Organization

"It is the mission of Disabled Persons Action Organization to provide quality and effective individualized services to developmentally disabled children and adults in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. The services are primarily geared toward helping families cope with the stress of caring for their disabled loved ones."

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.

“The Legal Aid Society of Mid New York, INC., is a not-for-profit law office. We provide free counsel, advice, and legal representation in civil matters. Our service area spans 13 counties across central New York State. We believe in and practice justice for all. We advocate and stand up for the most vulnerable in our community.”

211 Central and Northern New York

“211, a free service, connects callers to critical health and human services in their community. Find the resources you need!”

Jefferson County Department of Social Services

Programs and services including Child Care Assistance Program, Transportation Initiative Program, Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, Home Energy Assistance Program, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Employment Services, Temporary Assistance, and more.

Urban Mission Serving Jefferson County

“Human service organization, providing a broad range of programs to vulnerable populations in Jefferson County… the Mission provides supportive services and advocacy to those struggling with generational poverty, substance use disorder, domestic violence, financial set-backs caused by job loss or illness, homelessness, food insecurity, mental behavioral issues, and feelings of loneliness and isolation.”

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.

HCR Home Care - Central NY 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.

Jefferson County Office for the Aging

Offering health insurance counseling, home delivered meals and nutrition program, expanded in-home services for the elderly, NY Connects, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Caregiver support and more.

Free mental health and substance abuse resources!


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