Adoption / Families First

Adoption/ Home Finding Services are provided by the Children's Home of Wyoming Conference (CHWC) in partnership with the Department of Social Services. 

For more information, call 607.772.6940

Families First

Main Number: 607.778.3080

Referral Number: 607.778.3089

Unit Description:

This program is designed to provide in home support and assistance to families who are at risk of having children placed outside of the home OR to help children and families during a child’s transition back into the home following an out of home placement.

The goal of the Families First program is to build on the strengths of the family to help the family resolve the crises that threaten family stability and assist the parents in establishing a safe, nurturing environment for the children.

Families First provides short term, intensive, family focused and strength based in-home interventions. Concrete and psychoeducational/therapeutic services are provided as well as advocacy and referrals/linkages to other appropriate and needed supports. Families First staff are available 24/7 via an emergency on-call system and Families First workers maintain regular communication with referring workers and other service providers involved with the family to ensure continuity of treatment.

Referrals can be made to the Families First program from the Broome County Department of Social Services (Services Units) or Broome County Probation by calling 607.778.3089. There is NO paperwork required on the part of the referring worker.