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Community Resources
This page will try to provide some of the local community resources that are available. If there is a resource that is not listed, that you think may be helpful to others, please let us know. 
Medicaid Transportation Information: Medical Answering Services        

Rensselaer County -  1-855-852-3293                                           Albany County -  1-855-360-3549 
Schenectady County - 1-855-852-3291                                          Saratoga County - 1-855-852-3292

Families of Rensselaer County -

Serves all of Rensselaer County
Samaritan Hospital

Phone: (518) 271-3923
F ax: (518) 271-7219

Program Director: Laurie McBain, LCSW

Brochure - English
Brochure - Spanish

Rensselaer County Health Department:   Provides services such as:
Children with Special Needs                Medical Reserve Corps              Health Services
Immunization Services                         Public Health Education             Health Preparedness
CEO – Commission on Economic Opportunity: The CEO organization is comprised of over 250 employees, who together run over 25 different programs that help people rise out of poverty. Their employees come from many walks of life, but all share one thing in common – a dedication to making the Capital Region of New York a healthier and happier place. CEO understands the complex factors that contribute to poverty in our area, and work tirelessly to help people in need to achieve success. CEO has ten sites throughout Rensselaer County.  Some of the services offered through CEO include:
Family and Education               Family Support Services              Head Start & Early Head Start            
Universal Pre-Kindergarten      Financial Literacy                         Healthy Homes                                        
Health & Wellness Programs   Food Pantry                                  WIC Program
website:          Phone: (518) 272-6012       Email: 
Commission on Economic Opportunity                         CEO’s Community Resource Center
2331 Fifth Avenue                                                         2328 Fifth Avenue
Troy, NY 12180                                                              Troy, NY 12180
The Troy Baby Café at CEO – A FREE drop in center for pregnant and breastfeeding moms and their supporters. Meet other breastfeeding moms and receive up to date information from breastfeeding professionals while feeling safe, relaxed and valued. For information, call (518) 272-6012 ext 255

Greenbush La Leche League – Offers free support for families during their breastfeeding experiences through monthly meetings, 24/7 phone, text, and email support, online support groups, and one on one house calls.
Greenbush La Leche League                                        Website:
3737 NY Highway 43                                                     Email:
West Sand Lake, NY 12196
The Food Pantries for the Capital District - a coalition of 61 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. We provide funding, delivery, coordination of services and food drives, and education and training to our member food pantries. Membership and all services are free to member food pantries.  
Phone:(518)458-1167                    e-mail:
32 Essex Street 
Albany, NY       
Whitney M. Young Health Center – Provides quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services without regard to income.  Three local health centers available.
Troy Health Center                                    Albany Health Center                           Watervliet Health Center
6 102nd Street                                            920 Lark Drive                                      1804 Second Ave
Troy, NY 12180                                         Albany, NY 12207                                  Watervliet, NY 12189
Phone:  (518) 833-6900                           Medical Phone: (518)465-4771              Phone: (518)833-6900
                                                                 Dental Phone:  (518) 465-6330

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Rensselaer County - Nutrition Programs - 

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