Connecting With Necessary Support
Green Chimneys’ Community Based Services are inherently preventive in nature and designed to keep children in their community and with their families. Our experienced staff work closely with youth and families to provide individualized services, skill-building tools, and resources to support positive individual and familial development, self-reliance, and healthy communication.
Some services are contracted through the Putnam County Department of Social Services but can also be accessed via referral from school professionals and children’s health providers. All services are free and confidential and accessible 24 hours a day. Bilingual staff is available.
Call 845.279.2378 to refer a child or family in need of services.
Reaching Out Through Schools
The teen years can be challenging. Parents struggle to communicate with their children, often ending up in conflict. School personnel are baffled as to how to help as students’ needs often go beyond what school staff can handle in a normal day. Growing pains, peer pressure, and stress at home or in school can cause youth to feel isolated or make poor choices. Knowing where to find guidance and support is sometimes half the battle so Green Chimneys makes a special effort to reach teens and families at the most likely center of their lives: school. Interactive presentations to teachers, guidance counselors, and parents offer information about Green Chimneys services available to teens and their parents, as well as ways school staff can make referrals or help youth to access these services themselves.