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Community and Counseling Resources

New York State has resources for New Yorkers in need!

In need of assistance but don’t know where to start? Use this confidential survey to answer a few questions and find services that may help, including help with food, healthcare and COVID-19 assistance.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

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I cannot control (so I will let go of these things): If others social distance, the actions of others, predicting what will happen, other people's motives, how long a crisis will last, how others react. I can control (So, I will focus on these things.) My positive attitude, how I follow the rules, my own social distancing, my kindness and grace, limiting my social media, turning the news off, finding fun things to do at home.

Resources for Families Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis

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COVID-19 Health Resources and Information
Mental Health Services
Physical and Emotional Wellness
At-Home Learning Resources for HFM Parents and Students
Articles and Other Educational Resources
College and Career Resources
Local County Departments of Social Services
Local County Public Health Departments
Community Resources
Hospitals/Health Care Centers/Urgent Care


COVID-19 Health Resources and InformationTeens, Social Distancing, COVID 19. What parents may be seeing/hearing: excessive screen time, swearing, defiance, disrespect, ignoring, complaining, sneaking, refusing, fighting, leaving. What teens may be experiencing: boredom, helplessness, lack of skills, disconnection, emotionally dis-regulated, fear, worry, confusion, powerlessness, misunderstaning, worry about social status. Rather than focusing on the tip of the iceberg, problem solve with teens by addressing what is under the surface.

New York State has established a Hotline for any questions you have about COVID-19. Call 1-888-364-3065 or  Ask a COVID-19 question online.

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline 1-844-863-9314 or visit

New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Information

World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Information Page

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information 

CDC: Manage Anxiety & Stress During COVIS-19

Fulton County COVID-19 Information

Montgomery County Public Health COVID-19 Information

COVID -19 Resource and Information Guide (NAMI)

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook (The Wellness Society)

Family Caregiver Alliance (Caregiver Alliance)

Official website of New York State

Free Times Union Coronavirus Coverage 


Mental Health Services

St. Mary’s Clinic of Fulton County  518-773-3531Take care of you. Take breaks from the news. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy meals. Exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind. Do some activities you enjoy. Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about how you are feeling.

Family Counseling Center 518-725-4310

Mental Health Association of Fulton and Montgomery Counties 518-762-5332

Hamilton County Community Services 518-648-5355
(includes Substance Abuse Council and Mental Health Services)

St. Mary’s Children’s Mental Health Services (Amsterdam)  (518) 843-7520

St. Mary’s Emergency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (Amsterdam)  518-842-9111

Mental Health Coalition

St. Mary’s Inpatient Psychiatric Care  (Amsterdam)  518-841-7333

St. Mary’s Adult Mental Health Clinic (Amsterdam)  518-841-7341

Montgomery and Fulton County Mental Health 518-762-5332

Hamilton County Mental Health Emergency Crisis Line 1-800-533-8443

Ellis Hospital Crisis Intervention Services 518-243-4000

Ellis Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Counseling/Services: 518-243-3300

* To identify local private practitioners, use google to identify social workers/psychologists/psychiatrists in the Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties

World Health Organization Mental well-being: resources for the public

Physical and Emotional WellnessWhen you feel anxious: go outside, ask for help, drink water, write about how you feel, take a deep breath, listen to soothing songs, stay present, find a positive distraction.

Physical Health

Live Stream Fitness Workouts

Shape America 

PBS Learning

Free Workout Videos – Fitness Blender

Yoga with Adriene

Online Wellness/Exercise Links

POC Yoga

American Heart Association: Move More Together

Emotional Wellness 

Insight: Free App for anxiety, sleep and stress

Stop, Breathe,Think

Jour (journaling app) 

Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE)

Click the image above to view 50 suggestions for apps, videos, book and other resources to help children and teen be mindful.


two students sit at a computer monitorAt-Home Learning Resources

HFM BOCES programs have developed a variety of resources for parent-guided and self-guided learning for our students while classes are canceled. Click here to access the At-Home Resources for Students and Parents

HFM BOCES Instructional Services has launched a new online resource for navigating the world of distance learning. Click here to view the Instructional Services Web page

Distance Learning Tips: Set a schedule, organize a work space, charged device, set timer with breaks, complete assignments.

Articles and Other Academic Resources


How to Prevent Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing (Scientific American)

Helping Children Cope in a Time of Crisis (National Association of School Psychologists)

The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety (New York Times)

Top 12 Websites for Children With Learning Disabilities (Special Education Degrees)

Parent Toolkit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities (The Office of Special Education Programs)

Academic Resources

PBS Parents (free) 


Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs (Control Alt Achieve)

Khan Academy

College Board


Google Tools for Struggling Students and Special Needs

We Are Teachers


Principal’s List of Things to do During COVID-19 ClosuresLook how much you've already managed to adapt to. Look how resilient you've already been. There's no "right" way to respond to this because it's never, ever happended before. Give yourself some credit. There's no on in the whole world who has this figured out yet. So it's absolutely okay if you don't either.

30 Educatioal Netflix Shows

30 Educational Amazon Prime Shows

Scholastic Learn At Home

College and Career Resources

How to Get to College

O*Net Online

College Board

My Future


NY Private College and Universities

State University of New York Colleges/Universities

Virtual Campus Tours 


How to Make the Most of a Virtual Tour

NYS Civil Service

Federal Student Aid

Higher Education Services Corporation

Excelsior Scholarship Program

Local County Departments of Social Services

Fulton County Dept of Social Services 518-736-5600 

Hamilton County Dept. of Social Services 518-648-6131

Montgomery County Dept. of Social Services 518-853-4646Gentle Reminders for when the world feels frightening. Set Boundries with what and how much media you consume. You're allowed to opt our of overwhelming discussions. Try to respond to the fears of others with understanding and respect. Focus on the many things you can control. Be mindful of when it's becoming more than just "being informed." Breathe, connect and take gentle care of yourself and others.

Local County Public Health Departments

Fulton County Public Health  518-736-5720

Hamilton County Public Health  518-648-6497

Montgomery County Public Health 518-853-3531

Community Resources

Catholic Charities of Fulton & Montgomery Counties
Fulton County
Montgomery County 518-842-4202

Fulton County Community Services

Hamilton County Community Services
518-648-5355 (includes : Substance Abuse Council and Mental Health Services)   

Centro Civico (Amsterdam)

Family Counseling Center

Captain Community Human Services
518-371-1185 or 518-383-7997

Planned Parenthood (Amsterdam) 518-842-0285

Planned Parenthood (Johnstown) 518-736-1911Graphic: This is all new and it's okay to feel a little lost. It's okay to feel unsure. There is no right way to deal with it and your best is more than enough. I hope whilst in this period of change you remember that you are allowed to take your time adjusting. That you are no less independent or capable for needing support or help. This is difficult and you are doing so well.

Hospitals/Health Care Centers/Urgent Care

Nathan Littauer Hospital 518-725-8621,

Health Care Centers

NLH- Broadalbin Perth Primary Specialty Care Center 518-883-1023

NLH- Caroga Lake Center 518-835-2341

NLH – Fonda Primary/Specialty Care Center 518-853-3190

NLH – Gloversville Center 518-773-5690/518-775-4201/518-775-4300

NLH – Johnstown Center 518-736-1500

NLH – Mayfield Center 518-661-5493/518-661-5441

NLH – Perth Center 518-883-8620

NLH – Speculator Center 518-548-8155

St. Mary’s Hospital –  Main Campus 518-842-1900,

St. Mary’s Hospital – Memorial Campus 518-842-3100Graphic: Reminder: You are stronger than you anxious scary intrusive thoughts. They will pass, they always do. You are so brave for enduring them.

St. Mary’s Addiction – Inpatient Rehab 518-843-7325

St. Mary’s Addiction Clinic (Amsterdam) 518-843-4410

St. Mary’s Addiction Clinic (Gloversville) 518-773-3532 

Mental Health/Addiction Services, 24 hour Crisis Hotline 518-842-9111

(Also Fulton/Montgomery Suicide Prevention)

St. Mary’s – Urgent Care

St. Mary’s Urgent Care  (Amsterdam) 518-841-3600

St. Mary’s Urgent Care (Gloversville) 518-773-7710

St. Mary’s Urgent Care (St. Johnsville) 518-770-7818

Bassett Medical Center  (Cooperstown) 607-547-3456

Bassett/Cobleskill Regional Hospital 518-254-3456

Bassett/Little Falls Hospital 315-823-1000

Bassett Health Care Centers

Bassett Health Care – Cobleskill 518-234-2555

Bassett Health Care – Little Falls 315-823-4546

Bassett Health Care – St. Johnsville 518-568-3403

Ellis Hospital Mental Health Services 

Crisis Intervention Services 518-243-4000

Outpatient Mental Health Counseling/Services: 518- 243-3300

Graphic: Hey, If no one has told you yet, I am proud of you. I see you trying your best, even when things get really tough. I see you.



Thank you to the Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth and WSHWE BOCES Counseling Offices for providing resources for this page.