Finger Lakes Parent Network

Address: 25 W. Steuben St., Bath NY 14810

Phone: (607)776-2164

Fax: (607)776-4327

Web site: http://www.flpn.org

E-mail: pdinardo@eznet.net

Contact Person: Patti Dinardo


The Finger Lakes Parent Network provides parent education and training, peer support for parents, advocacy for the children in multiple systems of care and educational advocacy in the schools; parent and child information and referral. There is a recreation program which includes family-planned events. The program serves families with emotional, behavioral or mentally challenged children. It also services developmentally disabled children, provide some crisis support and advocacy. The program serves all children in the family under the age of 19. Family Support Perspective: Parents should be equal partners in defining and treating their children's problems; Families should receive all support necessary to maintain their children at home; Parents are usually doing as well as they can with the resources they have; Parents ultimately hold the real power to effect change in their child; Both parents and professionals have much to gain from closer relationships.

Hours: The Bath office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mission: Finger Lakes Parent Network is a parent-governed organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and/or mental disorders, and their families. The mission of FLPN is to support and empower families so they can improve the quality of their lives and help their child to achieve his/her full potential within the community.

Fees Charged: There is no charge for services.

How to Access Services: To access the program, call the Bath office and request a family consultant in their area. The program serves Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga and Allegheny counties.

The Parent Network also has a respite program which features in-home and community child care of group, multi-family respite events and large planned group events.

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