Community Agencies

Jefferson County American Red Cross

Provides assistance to military members, veterans and their families to prepare for cope, and respond to challenges of military and post military service. The Red Cross provides emergency communications, training, support and assistance to wounded warriors and veterans.

Red Cross Watertown Chapter
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-4410
www.redcrossnny.com

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Provides employment opportunities and services for all individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

321 Prospect Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-2451
www.asnblindjeff.org

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities assists with economic stability and counseling services for families and individuals in crisis. Support may include counseling and financial aid, community education, information, and referral, and casework services as needed. Assistance is non-religion based.

Director, Catholic Charities
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Wadhams Hall
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
315-393-2255
www.catholiccharities.org

Catholic Charities Watertown
145 Clinton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-788-4330

Consumer Credit Counseling

Provides clients with budget assistance and resources for handling housing delinquencies as well as financial planning.

215 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-2277
www.cccscny.org

10 Veterans Resource Guide Disabled Persons Action Organization

DPAO provides quality and effective individualized services to developmentally challenged children and adults.

617 Davidson St.
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-3577
www.dpao.org

Jefferson County Veterans Services Officer

Provides individualized assistance in filing claims for compensation with the Veterans Administration as well as status inquiries from veterans and their families.

175 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-785-3086
peterf@co.jefferson.ny.us

Jefferson County Department of Social Services (DSS)

Works with families and individuals to determine qualification for assistance with quality of life, including housing, food and utilities.

250 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-9030

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

Supervises programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals. Includes temporary cash assistance, assistance paying for food and heating, overseeing New York State’s child support enforcement program, determining certain aspects of eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, supervising homeless housing and services programs, and assisting certain immigrant populations.

40 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
518-473-1090
nyspio@otda.ny.gov

St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House

Responds immediately to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in
St. Lawrence County, empowering victims and increasing community awareness.

3 Chapel Street
Canton, NY 13617
315-379-9845
renewalhouse@verizon.net

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Provides counseling and tutoring to individuals interested in starting their own business. Individuals are provided with tools to develop individual business plans and information required to determine the feasibility of their ideas.

SBDC
Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-9262
sbdc@sunyjefferson.edu

Social Security Administration

Oversees eligibility requirements and the application process for receiving Social Security Benefit payments including disability claims.

156 Bellew Avenue
Watertown, NY 13601
866-627-6996
www.ssa.gov

Transitional Living Services of Northern New York

Provides assistance to persons with mental illnesses who require counseling and rehabilitative services. Also assist people with homelessness and poverty, including veterans.

482 Black River Parkway
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-1777
www.tlsnny.com

Veterans Peer to Peer Outreach Center

Provides a safe haven for veterans to discuss all issues relating to their military service. Individuals are encouraged to share with each other and trained counselors are available to assist as needed.

247 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-681-6772
www.jeffcooutreachcenter.org

Watertown Urban Mission

Provides resources for individuals and families in crisis to obtain services, food, household goods and counseling.

247 Factory Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-8440
watertownurbanmission@yahoo.com