The Parents As Leaders (PAL) Resource Centers

The PAL (Parents As Leaders ) Family Resource Centers

 

The PAL Centers in Binghamton & Norwich are drop-in centers for parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers and young children.

 

At the PAL Center trained staff are a resource for parents; they provide information about local community services and resources, education on personal and child health and well-being and positive parenting, as well as general support for parents and children.

 

PAL can also be considered a “learning lab” for parents. At PAL, parents can play or read with their child, join in a group activity – including a community meal, receive support and peer mentoring from other parents, meet with another agency representative or attend a formal parent education class.

 

For parents whose child(ren) have been removed from the home and are in the foster care system, they can meet with their child at the PAL Center and utilize our resources to have a positive parent/child interaction and work towards re-unification.

BINGHAMTON PAL Family Resource Center

455 State Street

Binghamton, NY 13901

Phone: (607) 771-6334

“My grand kids love coming here.  I get information on family things, classes and I get help and support with problems that can arise as a custodial grandmother.”

– Diane

NORWICH PAL Family Resource Center

27 W. Main Street

Norwich, NY 13815

Phone: (607) 334-8909

“We have visited the Norwich PAL center a few times, we NEVER leave disappointed. The clothing closet is a huge help! Sabrina is always amazing with my kids when they come into the playroom. In addition, the Discipline class has been very useful and enlightening.”

Rebecca Hinman

What Our PAL Centers Offers

 

Access to our FREE Clothing Closet: PAL Centers provide access to free children’s clothing and footwear as well as free diapers & formula for families in need.

 

Supervised Visitations: A premier location for court appointed supervised visits and/or parents who seek to regain custody of their children.

 

Free Meals:  Every week families can enjoy a free meal at our “Dinner Bell” in the Binghamton PAL Center.

 

Activities & Fun:  Families can enjoy special events like free holiday meals, arts & crafts, special guests and educational presentations. (check out our monthly calendars below for more information.)