Who Do I Call? Community-based Police Alternatives in the Capital Region

Project TRY has compiled a non-exhaustive list of community-based police alternatives for Albany, Rennselear, and Schenectady counties.

“As community organizers advocate for better funding and policy solutions for community alternatives, it is important that we as individuals change our relationship with the police. This includes making sure that law enforcement is not always our first call when there are non-violent, community-oriented alternatives. Most of the resources we listed are one’s that provide emergency or crisis services, as often emergency situations would lead one to call 911.”

Leenah Mohamed, Project TRY Director of Social Media and Research, worked on the list, which is being republished here.


HOUSING
  • Albany County
    • IPH – Safe Haven: (518) 704-4507 (Code Blue center that operates from November to April)
    • HATAS Albany: (518) 463-2124
    • Partnership for the Homeless: 24/7 Albany Emergency Shelter: (518) 434-8021
  • Rennselear County
    • Joseph’s House & Emergency Shelter: (518) 272-2544
    • St. Pauls Center for Women & Children: (518) 434-2910
  • Schenectady County
    • Bethesda House:(518) 374-7873
    • City Mission of Schenectady:(518) 346-2275
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • Albany County
    • Equinox Domestic Violence Services: (518) 432-7865
    • Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center (518) 447-7716
  • Rennselear County
    • Unity House: Call (518) 272-2370
    • Text: (518) 720-6161
    • Rensselaer County Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program:(518) 271-3257
  • Schenectady County
    • Planned Parenthood Victim Advocacy Services: (518) 374-5353
    • YWCA of Schenectady: (518) 374-3386
LGBTQ+
  • Albany County
    • In Our Own Voices: (518) 432-4341
    • Damien Center of Albany (HIV/AIDS support):  (518) 449-7119 
    • Pride Center of the Capital Region: (518) 462-6138
  • Rennselear County
    • Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood: (518) 434-5678
  • Schenectady County
  • Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson: (518) 374-5353
IMMIGRATION
  • Albany County
    • Empire Justice Center: (518) 462-6831
    • Catholic Charities: (518) 453-6650
    • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants: (518) 459-1790
    • Prisoner’s Legal Services of NY-Rapid Response:(518) 438-8046
    • Albany Law Immigration Clinic: (518) 445-2328
    • The Legal Project: (518) 435-1770
  • Rennselear County
  • Catholic Charities: (518) 512-3577
  • Schenectady County
  • Catholic Charities: (518) 372-5667
CRIME
  • Albany County
    • The Legal Project:(518) 435-1770
  • St. Peters Crime Victim Services:(518) 271-3257
  • Rennselear County
    • St. Peters Crime Victim Services: (518) 271-3257
  • Schenectady County
    • The Center for Community Justice: (518) 346-1281
  • St. Peters Crime Victim Services: (518) 271-3257
YOUTH
  • Albany County
    • Equinox Youth Services: (518) 465-1642
    • Albany County Youth Bureau: (518) 447-7324
  • Rennselear County
    • CEO YouthBuild: (518) 237-0583
    • Network for Youth Success:(518) 694-0660
  • Schenectady County
    • Safe Inc of Schenectady: (518) 374-5178
    • Youth Advocate Programs: (518) 372-3873
    • Schenectady County Youth Bureau: (518) 386-2211
SUBSTANCE
  • Albany County
    • Hope House: (518) 482-4673
    • Rehabilitation Support Services (518) 462-1094
    • Addictions Care Center: (518) 465-5470
  • Rennselear County
  • Hope House Troy: (518) 272-3918
  • Schenectady County
    • Perrin House:(518) 346-4509
    • New Choices Recovery Center: (518) 346-4436
MENTAL HEALTH
  • Albany County
    • Northern Rivers – Albany: (518) 431-1650

      –     Department of Mental Health: (518) 447-4555

  • Rennselear County
    • Unified Services: (518) 270-2800
    • Rehabilitation Support Services (518) 462-1094
  • Schenectady County
ELDERS
  • Albany County
    • Life Path: (518) 465-3322
    • NY Connects: (518) 447-7177
  • Rennselear County
    • Department Of Aging – Rensselaer County: (518) 270-2730
  • Schenectady County
  • Schenectady County Department of Senior & Long Term Care Services: (518) 382-8481
  • Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services: (518) 372-5667
DISABILITY
  • Albany County
    • Center for Disability Services: (518) 437-5700
    • Capital District Center for Independence: (518) 459-6422
  • Rennselear County
    • Rensselaer Adult Protective Services: (518) 266-7900
  • Schenectady County
    • Schenectady Adult Protective Services: (518) 344-2830 (Business Hours)
      (518)382-0383 (Emergency)