Family Center Services

The Family Center serves thousands of low-income households each year through a broad range of programs. Using a strength-based case management approach, Family Center staff recognize the uniqueness of each family, offering assistance, information about available resources and referrals to other community agencies. Services include food and nutrition assistance, educational programming, tax preparation, housing/utility assistance and holiday programs.

Business hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; we close in recognition of most major holidays.  Food Pantry hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Program Staff

Mary Jane Mathewson, Family Center Director
Tammy Kitto, Community Resources Specialist
Sherry Rafferty, Consumer Advocate/Office Manager
Patti Waldner, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator
Nikki Deaner, Intake Worker
Michaela Olin, Intake Worker

To contact the Family Center for more information click here or phone 315.782.4900, ext. 222.

Online Resources:

Hunger Solutions
The Food Pyramid
United States Department of Agriculture
Food Research and Action Center
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance