Our mission

To be the leader in developing innovative solutions that promote healthy lives, thriving families, and caring communities.

Services & Supports

Early Childhood

Building Healthy Families is a partnership for pregnant and new parents that takes place in the comfort of home. Respecting each family’s culture and values, home visitors assist parents to prepare for birth, parenting, and parenting challenges and offer information, resources and enjoyable activities that promote healthy infant and child brain development, social-emotional well-being and secure family bonds.  Building Healthy Families can support participants from pregnancy to Kindergarten.

Early Head Start is a community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. The program promotes healthy prenatal outcomes, enhances child development, and promotes healthy family functioning. Families involved with Early Head Start are offered services until their child enters Head Start.

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program that helps children from low-income families develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children ages 3 through 5.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) offers four year old children access to high-quality prekindergarten programs that prepare them for future school success by developing strong foundational skills in early literacy and numeracy.

Energy Conservation

Weatherization assists income-eligible households in reducing their heating and cooling costs by installing energy efficient devices and systems. The program provides more comfortable, safer, and energy efficient homes and reduces our carbon footprint and demand for foreign oil.

Health & Nutrition

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. The program is linked to positive birth outcomes and enhances the overall health of pregnant women, new mothers, and infants.


Emergency Housing provides comprehensive, goal-focused services to at-risk and homeless households to promote retention and maintenance of safe, stable, affordable housing, access to support services and provides individualized, integrated case management.

Housing Services provides resources to access housing education, counseling, and budgeting guidance for renters, homeowners and potential homeowners, so families can realize the dream of homeownership and successful tenancy experiences.

Transitional Housing provides supports and financial assistance to victims who have become homeless as a result of fleeing an abusive situation.

Victim Support

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) provides comprehensive support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crimes. The program promotes safe environments, self-determination, self-worth and envisions a future where people are free from abuse and oppression.

Additional Services & Initiatives

Emergency Utilities offers support to households in a utility crisis that are not eligible for financial assistance through other sources. Payments available to avoid or restore a utility shut-off, deliver heating fuel/propane, or cooking fuel. Contact: 607.433.0444.

Health Insurance Navigators offer one-on-one assistance to help families enroll in health insurance options through the New York State Health Plan Marketplace. Contact Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network to request an appointment in Oneonta: 800.231.0744.