Our Programs

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Healthy Families Wayne County

Director: Kyra Yon // 315.907.2991
Program Supervisor: Diane Kellogg // 315.907.2905

Administrator: Stacey DeGroff // 315.333.4155

A child’s first relationships and earliest experiences establish the foundation for health and well-being throughout life.

"Healthy Families works because we pay attention to each family's story and shape our work around their interests, questions, concerns, and cultural expectations and norms. We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to supporting families, so our focus on the relationship between the parent/caregiver and child means that we approach each family in a uniquely supportive way." -Lynn Kosanovich, Healthy Families America master trainer


Healthy Families focus on parent/child interaction and bonding. We are open to first-time parents as well as parents with multiple children, who are pregnant and/or have at least one child less than three months of age.

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Housing Efficiency

Energy Reduction Services 

Director: Scott VanLare // 315.333.4155

Administrator: Ryan Robbins // 315.333.4155

Our Goal is to help qualified families manage energy costs by reducing residential household energy usage. Energy Reduction Services offer a comprehensive whole house approach for qualified clients to save energy. Starting with a complete assessment of the home, staff assesses health and safety concerns in addition to evaluating any upgrades which could increase energy efficiency. Staff will gauge the air leakage rates, insulation levels in the home and calculate the major appliances for usage from the refrigerator all the way down to light bulbs. Our program is  FREE to home owners and renters so please contact us at, 315-333-4155 with any questions or to get start the application.

Head Start / Early Head Start

ECE Director: Stephanie DeBoerdere // 315.333.4155
Administrator: Stacey DeGroff // 315.333.4155

Head Start / Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to pregnant women, infants, toddlers, preschool children and their families.  Services are provided in the areas of: education, health, nutrition, family services, parent involvement and mental health.  The program philosophy recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. We welcome and encourage parent involvement in all program functions and work as partners with the family. Special efforts are made to provide services for children with special needs.

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National & Community Services

AmeriCorps Manager: Rob Weaver // 315.333.4155 x-3318 
FGP Director: Gregory Peck // 315.333.4155 x-3316
RSVP Manager: Debby Trickey // 315.333.4155 x-3317

Administrator: Donna Johnson // 315.333.4155 x 3319

We are PROUD to be the hub for Finger Lakes National Service opportunities. When you enroll in any of these programs you are directly impacting local issues in your communities and become part of a nationwide campaign.

Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps members serve in sites throughout Wayne, Ontario and Seneca counties in a wide variety of settings to promote health and healthy living!

Members receive a Living Allowance while in service and an Education Award upon completion of their pre-determined term. Email Rob.

Foster Grandparents Program volunteers are 55 and older and serve in schools, day care centers, and Head Starts in Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates and Livingston counties.  They provide friendship, understanding, and role modeling while providing unhurried help to children in their assigned classrooms. Volunteers receive a Stipend and mileage reimbursement while in service. Email Greg.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program volunteers are adults 55 and older that volunteer their time, talents and experience to meet the needs of their community through volunteer work with local non-profit organizations. Current activities include transportation for other seniors, tax return preparation, health education class facilitation. Email Debby

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Advocacy for Community Empowerment (ACE)

Director: Emmalea Burnell // 315.946.1259
Administrator: Crystal Manktelow // 315.333.4155

The Wayne CAP ACE program provides community and in-home parent education/supportive services that are confidential, safe, and non-judgmental. Workshops for all stages of parenting are voluntary and can be accessed throughout Wayne County for Parents/Caregivers that wish to expand their skill basis. This program also reaches incarcerated parents by hosting a variety of workshops in the Wayne County Jail.

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Success Center

Administrator: Crystal Manktelow // 315.333.4155

Success Center Emergency Services provides supports for clients in Wayne County through Advocacy; Emergency Food Pantry; Clothing Closet; SSI/SSDI assistance and case management services.


Success Center Second Chances program provides support for homeless adults (age 18+).  For the duration of their stay, residents are provided with individualized clinical and case management services to support their goals of becoming self-sufficient.

Community Service

Housing Efficiency


Director: Steve Watrous // 315.333.4155

Administrator: Ryan Robbins // 315.333.4155

The Weatherization Assistance Program is grant funded by The US Department of Energy (DOE) and The New York State Department of Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) to deliver energy reduction services to program eligible homeowners and renters in Wayne, Ontario, and Cayuga Counties. Our mission is to assist Wayne, Ontario and Cayuga County residents, families with young children, seniors, and those with disabilities to make their homes safer & more energy efficient. All of the work performed on an eligible dwelling is FREE to the home owner or renter as long as they meet all of the eligibility and ownership/rental requirements of the program as set forth by USDOE & NYSHCR.

Older Adults Safe And Sound

Home Modification Program (OASAS)

Director: Pam Precourt // (315) 333-4155 x 3206

Program Coordinator: Wanda Felix // (315) 333-4155

The OASAS Program is a grant funded program designed to provide low-income senior citizens with low barrier, high impact home modifications that will allow their homes to be a safe space to age in place.  By providing temporary ramps, shower grab bars, comfort height toilets, fixing uneven floor repairs, and much more, seniors can feel safer and more independent in their homes.  This is a free service to those who meet eligibility requirements.


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