About Community Outreach
Community Outreach Centers are entry points for confidential information, referrals, and services. JCEO operates 15 Community Outreach Centers throughout Clinton and Franklin Counties. Each Community Outreach Center has a Community Outreach Worker ready to assist all people in need. All Community Outreach Centers, with the exception of Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, include a food pantry.
The Community Outreach Center at JCEO’S main office in Plattsburgh serves families and individuals residing in the City of Plattsburgh and the Towns of Mooers, Schuyler Falls and Beekmantown. All other Community Outreach Centers provide services to families and individuals within their towns.
Community Outreach Centers contain a food pantry that supplies individuals with a three day supply of food, up to eight times per year.
JCEO recovers thousands of pounds a food a month from local grocery stores and the nonprofit Feed America, which is then distributed in our food pantries.
Information and Referrals
Outreach Workers are knowledgeable about all of the services available in their community. If an Outreach Worker cannot help you directly, they will be able to help you contact the agency that can provide assistance.
Outreach Workers can help individuals apply for programs they qualify for such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), HUD (Housing and Urban Development), Weatherization, Empower, the Clinton County Christmas Bureau, and the Franklin County Holiday Helpers.
As a HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Alternate Certifier in Clinton County, we can provide application assistance for Regular and Emergency HEAP, as well as Emergency Furnace Repair and Replacement, for income eligible renters and homeowners.
Families facing eviction and/or homelessness are provided with information, referral and advocacy to appropriate community resources. We offer budgeting assistance to promote self-reliance and prevent future crisis. Funds for rent or security deposits are provided on a case-by-case basis and emergency utility assistance may also be offered.
JCEO’s Community Outreach Program helps provide basic school supplies for school-age children in Clinton and Franklin Counties.
Summer Camp Scholarships
With funding provided through the Community Services Block Grant, Stewart’s Holiday Match Program, and the Kiwanis Plattsburgh Breakfast Club, income eligible children within Clinton and Franklin Counties can receive scholarships to the Y Kids Camp, Camp Jericho, Basketball Camp, Soccer Camp, and others as requested.
The Medicaid Transportation Program provides Medicaid eligible individuals with transportation to medical appointments.
If you are eligible for Medicaid and need to request transportation for a medical appointment, you may contact the Community Outreach Center in your town. Individuals residing in the Towns of Schuyler Falls, Beekmantown, Mooers and the City of Plattsburgh may contact the Plattsburgh office for assistance at 518-561-6310.
Or, you can call the Medical Answering Service directly at 1-866-753-4435.
The Medicaid Transportation Program is made possible by our volunteer drivers, and we are always looking for more dedicated individuals to join us! Drivers use their own vehicle and are reimbursed for their mileage. For more information on becoming a volunteer driver, contact us with the form below!
Meet our JCEO Volunteer Drivers
Community Outreach Center Locations
Altona Town Hall
3124 Miner Farm Rd. Altona, NY 12910
(518) 236-7621 ext. 107
1908 Rt. 22 Keeseville, NY 12944
BLACK BROOK :
Black Brook Town Hall
18 North Main St. Ausable Forks, NY 12912
(518) 647-5411 ext. 3
Tue. & Thur. 8:30am-3:00pm
Champlain Village Office
1104 Rt. 9 Champlain, NY 12919
West Chazy Town Hall
9631 State Rte 22 West Chazy, NY 12992
Churubusco Town Hall
23 Smith St. Churubusco, NY 12923
44 Emmonds St. Dannemora, NY 12929
16 Edmunds Way Ellenburg Center, NY 12934
Peru Town Hall
3036 Main St. Peru, NY 12972
PLATTSBURGH (TOWN) :
1403 Military Turnpike Plattsburgh, NY 12901
JCEO Main Office
54 Margaret St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Saranac Town Hall
3668 Route 3 Saranac, NY 12981
17 Webster St. Malone, NY 12953
SARANAC LAKE :
135 Broadway Saranac Lake, NY 12983
TUPPER LAKE :
179 Demars Blvd Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Tue. & Thur. 9:00am-1:00pm