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May 11, 2007

Oswego County Completes New Community Services Directory

Hundreds of programs and public services, many of them free of charge, are listed in the 2007 Oswego County Community Services Directory published by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. The directory contains more than 140 pages of programs -- from health clinics to legal assistance to teen recreation programs - that are available to Oswego County residents.

The community services directory may be downloaded from the Oswego County government Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/youth/index.html. It is also available on CD from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. The Youth Bureau has a limited number of copies for distribution to local not-for-profit agencies.

The Youth Bureau published the directory for more than 15 years as a service to Oswego County residents, said Kathleen Fenlon, director. “However, due to budget cuts and staff realignment that took place a few years ago, we had to discontinue the project. We hadn't been able to update the directory until this past fall.”

With assistance from the Oswego County United Way, the youth bureau began collecting information and making revisions to the publication in November. The finished product is a 146-page directory, with table of contents and index, with categories such as health care, senior services, human service agencies, support groups, and public agencies throughout Oswego County. A short program description and contact information is included for each listing.

“I am grateful to the United Way for their support with this project,” Fenlon said. “They have been a valuable partner in this initiative.”

“This is designed to be a hands-on resource to help county residents and human service agencies access information about programs that are available in Oswego County,” said Fenlon. “Caseworkers, social workers and legal professionals, as well as families who are looking for information on nursing homes, child care, recreation and other services, will find it helpful. We are very happy to be able to provide this service once again.”

To obtain a CD or copy of the directory, contact the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, phone 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451.

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