Family Resource Development

MACSC staff assist individuals and families with accessing resources within MACSC and the community that will help meet their needs and goals.

After critical needs are met, clients and case-workers strive together to identify strengths, address obstacles, and work to set and achieve future goals.

The Family Resource program helps motivate individuals and families to become proactive with their lives within their communities. This program also helps prevent crises by providing families with tools and guidance. That helps empower them to build on their own strengths and resources to meet life’s challenges.

For more information, please contact MACSC  – Nelly Cerda –  Housing & Resource Specialist 518-664-8322 ext 1010.

The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center can assist in helping you navigate local resources based on your needs. Please reach out to us for more information!

General Intake Form

Partners In Parenting

Do you have young children and would like to meet other local parents? The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center offers a free informative and interactive parent group which provides a relaxed group environment and a safe place for parents talk, learn and support one another.  Parent to meet twice a week to discuss joys and challenges of parenting, special activities and presenters.   While parent enjoy friendship and community children attend our structured Pre-School Play Group .

For more information or to become part of MACSC Parenting group contact Samantha Wagner ext 1018

Financial Assistance

Are you struggling to make ends meets? Are you having difficulty with your Rent or Utility bill?  Do you need a little financial assistance but you are hesitant to ask?  Please don’t be afraid to ask for help, we are here to assist in any capacity we can!

Nowadays, we all need a little help, The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center offers a wide variety of resources to assist community members in need.  Our Advocates may be able to help with financial assistance for Rent or Utilities.  They can also connect you with additional resources based on your need and individual situation. Please complete the MACSC General Intake Form and one of our advocates will complete an evaluation.

General Intake Form

School Supply Assistance

Every year MACSC host a Back-To-School Supply Drive to gear up our youth for the coming school year.  Our goal is the allow the youth in our community to have a complete focus on education and help kick start the school year.  We offer FREE school supplies for children of families in need. Assistance is available for families in the following school districts: Mechanicville, Stillwater, Hoosick Valley & Waterford. Grades pre-K-12th grade.

School Supplies for Grade Pre-K – 12
Erasers, #2 Pencils, Pens, Pencil boxes/pouches, Pencil Sharpeners, Scientific Calculators, Composition Notebooks, 3 & 5 Subject Notebooks, Dividers, Folders, Glue & Glue Sticks, Markers, Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Crayons, Colored Pencils, Backpacks, Lunch Bags, etc

View Our Complete Wishlist below

MACSC Drop Off Locations:
Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC)
6 South Main St, Mechanicville NY 12118
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TD Bank
5 Park Plaza, Mechanicville NY 12118
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To Request School Supplies or Sign-Up a child for School Supplies contact Nelly Cerda at 518-664-8322 ext 1010 or sign up below.

NOTE: If you have already submitted your school supply request without your child’s supply list please submit the supply list via email to Nelly CerdaDO NOT complete another sign-up

School Supply Sign-Up

We offer a Holiday Assistance Program that assist families and children in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.  Assistance is available for families in the following areas: Mechanicville, Stillwater, Hoosick Valley & Waterford.

Thanksgiving Distribution

Our Thanksgiving Distribution program is a great way for us to give back to community members in need of assistance during the Thanksgiving holiday.  We provide every family with everything they need to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.  Please check back in September for additional information on how to apply.

For my information or to sign-up contact Nelly Cerda at 518-664-8322 ext 1010

Thanksgiving Distribution Sign-Up

Holiday Assistance

Our Holiday Assistance program is a great resource for families during the Christmas Holiday.  We provide assistance for children up to 17 years old in the following school districts: Mechanicville, Stillwater, Hoosick Valley & Waterford.   Please reach out to us in early September for more information on how to apply.

For my information or to sign-up contact Nelly Cerda at 518-664-8322 ext 1010

Christmas Assistance Sign-Up

Closed Until 2023 Tax Season!

We offer free income tax preparation during tax season, to those who qualify.

This program is CLOSED until 2023 Tax Season. Please check back early January 2023 for additional information.

Housing & Resource Specialist

Nelly Cerda
518-664-8322 ext 1010

Violence Prevention Specialist

Samantha Wagner
518-664-8322 ext 1018