Information and Referral


While the staff of Pride and Joy Families are not trained counselors, we are trained in finding ways to connect the families we serve with the resources they need. Through the Directory of LGBTQ Services and our own knowledge of providers and professionals in upstate New York, we're confident we can help you find whatever resources you're looking for. And anything we don't already know, we'll find out for you!
Whether you're in need of lawyers, doctors, counselors, or referrals to community resources, we are more than happy to help.  Our phone number:  607-777-3717.
Each of us at Pride and Joy Families specializes in a different part of the referral process. Below, here are some brief explanations of which one of us might best be able to help you.
Claudia Stallman, Project Director can answer questions about the Project in general, as well as issues related to sponsorship, event planning, management, and professional alliances.

Karen-Elizabeth Moroski, Program Coordinator oversees programming and marketing for the Project. Karen-Elizabeth can answer general questions about the project, as well as questions regarding our educational and social programming. She's also the contact person for marketing and media.
Nilufer Akalin, Health Educator oversees our connections to the scholarly advisory board and research, as well as our involvement in the Central New York LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition and the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition.  For more information regarding research or healthcare-based resources, contact Nilufer.
Mayumi Park, Secretary oversees office operations, event and reservation logistics, and also our graphic design work. If you have questions regarding event RSVP, office specifics, or our graphic design work, please contact Mayumi.
Directory of LGBTQ-Inclusive Services

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project has developed and maintains the Directory of LGBTQ-Inclusive Services. The Directory boasts hundreds of listings of community resources and professionals of every kind, and is a great resource for families and others in Upstate New York. Check it out!

Last Updated: 4/12/16