Local Resources

Our new Family Central Warwick, NY Interactive Directory includes family friendly parks, hikes, sports groups, businesses and more!  Download the basic list here.

PARENTING SUPPORT GROUPS:

Family Central NY, Parents Facebook Group, 300+ members
This closed group is a place for families to connect, offer support, and make some new friends in Warwick, NY. Our vision is to bring our community together to develop a web of support for families to safeguard childhood and bring balance to family life. We offer parenting workshops at the library, local hikes & events, and plan to organize more family friendly events in 2017.

Warwick, NY Parents Facebook Group, 1000+ members
This members-only closed group is intended to be a positive-parenting group, providing users with a central resource for information and support within the Warwick, NY community.

Young Aspie’s of Orange County Facebook Group, 35+ members
Get connected with parents & their kids, teens with Asperger’s Syndrome or High Functioning Autism in Orange County NY. Plan meet ups & hopefully develop relationships with other local people who share similar interests. Let our kids know they are not alone & learn from each other.

“Banana Splits” groups at WVMS
Support groups designed to help children with emotions resulting from parental separation and divorce. Fill out and return this permission form to the Middle School office as soon as possible, as group space may be limited.

Meet-up:  Find a meet-up group or start a new one!  Neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something…

BABYSITTING:

There is a new Facebook Group for Warwick Babysitters!

Download the Babysitting Resume (.doc) to fill out and give to parents.
Download the FC Babysitting Resume (.doc) if you want to apply to babysit at Family Central events.

EDUCATION:

What Kids Learn in Preschool
For Families: What to look for in a program?
How to Choose a School: Comparing Pre-School Philosophies

Early Education & DayCare Centers:

Warwick Valley Central School District:

Community eBackpack: This is a great resource for upcoming school & community events, activities and programs are posted in chronological order.

Warwick PTA: Parent Teacher Associations

Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning
The mission of WFEL (pronounced ‘waffle’), a community based not for profit organization, is to promote, enhance, provide and enrich educational, teaching and learning opportunities within the Warwick Valley Central School District.  WFEL is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes supplemental to the annual school budget.

WAMBO
WAMBO is a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization. All fundraising proceeds directly benefit the arts and music programs at Warwick Valley schools.

FAMILY SERVICES:

Coming Soon: List of Family Pediatricians, Therapists & Psychologists.

NYS Special Education Parent Centers
Hudson Valley Region: http://hvsepc.org/
Provides resources and strategies to parents and guardians of students with disabilities in order to promote meaningful involvement in their children’s education programs. Services are provided to families within the Hudson Valley region including Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan and Orange Counties.

Mid-Hudson Regional Early Childhood Direction Center
Support for families, educators and professionals working with children with developmental delays and disablities from birth through age five.

PULSES (Parents United Learning the Special Education System)
Connects special education families to existing resources and support systems in the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension  offers educational opportunities and resources designed to help empower individuals and families to improve the quality of their lives, become competent consumers and build better communities.

Orange County Youth Bureau: Children, Youth, and Family Service Directory (pdf)

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

Albert Wisner Public Library
Our beautiful library in Warwick was rated the #1 small library in America! It has an amazing children’s room with extensive programming.  It’s a great place for meeting other parents and kids.

Warwick Community Center
The Warwick Valley Community Center is a multi-purpose community center that includes a highly-praised pre-school program, community enrichment classes, after school programs for children and teens, a bi-monthly film series and a venue for concerts and theater. In addition, the center is a popular meeting place for non-profit community groups throughout the region. Other activities and programs include: Jewelry-Making, Cooking, Piano, Arts & Crafts, Music Theory for children, teens and adults. The Center is also home to the Warwick Kennel Club, LaMonteil Dance Studio and the Greenwood Lake Theatre Group. The Center offers movies for all ages. The  Doc Fry Music Sessions feature bands and concerts — starting with mid-teens on up. The Community Center is located at 11 Hamilton Avenue, Warwick NY 10990.

Family Central is an all-volunteer, non-profit Parenting Support Network for parents and care-givers of children from birth through adolescence. Our grassroots movement based in Warwick, NY provides parenting information, resources, and workshops that address the developmental needs of children and the many challenges today’s families face.

Community 2000 is a matrix for people and ideas in the Town of Warwick. It is a 501c3 with a kindly Board of Directors who encourage people with interests, passions and ideas to get them going. It offers backroom support, so good new ideas can grow. It make getting involved pretty easy.

Orange County Land Trust offers nature events, guided tours and community social events for families.  The mission of the Orange County Land Trust is to preserve the fields, forests, wetlands, ridgelines and river corridors in and around Orange County for the benefit of people.  http://www.oclt.org/events/

Sustainable Warwick has carried forward the task of preserving and sustaining Warwick’s rural character by starting a series of community initiatives.

Project Knomad
Inspired by Ian Sharp’s legacy of meditation in action – working with our youth and community through art, music, love of skateboarding and fun! We are friends and family of Ian Sharp who have come together to keep his vision alive! It is our intention to create a space of creativity, self-expression, skill-sharing and fun, where all ages can come together and have a good time.

Wickham Works
Mission is to enrich our community by providing a workspace and materials exchange where new and experienced makers can learn, collaborate, offer workshops, and spark new business opportunities.

Warwick Playground Dreams
Warwick Playground Dreams is a non-profit organization comprised of dedicated parents and community members. Our mission is to work together to realize our dreams, and those of our children, for a new playground(s) in the Town of Warwick.

Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition is a group of concerned citizens working to engage parents, youth and community partners in reducing the use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs amongst minors in Warwick using evidence-based and promising practices and environmental strategies. They meet the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 for about an hour at the WV Community Center or another venue of the Coalition members.

Warwick Community Kitchen Serves monthly dinners to anyone that is in need of food or would just like some fellowship with neighbors!

BackPack Snack Attack is an outreach program of the Warwick Reformed Church that feeds nearly 300 school children in Warwick Township.

Meals on Wheels
provides economical, nutritious meals for anyone within the village of Warwick and nearby areas who is temporarily or permanently unable to provide their own meals.  The organization operates under the auspices of the Warwick Ecumenical Council.  Mount Alverno kitchen provides the freshly prepared meals for daily delivery. The phone number for Meals on Wheels is 845-986-3389.

Warwick Friendly Visitors Program
By simply driving someone to a doctor’s appointment or by talking with them, you can help a neighbor feel more connected to their community. Volunteers can be any age, so it’s ideal for anyone who desires to help neighbors. For more information relating to volunteering, call the Friendly Visitor Program at 845-986-1124.  Launched with the help of Jewish Family Services of OC.

Hudson Valley Hour Exchange:  HVHE is a grass-roots, hyper-local system of NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS.  HVHE is a community of people who support each other by exchanging services via a web-based system which employs the hour as the unit of exchange.

Warwick Valley CommonPlace
Social Network dedicated to the residents of the Town, Villages, and Hamlets of Warwick, NY.  CommonPlace strives to promote open dialog, sharing of interests, support, and information exchange, among the residents of Warwick.

GroWarwick: Follow for opportunities to get involved, gather, have your voice heard & create momentum for change.

Orange County, NY Pride
LGBTQPAQ friendly events and places.

The Thrall Library Community Organizations database contains contact information for community organizations located within (or serving citizens in) Orange County, NY. You can search by keyword or browse.  Click here to search Warwick only.

LOCAL PUBLICATIONS:

Warwick Valley Living:  a premier online magazine promoting and connecting the best in our community. Contains an extensive listing of events, workshops.

The Dispatch: Local newspaper

The AdvertiserLocal newspaper

Hudson Valley Parent
Online and magazine resource for Hudson Valley parents. Their goal is to empower families to raise healthy, happy children.

Warwickinfo.net provides listings for many local businesses, events, clubs & organizations.

DIRT Magazine:  Local Publication – Healthy Living from the Ground Up