New in the Youth Department

Sodus Point Park Beach will be opening for swim on Saturday and Sunday’s, starting Saturday May 27th.

Tuesday June 27th the beach will be opening up for 7 days a week.

Sodus Point Park beach will be open for Memorial Day on May 29th.

Beach opens for swim at 11am and closes at 7pm, weather/beach conditions permitting.

If you have any further questions please feel free to call (315) 946-5624


On days the beach is open please contact them directly during business hours at (315) 483-4459.

Kinship Care

Kinship care refers to grandparents, other relatives, and even family friends who are caring for children. While some relatives are foster parents, most kinship caregivers are not and privately provide full-time care for children.

For all kinship families in New York State, the Kinship Navigator provides information, referrals, and assistance via its website and a toll-free telephone line at 877-454-6463. The Kinship Navigator provides information on a wide range of kinship topics, including:

  • Federal and State Laws about Kinship Care
  • Financial Assistance Grants for Kinship Families
  • National, State, and Local Resources and Services for Kinship Families

The Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) is designed for a foster child to achieve a permanent placement with a relative who had been the child's foster parent for at least six months. This program provides financial support and in most cases medical coverage for the child, beginning with the child's discharge from foster care to the guardian. The level of financial support is similar to the maintenance payments received while the child was in foster care.