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Emergency Services

Please note: For emergencies in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, dial 911. The numbers listed below are for administrative offices.

Fire and Police Departments

Albany Fire Department 447-7879.

Schenectady Fire Department 382-5141.

Troy Fire Department 270-4471.

Albany Police 438-4000.

Saratoga Springs Police 584-1800.

Schenectady Police 382-5200.

Troy Police 270-4411.

New York State Police 783-3211.

Emergency Rooms

Albany Medical Center 45 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 262-3125.

Albany Memorial Hospital Northern Boulevard and Shaker Road, Albany, 471-3221.

Ellis Hospital 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, 243-4000.

St. Clare’s Hospital 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, 382-2000.

St. Peter’s Hospital 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, 525-1550.

Samaritan Hospital 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, 271-3300.

Saratoga Hospital 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 587-3222.

Seton Health Center 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, 268-5000.

Acute Care Clinics

First Care 363 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9911.

First Stop Medical Care 1971 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-2597.

Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center 900 Lark Drive, Albany, 465-4771.

Hotlines

AIDS Council 445-AIDS, 445-2437.

Damien Center Albany, 449-7119; Schenectady, 374-0848; Troy, 270-9170. Area community drop-in centers offering support and activities for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Domestic Violence Shelter Equinox, 432-7865.

Drug Abuse Services Hope House, 465-2441.

Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222.

Rape crisis hotlines Albany County, 447-7716; Saratoga County, 587-2336; Schenectady County, 346-2266; Rensselaer County, 271-3257.

Substance Abuse Counseling Equinox, 434-6135.

Suicide Prevention Samaritans, 689-4673.

YWCA Services to Families in Violence 374-3394.

Planned Parenthood

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

Appointment line for all centers: 434-5678.

Albany 259 Lark St., 434-5678.

Hudson 190 Fairview Ave., 828-4675.

Troy 200 Broadway, 274-5640.

Planned Parenthood Health Services

Clifton Park 1673 Route 9, 383-1783.

Saratoga Springs 188 Church St., 584-0041.

Schenectady 414 Union St., 374-5353.

Social Action

The brief list below provides info for those inclined to get involved in the community and social change.

AIDS Council of Northeastern New York 927 Broadway, Albany. 434-4686, aidscouncil.org. Provides free, confidential HIV and STD testing, free condoms and safer sex supplies, and services to people living with HIV and AIDS.

Albany Vegetarian Network PO Box 1617, Latham, (578) 686-7486, nyvegetarianexpo.org. Promoting the global health benefits of green, sustainable living, environmental awareness, compassion for animals and all beings and highlighing their relationships to vegetarian and vegan lifesytles.

Capital District Center for Independence 875 Central Ave., South 4, Albany, 459-6422. A nonprofit organization that provides services for the disabled.

Capital District Local First Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga Counties, capitaldistrictlocalfirst.org. Working to promote the locally owned, independent business community of the region. We believe that the locally owned, independent business community plays a vital role in enhancing the social fairness, community spirit, financial vitality, and environmental health of the region.

Center for Law and Justice Pine West Plaza, Bldg 2, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, 427-8361. Advocates for poor communities on issues of police brutality, racism and social justice issues.

Environmental Advocates 353 Hamilton St., Albany, 462-5526, eany.org. Environmental action group.

Gay and Lesbian Community Center 332 Hudson Ave., Albany, 462-6138, cdglcc.org. A community center for the gay and lesbian community in the Capital Region, and a clearinghouse for information about events sponsored by the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council and other groups.

Homeless Action Committee 393 N. Pearl St., Albany, homelessaction.com. 426-0554. Providers of food, clothing and advocacy for Albany’s homeless.

Hunger Action Network of New York State 275 State St., 4th Floor, Albany, 434-7371, hungeractionnys.org. Lobbying and research on a range of hunger issues.

New York Public Interest Research Group 107 Washington Ave., Albany, 436-0876, nypirg.org. Works on a range of public-interest issues, including the environment, good government, campaign-finance reform and consumer advocacy.

Social Justice Center 33 Central Ave., Albany, 434-4037, albanysocialjustice center.org. Umbrella organization of 10 peace and justice groups working on state and local social issues.

United Tenants of Albany 33 Clinton Ave., Albany, 436-8997, united tenantsalbany.org. Direct service and advocacy on tenants’ rights, affordable housing and community investment.

Vanderheyden Hall Troy, vanderheyden hall.org. Vanderheyden has been one of the premier youth, individual and family services agencies located in the Capital Region of New York State for 175 years.

Places of Worship

Chapel + Cultural Center 2125 Burdette Ave., Troy, 274-7793, chapeland culturalcenter.org. Multipurpose performing arts and spiritual center. Home to the Roman Catholic University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice.

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany 405 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-7135, albanyuu.org. A welcoming community looking for answers to the great religious questions. Come as you are; come with whatever you believe. Join our free and responsible search.

Terra Nova Church 409 River St., Troy, 833-0504, terranovachurch.org. Expressing the ancient truths of Christ in a culturally relevant way through teaching, music, art and media. Member of the Acts 29 Network. Small group worship and student programming available.

Legal Services

Sutton Law Firm 323 Hamilton St., Albany, 465-1862. Specializing in DWIs, traffic, criminal defense, matrimonial and family law, personal injury, social security disability, real estate closings, trusts and estates.

Auto Mechanics

Precision Volvo Sales and Service 220 Central Ave., Albany, 346-5581, precisionalbany.com. Serving all Volvo models and other European makes. Factory level training and diagnostics. Also sell a full line of other make vehicles. See website for inventory.

Transportation

Air

Albany International Airport Call airlines individually if you need specific information. General information: 242-2299. albanyairport.com

Bus

Adirondack Trailways Bus Lines 34 Hamilton St., Albany, 427-7060; 22 State St., Schenectady, 800-776-7548.

Capital District Transit Authority For bus information, 482-8822; for STAR information, 482-2022.

Greyhound Bus Lines 34 Hamilton St., Albany, 434-8461; 22 State St., Schenectady, 346-6113; 133 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7490. For fare and schedule information, call (800) 229-9424.

Limo Services

Premiere Transportation 456 N. Pearl St., Albany, 459-6123. A full-service limo company featuring a stretch Excursion that will boggle the mind.

Rail

Amtrak 525 East St., Rensselaer, 462-5763; 332 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 346-8651; 26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, 587-8354. For reservations and information, call (800) 872-7245.

Taxis

Airport Yellow Cab 869-2258, 869-2259.

Albany Yellow Cab runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; 434-2222.

Amtrak Yellow Cab Rensselaer, 433-0300.

Black & White Cab System Troy, 272-6961.

Buzzy’s Taxi Albany, 433-8888.

Capitaland Taxi runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; Albany: 453-8888; Colonie-Guilderland-Latham: 456-8294; Schenectady: 372-7777; Troy: 273-6666.

Colonie Checker Cab runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; 456-8800.

Duffy’s Taxi Albany, 433-8400.

Green and White Taxi Albany, 455-8888.

OK Taxi Albany, 482-5555.

Saratoga Central Dispatch 24-hour service. 584-2700.

Yankee Doodle Taxi runs 24 hours a day in Albany and southern Rensselaer County; 465-8188.

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