note: For emergencies in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and
Saratoga counties, dial 911. The numbers listed below are
for administrative offices.
and Police Departments
Fire Department 447-7879.
Fire Department 382-5141.
Fire Department 270-4471.
Springs Police 584-1800.
York State Police 783-3211.
Medical Center 45 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 262-3125.
Memorial Hospital Northern Boulevard and Shaker Road,
Hospital 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, 243-4000.
Clare’s Hospital 600 McClellan St., Schenectady, 382-2000.
Peter’s Hospital 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, 525-1550.
Hospital 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy, 271-3300.
Hospital 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, 587-3222.
Health Center 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Troy, 268-5000.
Acute Care Clinics
Care 363 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-9911.
Stop Medical Care 1971 Western Ave., Guilderland, 452-2597.
M. Young Jr. Health Center 900 Lark Drive, Albany, 465-4771.
Council 445-AIDS, 445-2437.
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.
Abuse Services Hope House, 465-2441.
Control Center (800) 222-1222.
crisis hotlines Albany County, 447-7716; Saratoga County,
587-2336; Schenectady County, 346-2266; Rensselaer County,
Abuse Counseling Equinox, 434-6135.
Prevention Samaritans, 689-4673.
Services to Families in Violence 374-3394.
Hudson Planned Parenthood
line for all centers: 434-5678.
259 Lark St., 434-5678.
190 Fairview Ave., 828-4675.
200 Broadway, 274-5640.
Planned Parenthood Health Services
Park 1673 Route 9, 383-1783.
Springs 188 Church St., 584-0041.
414 Union St., 374-5353.
brief list below provides info for those inclined to get involved
in the community and social change.
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.
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.
District Center for Independence 875 Central Ave., South
4, Albany, 459-6422. A nonprofit organization that provides
services for the disabled.
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.
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.
Advocates 353 Hamilton St., Albany, 462-5526, eany.org.
Environmental action group.
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.
Action Committee 393 N. Pearl St., Albany, homelessaction.com.
426-0554. Providers of food, clothing and advocacy for Albany’s
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.
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.
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.
Tenants of Albany 33 Clinton Ave., Albany, 436-8997, united
tenantsalbany.org. Direct service and advocacy on tenants’
rights, affordable housing and community investment.
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.
+ 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
International Airport Call airlines individually if you
need specific information. General information: 242-2299.
Trailways Bus Lines 34 Hamilton St., Albany, 427-7060;
22 State St., Schenectady, 800-776-7548.
District Transit Authority For bus information, 482-8822;
for STAR information, 482-2022.
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.
Transportation 456 N. Pearl St., Albany, 459-6123. A full-service
limo company featuring a stretch Excursion that will boggle
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.
Yellow Cab 869-2258, 869-2259.
Yellow Cab runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; 434-2222.
Yellow Cab Rensselaer, 433-0300.
& White Cab System Troy, 272-6961.
Taxi Albany, 433-8888.
Taxi runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; Albany:
453-8888; Colonie-Guilderland-Latham: 456-8294; Schenectady:
372-7777; Troy: 273-6666.
Checker Cab runs 24 hours a day throughout the area; 456-8800.
Taxi Albany, 433-8400.
and White Taxi Albany, 455-8888.
Taxi Albany, 482-5555.
Central Dispatch 24-hour service. 584-2700.
Doodle Taxi runs 24 hours a day in Albany and southern
Rensselaer County; 465-8188.
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