Community Groups

Potsdam Neighborhood Center

2 Park Street - Civic Center
Potsdam, NY 13676

The mission of the Potsdam Neighborhood Center is to help people in the Potsdam area community move toward self-sufficiency. Obtaining available aid is often a difficult task for individuals and families, yet within our own community lie resources and assistance to help those who need help with the next steps.


As an outreach site of the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program (CDP), the Potsdam Neighborhood Center is supported by CDP funds, as well as by generous contributions by individuals, businesses, organizations, and faith-based groups to help our neighbors to help themselves.



The following are the primary sources of funding used to assist qualified individuals and families through the Potsdam Neighborhood Center:


SeaCommPotsdam Food Co-op
Stewart's Grant (Children's Needs)
Elks Club Lodge #2074
Kiwanis Club of Potsdam 
WalmartFood Bamk of Central NY
Individuals, Businesses & Organizations (Food, Transportation, Prescription, Rental & Utility Assistance, Job Search Assistance)
Potsdam Rotary Club
EFSP Grant (Fuel, Shelter, Food)
Community Services Block Grant (Director's Salary)



Services Provided to Qualified Individuals and Families:

  • Food Pantry
    • Three Day Monthly Package of Nutritious Meals
    • Five Day Emergency Package Four Times Per Year
    • Shelter and Utility Emergencies
    • Personal Care Items (when available: shampoo, diapers, toothpaste, etc.)
    • Care & Share Program (offered through National Grid)
    • Family Development Program
    • Advocacy
    • Phone, Fax, Copier Use
    • Food Sense
  • Information and Referral Services Available by Outside Agencies
    • Computer Information
    • Health Insurance Assistance (offered by: Fidelis Information [Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid]) 
    • Vocational Rehabilitation (offered by: Access VR)
  • Referral to Other Agencies and Organizations
  • Work/Training Experiences Available
    • Senior Community Services Employment Program (for persons over 55)
    • Work Experience Program (DSS)
    • Volunteer Experiences
    • Community Service
  • Computer Access for Online Job Searches, Resume Building and Educational Resources
Potsdam Neighborhood Center
Daisy Cox
2 Park Street - Civic Center
Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone: 315-265-3920
Fax: 315-265-3920
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Website Contact: Ron Tischler
2 Park Street - Civic Center
P.O. Box 5168
Potsdam, NY 13676
Phone: 315-265-7480
Fax: 315-265-3149
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Printed On May 28, 2023