Family & Children’s Counseling Services expands its Binghamton facility


(Binghamton, NY) – Family & Children’s Counseling Services has announced the expansion of its Binghamton facility. The expansion is a result of the increasing demand in the region for mental health and addiction services. The 9,000 sq. ft. two-story building, to be constructed adjacent to and connected with the agency’s long-time home base on Main Street in Binghamton, will help to better provide services and access for the community. It will create additional space for improved accessibility and consolidation of services. The expansion will also include multiple waiting rooms, an enhanced HVAC/air filtration system, and upgraded IT infrastructure.

Family & Children’s Counseling Services has secured approximately $4 million for the $5 million project from the NYS Department of Health. An additional $600,000 was secured from a NYS Assembly grant, and ARPA funding from Broome County, and the City of Binghamton. Funding opportunities are available to underwrite the remaining cost of this much-needed expansion. A groundbreaking event will be held early fall.

“As the need for services continues to grow, Family & Children’s Counseling Services will now be able to expand and accommodate more clients than ever,” said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. “For 80 years, this agency has helped thousands of families in our community. With the funding we were able to commit, I know the great people at Family & Children’s Counseling Services will serve thousands more for another eight decades and beyond.”

Family & Children’s Counseling Services Founded in 1941 by Esther W. Couper, Family & Children’s Counseling Services is one of the community’s largest providers of human services, assisting people of all ages. In 2020, The Family & Children’s Society merged with Family Counseling Services of Cortland County to become Family & Children’s Counseling Services. Programs include mental health and addiction services, care coordination, housing placement, vocational assistance, and sexual abuse treatment. Visit for more information.