CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, Inc. (Clifton Park, NY)


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Organization Address

  • Organization Name:CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, Inc.
  • Address:5 Municipal Plaza
    Clifton Park, NY 12008
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(518) 371-1185
  • Main fax:(518) 373-7997

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  • Mission:
  • CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, (Community Action for Parents, Teens and Interested Neighbors), is a non-profit, grassroots, community action agency that serves as an advocate for the unmet needs of disadvantaged children and families in Saratoga County. For over 34 years, CAPTAIN has created dynamic programs and services that are able to meet the changing needs of our community and address serious social issues such as; homelessness, poverty, education, hunger and family conflict.

    CAPTAIN has approached these issues with such well known programs and services as:

    • Elementary and Adolescent Help-Lines (Teen Talk and Phone Friend), a crisis hotline for teens that is manned by teen volunteers.
    • Youth Drop-In Centers (Turf Mobile Home Community in Halfmoon and Teen Drop-in Center in Corinth and Ballston Spa) a Community Centers and Drop-In locations for low-income and at-risk youth. Offers after-school enrichment and mentoring programs, homework help and tutoring, summer programs, Head Start program, delinquency prevention programs and many other social intervention programs.
    • Street Outreach Program, a community outreach program for at-risk and homeless youth. Finding children on the streets and providing them with shelter, information, referrals and services to help them exit the streets.
    • Runaway and Homeless Emergency Youth Shelter, a short-term crisis shelter for runaway and homeless youth. A NYS certified program with trained staff that help teens 13-17 years of age with safe living situation until the time that a more permanent living situation can be arranged with family members or other safe alternative.
    • Youth Leadership Programs (CAPTeens), the teen volunteer arm of CAPTAIN organization. Teens organize and run volunteer activities, fundraisers and other activities that support the programs and services of CAPTAIN. A leadership development program that provides youth the opportunity to volunteer in their community and learn about philanthropy.
    • Community Outreach, Information and Referrals to citizens and families of Saratoga County.
    • Family Assistance, a program of family support that provides low-income families access to our emergency food pantry, emergency rental and utility assistance, holiday giving program, and many other support programs.
    o The Family Development Program, a mentoring program that works with eligible low-income families, or single head-of-household parents, on budgeting, financial literacy, financial planning and many other issues that can help individuals gain confidence and financial self-sufficiency.
    • Conflict Resolution Support Services
    • Community Education services.

    In 2010, CAPTAIN provided 21,764 units of service to youth and families in Saratoga County. Units of service include bed nights for homeless children, emergency food pantry access, a child helped with homework during the after-school enrichment, a family assisted to stay in their home to prevent eviction and many other services CAPTAIN provided those in need within the community.

    Our mission is to provide services necessary to address youth and families in need through social, educational and prevention programs, which encourage personal and social development. CAPTAIN strives to build resilient, emotionally healthy and self-sufficient families.

  • History:
  • In 1977, a group of concerned parents came together to create a grassroots organization to help troubled teens. Since then, CAPTAIN has developed into one of the most recognized and highly respected, volunteer driven human service organizations, serving the principal needs of youth and families in Saratoga County. CAPTAIN continues to be at the forefront of the social issues that affect the less fortunate, disadvantaged, underserved and neglected within our community.

    CAPTAIN was started by a concerned group of parents, teachers and school administrators, and others within the community to address issue of teen drug and alcohol use. This partnership and coalition of interested parties developed and matured to tackle larger community issues. In 1983, CAPTAIN became incorporated as a 501(c)(3), and became eligible for donations and grant funding. This represented a pivotal moment in the organizations history and began a long and wonderful journey to providing aid, help and intervention into the lives of those less fortunate in our area. As the years passed, CAPTAIN became synonymous with developing, managing and administrating quality programs and services that dealt with difficult issues on a community level. We served hundreds of individuals, children and families. We continued to grow and began to pursue foundation grants, as well as federal and state grant opportunities. We were awarded several key funding opportunities and were able to expand and increase our services.

    In 1996, CAPTAIN launched an ambitious endeavor that became a seminal moment in our organizations history. We purchased a residential home and began the painstaking process of renovation and conversion to become a Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. In 1998, CAPTAIN opened the Youth Shelter to the public and started providing emergency shelter for runaway, homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless. The Youth Shelter has become the leading program for our organization and helped define our role within our community and the region.

    CAPTAIN continues to be the leading agency to address the unmet needs of some of the most vulnerable populations within our region. Further, we have become a leading advocate for the rights and issues surrounding youth homelessness. We are on leading members of the Campaign to End Homelessness in the Capitol Region of New York, and serve as a voting member of the New York State Office of Children and Families Runaway and Homeless Youth Advisory Committee.

    CAPTAIN will continue to champion the needs of those less fortunate and be the agency that individuals, children and families who are struggling can turn to for help and intervention. We provide programs and services that empower, encourage, support and enrich the lives of people we serve with the ultimate goal of creating self-sufficiency.

  • Year established:1977
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Claire Brown
    Patty Kilgore
    Carl Anderson
    William Long, Ph. D.
    Patti Ellis
    AnaMaria Bonar
    Lisa Lengyel
    Diane Foody
    James Murphy III
    Karyl Camardo
    Joseph Rossi, Jr.
    Gail Ziegler
    Rodger Kirsopp
    Mario Pecoraro
    James Marco
    Thomas Savino
    Gina Stalica
    Jenny Appel
    Douglas Skinner

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Susan Malinowski

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Andy Gilpin, Director of Program Services
    Carrie Jackson, Director of Finance
    Ricardo Phipps, Shelter Administrator
    Kathie Chank, Outreach Coordinator


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:14-1637304

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:141637304
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:5 MUNICIPAL PLAZA
  • Organization City:CLIFTON PARK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:12065-3982
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1983
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):296
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Community center
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P120
  • Asset Amount:$1,363,197
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,867,004
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,834,245
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:52:47 am

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