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Franklin Community Center

About Franklin Community Center, Inc.

Our mission is to work collaboratively with individuals and other agencies to provide services that will improve the quality of life and foster a sense of neighborhood, community and family for all people.

Franklin Community Center, a non-profit human service agency located at 10 Franklin Street in Saratoga Springs, New York provides basic needs and services to less fortunate individuals and families in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles and positive changes.  We have been providing efficient and effective services in our area for over 25 years.

Despite the glamorous and affluent reputation Saratoga Springs has in the minds of many, as in most cities, there are also those people who struggle to make ends meet every day. The unique and comprehensive approach of Franklin Community Center fosters a sense of family for those in need, without the discomfort of bureaucratic paper work and prying questions. We offer guidance and advocacy, while providing a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Our philosophy is to send people out the door with whatever they came in looking for. We work closely with other agencies, groups and churches in the area to create a user-friendly and effective referral system.

The programs and services we provide include, but are not limited to: safe and affordable housing (17 efficiency apartments for single, low-income individuals, plus two larger apartments over our distribution center); a food pantry; free clothing and furniture distribution; advocacy and referral information; holiday assistance; teenage pregnant and parenting educational classes (M.O.M.) and an after school youth prevention program called Project Lift. As a 501 (c)(3) private, non-profit, we rely heavily on community donations and fund-raisers to continue our efficient and effective services, which serve over 2,000 individuals each year.

With a small staff of only five full-time and three part-time employees, duties often overlap as we collectively strive to make a difference by helping others improve their quality of life with the services we provide. With continued support from the community, our goal is to continue raising awareness of the social and economic problems faced by Saratoga Springs area residents.

Franklin Community Center, Inc.
10 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-9826
Fax: (518) 587-5293
General Information email: info@franklincommunitycenter.org