Our Mission:


“To provide the citizens of Greene and Columbia Counties with an efficient way of resolving every-day disputes.”


Since 1987, Common Ground has been under contract with the NYS Unified Court System to provide mediation and alternative dispute resolution services to Greene and Columbia Counties.



Have questions about Common Ground and mediation in general?  All the answers you're looking for (and more!) are here, from the history of our organization to the basic tennants of mediation, as well as mini-bios of our staff members and mediators


Common Ground provides a range of services to the communities of Greene and Columbia Counties.  We offer  of mediation and co-parenting classes; training; conflict coaching; Raise the Age Restorative Services.   Here you'll find everything you need to know about the programs that Common Ground offers.

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PLEASE NOTE:  We know that during these very stressful times, we are finding that we need to negotiate things we'd never imagined before COVID-19 hit us; working from; kids under-foot; neighbors irritable and less considerate of noise; hard to control our kids; job loss; arguments between landlord and tenants.  We are here to help and available to mediate, provide conflict coaching or offer other dispute resolution services via teleconference and Zoom.  Please call the office at 518 943 0523 or email us at info@commongroundinc.org. 

While we're all at home, living with our families, or living alone, managing work, nor not managing work, managing friends and family from a distance, the work of Marshall Rosenberg as interpreted by the Chopra Center really resonates with me. Take what you want, leave the rest, but I think no matter how much or how little you take, it will help: https://chopra.com/…/7-steps-for-dealing-with-difficult-peo…

Corona Virus Update:

Common Ground will be operating under limited hours.  We will be providing Intake and  setting up mediations via phone and video conferencing. Please call us at 518 943 0523 and leave a message with your name, the date and time you called and your phone number. PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE US WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! The best way to reach us is by email at info@commongroundinc.org.  Everyone please stay safe. 

Forever Parents:  We are still accepting enrollment for our Forever Parents classes. Please complete the form from the pull-down menu under "Services-Forever Parents." All classes will be held via remote live Webinar. Once we have enough participants, we will contact you with date and time of the class. Please everyone stay safe!  

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11 William Street

Catskill, NY 12414


Tel: 518-943-0523