Social Services

Suicide Hotline: (845) 485-9700 or (877) 485-9700 or TTY (845) 486-2700

211 Hudson Valley Region – Call 2-1-1 for referrals to social service agencies

Business 
Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows (GET)

Children, Youth & Families
Astor Services for Children & Families
Catharine Street Community Center
Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.
Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie 
Community Family Development Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County: Family
Dutchess County Division of Youth Services
Girl Scouts – Heart of the Hudson
Juvenile Aid Bureau, Town of Poughkeepsie
Liberty Partnerships Program (Marist College)
Mad Dads
Mill Street Loft 
River Haven

Civil Rights
Dutchess County Human Rights Commission

Community Funding
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley 
United Way of Dutchess County

Disabilities & Special Needs
Abilities First
Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley
The ARC Dutchess
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities: Capital District & Hudson Valley
Greystone Programs
Lighthouse International
Maranatha Human Services
New Horizons Resources, Inc.
MidHudson Regional Hospital Special Needs Preschool
Taconic Resources for Independence

Domestic Abuse
Grace Smith House

Emergency & Homeless Services
Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County: emergency fuel service, food pantry
Daily Food Pantries & Community Meals (Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extension)
Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services: public assistance, housing, protective services
Dutchess Outreach: advocacy, Poughkeepsie Plenty Fresh Market
Emergency  & Transitional Housing: overnight shelter
Family Partnership Center: location of many emergency & homeless services
Gannett House: case management for persons in emergency housing
Hudson River Housing: short and long-term housing, City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 services
Lunch Box: free lunch Monday through Friday at the Family Partnership
Mental Health America of Dutchess County: Homeless Individuals
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York – Dutchess County Agencies
River Haven: emergency housing for homeless teens
Salvation Army (Poughkeepsie)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
To God Be The Glory Food Ministries: food pantry
Town of Poughkeepsie Section 8 Housing

Employment & Job Training
Dutchess One Stop: Dutchess County Jobs & Career Center 

Family Planning
Birthright International – Click the “Locations” link for local contact information
Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley
Good Counsel Homes
Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley

High School Equivalency (formerly GED)
Dutchess BOCES – 2016-2017 Literacy Offerings
Dutchess Community College Industry and Continuing Education – High School Equivalency

Housing
Hudson River Housing
Poughkeepsie Public Housing Authority
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County
River Haven

Legal Services & Mediation
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Mediation Center of Dutchess County

Literacy
Literacy Connections

Rape & Crime Victims
Family Services

Religious & Interfaith Organizations
Catholic Charities
Dutchess County Interfaith Council
Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

Seniors
Alzheimer’s Association: Hudson Valley Chapter
Dutchess County Office for the Aging
Hudson Valley Home Matters 
Lutheran Care Center at Concord Village
Meals on Wheels of Greater Poughkeepsie
Nursing Homes in New York State
St. Simeon Foundation

Veterans
Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (Hudson River Housing)

Volunteering
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dutchess County
Volunteer Opportunities (United Way of the Dutchess/Orange Region)
Volunteer Opportunities in Dutchess County (Dutchess County Government)