Social Services

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

Suicide Hotline – Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene:  (845) 485-9700 or (877) 485-9700 or TTY (845) 486-2700

AIDS Services

AIDS Related Community Services (ARCS)
Catharine Street Community Center – Scroll down to “HIV/AIDS Medical Case Management”
Dutchess County Department of Health: Ryan White Part A Program
Dutchess County HIV Health Services Planning Council
Hudson River HealthCare/ Poughkeepsie Atrium


Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrow (GET)

Children, Youth & Families

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

Civil Rights

Dutchess County Human Rights Commission

Community Funding

Community Foundation of Dutchess County
United Way of Dutchess County

Disabilities & Special Needs

Abilities First
Down Syndrome Association of Hudson Valley
Dutchess ARC
Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office – Scroll down for regional centers.
Greystone Programs
Lighthouse International
Maranatha Human Services, Inc.
New Horizons Resources, Inc.
Saint Francis Hospital Special Needs Preschool Program
Taconic Resources for Independence

Domestic Abuse

Grace Smith House

Emergency & Homeless Services

Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County: emergency fuel service, food pantry
Dutchess County Coalition for the Homeless: provides overnight shelter
Dutchess County Department of Social Services: public assistance, housing, protective services
Dutchess Outreach: free lunch on Sundays at the Family Partnership, advocacy, furniture exchange, emergency funds
Family Partnership Center: location of many emergency & homeless services
Gannett House: case management for persons in emergency housing
Homeless and MICA Services (Mental Health America of Dutchess County)
Hudson River Housing: short and long-term housing, City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 services
Hunger Action Network of New York State – Dutchess County Emergency Food Program Directory
Lunch Box: free lunch Sunday through Friday at the Family Partnership
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York – Dutchess County Agencies
River Haven: emergency housing for homeless teens
Salvation Army, (845) 471-1210
To God Be The Glory Ministries (food pantry), (845) 452-5525
Town of Poughkeepsie Section 8 Housing

Employment & Job Training

Dutchess Works
Dutchess BOCES

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Dutchess BOCES – English as a Second Language (ESL) – Scroll down to “Free English Classes”
Dutchess Community College Industry and Continuing Education – English as a Second Language
Literacy Connections – Scroll down to the “ESL Literacy Learning Drop In Centers
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

GED (General Equivalency Diploma)

Dutchess BOCES – GED
Dutchess Community College Industry and Continuing Education – General Education Diploma

Hispanic Organizations

Somos la Llave del Futuro
PO Box 476
Millerton NY 12546
(845) 675-8045

Latinos Unidos of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
PO Box 3281
Newburgh NY 12550
845-565-4812 (NY Office)


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


Catholic Charities: Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

Legal Services & Mediation

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Mediation Center of Dutchess County


Literacy Connections

Mental Health

Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene
Hudson River Psychiatric Center
Mental Health America of Dutchess County
National Alliance on Mental Illness – New York State
Rehabilitation Support Services
Suicide Hotline Dutchess County Helpline – (845) 485-9700 or (877) 485-9700 or TTY (845) 486-2700
Suicide Crisis Telephone Numbers for New York State by County

Migrant Services

Rural & Migrant Ministries

Rape & Crime Victims

Family Services

Religious & Interfaith Organizations

Catholic Charities
Dutchess County Interfaith Council
Jewish Federation of Dutchess County


Alzheimer’s Association – Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter
Dutchess County Division of Aging Services
Hudson Valley Home Matters 
Lutheran Care Center at Concord Village
Meals on Wheels
Nursing Homes in New York State
St. Simeon Properties

Substance Abuse

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Al-Anon and Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous
Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Treatment Facilities in New York
Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene

Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers, Inc. (MARC)
Narcotics Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous

Support Groups

Support Group Listing – from the Poughkeepsie Journal “Community Almanac”


Dutchess County Veterans Service Agency


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