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United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region

Funding provided by the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.

If you or someone you know needs help and you don't see it listed here, call us - we have a library of resources in and around Dutchess County and we'll be happy to help you find the assistance you need.

Other Resources (Also see our Links page.) The following agencies and organizations may be able to provide further assistance.

2-1-1 line: information, referrals, and personalized assistance with just about anything. Call 211, toll free, from any landline and most cellphones, 24-7

Alzheimer’s Association: Support and respite care. (845)471-2655

Catholic Charities: help with immigration issues and other crises. (845) 452-1400

Dutchess County Division of Senior Services: Meals on Wheels (Amenia), information on home care, housing options, and referrals to other services. (845)486-2555

Dutchess County Community Action Agency: food pantry, prescription assistance, fuel survivors club. (845)452-5104

Dutchess Outreach: Emergency financial assistance. (845)454-3792

HEAP (Home Energy Assistance program): 800-342-3009

Mental Health America (Dutchess Co.): (845)473-2500


Jessica Raymond
Jessica Raymond
Counselor Advocate
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Community Services and Partners

Through partnerships with many Countywide and regional organizations, NECC is able to offer a wide range of community services. Many of our partners keep office hours at NECC to better serve northeastern Dutchess County.

Our current schedule is as follows.

• Mondays and Thursdays
Melissa Piscitello
Dutchess Community Action
(845) 235-5713 for appointments

Assistance with DSS applications, food, clothing, prescriptions, filling out forms, rent, utilities and more.

• Mariana Duenas
Catholic Charities Community Services
(845) 452-1400 ext. 4215
Immigration, financial assistance in a crisis, family support.

• Alternate Wednesdays
Ed Towsley
Health Insurance Enrollment
Maternal Infant Services Network
(800) 453-4666 - call for appointment

Also available from NECC

NECC has several ongoing programs that enable low-income members of our community to get extra help and support. From tax preparation help to discounts off your utility bills, just give us a call to learn more about any of these programs and services.

Discount Drug Cards
Utility Bill Vouchers
Income Tax Preparation

Discount Drug Cards: provided by the United Way of Dutchess County, these provide significant discounts on most discount drugs and are accepted at many local pharmacies. Call or stop by between 9-5 to get one.

Utility Bill Vouchers: Thanks to the Holiday Helping Hands Program of the United Way of Dutchess County, we have a limited number of $50 voucher which can be used towards Central Hudson or NYSEG Bills. Only available to residents of Millerton, Amenia, Wassaic, Dover Plains and Pine Plains, in November/December. Have your account number available when you call!