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Resources and Links

Websites and contact information for area residents looking for help, information, activities and more.

Family Services

Helping Our Families Guide – Dutchess County publishes an annual guide to all the resources available for children and families. Click here to download the 2016 Guide.
WIC – support and services for Women, Infants and children, including pregnant women and teens. Includes extra food, breastfeeding support, and help getting other services.
Astor Foundation early childhood programs consist of comprehensive early childhood developmental preschool services and early intervention services to children ages 0-5 years and their families.
Dutchess County Youth Services provides and encourages services which strengthen family life and by supporting families in their essential function of nurturing the youth's overall development.
Northeast-Millerton Library offers a book forum and online book club.

Social Services / Support Services

Dutchess Community Action Partnership: for help with rent and utilities, prescriptions, food and clothing, and much more. Local advocates in northeastern Dutchess County: Nyvette Ryese-Scialpi, 845-264-4675 or Mariella Ribbick, 845-235-5713.
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region builds a strong, healthy community by raising resources and developing relationships that make a measurable difference in people's lives.
Grace Smith House offers shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children in need of safety and protection. 518-789-6977.
Social Services of Dutchess County operates employment programs for recipients of temporary assistance.
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) provides assistance with home energy needs for low income, older individuals and families.
Dutchess Outreach: meets temporary basic needs of individuals and families when no other resources are available. (845) 454-3792.
Hudson Valley Mental Health: Promotes mental well-being and advances recovery from mental illness by providing a range of rehabilitation, supportive, case management, education, advocacy and drop-in services for adults, children, youths and families. Help Line: 845-485-9700.
National Alliance on Mental Illness provides free classes for friends and family of people suffering with mental illness. (845)832-6368
Mediation Center of Dutchess County: conflict prevention, management, & resolution services to benefit individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in Dutchess County. 845-471-7213.
Dutchess County Office for the Aging plans, coordinates and provides an array of community-based services to the elderly and persons who require assistance in the long-term care system, in an effort to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.

Cultural Services

Dutchess County Arts Council is a private, nonprofit arts service organization that promotes and coordinates cultural activity and development in Dutchess County.
Dyson Foundationmakes grants to worthy organizations, innovative programs, and compelling causes in what they believe to be the best tradition of American family philanthropy.
The Community Foundation of Dutchess County channels much needed resources to community organizations and offer a wide variety of scholarship opportunities to high school seniors throughout Dutchess County.

Latino/Immigration Issues

Catholic Charities: Bilingual caseworkers to help with information and referral, emergency assistance with rent, utilities, transportation, food and clothing, counseling, ministry to the deaf, citizenship, and much more. Open to all: 845-452-1400.
Immigration Hotline: 800-566-7636
Hudson River Health Care: Farm Worker's outreach program, dental care, and other health services. 845-373-9006 in Amenia.


Dutchess One Stop, the Department of Labor One-Stop, provides free job posting services, resources and training, and many other services for job seekers and employers
JobZone: A free interactive resource to help adults manage their careers. 877-226-5724

Health Care

Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully.
Hudson River Health Care is a nationally recognized network of community Health Centers in the Hudson Valley and Long Island. We provide high quality health, dental, behavioral, and community services that are free or low cost for individuals and families.
Maternal Infant Services Network is dedicated to family and community health and wellness, providing a wide range of services to pregnant women and families. MISN can help you enroll in Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid and other health insurance, and has regular office hours at NECC. 1-800-453-4666 and ask for Lynda or Vivian for more information. Bilingual staff available.