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LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Ulster County, New York & Beyond
(unless otherwise noted, all phone #s are in 845 area code)

A Wide Range Of Local Community Resources,
Including
Emergency Information, Medical, Health & Human Services,
Animal Services, Caregiver & Senior Services, Employment Links,
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d Care, Schools & Camps Links, Disaster Relief, And Much More

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Alexander Technique
Animal & Pet Resources

Assisted Living/Nursing/Home Healthcare
Business Organizations & Chambers
Camps (Day Camps)
Caregiver Resources
Child Care
Clubs & Other Community Organizations
Disaster Relief & Storm PreparednessEMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Employment
Food Pantries & Other Assistance
Government - County, State, Federal
Health - Medical
Health - Mental Health

Hospitals & Medical Facilities
Housing Services
Legal Services
Lessons & Enrichment Activities
Libraries in Ulster County

Schools, Literacy, Training & Education
Optometrists
Refuse & Recycling
Senior Services
Shelters
Shoes & Orthotics
Telephone Services
Transportation Services
Veterans' Services
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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

POLICE, FIRE, AMBULANCE, 911


CRIME VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Crime Victim/Rape/Domestic Violence -
Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Hotline 845-340-3443 (M-F 9am-5pm);
After hours & weekends 845-340-3442
Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline, NYS 1-800-942-6906

DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES
Click Here for Disaster Relief & Storm Preparedness Resources

POISON CONTROL CENTER
1-800-222-1222

RABIES INFORMATION
Ulster County Health Dept. 845-340-3010 (Specify to the Operator that you are calling about Rabies information);
Emergency After Hours 845-334-2145


SHELTERS
845-338-2370 (24 Hour Hotline)

SUICIDE, EMERGENCY & CRISIS HOTLINE
24-Hour Crisis Hotline 845-338-2370
Family of Woodstock 845-679-2485
New Paltz 845-255-8801, 845-255-8807
Ellenville 845-647-2443, 845-647-5700

VETERAN'S CRISIS HOTLINE
1-888-823-9656; 1-800-273-8255


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ANIMAL & PET SERVICES

LOST AND FOUND PETS:

Lost and found pets can be posted on Lost Pets of the Hudson Valley on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LostPetsOfTheHudsonValley
This site has good results for connecting owners with their lost animals. 

ANIMAL CONTROL:


If animal or person is in immediate danger, call 911.

• Hurley, Dog Control 845-331-6240
• Gardiner, Dog Control 914-388-2892 (Andy Lewis)
• Kingston, Animal cruelty calls should be directed to the Ulster County SPCA 845-331-5377; Dog Control - Connect with Kingston Police Dept. 845-331-1671
• Marbletown, Shelter/Dog Control 845-389-2205 Ed Hintz
• Plattekill, Dog Control 845-443-3356; Emergency # for Dog Control Police Dept. 845-691-8473
• Rosendale, Dog Control 845-389-2205 Ed Hintz
• Saugerties, Animal Control 845-679-0339; Emergency # for Dog Control Saugerties Police Dept. 845-246-9800
• Wawarsing, Dog Control 845-626-5979; After 5pm and holiday/weekends call
845-464-0392 

ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS & SHELTERS:

Catskill Animal Sanctuary (Farm Animals only)
845-336-8447, www.casanctuary.org

Diana's Cat Shelter, Accord
845-626-0221

Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, Accord
845-687-7619, www.animalsforadoption.org

Saugerties / Woodstock Animal Shelter
845-679-0339, www.saugertiesanimalshelter.com

Ulster County SPCA
845-331-5377, www.ucspca.org
Animal cruelty calls should be directed to 845-331-5377 EXT. 211

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, High Falls
845-247-5700, www.woodstocksanctuary.org

FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSES:

See Recreation Page / Fishing and Hunting Licenses
www.thecommunityguide.net/recreation.html#fishhunt

WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS AND RESOURCES:

Wildlife Rehabilitators provide information & help in caring for orphaned and injured wild animals, bringing them back to health, and then returning them back to the wild. Rehabilitators will accept all animals unless specified.

NYS DEC Region 3,
• Information and referrals to local wildlife rehabilitators.
Wildlife: 845-256-3098, General: 845-256-3000, www.dec.ny.gov/animals/261.html

Ravensbeard Wildlife Rehab Center/Ellen Kalish
•  Accepts raptors, wading birds, water fowl, game birds. Educational programs.
845-901-0633, www.ravensbeard.org  

Wildlife Watch
• Provides education and referrals to local wildlife rehabilitators.
Hotline: 1-877-WILDHELP (1-877-945-3435), 845-256-1400, www.wildwatch.org

Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator:
www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/sls_searches/index.cfm?p=live_rehab


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BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS & CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK)
• The Business Alliance of Kingston (B.A.K.) is a coalition of business leaders from Kingston's three business districts, Uptown, Midtown, and the Rondout.
www.businessallianceofkingston.org

Catskill Watershed Corporation
845-586-1400, www.cwconline.org

Central Catskill Chamber of Commerce
845-586-3300, www.centralcatskills.com


Ellenville-Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce
845-647-4620, www.ewcoc.com

Esopus Business Alliance
Esopus Business Alliance
845-384-1650, www.esopusbusinessalliance.org

Gardiner Association of Businesses (GAB)
www.gabny.com

High Falls Civic Association
www.highfallscivic.org

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC)
845-220-2244, hvedc.com

City of Kingston Office of Community Development and Strategic Partnerships
845-334-3960, 845334-3924, www.kingston-ny.gov/ecodev

Kingston Waterfront Business Association
http://thekingstonwaterfront.com

League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region
845-340-2003, http://midhudson.ny.lwvnet.org

Meet Me In Marlborough
845-616-7824, www.meetmeinmarlborough.com

National Organization for Women, Ulster County Chapter
845-688-2169, https://now.org/chapter/ulster-county-now

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561.
845-255-0243, www.newpaltzchamber.org

Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce
845-673-9034, www.pinebushchamberofcommerce.org

Rondout Valley Business Association

Rondout Valley Business Association
845-687-4567, www.RondoutValley.org

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
Email: rosendalechambermarketing@gmail.com
www.rosendalechamber.org

Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce - Discover Saugerties NY
Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
Email: info@discoversaugerties.com

1-800-957-0124, http://discoversaugerties.com

Small Business Development Center, Mid-Hudson
• Serving Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster Counties
845-443-8058, http://mid-hudson.nyssbdc.org

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320, Highland, NY 12528, southernulstercountychamber@gmail.com
William J. Farrell, President, 845-275-8152, Facebook page

Ulster County Board of REALTORS®
845-338-5299, www.ulstercountyboardofrealtors.com

Ulster County Office of Economic Development, Ulster County 
845-340-3556 , http://ulstercountyny.gov/economic-development

Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street., Kingston, NY 12401, info@ulsterchamber.org
845-338-5100, www.ulsterchamber.org

Ulster County Tourism
845-340-3566; 1-800- 342-5826, www.ulstercountyalive.com

Ulster County Women’s Network
ucwnetwork1@gmail.com
845-688-5472, 917-270-3032, Facebook https://ucwn.org

Woman's Club of Saugerties, GFWC
845-246-1484, Website

Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts
845-679-6234, www.woodstockchamber.com


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CAREGIVER RESOURCES

AARP
www.aarp.org/benefits-discounts/?category=caregiving

Administration on Aging (AoA)
www.acl.gov/about-acl/administration-aging


Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org

American Cancer Society, Hudson Valley Chapter
• A virtual community where cancer patients and their families can find hope and inspiration. Services include prerecorded discussions, personal stories, discussion boards, chat rooms, secure email, and personal web pages.
845-440-2518, www.cancer.org/Treatment/Caregivers/CopingasaCaregiver/index


Caregiver Action Network
www.caregiveraction.org

Caring Connections of Ulster County
Annual Caregiver Conference; Monthly Caregiver Support Group Meetings held at Hudson Valley Senior Residence, 80 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401; 845-331-0630 (call HVSR to confirm day/time)
845-901-5744, www.caringconnectionsofuc.com/events


Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County
• Respite recreation programs designed to benefit the families of children with disabilities.
845-336-7235, www.cpulster.org/programs/respite

Family Caregiver Alliance
1-800-445-8106, www.caregiver.org

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium
• Stroke/Dementia Caregivers Support Group
845-331-3131 ext. 2339, www.hahv.org/hahv/Stroke-Center.aspx

HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program
Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave., Kingston.
845-339-2071, www.hahv.org/hahv/osp-programs-groups-events.aspx


JFS of Ulster County, NY - Jewish Family Services
JFS - Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
• Support services include in-home social worker, short term counseling, conflict resolution, caregiver support, and grandparents raising grandchildren support groups. Support meetings are held in New Paltz, Saugerties, Kingston, Ellenville, Shandaken and are lead by Licensed Social Workers offering understanding, a safe place to vent and helpful advice about services that can help you to provide the best care for your loved one. The groups are free and open to the public due to funding by the Ulster County Office for the Aging and JFS.
845-338-2980, www.jfsulster.org
http://ulstercountyny.gov/calendar/aging/caregiver-support-group

Meals - Senior Nutrition Program - Home Delivered Meal Service
845-334-5307, www.gatewayindustries.org/food-services/senior-nutrition-program

Meals on Wheels - Woodstock Area
845-679-4656, Additional Details


National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org

National Family Caregiver Association
http://www.caringcommunity.org
http://caregiveraction.org

NY Connects
845-334-5307, www.nyconnects.ny.gov

Office for the Aging - Ulster County
• Support groups for caregivers who look after persons 60 and older.
845-
340-3456. www.ulstercountyny.gov/aging/caregiving


Office for the Aging - Dutchess County
845-486-2555
www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/Aging/AGindex.htm

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley, The
Monthly caregiver support group
914-475-2793, www.midhudsonparkinsons.org

Relatives as Parents Program (R.A.P.P)/Cornell Cooperative Extension
• Provides parenting education, support groups, outreach and activities to people who are raising the child of a relative. Program available for children (RAPP Kidz Club) that meets simultaneously.
845-
340-3990
http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/healthy-communities/relatives-as-parents-program


Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)
• Equipment Loan Closet provides equipment on loan to individuals who cannot afford to buy their own, or if insurance does not cover the cost.
845-331-0541, www.rcal.org

Ulster County Early Intervention
• Respite Program. Provides services for children with special needs including therapy, social work, and respite.
845-
334-5251, www.ulstercountyny.gov/social-services/early-intervention-and-preschool-special-education-programs


Ulster County Veterans Administration:
(845) 340-3190, http://ulstercountyny.gov/veterans-service-agency


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CHILD CARE RESOURCES

Child Care Connections/ Family of Woodstock
• Offers referrals to families looking for legal child care providers in Ulster County.
845-331-7080, 24/7 Hotline: Text or call 845-679-2485, www.ccconnectionsny.org


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CLUBS & OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

4-H Club & Youth Programs/ Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
845-340-3990, http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu

American Legion Memorial Building
845-338-1914
www.facebook.com/pages/American-Legion-Post-150/274305632582081


American Red Cross, Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter
845-471-0200, 1-800-733-2767
www.redcross.org/ny/albany/about-us/mid-hudson-valley-chapter

Americorps, National Service Hotline
1-800-942-2677, www.americorps.gov

Astronomical Association. Mid-Hudson
www.midhudsonastro.org

Catskill Mountain Club
• The CMC is an association of outdoors-people who love to hike, camp, fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, bike, climb and otherwise enjoy nature and non-motorized outdoor recreational pursuits in the Catskill Mountains.
Email: info@catskillmountainclub.org
www.catskillmountainclub.org  

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
845-338-2535, http://communityfoundationshv.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County
845-340-3990, http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu

E-Z Pass, NY
1-800-333-TOLL(8655), www.e-zpassny.com

Horse Council, Ulster County
845-728-2229, www.uchc-ny.org  

Horticulture Hotline & Consumer Horticulture Diagnostic Lab/ Cornell Cooperative
• Gardening and landscaping information, soil tests, insect & plant identification.
845-340-DIRT (3478), http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/gardening

Italian Center
845-454-1492
www.theitaliancenter.com

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS)
845-338-2980, www.jfsulster.org  

The Jewish Federation of Ulster County
845-338-8131, www.ucjf.org

Junior League of Kingston 
• Addresses the needs of children and their families in Ulster County through many diverse services.
845-481-3534, www.juniorleaguekingston.org 

Kaaterskill Postcard Club
845-254-4104

Kiwanis Club:
• Kiwanis Club of Kingston, 845-338-1694, www.kingstonkiwanis.org
• Kiwanis Club of Saugerties,
,www.facebook.com/pages/Kiwanis-Club-of-Saugerties/160548763967218

Knights of Columbus
• Saugerties Chapter, 845-246-2490, www.saugertieskofc.org
• Newburgh Chapter, 845-562-0444, www.kofc444.com

Lions Club:
• Hurley Chapter, www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/hurleyny/index.php
• Kingston Chapter, www.kingstonlions.com
• Rosendale Chapter and Ulster County Sight and Hearing, www.20olions.com/node/19, Bill Brooks, 845-658-9649
• To find a club near you: 630-571-5466,
https://directory.lionsclubs.org/?language=EN,
www.lionsclubs.org

Mid Hudson Mycological Association (Mushroom Geeks)
• Small social organization focused on teaching and learning about all things fungal. Come join us for a walk.
www.midhudsonmyco.org  

Mid-Hudson Vegan Society
845-876-2626, www.hvvegans.org

NYS United Teachers
Kingston, 845-339-4450
Albany Main Headquarters, 518-213-6000
www.nysut.org

ReThink Local
• Providing and encouraging public awareness to buy locally, to sustain the local economy and the value of supporting locally owned independent businesses.
www.rethinklocal.org
www.rethinklocal.org/programs/go-local-hudson-valley

Rondout Rowing Club
845-328-0153, https://rondoutrowingclub.org

Rondout Valley Growers Association
845-626-1532
Davenport Farms, 845-687-0051
Stone Ridge Orchards, 845-687-2587
www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org

Rotary Club:
• Rotary International, 847-866-3000, www.rotary.org
• Hudson Valley, www.rotarydistrict7210.org

Shire of Coill Tuar, East Kingdom
http://coilltuar.eastkingdom.org

The Society for Creative Anachronism
1-800-789-7486, www.sca.org

Sustainable Hudson Valley
www.sustainhv.org

Triathlon Club, Hudson Valley
Coach Mark Wilson, 914-466-9214, www.hvtc.net

United Way of Ulster County
845-331-4199
www.ulsterunitedway.org  


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EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT LINKS:

Ulster County Personnel Dept. and Civil Service Exams
845-340-3550
http://ulstercountyny.gov/personnel/index.html

www.Craigslist.org
Craigslist - Hudson Valley Area
Craigslist - Catskills Area
www.hudsonvalleyhelpwanted.com

www.indeed.com
www.jobsinnewyork.com
www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm
www.labor.state.ny.us/workforcenypartners/osview.asp
http://neuvoo.com
www.ny.gov/services/find-job
www.regionalhelpwanted.com
http://ulsteryouthbuild.weebly.com
www.ziprecruiter.com

JOB TRAINING:

Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows and ABC Latino Media Network
845-790-5004, www.gethudsonvalley.org 

Ulster Works
845-443-8066, www.ulsterworks.com

Ulster YouthBuild
845-331-2381, www.ulsteryouthbuild.weebly.com


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FOOD PANTRIES, SOUP KITCHENS, OTHER ASSISTANCE

LIST OF ULSTER COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES AND SOUP KITCHENS:

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org

www.ulstercorps.org/agencies/food-pantries

http://wellnessrecovery.org/crisis-services/food-shelter


ADDITIONAL FOOD PANTRIES & ASSISTANCE RESOURCES:

Assistance for Persons in the Creative Arts/ Max's Kansas City Project
• Medical, housing, and legal aid to financially distressed individuals in the creative arts. One time grants.
845-481-3416, http://maxskansascity.org

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Cornwall-on-Hudson
845-534-5344, www.foodbankofhudsonvalley.org

Food Stamps (SNAP) Division/ Ulster County Department of Social Services
• SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
The local food stamp district now conducts most interviews by phone or online at
845-334-5200, www.mybenefits.ny.gov 
www.ulstercountyny.gov/social-services/food-stamps-program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
845-340-3965
http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/health-mental-health


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GOVERNMENT - COUNTY, STATE, FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS & LINKS, REPRESENTING ULSTER COUNTY AND NEW YORK:

FOR ULSTER COUNTY SUPERVISORS, MAYORS, REPRESENTATIVES:
View Township websites or connect with individual Township offices.

ULSTER COUNTY CLERK:
244 Fair Street, Kingston, NY
845-340-3288, www.ulstercountyny.gov/countyclerk

ULSTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
244 Fair Street, PO Box 1800, Kingston, NY 12402
845-340-3000, www.ulstercountyny.gov

ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
Mike Hein 845-340-3636; 845-340-3800
www.ulstercountyny.gov/exec/index.html

ULSTER COUNTY LEGISLATURE:
The Ulster County Legislature consists of 23 members elected from
23 single-member legislative districts every 2 years.
845-340-3900, www.ulstercountyny.gov/legislature

Legislative Members:
http://ulstercountyny.gov/legislature/legislative-members

Ulster County Legislature Chairman 
Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr.
845-340-3900

ULSTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
Holly Carnright
275 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401
845-340-3280, www.ulstercountyny.gov/da

STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE:
Barbara D. Underwood
Department of Law, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224   
General Helpline 1-800-771-7755, www.ag.ny.gov

NYS GOVERNOR:
Andrew W. Cuomo, Governor of New York State,
NYS Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224 
518-474-8390
www.governor.ny.gov

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY:
www.assembly.state.ny.us

NYS Assembly Leadership Link:
www.assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=lea

NYS Assembly Members Link:
www.nyassembly.gov/mem

:Local NYS Assembly:

NYS Assemblyman Brian D. Miller, District 101
www.nyassembly.gov/mem/Brian-D-Miller

NYS Assemblyman Chris Tague, District 102
http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Chris-Tague

NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, District 103
www.assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Kevin-A-Cahill

NYS Assembly, District 104
www.nyassembly.gov/mem/Assembly-District-104

NEW YORK STATE SENATE:
www.nysenate.gov

NYS Senator John Bonacic, 42nd District
www.nysenate.gov/senators/john-j-bonacic

NYS Senator George A. Amedore, 46th District 
www.nysenate.gov/senators/george-amedore-jr

NYS Senator William Larkin, Jr., 39th District
www.nysenate.gov/senators/william-j-larkin-jr

U.S. SENATE:
www.senate.gov

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
www.gillibrand.senate.gov
Office Locations: https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/office-locations

US Senator Charles (Chuck) E. Schumer
www.schumer.senate.gov
Office Locations: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/office-locations

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
Washington, www.house.gov
To find your representative go to the top of the website page, click on "LOOK UP", enter your zip code, and click to "Find Your Rep".

US Congressional Representative John J. Faso, 19th Dist.
Kingston 845-514-2322
https://faso.house.gov

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT:
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
202-456-1414 (Main)
www.whitehouse.gov

OTHER GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

Better Business Bureau
Mid-Hudson Office (Tarrytown)
914-333-0550, http:/newyork.bbb.org

Consumer Fraud/Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ulster County
Kingston 340-3260, www.ulstercountyny.gov/consumer-fraud

Consumer Protection, NYS Division of
Consumer Assistance Hotline 1-800-697-1220; 518-474-8583
www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection

Environmental Conservation Dept., NYS Region 3
New Paltz 845-256-3000, www.dec.ny.gov/about/558.html

Health Dept., Ulster County
Health 845-340-3150; Mental Health 845-340-4110
http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/health-mental-health

Job Training - Ulster County Office of Employment & Training
Kingston 845-340-3170, http://ulstercountyny.gov/employment-training

Kingston City, Municipal Offices
City Hall Kingston, 845-331-0080, www.ci.kingston.ny.us

Motor Vehicles Dept. & License Plates
Ulster County Office Bldg, Kingston 845-340-3700
www.co.ulster.ny.us/countyclerk/dmv.html

Passports, Ulster County Clerk
845-340-3288, www.co.ulster.ny.us/countyclerk/passport.html
www.travel.state.gov

Public Works Department, Ulster County / Street Maintenance
845-340-3500
www.ulstercountyny.gov/public-works

Public Service Commission/ NYS Office of Consumer Services 
Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable TV Service/Billing Complaints (Helpline) 1-800-342-3377
Public Affairs Office 518-474-7080
www.dps.ny.gov
www.ny.gov/services
Consumer Assistance and AskPSC.com

Social Security Administration 
332 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
Local Office 1-877-405-6747
National 1-800-772-1213, www.SSA.GOV

Social Services, Ulster County Dept.
Kingston 845-334-5000, www.co.ulster.ny.us/resources/socservices.html

Street Maintenance, Ulster County Dept. of Public Works
845-340-3100

Tax Assistance
State (NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance) 518-457-5181, www.tax.ny.gov
Federal Tax Assistance 1-800-829-1040, www.irs.gov

Ulster County Government Offices
845-340-3000, www.co.ulster.ny.us/resources.html

Ulster County Office for the Aging
845-340-3456, www.ulstercountyny.gov/aging

Ulster County Office of Economic Development
Assists Ulster County’s existing businesses to grow and thrive, as well as helps new businesses locate into the County and become successful. Offers information on all available funding and incentives, site locations, and general business counseling.
845-340-3556, http://ulstercountyny.gov/economic-development

Ulster County Tourism
20 Broadway, Kingston 
845-340-3566, 1-800-342-5826, www.ulstercountyalive.com

Unemployment, NYS Dept. of Labor
General inquiries 518-457-9000
Claim Assistance 1-888-209-8124
www.labor.ny.gov/home

Voter Registration, Board of Elections
Dutchess County, 845-486-2473, www.dutchesselections.com
NYS Voter Registration Hotline, 1-800-367-8683
Ulster County, 845-334-5470, http://ulstercountyny.gov/elections

Workers Compensation, NYS
1-866-750-5157, 518-462-8880, www.wcb.ny.gov


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HEALTH - MEDICAL & WELLNESS RESOURCES


ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE:

Alexander Technique / Judith Muir, M.M., M.AmSAT
• The Alexander Technique is a simple method of enhancing the principles that govern human functioning and wellbeing. For over 100 years this method has helped people improve their health and how they perform, whether an actor on stage, an athlete in the field, or a professional at a conference table.
Verbank, NY. 845-677-5871, www.JudithMuir.com

OPTOMETRISTS:

Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations for Adults and Children, Optomap Retinal Exams, Treatment of Eye Infections & Injuries, Laser Refractive Surgery Consultation & Management, Contact Lenses & Prescription Eye Glasses, and Visual & Perceptual Therapy. Providing superb service to the area for over 30 years.
240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401
845-339-4990.  
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SHOES & ORTHOTICS:


Montano's Shoe Store
• Montano's shoe store was established in 1906 and is currently owned and operated by 3rd and 4th generation members of the family, Anthony and Edward Montano. They carry an enormous selection of footwear for men, women and children, with over 100 brands including Red Wing, Merrell, Uggs,and Dansko. They also offer a full line of over the counter and custom made orthotics, as well as orthopedic shoe modifications.

77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477
845-246-4381, www.montanosshoestore.com

FIND MEDICAL, WELLNESS, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICE RESOURCES FOR ULSTER COUNTY, NY & BEYOND:

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org

Wellness Recovery.org - Wellness Recovery Resources for Ulster County
• A collection of Ulster County resources designed to help individuals craft their plans for wellness and recovery. Topics include crisis services, shelters, hotlines, services for addiction, bereavement, children & family services, health & medical services, mental health services, senior services, and much more.
www.wellnessrecovery.org

Healthy Ulster County
www.healthyulstercounty.net


ADDITIONAL MEDICAL, WELLNESS, HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES RESOURCES:


Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley, Rockland, Westchester and NY Chapter
Dutchess/Ulster County - 845-471-2655, 24 Hour Helpline – 1-800-272-3900
www.alz.org/hudsonvalley

Amputee, Support Group/ Resource Center for Accessible Living
Limb Loss of the Hudson Valley provides facilitators to assist in maintaining positive attitude, identifying and using resources, learning ways to deal with emotions and feelings, developing effective coping skills and adaptive behavior, enhancing self-esteem, and helping yourself and others.
845-331-0541, www.rcal.org

Asbestos /Mesothelioma Exposure Support, Awareness and Information
www.asbestos.com
www.mesothelioma.com
https://mesothelioma.net
www.treatmesothelioma.org
www.treatmesothelioma.org/mesothelioma

www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer

Blood Pressure, Controlling Your B.P./ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Blood Pressure, Free Screening, Ellenville Regional Hospital
845-647-6400 x 361

Brain Injury, Support Group/ Resource Center for Accessible Living
Traumatic Brain Injury; to facilitate in identifying and using resources, developing coping skills and adaptive behavior.
845-331-0541, www.rcal.org

Cancer, Support Services/ American Cancer Society
• Patient and Family Support
• Appearance Therapy
• Prostate Cancer Support
• Breast Cancer Support
• Peer-to-Peer Support
• Patient transportation to cancer treatments
• Educational Programs
• Free Cancer Screenings
• Women's Cancer Support Group
• Information and Referrals for Financial Assistance
845-440-2549; 1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org/Treatment/Caregivers/CopingasaCaregiver/index

Cancer, Children/ American Childhood Cancer Organization
Information, support, advocacy and awareness for children and adolescents with cancer and their families
Toll Free 1-855-858-2226, www.acco.org

Cancer, Oncology Support Program/ HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
• Support groups and programs for women, men, teens, families and caregivers dealing with any type of cancer
• Wellness and integrative medicine lectures
• Ovarian and gynecologic cancer support groups and education
• Individual and family counseling
• Financial assistance
• Arts and healing programs
• Exercise and nutrition instruction
• Lending library
• Quarterly newsletter
• Annual National Cancer Survivors Day event.
Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Ave., Kingston.
845-339-2071, www.hahv.org/hahv/events.aspx
www.hahv.org/hahv/oncology-support-program.aspx

Cancer, Support & Information Services/ Breast Cancer Options, Inc.
All services are free
• Support Groups for survivors, young survivors and women with advanced breast cancer
• Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
• Camp LightHeart for the children of breast cancer survivors
• Companion Advocates/Peer-to-Peer Support at medical visits
• Healthy Lifestyles Support Series
• E-Mail News Updates
• Annual Complementary Medicine Conference
• Phone/Email Consultations
• Referrals for Financial and Legal Help
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10, Kingston
845-339-HOPE (4673), www.breastcanceroptions.org
hope@breastcanceroptions.org

Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley/ HITCH
State and Federally funded program that provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services. To qualify participants must be uninsured or underinsured, and a resident of Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland or Westchester counties. Women must be age 40 and older, men age 50 and older, and meet income guidelines. To determine if you are eligible, call our toll free number at 1-855-277-4482, www.hitch.org

Diabetes Education Center/ HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
• Committed to providing individuals with the skills and knowledge to manage diabetes and prevent diabetic complications. The Diabetes Education Center is also a community resource center that hosts trainings and educational programs and offers information about diabetes.
845-334-4249. 37 Albany Ave., Kingston.
www.hahv.org/hahv/diabetes-education-center.aspx

Diabetes/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Hudson Valley Branch
914-686-7700, www.jdrf.org

Diabetes, Preventing/ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Dying, End of Life Decisions & Demystifying/ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-691-7984, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Dutchess County Mental Hygiene
• 24 Hour Crisis Counseling Helpline, Information & Referral, Mobile Crisis Intervention Team
845-485-9700; Toll free 1-877-485-9700;
or TEXT "DMH" to 741 741
www.co.dutchess.ny.us/countygov/departments/mentalhygiene/mhindex.htm

Eating Habits, Food Portions 101/ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Glucose, Free Screening/ Ellenville Regional Hospital
845-647-6400 x 361

Health Insurance/ Maternal Infant Services Network
• Assist individuals and small businesses enroll in the NYS of Health Marketplace under the ACA.
845-561-3575, www.misn-ny.org

Heart Smart Series/ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

HIV/AIDS/ Mid-Hudson Care Center /Operated by Albany Medical Center
• Serving adults diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. HIV counseling and testing, primary medical care, gynecological services, case management, peer support groups, nutritional counseling, limited transportation service for medical appointments.
Kingston Office 845-339-6755

HIV/AIDS Support Services/ Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS)
• Services offered for clients with HIV/AIDS: Case Management, Support Groups, HIV Testing, Prevention, Outreach, Correctional Program, Food and Nutrition.
845-339-3281, www.hudsonvalleycs.org

Hudson Valley Hospice, Inc.
• Helping terminally ill patients and caregivers with nursing care, home health aides, medical equipment, prescriptions, private and group counseling for children through adults. Support available 24/7. Servicing patients in their homes; all area hospitals; and many nursing homes.
Kingston 845-338-2273; Poughkeepsie 845-485-2273
www.hvhospice.org

Limb Loss/Support Group/Resource Center for Accessible Living
845-331-0541, www.rcal.org

Lyme Disease Information/Ulster County Health Department
845-334-5527, www.health.ny.gov/publications/2813/index.htm
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health/health-education

Medical Assistance Program/ Ulster County Department of Social Services
• Information and enrollment into NYS Health Insurance Programs.
845-334-5035, www.co.ulster.ny.us/resources/socservices.html

Medicare
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), www.medicare.gov

Multi-County Community Development Corp.
• Serving people with HIV & AIDS, developmental disabilities, mental illness, and alcohol and substance abuse.
845-247-9110, www.ulstercountyny.gov/health/service7

Muscular Dystrophy Association
845-339-0048, www.mda.org

NYS Health Plan Marketplace
1-855-355-5777, https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov


Osteoporosis Class/ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Ostomy Support Group/ HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Mary’s Avenue Campus, 105 Mary’s Ave., Kingston, 845-334-3125
www.hahv.org/hahv/Wound-Healing-Center.aspx

Parent Support - Empowering Parents Through Support. 
• A Monthly support group for parents and caregivers who are looking for help in coping with a child who is having social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. 
Children’s Services, MHA, 845-339-9090, ext 2304.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley, The
• Provides moral support and fellowship to people with Parkinson’s Disease, their families and caregivers.
914-475-2793, www.midhudsonparkinsons.org


Parkinson’s Movement/Exercise Group (Kingston & Poughkeepsie area)
• Exercise classes for Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.
info@anneolin.com
845-679-6250, www.anneolin.com/parkinson's.html

Pesticide Hotline, National
1-800-858-7378, www.npic.orst.edu


Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley
• Low-cost reproductive health services for women and men.
• FREE HIV Testings
• Offers a wide variety of educational workshops on sexuality, LGBT issues, and relationships.
21 Grand Street, Kingston, NY
845-562-7800, 1-800-230-7526, www.ppmhv.org

Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)
Advocacy for Disabilities Issues, Long Term Care Insurance, Information/Counseling, Case/Care Management, Disability Rights Group; to provide support, assistance and advocacy for individuals and families needing help with issues relating to disabilities.
845-331-0541, www.rcal.org

The Rose Women's Care Service: Community Resource Center
• Facilitates the creation and implementation of health and wellness action plans for the management and prevention of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and more.
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Safe Drinking Water Hot Line, (EPA)
1-800-426-4791, www.epa.gov/safewater

Scoliosis Foundation, The National
1-800-NSF-MYBACK (673-6922), www.scoliosis.org

Stroke Prevention/ The Rose Women's Care Service
845-706-6459, www.therosewomenscareservice.org

Transportation - Senior and Disabled Transit Services
See Transportation under Seniors category below

USDA Food Hotline Meat & Poultry
National 888-674-6854
www.fsis.usda.gov  


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HEALTH - MENTAL HEALTH

FIND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR ULSTER COUNTY, NY & BEYOND:

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org

http://wellnessrecovery.org/services/mental-health-services

http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/mental-health-department

ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:


Dutchess County Mental Hygiene
• 24 Hour Crisis Counseling Helpline, Information & Referral, Mobile Crisis Intervention Team
845-485-9700; Toll free 1-877-485-9700;
or TEXT "DMH" to 741 741
www.co.dutchess.ny.us/countygov/departments/mentalhygiene/mhindex.htm

Family of Woodstock, Inc.
• Any problem under the sun. 24-hour anonymous, confidential hotlines. Case management, advocacy, adult, children and family services, housing, domestic violence, child care, emergency assistance.
Kingston 845-331-7080; Woodstock 845-679-2485; New Paltz 845-255-8801;
Ellenville 845-647-2443; 24hr Hotline 845-338-2370
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org

Mental Health Association in Ulster County (MHA)
845-339-9090
www.mhainulster.com   

People Inc. & Family Task Force
• To instill a sense of hope, empowerment, and self-determination in people living with mental health diagnoses that fosters recovery and a transition to mental wellness. Peer-led organization helping those who are psychiatrically labeled: Socialization, Outreach, Advocacy, Employment Services, Hospital Diversion, Community Integration/Supported Housing
Kingston Peer Advocacy, 845-331-4965 ext. 131
Poughkeepsie Peer Advocacy, 845-452-2728 ext. 117
www.projectstoempower.org


Resource Center for Accessible Living
845-331-0541, www.rcal.org

Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health
• The Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health offers a wide range of services and programs to County residents designed to prevent illness and ensure their physical, psychological and emotional well–being by working with a broad spectrum of community partners to provide preventative health and mental health programs and services that directly benefit the people of Ulster County.
845-340-4110
, http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/health-mental-health


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HOSPITALS & MEDICAL FACILITIES

Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd., Albany
518-471-3221, www.nehealth.com

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave., Albany
518-262-3125, www.amc.edu

AMC EmUrgentCare Walk-In Medical Center
2976 Route 9W, Saugerties
845-247-9100, www.emurgentcare.com

Ellenville Regional Hospital
10 Healthy Way, Ellenville 
845-647-6400, www.ellenvilleregional.org

Emergency One Urgent Care
40 Hurley Avenue-Ste. 4, Kingston
845-338-5600, www.eonekingston.com

FirstCare Walk-In Medical Center, Urgent Care
222 Route 299, Highland
845-691-DOCS (3627), www.firstcaremedcenter.com


HealthAlliance/WMCHealth
HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus
WMCHealth Network
396 Broadway, Kingston
845-331-3131, www.hahv.org

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus
WMCHealth Network
105 Mary's Ave., Kingston
845-338-2500, www.hahv.org

Margaretville Hospital
WMCHealth Network
42084 Route 28, Margaretville
845-586-2631, www.margaretvillehosp.org

MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
241 North Road, Poughkeepsie
845-483-5000, www.midhudsonregional.org

Northeast Center for Rehabilitation & Brain Injury
300 Grant Avenue, Lake Katrine
845-336-3500, www.northeastcenter.com

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck
845-876-3001, Health Quest Hospitals

Rosendale Medical Center Urgent Care
1089 Route 32, Rosendale
845-658-9476, https://rosendaleurgentcare.com

St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital
70 Dubois Street, Newburgh, 845-561-4400
ER: 19 Laurel Ave., Cornwall 845-534-7711
www.stlukescornwallhospital.org

Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Ave., Troy
518-271-3300, www.nehealth.com/Medical_Care/SAM

Vassar Brothers Medical Center,
a Health Quest affiliate
45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie
845-454-8500, Health Quest Hospitals

Westchester Medical Center
100 Woods Road, Valhalla
914-493-7000, www.wcmc.com


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HOUSING RESOURCES


HOUSING LINKS:

Housing Programs in Ulster County
http://wellnessrecovery.org/general-information/housing/

SHELTERS:

http://wellnessrecovery.org/crisis-services/shelter

Shelters - Family of Woodstock, 24-Hour Hotline
Call 24/7 or Text to:  845 679- 2485,
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/emergency-services-hotline-walk-in-centers/

ADDITIONAL HOUSING RESOURCES:

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org

Habitat for Humanity, Ulster County
• Ulster County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working locally to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. There is nothing more fundamental and impactful for an individual or a family than having a safe and stable place to live. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live and we work toward this vision by building homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of secure and affordable housing. With our help, local Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better, healthier and more financially sound life right here in Ulster County.
ReStore, 406 Rt. 28 Kingston NY 12401
845-340-0907, www.ulsterhabitat.org

Kingston Housing Authority
• Affordable housing for seniors, low-income families, and people with disabilities.
845-331-1955, www.kingstonhousing.org

Multi-County Community Development Corporation, Under the parent company, Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc., offers many housing services to people with mental illness, mental retardation, AIDS and those recovering from alcohol addiction:
• Abel House - Chemical dependence community residence, 845-246-2645, http://rehab.org/service/abel-house
• OASIS Shelter + Care Program - Support services to clients with substance addictions, 845-247-9110 x 226
• Supportive Apartment Programs - For Persons with mental illness/developmental disabilities, 845-247-9110 x 226, http://ulstercountyny.gov/health/service7
• OMH Treatment Apartment Program - For Persons with mental illness,
845-9110 x 226.
• OMH Supported Housing Program, 845-9110 x 226.
• OMH Care Coordination, 845-9110 x 223

Weatherization Program/ Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc.
• Residential energy efficiency program that reduces energy use. Homeowners and renters may be eligible to receive free services on their home to make it safer, more comfortable and energy efficient.
845-338-8750, www.uccac.org


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LEGAL SERVICES


http://wellnessrecovery.org/general-information/legal-assistance

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org


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LESSONS & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES


Coop Studios
Art lessons for kids. Ages: 5 years - 12 years.

Rosendale, NY
contact@lisathiesing.com

845-338-3674, lisa-coopstudios.blogspot.com

Einhorn, Peter
• Jazz guitar lessons available.
Woodstock and Kingston locations.
845-679-3391, www.spidercapo.com

Green Heron Farm
Horseback Riding lessons.Ages: 6 years - adult.
Woodstock, NY.
.845-246-9427, www.greenheronfarm.com

Institute for Music and Health
Piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone.  Music groups and individual lessons for people with and without disabilities. An approach that works by bringing together the ear, eye, voice and co-ordination to help develop your musical potential. Ages: 2 years - adult; Individuals, Groups and Special Needs
Verbank, NY.
info@musichealth.net
845-677-5871, http://musichealth.net

MAC Fitness in Kingston, NY
MAC Fitness
• Fitness Classes, Kickboxing, Spin Classes, Zumba, Personal Training, and much more. We offer group fitness classes, customized goal setting, weight loss, personal training and general conditioning programs. Child care available. Voted Best Clubs in the Hudson Valley, by Hudson Valley Magazine. Gift certificates available.
Ages: 13 years - adult.
Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-853-7377, www.macfitness.net

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
• Theatre & Performing Arts. Critically acclaimed as one of the finest programs in the Hudson Valley for the Music Theatre Arts; an inspiring staff provides year-round programs in Acting, Voice, Dance & Instrumentals; including fun Summer camp programs & intensive workshops; beginner through college prep & professional. Call for class & performance schedules. Ages: 4 years - adult.
120 Schildknecht Rd., Hurley, NY
nyca.mail@verizon.net
845-339-4340, www.NYCA.org

Olin, Anne
• Healthy Back classes for: Strength, Flexibility & Movement. Classes held at 28 West Gym, Woodstock/Glenford.
• Also, exercise classes for Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. Classes held in Kingston and Poughkeepsie/LaGrangeville.
Ages: Adults and seniors.
845-679-6250, www.AnneOlin.com

SUNY Ulster, Non-Credit Classes
Classes in Advanced Technology, Careers, Computer Training, Enrichment, Test Preparation, Driving, and more.
Classes held in Kingston, Stone Ridge, and off-campus.
845-339-2025.

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
• Fitness Classes, Free Nautilus Training, Pre-Gymnastics, Swimming Classes, Zumba Classes, and much more. Ages vary. Day passes and memberships available.
507 Broadway, Kingston, NY.
845-338-3810,  www.ymcaulster.org


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LIBRARIES (PUBLIC)

Ulster County Library Association, www.ulsterlibraries.org

Mid-Hudson Library System, www.midhudson.org/libraries

Accord - Little Ones' Learning Center, 845-626-4112, www.littleoneslearningcenter.org/about.html

Clintondale Branch of the Highland Public Library, 845-883-5015,
www.highlandlibrary.org/clintondale-branch

Cragsmoor Free Library, 845-647-4611, www.cragsmoorfreelibrary.org

Ellenville Public Library & Museum, 845-647-5530, http://eplm.org

Town of Esopus Library (Port Ewen), 845-338-5580, www.esopuslibrary.org

Gardiner Library, 845-255-1255, www.gardinerlibrary.org

Highland Public Library, 845-691-2275, www.highlandlibrary.org

Hurley Library, 845-338-2092, www.hurleylibrary.org

Kingston Library, 845-331-0507, www.kingstonlibrary.org

Marlboro Free Library, 845-236-7272, www.marlborolibrary.org

Milton - Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, 845-795-2200, www.miltonlib.org

New Paltz - Elting Memorial Library, 845-255-5030, www.eltinglibrary.org

Olive Free Library, 845-657-2482, www.olivefreelibrary.org

Phoenicia Library, 845-688-7811, www.phoenicia.lib.ny.us

Pine Hill - Morton Memorial Library, 845-254-4222, www.morton.pinehill.lib.ny.us

Plattekill Public Library, 845-883-7286, www.plattekill.lib.ny.us

Rosendale Library, 845-658-9013, www.rosendalelibrary.org

Saugerties Public Library, 845-246-4317, www.saugertiespubliclibrary.org

Stone Ridge Library, 845-687-7023, www.stoneridgelibrary.org

Town Of Ulster Public Library, 845-338-7881, www.townofulsterlibrary.org

Wallkill Public Library, 845-895-3707, www.wallkillpubliclibrary.org/wallkill

West Hurley Public Library, 845-679-6405, www.westhurleylibrary.org

Woodstock Library, 845-679-2213, www.woodstock.org


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REFUSE & RECYCLING

IT'S THE LAW! Recycling is required in Ulster County.
• Most townships in Ulster County require that you make your own arrangements for disposal of your refuse & recycling. Contact your local town office to determine your responsibilities.

REFUSE & RECYCLING CENTERS IN ULSTER COUNTY:


• You can arrange to have refuse/recycling picked up by a local private hauler, or you can get a Permit to take refuse to your Town's Transfer Station.
Click here for a list of Municpal Recycling and Refuse Locations in Ulster County

• Contact the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency
Check website for hours and load in times.
845-336-0600, www.ucrra.org

• The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency periodically provides collections of paints, pesticides, chemicals, toxins & other household hazardous waste.
Call the Recycling Helpline, for selected drop-off dates by appointment,
845-336-3336

Pharmaceutical Drop-Offs for Ulster County are available, as well. A map with Medication Disposal Boxes with times and locations of drop-off locations can be found on the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency website or at
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• Electronics Recycling
is available for free at the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency. Must sign in at office; Monday through Friday 8am-3pm (except holidays).
www.ucrra.org/electronics-recycling

• The New Paltz Reuse Center
is open to the public for used/surplus arts, education, and building materials Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm. Located at the New Paltz Recycling Center, Clearwater Road (off Rt 32 about 3 miles north of the intersection of Rt 32/299)
Reuse Center: 845-255-5358 , www.townofnewpaltz.org/recycling-reuse  

ADDITIONAL RECYCLING & DONATION OPPORTUNITIES:


Recycle Your Items Via Onlie Postings:

Post your items online! Give it away for free or at a fee, get something you like, help save the landfills!

• Free Stuff Hudson Valley NY
www.facebook.com/groups/Freestuffhudsonvalley


• Freecycle Dutchess NY (open to residents of Dutchess and Ulster Counties)
(Note - A Yahoo account must be set up prior to accessing this account) https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DutchessNYFreecycle/info

• Freecycle Ulster County - Ulster County:
https://trashnothing.com/ulster-county-freecycle

• Hudson Valley Buy, Sell, Swap & Barter
www.facebook.com/groups/510628185675991

• Hudson Valley Ecycle - Hudson Valley, serving Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia & Orange Counties
(Note - A Yahoo account must be set up prior to accessing this account)
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HudsonValleyEcycle/info

• New Paltz Bartering Community
www.facebook.com/groups/134126313374586


Donate Your Items To Charities, Homeless Shelters, Thrift Shops.
Here are a few non-profits that could use your donated items! Seek out agencies in your community that could use your donations!

• Family of Woodstock -
Supporting Our Homeless Shelters. Donations may be brought to the Thomas Street location in Kingston or to the Walk-In Center nearest you.
Call 845-338-2370 to arrange pickup or drop-off of your donation.
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/opportunities/donation-wishlists

Goodwill
www.goodwillnynj.org/donate-goods
Store locator: www.goodwillnynj.org/shop/store-locator

Habitat for Humanity - Restore (Kingston), 406 Route 28, Kingston, NY
845-853-7499, https://ulsterhabitat.org/donate/donate-to-the-restore

Habitat for Humanity - Restore (Newburgh), 38 S Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550 845-565-1789, http://habitatnewburgh.org/restore/donate.html

Salvation Army
https://satruck.org/Home/DonationValueGuide



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SCHOOLS, LITERACY, TRAINING & EDUCATION

List of education-related resources for Ulster County:
http://wellnessrecovery.org/general-information/training-education/


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SENIOR SERVICES, ASSISTED LIVING, NURSING HOMES, HOME HEALTHCARE


FIND SENIOR RESOURCES:

WellnessRecovery.org - List of senior services in Ulster County
http://wellnessrecovery.org/services/senior-services

Ulster County Community Action Committee / Senior Information & Links
http://uccac.org/uc-senior-informationlinks

Ulster County New York Connects,
845-334-5307, www.nyconnects.ulstercountyny.gov

Ulster County Office for the Aging,
845-
340-3456; Toll Free 1-877-914-3456
www.ulstercountyny.gov/aging

ASSISTED LIVING, NURSING HOMES, HOME HEALTH CARE RESOURCES:

Ulster County Office for the Aging Guide to Programs & Services for Senior Care

Home Care Agencies in Ulster County, http://ulstercountyny.gov/aging/home-care

National Assisted Living Directory


ADDITIONAL SENIOR RESOURCES:

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org

Associates for Training and Development, administered by Ulster County Community Action
John Frisch, 845-338-8750 ext.114, https://a4td.org/

Eldercare Locator
1-800-677-1116

Hands On! The Hudson Valley
• The Hudson Valley Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program helps to identify and resolve the concerns of residents living in local Nursing and Adult Homes.
845-229-4680, http://hudsonvalleyltcop.org

JFS of Ulster County, NY - Jewish Family Services
JFS - Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
• Caregiver groups and support.
• Home Visitors Program - Mental Health workers make home visits to assist seniors though assessment and supportive counseling.
845-338-2980, www.jfsulster.org

MySeniorCare
• A community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care, assisted living facilities, and independent living facilities.
www.MySeniorCare.com

Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)
Nursing Home Transition and Diversion offer New York residents with disabilities and senior citizens a way to live in the community instead of in nursing homes. This program offers a wide range of special services: re-teaching of basic skills, building ramps for access to homes, and safety monitoring. 331-0541
Equipment Loan Closet provides equipment on loan to individuals who cannot afford to buy their own, or if insurance does not cover the cost.
845-331-0541
www.rcal.org

Senior Computer Learning Center
• Teaches computer skills to people over 50.
845-339-0046, www.kingstonslc.org

Senior Health & Wellness Breakfast Club/ HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
• Every third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a heart-healthy breakfast, socialize and engage with HealthAlliance medical experts.
Hudson Valley Mall Community Room, Food Court, Kingston
845-334-4760

Senior Helpline/ NYS Office for the Aging
1-800-342-9871, www.aging.ny.gov

Senior Pass - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html

TRANSPORTATION - SENIOR AND DISABLED TRANSIT SERVICES:

• Seniors may ride half fare on the Ulster County Transit Fixed Route System (UCAT) during the hours of 9am and 3pm. Personal care attendants ride free. All UCAT vehicles are wheelchair equipped.

• If you are 60 or older, and are registered with the Office for Aging (OFA ), you may ride one round trip for shopping and two round trips for medical service per week free on the Ulster County Area Transit System (UCAT) or the Ulster County Office for the Aging Medical Van. The medical van is available to all seniors who live and require medical transportation within Ulster County. The van is wheelchair accessible. Service is based on availability and advance reservations are required. Seniors must register for participation. Call 845-334-8120 for further information and to make a reservation.

• Seniors can call for next day Curb-to-Curb service through OFA at 845-334-8120, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. This is a First-Come\First Serve arrangement as the department only has one van. You should call as soon as you know the day you need this service, no matter how far in advance. NOTE: Please call to cancel or reschedule if your pick-up is not needed on the day reserved.

• Find additional details on Senior Transit Services at:
http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/senior-services
http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/ulster-county-area-transit
http://ulstercountyny.gov/aging/transportation

• Disabled Transit Services:
ADA (American Disability Act) Paratransit Service is available with at least 24-hour notice, under most circumstances. If you live within the county service area and are unable to use fixed-route service due to a disability you may qualify for ADA service. To determine eligibility, contact Mike Olivieri at 845-334-8135; riders must complete a certification application. Once qualified, you can call  the reservation line at 845-334-8120 to schedule your reservation. Reservations for ADA Paratransit is a guaranteed pick up. NOTE: Please call to cancel or reschedule if your pick-up is not needed on the day reserved.
http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/ada-paratransit


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TELEPHONE SERVICES

Do Not Call Registry, National, 1-888-382-1222, www.donotcall.gov

Landline Phone Service:
Verizon, 1-800-VERIZON (837-4966), www.verizon.com


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TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

AIRPORTS, NEARBY:

Albany International Airport (ALB)
518-242-2200, www.albanyairport.com

Ellenville Airport - Joseph Y. Resnick Airport,
845-647-6570 (Town of Ellenville),
https://www.townofwawarsing.net/Community/Airport

Kingston-Ulster Airport (TON) (Richmor Aviation)
Flatbush Rd., Kingston, 845-336-8400, http://www.richmor.com

Stewart International Airport (SWF)
Newburgh, 845-838-8200, www.panynj.gov/airports/stewart.html

Westchester County White Plains Airport (HPN)
General Info (daytime) 914-995-2000; (24 hours), 914-995-4860,
http://airport.westchestergov.com

BUS SERVICES:

Adirondack Pine Hill New York Trailways
Customer Care Center for Info on Fares, Schedules, and where to purchase tickets, 800-776-7578, www.trailwaysny.com

Dutchess County Loop Bus System 
845-473-8424,
www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/PublicWorks/PLLoopbus.htm

Kingston CitiBus
845-331-3725, Option 1-Dispatch for info,
www.kingston-ny.gov/content/8399/8469/8473/default.aspx

MegaBus (to go to NYC)
1-877-GO2-MEGA (1- 877-462-6342), http://us.megabus.com

Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)
• Bus service throughout Ulster County with limited service to Orange County.
• Discount Bus Passes available.
• Free Ulster County Bus Pass for eligible families.
• All buses are equipped with bicycle racks.
• Medical Van provides transportation for seniors 60 years and older.
See Transportation under Senior Services above.
• UCAT also serves as Ulster County’s Transportation Information Center,
845-340-3333 for further info. Dispatch number, 845-334-8458.
http://ulstercountyny.gov/ucat/ulster-county-area-transit

CARPOOL & VANPOOL SERVICES:

511NY
Free service of NYS Dept. of Transportation - to get Rideshare, Traffic, Travel, and Transit Information, Dial 511 for Hudson Valley Region, www.511ny.org

TRAIN SERVICES:

AMTRAK
1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245); TDD/TTY 1-800-523-6590
Stations: Rhinecliff; Poughkeepsie; Hudson
www.amtrak.com

MTA Metro North Railroad
Schedule, Fare & General Information, Dial 511 or 212-532-4900
Stations: Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg, Beacon, Breakneck Ridge, Cold Spring, Garrison, Middletown/Wallkill
www.mta.info/mnr

ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES:

NYS Thruway Authority
• For EZPass, Cashless Tolls, traffic and road conditions
1-800-847-8929
www.thruway.state.ny.u



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VETERANS' SERVICES

2-1-1 Hudson Valley
• Dial 2-1-1 on your telephone for free and confidential access to health and human services Information and Referral (I&R), as supported by United Way.  Available 24-hours/7 days a week.
For a listing of services, visit www.hudson211.org

Ulster County Veterans Service Agency
• Provides support to County veterans and their families in obtaining benefits (medical, disability, pension, tax exemptions, employment, home loans, education, transportation, etc.) from the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) and the NYS Department of Veteran Affairs.
5 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401
Veteran Services 845-340-3190, Kingston Outpatient Clinic 845-331-8322
www.co.ulster.ny.us/resources/veterans.html

Veterans Affairs Assistance
• VA Benefits Call Center, 1-800-827-1000; 1-800-829-4833 (TDD)
• Veteran's Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
• Upstate Veteran Health Center, 1-888-823-9656
www.va.gov


VA Hudson Valley Health Care System – Department of Veterans Affairs
• Health Care Center for Veterans, locations:
Poughkeepsie VA Outpatient Clinic, 845-452-5151
Castle Point Campus, Wappinger Falls, NY 845-831-2000;
Montrose Campus, Montrose, NY, 1-800-269-8749;
www.hudsonvalley.va.gov

Veterans of Foreign Wars, 845-338-2676. www.vfw.org


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VOTE - REGISTER in Ulster County!

For your elected representatives, see Government

Download Voter Registration Forms from your Board of Elections online.

Pick up Voter Registration Forms year round at any Post Office, Library, State Agency, Town Halls, or Motor Vehicle Bureau or call the Board of Elections, and they will mail you the forms, as well as Absentee Ballots.

Dutchess County Board of Elections, 47 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie
845-486-2473, www.dutchesselections.com

New York State Board of Elections
1-800-367-8683, www.elections.ny.gov 

Ulster County Board of Elections, 284 Wall Street, Kingston
• Election results, download mail-in voter registration forms, Poll employment, etc. 845-334-5470, www.co.ulster.ny.us/elections

Ulster County Election Results:
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DISASTER RELIEF & STORM PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES

DISASTER RELIEF LINKS:

American Red Cross, Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter
845-471-0200, 1-800-733-2767
www.redcross.org/ny/albany/about-us/mid-hudson-valley-chapter


FEMA Disaster Aid Information
• Call or Fill in a questionnaire online to get a personalized list of programs and agencies that handle specific disaster recovery such as Business and Industrial Loans, Disaster Resources for Older Americans, Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, etc.
1-800-621-3362, www.Disasterassistance.gov

Small Business Administration (SBA) Hotline at 1-800-659-2955, www.sba.gov

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center
716-843-4100, TTY: 1-800-877-8339, www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2817

Ulster County Emergency Services News
www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com

Ulster County Information Phone Number
• To be used during storms and other emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Warming Centers, 2-1-1 Hudson Valley
http://www.hudson211.org/cms/node/422

ADDITIONAL DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LINKS:

National Disaster Distress Multi-Lingual Helpline:
• The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a--year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
1-800-985-5990, http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

Hudson Valley Local Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

If You Lose Electric Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


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NYS STORM DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY STORMS SANDY, IRENE, LEE

NY Rising
Recovery and Small Business Hotline
8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
1-855-NYS-SANDY
(1-855-697-7263)
https://stormrecovery.ny.gov/community-regions/catskills-0
NYS Empire State Development
www.esd.ny.gov/stormrecovery.asp

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

Salvation Army: Serving New York City, Mid-Hudson Valley, Long Island

120 West 14th Street, New York, NY  10011-7393
(212) 337-7200, www.use.salvationarmy.org


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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN - ARE YOU READY?

What would I do? That’s an important question to ask, especially when you’re thinking about safety in the event of an emergency.

Having a preparedness plan before an emergency happens is essential to your safety. Make sure you’re ready by taking our Red Cross Preparedness Quiz at http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz

It’s just five questions, and you may learn something new that could help you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge is the first step in readying yourself and your family in case of emergency. From having a packed emergency kit to picking your family meeting place, preparedness is essential.


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PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS FOR STORMS & HURRICANES

A hurricane is on its way. What do I do?

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:


Tips and Reminders:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm


FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:


Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php#resources

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances and computers.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.

Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Find more at
www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
www.redcross.org/prepare
www.redcross.org/ny/albany


FROM FEMA:


www.fema.gov
www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Gather Information, Plan & Take Action, Recover, Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit
www.Ready.gov (or in Spanish at www.Listo.gov).  The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), mobile app (https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app) and text messages (http://www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. 

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:


Recent updates to our apps were made earlier this month and users need to download these updates at CentralHudson.com/mobileapp for complete access.

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

Have a phone that does not require an electric outlet to operate. Charge cell phones or have a car cell phone charger.

Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.

Have a battery powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts.

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors and family members.

You can access a mobile version of Central Hudson’s website with your web-enabled cell  phone or mobile device at mobile.CentralHudson.com.

Also...

» Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, and lines that may be entangled and hidden in fallen trees. Assume a downed line is live.
» Avoid using candles for illumination.
» Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a _re hazard and, over time, can give o_ deadly carbon monoxide gas. Use these appliances outdoors only, with proper ventilation. Operate motor vehicles outdoors only, and never in the garage.

Near Power Lines:

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines may be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately and we'll take care of the problem.

Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. Call 911 for help.

Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.
Do not drive over downed power lines.

If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car. Stay inside and wait for rescue crews. Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity. In the event of a fire, jump clear from the car without touching the car and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away, keeping both feet on the ground at the same time, and taking care not to contact any wires or touch any object near the site of the accident.

GENERATORS:

Back-up generators require proper, professional installation. Never plug a generator into  any electric outlet in your home. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger the lives of our repair crews. Check local ordinances to see if you  need a special permit and inspection.

Follow these safety tips when using a portable home generator:
• Read all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Follow instructions on properly “grounding” the generator.
• Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s rating for total electric load.
• Generators produce carbon monoxide, so your generator
should never be operated in an enclosed building. Locate it outdoors in a dry area.
• Turn the generator off to refuel,  and store fuel in a properly designed container.
• Use only UL-listed, three-prong extension cords.
• Keep cords out of the way, and don’t run them under rugs or carpets.

OBTAIN RESTORATION NEWS, UPDATES ON OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER PAGES:
www.facebook.com/CentralHudson  www.twitter.com/CentralHudson

To speak with a Central Hudson representative, customers can call (845) 452-2700 or toll-free at 1-800-527-2714. Please note that due to heavy call volume, there may be significant hold times. If you would like to report an outage or check on restoration status, please click here instead and perform your report/request online so customers reporting hazardous situations can have their calls answered more quickly.


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:


- NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) - Emergency Preparedness

- Preparing for an Emergency


EXTRA TIPS:


-- Fill ziploc bags with water, and freeze them for extra ice!

-- Fill your bathtub up with water as an extra supply of water to flush toilets

-- In your garage or even outside the house, fill a couple of large plastic tote boxes up with water from your garden hose (or from the storm's rainwater), as an extra supply of water to flush toilets.

-- If you use online banking to pay your bills, set up your bill payments online before the storm, as you might not have power for a while.


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PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST FOR YOUR LIVESTOCK & PETS

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/pet-safety
https://www.ready.gov/animals

Extensive resources are available regarding livestock and pets at CCE NY EDEN’s website
http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/family/Pages/AnimalsinEmergencies.aspx

Owners of pets and livestock should implement emergency plans and bring pets with them if asked to evacuate. Pet owners should have a portable pet carrier for each animal and identification for each animal. Bring copies of the pet's licenses, leashes, water and food bowls, pet foods, bottled water, special medications and instructions for their administration, any special needs for your pet, blankets, handy wipes, paper towels and litter or bedding. The following websites contain info on pet friendly lodging and travel:
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/

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SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS IN YOUR CAR - BE INFORMED, MAKE A PLAN, BUILD A KIT, BE INVOLVED

Preparedness Tips and Helpful Links:
- Alternative Route to the Rescue
Your everyday commute may be interrupted by unexpected events preventing you from making it on time to your destination.

Maybe it’s not weather that will affect your commute, but a traffic accident that might cause some delay in your day. The best plan is to save time by planning ahead:
- Download and Explore Ready.gov’s Commuter Emergency Plan
(http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370); 

Remember the time to plan is now, not later! Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for a list of ways to be prepared for natural disasters.

Winter Survival Kit for Your Car -
Equip your car with these items:
- blankets
- first aid kit
- a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for water)
- windshield scraper
booster cables
- road maps
- mobile phone
- compass
- tool kit
- paper towels
- bag of sand or cat litter(to pour on ice or snow for added traction)
- tow rope
- tire chains (in areas with heavy snow)
- collapsible shovel
- container of water and high-calorie canned or dried foods
and a can opener
- flashlight and extra batteries
- canned compressed
- air with sealant (for emergency tire repair)
- brightly colored cloth

Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.

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PREPAREDNESS TOPIC: HURRICANES

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

HURRICANES: Basic Preparedness Tips

When There Is No Hurricane: Make a Hurricane Plan!
- Know your hurricane risk (https://community.fema.gov/AP_Login)
Talk to your local emergency management agency. ·Make an emergency plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
 - Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit (http://www.ready.gov/kit), including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Consider buying flood insurance (https://www.floodsmart.gov/). Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground or to evacuate.
- Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts (http://www.ready.gov/alerts), TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
- Make a family emergency communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan).

Preparing Your Home  - Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs for safety. Secure and reinforce outside items (roof, windows, doors).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TERMS:
Hurricane Watch = conditions possible within the next 48 hrs.
- Review your evacuation route(s) & listen to local officials. ·Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs (http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs) or pets.

Hurricane Warning = conditions are expected within 36 hrs.
- Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given. ·Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
STAY SAFE!!!
- Watch out for debris and downed power lines. ·Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters, which may be electrically charged.
- Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  
http://www.ready.gov/ 


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PREPAREDNESS TOPIC: WILDFIRES

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

WILDFIRES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.

Before a Wildfire:
The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of a fire.
- You should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Regularly clean roof and gutters.
- Inspect chimneys at least twice a year. Clean them at least once a year
- Install a dual-sensor smoke alarm on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms; test monthly and change the batteries at least once each year.
- Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher (ABC type) and show them where it's kept.

Practice Wildfire Safety:
People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety.
- Contact your local fire department, or forestry office for information on fire laws.
- Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home. Clearly mark all driveway entrances and display your name and address.
- Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
- Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
- Plan several escape routes away from your home - by car and by foot.
- Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Consider how you could help neighbors such as elderly, children or disabled persons.

Follow Local Burning Laws and:
- Have a fire extinguisher or garden hose on hand when burning debris.
- Wildfires: Are You Prepared. L-203. Wildfire safety tips, preparedness and mitigation techniques.

Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY  12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov


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PREPAREDNESS TOPIC: POWER OUTAGES

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

POWER OUTAGES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Before a Power Outage               
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Charge cell phones and any battery powered devices.
- Purchase ice or freeze water-filled plastic containers to help keep food cold during a temporary power outage.
- Keep your car’s gas tank full-gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. Do NOT keep the car running in a garage, partially enclosed space, or close to a home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by visiting your county website.
- For planning information tips for elders and special needs visit: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

During a Power Outage: Safety Tips
- Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.
- Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. 
- Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. 
- Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system.

After a Power Outage
- Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
- Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled.
- Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies

www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
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Health Alliance / WMC Health / Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth)JFS of Ulster County, NY - Jewish Family ServicesDrs. Chasin & Guarente

Ulster Savings BankH. Houst & Son Inc.
us Business Alliance

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce

Rondout Valley Business Association

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce - Discover Saugerties NY

Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce


Universal Maps Southern Ulster County, New York

 


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