COVID-19 Resources

Health Websites & Hotlines

Dutchess County COVID-19 Information Hotline:  (845)486-3555

NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 

Center For Disease Control  

Department of Behavioral Health

Dutchess County Government

Dutchess County COVID-19 Data Dashboard 

Mental Health America of Dutchess County, Inc

New York Health

New York State Office of Mental Health


Financial Assistance

*Northeast Dutchess Mutual-Aid*

Do you need a hand getting through this pandemic, or want to lend a hand in your community? Northeast Dutchess Mutual-Aid seeks to serve communities in Northeastern Dutchess County by fulfilling needs brought forth by the COVID-19 virus. We connect people who want to lend a hand to people who need a little help getting through the crisis – anything from food delivery, to tutoring, social support, or financial assistance. Whatever you have to offer or whatever support you need we are here to make connections that can help our community get through this crisis and come out the other side stronger and more united. Visit our website tinyurl.com/nedutchessmutualaid to let us know what you have to offer or what support you are in need of.


Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County 

During these Challenging Times CAPDC is Here to Help!
 
These are difficult times. Many individuals and families in our community have never had to ask for help before, and are not sure where to go for assistance. CAPDC is here to help qualifying households facing emergency situations with a variety of available resources such as:
 
Food Pantry – Rent Assistance – Utility Assistance – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Enrollment
 
House programs such as:
Weatherization, Employment Support, HEAP, Dress for Success and RSVP.
 
All four of our CAPDC locations are open, but to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff, we are only meeting our individuals by phone or in virtual meetings. Spanish speaking staff also available. Please call to see how CAPDC can Help! 

Northern Dutchess County Office:
44 East Market St. Red Hook
845-876-1611 (Monday & Wednesday & Friday)

Eastern Dutchess County Office:
3414 Route 22, Dover Plains
845-877-9272 (Monday – Friday)

Central Dutchess County Office:
77 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie
845-452-5104 Ext. 130 (Monday-Friday)

Southern Dutchess County Office:
10 Eliza St, Beacon
845-831-2620 (Monday-Friday)

Dutchess Responds

Dutchess Responds is an online portal through the County’s website, http://www.dutchessny.gov/dutchessresponds with information for residents who want to offer assistance, through volunteering, monetary donations or other efforts to help in the fight against Coronavirus. Additionally, the new site provides a one-stop connection for those residents who need assistance with food delivery, prescriptions and household essentials during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

To request food assistance Click Here


Neighbor-To-Neighbor Program
Are you concerned about paying a bill on time or making a payment such as utilities, rent or mortgage, or your doctor?  A local program called Neighbor-To-Neighbor may be able to help you out.  This program provides emergency, one-time only, assistance to those who are in economic distress.  Small grants (generally around $500) intended to avert crises and not for long-term assistance will be paid out to the vendor directly.  

Neighbor-To-Neighbor is a program of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. If you feel this program may benefit you contact: Ms. Evans at GIO 845-670-1116 located in Millbrook. You can as well contact the other partners, Community Action Partnership in Dover (Ms. Lebron  845-877-9272 Ext 152) and the North East Community Center, (Ms. Raymond 518-789-4259).


Meal Services 

Senior Shopping – This article from the Pougkeepsie Journal lists Dutchess County Supermarket hours and which have designated shopping hours for seniors.

Home Meal Delivery The Dutchess County Office For The Aging prepares hot meals which are delivered to homebound seniors five days a week (Mon-Fri). The Home Delivered Meals Program allows seniors to remain in their homes which is especially helpful if they are choosing to quarantine themselves from the public at this time. For more information click the link, or call 486-2555 or email nbhargava@dutchessny.gov.

We’re Still Open is a local resource for brick-and-mortar businesses in the Hudson Valley to let the community know that they are still open during the COVID-19 crisis

HVNY has a map of Hudson Valley farms, farmers markets, and food pantries that are currently operating.


Stay Connected 

Friends of Seniors One of the easiest ways to help seniors stay connected safely is through phone conversations. Poughkeepsie-based Friends of Seniors (485-1277) is a key resource in this area, if you are looking for a way to help. 

Grief Support Group – Join by phone or computer in a group setting on ZOOM. Hudson Valley Hospice is hosting a virtual grief support group. The 6 session group is designed to help participants move through the grieving process that occurs as a result of the death of a loved one. Interested in joining? Please contact Elizabeth Thomas, LMSW, at Hudson Valley Hospice (845) 338-5397 x 2299 for more information. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Dutchess Responds – visit http://www.dutchessny.gov/dutchessresponds to learn about medical and non-medical volunteer opportunities. 

Northeast Dutchess Mutual-Aid – We connect people who want to lend a hand to people who need a little help getting through the crisis – anything from food delivery, to tutoring, social support, or financial assistance. Visit our website tinyurl.com/nedutchessmutualaid to let us know what you have to offer.

OFA – Many regular Office for the Aging volunteer helpers are themselves seniors, and thus have been unavailable for their usual volunteering. Assuming you are free from health vulnerabilities, you can help distribute essential nutrition to homebound seniors. For more information about OFA volunteering, contact OFA Outreach Coordinator Brian Jones at (845) 486-2544 or bjones@dutchessny.gov. Printable volunteering applications are also available at www.dutchessny.gov/aging