Health Websites & Hotlines
Dutchess County COVID-19 Information Hotline: (845)486-3555
NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
NYS Vaccine Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
*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/
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
Dutchess Responds is an online portal through the County’s website, http://www.dutchessny.gov/
To request food assistance Click Here
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).
NYS Rent Relief Program
The COVID Rent Relief Program has reopened. It is accepting new applications through Monday, February 1, 2021. The program’s eligibility criteria have been expanded to provide rent relief to more New Yorkers. Individuals, who applied during the previous application window and were denied, do not need to apply again. Those applications are being reevaluated. Applications from individuals who have not received a response from the Division of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) yet are being reviewed under the new criteria.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Printable volunteering applications are also available at www.dutchessny.gov/aging