Filling the holes with partnerships

It’s no secret that the long recession has created challenges for social service organizations. State budget cuts and other repercussions have increased the need for help among Ulster County groups.

A study by the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz reported that 689 men in Ulster County were eligible for food assistance in 2007. That number almost tripled in 2010 to 1,982. Among women, the number of those eligible for assistance increased from 1,031 in 2007 to 1,578 in 2010.

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