Family of Woodstock hotline and food pantries are open

During the coronavirus pandemic, Family of Woodstock is maintaining its County-wide 24-hour hotline, which plays play a critical role, not only in disseminating current information, but responding to the isolation and fear that many of our citizens are going to have. 

Family is also maintaining its food pantries at its walk-in centers in Woodstock, New Paltz and Ellenville, as well as running its four shelters including Family House, a runaway and homeless youth shelter; Family Inn, a shelter for homeless families; Darmstadt, a shelter for homeless individual adults; and the Washbourne House, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children, as well as both MidWay Transitional Living Programs for older homeless adolescents who do not have family support. 

Family is also preparing hot meals at the Everette Hodge Community Center in Kingston and working with local organizations and volunteers to distribute the meals to families in Kingston who cannot access food distribution points or cannot afford to purchase food. 

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Its Child Care Connections, Family’s Child Care Resource and Referral Program, will continue to support local child care programming and work with local providers to expand their capacity as a result of the fact that schools are closed.

Family also can provide emergency funds. Its John St., Kingston office will process requests for emergency funding for local citizens, utilizing the emergency funds created by United Way and Radio Kingston. Funds will be used for such emergencies as utility cut-offs, rent, food, medical needs, etc. 

Case Management and Crisis Intervention: In addition to the work of the Hotline, Family’s case managers will be outreaching to their consumers to make sure that they’re ok and to encourage them to contact Family by phone, text, or e-mail. This is as a result of the fact that we are following recommendations to limit walk-ins. 

For help in these matters, call Family of Woodstock at 845-679-2485 or see https://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/.

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