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COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST

 

LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

 

EMERGENCY HOTLINES

  • Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: (845) 443-8888
  • Ulster County COVID-19 Mental Health: (844) 863- 9314
  • Family of Woodstock 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: Call/Text: (845) 679-2485
  • New York State COVID-19 Information Hotline: (888) 364-3065
  • Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative: (888) 316-0879
  • Coping During Covid Helpline: (844) 437-6856
    • Coping During COVID Helpline provides free, confidential assistance for managing stress and connecting to supportive resources in the Kingston area. It’s for healthcare, custodial, delivery, mail, transportation, farm, grocery, restaurant, municipal, utility, childcare workers and/or for those in a caretaking role at home. It’s for artists, musicians, yoga practitioners and sound healers, who continue to create, entertain, inspire and teach over online platforms. It’s for volunteers who are keeping their neighbors fed and connecting them to vital services and housing. It’s also for community organizers who have led the fight for police accountability before and during the pandemic.
  • Domestic Violence–Washbourne House:
    • (845) 338-2370
    • (845) 647-2443
    • (845) 679-2485
    • (845) 255-8801
  • WMC (Westchester Medical Center) COVID Anxiety Hotline: (914) 216-7733

 

KEY COVID-19 INFORMATION SOURCES

 

VOLUNTEER AND ACTION OPPORTUNITIES

 

HEALTH/MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SUPPORT

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255  (TALK)
  • Ulster County Mobile Mental Health: (844) 277-4820
  • Governor Cuomo’s FREE Mental Health Hotline: (844) 863-9314
  • SAMAHDI 27/7 Peer Hotline: (855) 726-2344
  • Institute of Family Health Tele-Mental Hotline  (845) 338-6400
  • Breathing Together with Shawn Harrison and Micah Blumenthal 3:30 -3:45 weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings from 11am-12pm
  • Kingston’s Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church offers a prayer hotline, Mondays – Friday, 12 noon – 1 pm.  Call (845) 331-7188 for a caring listener and a quiet prayer.
  • Coping During Covid Helpline: (844) 437-6856
    • Free, confidential mental health services for everyone – essential, including healthcare, custodial, delivery, mail, transportation, farm, grocery, municipal, utility, and domestic workers.
  • Fill out the form for Essential Workers and share your experience with working during COVID-19 and returning to work as business begins to reopen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD AND ESSENTIAL GOODS ASSISTANCE

  • Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative
    • Anyone in need of food within the Kingston City School District can call (888) 316-0879 at any time and will be entered into a growing database to receive prepared food or grocery delivery. City staff and a host of volunteers from Rise Up Kingston and other organizations will be operating the hotline in both English and Spanish, and soon in K’iche.
  • Kingston School District Meals
    • Free to-go breakfast and lunches are available for KCSD students Monday through Friday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Family of Woodstock/YMCA Meals
    • Prepared, microwave-ready meals are available for pick-up and delivery on weekdays for lunch and dinner. Call or text the Family of Woodstock 24/7 hotline for information about delivery and where to pick-up: (845) 679-2485
  • People’s Place- For those in need of food support on the weekdays, People’s Place is offering the following services at 17 St. James Street:
      • The Community Cafe will be open from 8:30am to 1pm offering take out Continental breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.
      • The Food Pantry will operate in a modified version at regular hours (10am to 1pm Monday through Friday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm)
      • The Bag Hunger Program which offers breakfast, lunch and snack items for school age children will begin on Monday, March 16 and run until school resumes. Distribution will follow the food pantry hours.
      • The People’s Place Farm Stand is open on Tuesday mornings from 9am-11am, offering fresh and local produce at no cost.
        • ID is required
      • For more information please call (845) 338-4030 or visit the People’s Place Facebook Page
  • YMCA Farm Project Farm Stand is open Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Tuesday- 10am-12:30pm on Pine Grove outside of the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
    • Thursday- 3:30-6pm setup outside of the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
    • They accept SNAP, FMNP checks for WIC & Seniors, cash, check, debit and credit cards.
      $2 SNAP bounds coupons are given out for every $5 SNAP purchase
  • Kingston Farmers Market
    • Offering double up food bucks for SNAP EBT shoppers:
      • For every $2 of SNAP dollars redeemed at the market booth between now and the end of October, customers will receive $2 to spend on any NYS-grown fruits and vegetables (up to $20 per market day)!
  • HV Current
    • If you buy your food from these places, we can provide you with HV Currents to purchase food here:
      • YMCA Farm Project
      • Seed Song Farm
      • South Pine City Farm
        • *One Current is equal to one dollar.
    • The Current Store will provide food, clothing, and other goods for sale at 628 Broadway at their Current Digital Resilience Market
    • Contact hello@hudsonvalleycurrent.org or call (845) 616-7834 and ask for Chris Hewitt

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS

 

CHILDCARE RESOURCES

  • Project Resilience information on Schools and Day Care (Click Heading For More Information)
    • Project Resilience has partnered with Family of Woodstock to identify open daycare slots in Ulster County and match them with families who need emergency childcare.
    • There are openings for children aged 0-5 and School-Aged Children at Day Care Centers, Group Family Day Cares and Family Day Cares throughout Ulster County. Please contact Family of Woodstock Day Care Council Kerry Wolfeil for more information: 845-331-7080
    • YWCA Ulster County on Clinton Ave. in Kingston has temporary childcare slots available for children ages weeks to 10 years. They are open from 7 AM – 6 PM. Please call if you have questions. 845-338-6844
  • Ulster County Childcare Providers: NYS Childcare Expansion Incentive Now Available 
    • Funding from Federal CARES Act will Support New Childcare Health and Safety Protocols and Assist Closed Programs with Reopening
      • Throughout the pandemic, 65 percent of OCFS-licensed and -registered child care programs remained open, many serving families of essential workers. The funding being made available will help to bring closed programs back to operation to serve families returning to the workplace.
        Fort-five million in childcare reopening and expansion incentive funds may pay for 50% of the cost of a newly opened classroom (maximum grant amount of $6,000) as an incentivize to open the classroom. The temporary funds will phase out over the second and third months as more parents bring their children back into childcare. Other funding includes $300 to $1,600 one-time grants. Child care programs may apply to OCFS through July 15. More information is available here. If you are an Ulster County Childcare provider and would like assistance applying, please contact Kate Heidecker at kahe@co.ulster.ny.us

PARENT RESOURCES

 

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

MASKS FOR ALL

 

KINGSTON ORGANIZATION COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGES

 

Know of any other resources available in the community that aren’t mentioned on this list? Email erica@radiokingston.org to let us know!