Know Your Rights information available from the American Immigration Lawyers Association includes flyers for home, work, and public places in multiple languages.

For legal assistance

Catholic Charities holds legal clinic and self-help workshops at rotating locations. Legal representation is decided case-by-case, and fees may be charged on a sliding scale. Kingston, 845-340-9170, ext. 100; Poughkeepsie, 845-452-1400, ext. 4259; or, 800-566-7636. For more information visit the Legal Resources page.

For immediate help with basic needs, including food

Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, 888-726-7276. We respond within 24 hours.

2-1-1 Hudson Valley (United Way), free, confidential, multilingual help in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, and Putnam counties. Dial 211 every day of the year, search from the website, or email

Family of Woodstock, 24-hour help at 845-679-2485. Chat, complete this form, or email Offices in Ellenville (845-647-244), Kingston (845-331-7080) and New Paltz (845-255-8801).

For emergency health care

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires nearly all hospital emergency departments to provide appropriate treatment to anyone seeking help regardless of citizenship, legal status, or ability to pay.

HealthAlliance Hospital (formerly Kingston Hospital) emergency room, 396 Broadway, is always open. Phone: 845-334-2890.

Urgent care clinics may be required to provide treatment in emergencies. Local clinics include Emergency One, weekdays 8-8 and weekends 8-4 in Kingston, Hyde Park, and New Windsor. CareMount Medical, hours vary (call 844-484-6564) in New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Carmel, and Mount Kisco. The Kingston/Lake Katrine clinic is temporarily closed.

The Resource section on this website has more options for help in the following areas.