Organizations on this page offer multiple services. Unless otherwise noted, websites are in English only. Any times given are for the Eastern U.S.

2-1-1 Hudson Valley (United Way), free, confidential, multilingual help with health and human service needs in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, and Putnam counties. Dial 211, every day, including holidays and weekend;  search from the website, or email

Citizenshipworks (Chinese, English, and Spanish), free online service that helps people apply for citizenship, step-by-step. Tells applicants about potential problems and connects them to expert help — online or in person. They also tell applicants what documents need to be submitted, and what to expect after applying.

Family of Woodstock, walk-in center at 16 Rock City Rd. Request help via 24-hour helpline, 845-679-2485; chat, online form, or email Additional centers: Ellenville, 221 Canal St., 845-647-244; Kingston, 166 Albany Ave., 845-331-7080; and New Paltz, 51 North Chestnut St., 845-255-8801.

Woodstock, New Paltz, and Ellenville have substantial food pantries and clothing exchanges. All centers offer emergency food, case management, counseling, and household items, plus referrals for shelter, child care, domestic violence, family support, employment, and mental health services. The centers also train individuals on how to use and give out Narcan devices.

People’s Place is a not-for-profit offering food, clothing, personal care and school supplies, birthday and Christmas gifts, resume help for teens, and more. 845-338-4030,, 17 St. James St., Kingston: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Refugee Services is part of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The program aids victims of human trafficking, repatriated citizens, and unaccompanied minors. It also helps refugees achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. The website includes a directory of service providers. An FAQ clearly defines terms such as entrant and SIV. 518-402-3096,

Ulster County Community Action offers many services including family development planning, emergency food and shelter, housing assistance, home energy and weatherization, Head Start and Early Head Start, referrals, job training, clothes closet, notary (Kingston only), translation services (Ellenville and Highland), Ulster County Area Transit vouchers (Highland), bread and produce distribution, and more. Centers in:

  • Kingston: 70 Lindsley Ave., (food pantry open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday), 845-338-8750
  • Highland: 15 Church St., 845-691-8722
  • Ellenville: 85 Center St., 845-647-6061
  • Sullivan County Community Action Outreach Center, 309A E. Broadway, Monticello, 845-794-4228, The Social Care Network powered by Aunt Bertha, is a national resource.  connecting users to resources that have been independently vetted. Just enter a zip code and then choose the type of assistance you’re looking for. (Spanish, English, and many other languages.