Unless otherwise noted websites are in English only. Times are for Eastern U.S. Groups listed below are community-based not-for-profits. Get a list of state and federal helplines here.

2-1-1 Hudson Valley (United Way), free, confidential, multilingual help finding health care and other services in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester, and Putnam counties. Call 211, 365 days a year; search from website, or email 211info@hudson211.org.

Center for Victim Safety and Support is a program of Family Services, with offices in Kingston (845-331-5641) and Poughkeepsie (845-452-1110, ext. 3400), and 24-hour hotlines for Domestic Violence (845-485-5550) and Rape Crisis/Crime Victims (845-452-7272). Services brochure, English/Español. Free regardless of citizenship, background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, abilities, or age.

Family of Woodstock‘s 24-hour helpline provides direct assistance and referrals for shelter, child care, domestic violence, family support, employment, mental health, emergency food, counseling, clothing, household items, and more. 845-679-2485, chat, complete a form, or email info@familyofwoodstockinc.org.

Immigrant Defense Project provides legal help to immigrants with criminal records. Callers should be prepared to leave details; calls are returned within two business days. IDP also offers legal resources, training, and free advice to lawyers handling criminal and family cases or appeals. Call 212-725-6422 or 800-391-5713, email info@immdefense.org.

National Immigration Detention Hotline is available for people in U.S. immigration detention – not state or local facilities. Call 209-757-3733, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email Cynthia, CGalaz@freedomforimmigrants.org.

Ulster Immigrant Defense Network (English and Spanish) 888-726-7276 for accompaniment and transportation to official meetings, requests for household assistance, rapid response to actions by ICE, information on legal rights, and more. If no one answers, leave a message. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Finding detained or unaccompanied minors

Immigrant Connection Project (Spanish and English) is coordinated by the Vera Institute of Justice and New America. ICON helps lawyers and parents looking for children separated from their families.

Call 800-845-8372, email Familyconnect@vera.org or familiasunidas@vera.org. If calling from ICE detention, use the free calling system to dial 621#. If outside the U.S., add ICON as a Facebook friend to call toll free via Messenger.

Office of Refugee Resettlement National Call Center (Spanish and English) helps parents and sponsors looking for a child coming to the U.S. and answers questions from children and parents about issues, such as trafficking, homelessness, and violence. Call 800-203-7001 or email information@ORRNCC.com.

Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (multiple languages) answers questions and works to resolve problems including separation of minor children or other dependents.  Call 888-351-4024, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed holidays.