Ulster Immigrant Defense Network (UIDN) helps with:

  • Household needs including food, clothing, furniture, school supplies, and emergency financial aid;
  • Know-your-rights information (Get the basics here: English, Spanish);
  • Referrals to legal support and social services;
  • Community education and advocacy;
  • Safe spaces and sanctuary;
  • Rapid response to ICE actions;
  • Information and support to schools, students, and families;
  • Transportation and/or accompaniment for health care and school-related appointments, court appearances, ICE check-ins, and other official meetings. The more notice we have, the more likely we will be able to help. No rides can be arranged without at least two days’ notice.

For more information or assistance click on the highlighted words above or call UIDN’s helpline, 888-726-7276. The helpline does not have 24/7 coverage; leave your request and contact information on voice mail and someone will get back to you within a day.

Or, visit UIDN’s office in the Parish Hall at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church, 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston (get directions) on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fridays, 3-5 p.m.

Helpline and office volunteers are bilingual English/Spanish speakers. We do our best to help those who speak other languages. Additional information on rights, services, and/or legal support is also available in the Resources section.

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Photo courtesy of the New York Civil Liberties Union