Resources and Helpful Links

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  • Developmental Screening for Children under 3 years of age.
    Mental health services for young children.
    (845) 452-4167
    50 Delafield Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • For children and adolescents with moderate to severe behavioral health problems, our clinics provide a range of counseling, treatment, and education services.

    (845) 486-9743

  • Catholic Charities services include information and referrals for advocacy services, case management, immigration services, eviction prevention, free tax preparation, financial literacy workshops, electronic applications for Food Stamps eligibility and benefits pre-screening, and rehabilitation and education to legally blind county residents.
    218 Church Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    (845) 452-1400

  • Contact: (845) 454-0595
    The Center's mission is to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by providing education, prevention, and intervention services throughout Dutchess County.
    This center offers parenting classes.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension provides information, training and support to parents and others who work with children, youth and families. They also have many parenting workshops offered in different locations in Dutchess County.

    (845) 677-8223

    • Youth Development for ages 5 to 19
    • Family and Consumer Education Programs
    • RAPP: Relatives as Parents Program
  • The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and promote the health of individuals, families, communities and our environment.

    General Information: (845) 486-3400
    The Early Intervention Program for Infants to age 2 years, 8 months.
    Contact: English: (845) 486-3518
    Spanish: (845) 486-3507
    (For children over 2 years, 8 months contact your local school district.)
    Immunizations: (845) 486-3409

  • The local DSS provides assistance to eligible individuals and families.

    Main Number: (845) 486-3000
    Millbrook Office: (845) 677-5532
    Food Stamps: (845) 486-3250
    Low Income Subsidy and Public Assistance: (845) 486-3164 OR (845) 486-3150
    Child Protective Services: (845) 486-3080
    HEAP: (845) 486-3249
    Child Abuse Hotline (for parents): (800) 342-3720

  • To report child abuse call: (800) 342-3720

  • This agency offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of low-income residents of Dutchess County.

    Administrative Offices
    77 Cannon Street
    Poughkeepsie, Ny 12601
    Phone: (845) 452-5104 x130
    Fax: (845) 625-1510

  • Food Pantry, financial Emergencies, Advocacy & Referral services for Mental Healty, Social Services, HEAP, Medicare, and Medicaid.
    Located at:
    Family Partnership
    29 North Hamilton Street, Suite 221
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • Family Services, Inc. is dedicated to helping adults, children, seniors and families find the help, emotional support and resources they need when they are not sure where else to turn.

    (845) 452-1110
    Programs and services include the Crime Victims Assistance Program, Teen Parents Program, and Domestic Violence services throught Battered Women's Services.

  • (845) 452-7155
    Services for victims of domestic violence

  • Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 has a list of community service agencies. There are programs for people with disabilities, classes, doctors, hospitals, hotlines, houses, food pantries and more.

    Dial 2-1-1

  • The Mediation Center of Dutchess County provides and promotes conflict prevention, management, and resolution services and education to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in Dutchess County.

    (845) 471-7213
    Turning Conflict into Conversation.
    147 Union Street, Suite 102
    Poughkeepise, NY 12601
    (845) 471-7213

  • (845) 473-2500
    Mental Health America in Dutchess County provides multiple programs and services to support individuals and families with mental illness.

  • The Mid Hudson Library System has great resources for both children and parents.
    Find your local library here.

  • (866) 946-9733
    Support and services available for those with epilepsy, autism, familial dysautonomia, and other neurological impariments.

  • NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grass-roots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illnesses and their loved ones.
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness Mid-Hudson Affiliate, Incorporated or NAMI-MH local affiliate. We are a 501(c)(3) organization serving the people of Dutchess and Ulster Counties in New York since 1981.
    NAMI's mission is to ADVOCATE for and support individuals with mental illnesses, family members and their loved ones; ERADICATE stigma; SUPPORT research, causes and treatment; and access to services regarding mental illness; EDUCATE the public about mental illnesses; WORK to improve public and private support systems for individuals with mental illnesses; Promote and Teach NAMI Free Educational Classes.

    (845) 206-9882
    P.O. Box 787
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

  • Poison Control saves lives and reduces illness from poisoning.
    (800) 222-1222

  • (845) 454-0595
    Provides comprehensive case management services for pregnant and/or parenting teenagers in Dutchess County.

  • (845) 471-2522
    The Lunch Box provides hot mid-day meals six days a week to thousands of Dutchess County residents each year.

  • Contact: Case Manager (845) 454-8500 x72385
    The hospital has monthly support groups for parents of children with asthma, ADHD, autism, and diabetes. A brochure is published monthly with upcoming events.

  • WIC offers nutrition education and breastfeeding support. They also provide nutritious foods to low-income pregnant women and mothers, and their infants and children up to age five. Their goal is to promote and support good health in children and families.

    For Poughkeepsie:
    (845) 452-6478 WIC press 2
    Hudson River Health Care
    29 North Hamilton Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    For Beacon:
    (845) 831-7402
    Hudson River Health Care of Beacon
    6 Henry Street
    Beacon, NY 12508

    For Amenia:
    3360 Route 343
    Amenia, NY 12501
    (845) 452-6478

Dutchess County School Districts

  • Superintendent's Office: (845) 486-4460
    Transportation: (845) 486-4955
    Special Education: (845) 486-4494

  • Main Number: (845) 838-6900
    Universal Pre-K: x2002
    Transportation: x 2701
    Special Education: x2015

  • District Office: (845) 832-4500
    Special Education: (845) 832-4540

  • Administration: (845) 229-4000
    Special Education: (845) 229-4007
    Transportation: (845) 229-4070

  • Superintendent's Office: (845) 677-4200
    Transportation: (845) 677-4200 x1104
    Special Education: (845) 677-4200 x1107

  • Superintendent's Office: (845) 855-4600
    Transportation: (845) 855-4640
    Special Education: (845) 855-4625

  • General: (518) 398-7181
    Special Education: (518) 398-7181 x310
    Transportation: (518) 398-3000 x115

  • Receptionist: (845) 451-4900
    Transportation: (845) 451-1990
    Special Education: (845) 451-3475
    Universal Pre-K: (845) 451-4740

  • General Number: (845) 758-2241
    Transportation: x3262
    Special Education: x2252

  • Superintendent's Office (845) 871-5522
    Special Education: (845) 871-5570 x 5551

  • Administration (845) 463-7800
    (Also for Special Education and Transportation)

  • Superintendent's Office: (845) 298-5000
    Transportation: (845) 298-5225 x104
    Special Education: (845) 298-5000 x135

  • District Office: (845) 373-4100
    Transportation: (845) 373-4105

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