Update on Programs during COVID-19

As a provider of multiple services throughout Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties, we recognize that the needs of children, adults and families do not stop during a crisis such as the one that our Nation and the World is experiencing right now. Family Services cares and we are here to help even as we have put practices in place that reduce the person to person contact. Under guidance from the CDC as well as local and state health professionals, starting Friday March 20th, Family Services staff will be working from home. We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients and community partners remotely, and in a few limited circumstances, still continuing face to face services as needed. Due to the nature of some programming taking place in locations that are closed, those services are suspended. Please see below for a list of Family Services programs and their status of availability.

All of us at Family Services wish you and your families well during these challenging times.

Please remain safe and, have faith in the belief that as we practice the necessary precautions, we will get through this!

Brian Doyle

Status on the Availability of Services

Family Partnership Center – OPEN
The FPC is open Monday through Friday until 7:30pm and Saturday hours are only as needed by partner organizations within the FPC. The community is encouraged to contact individual organizations within the FPC before coming to the site. Click here to see the FPC Partner contact list. All visitors to the FPC are asked to park in the lot alongside of and behind the Partnership Center as points of access to the building have been reduced.

Due to mandate from the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the FPC Urban Park and Gymnasium is closed until further notice.

Rape Crisis / Crime Victims Hotline 845-452-7272 – OPEN
Trained Advocates are available for crisis support, information and referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Domestic Violence Hotline 845-485-5550 – OPEN
Trained Advocates are available for crisis support, information and referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Behavioral Health Centers – MODIFIED 
Providing most services remotely. Injection medications will continue to be provided by medical staff through face to face visits. Injections will be administered in Poughkeepsie on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in Kingston on Thursdays (with the exception of Thursday, April 2nd—injection services will take place Wednesday, April 1st next week). Group therapy is not taking place.

Center for Victim Safety and Support – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely. Limited accompaniments considered on case by case basis. Hotlines remain open and available 24 hours a day.

Family Education Program in Ulster/Orange – MODIFIED
Home visits are being done remotely.

SNUG – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely. Shooting Responses (if needed) will be considered on case by case basis.

Intimate Partner Violence Intervention – MODIFIED
Providing full services remotely.

Ulster Prevention Council – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely. Classroom education is not taking place due to school closures.

Family Advocate Program – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely. Support groups are not taking place.

Sexual Violence Prevention Program – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely. Classroom education is not taking place due to school closures.

Family Services Administration – MODIFIED
Administration functions are occurring remotely.

Universal Response to Domestic Violence – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely.

Sexual Assault Response Team – MODIFIED
Providing most services remotely.

Supervised Visitation and Family Visitation Programs – SUSPENDED
Due to the nature of these services, these programs are not operating at this time. Staff are contacting families.

Child Care Center in Dutchess County Family Court – SUSPENDED
Due to the fact that the Court is only hearing cases on an emergency basis and most proceedings are postponed, the Center is not operating at this time.

After The Bell Program – SUSPENDED
This programming follows the City of Poughkeepsie School calendar. Due to the closing of Poughkeepsie City Schools, After The Bell Programming is not taking place.

Teen Resource Activity Center – SUSPENDED
This programming follows the City of Poughkeepsie School calendar. Due to the closing of Poughkeepsie City Schools, the TRAC Center is not open.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Classes – SUSPENDED
Due to the nature of these group services, DAAC is not operating at this time. Staff is contacting participants.

Personal Empowerment and Conflict Education Classes – SUSPENDED
Due to the nature of these group services, PEACE is not operating at this time. Staff is contacting participants.

Re-Entry Stabilization Transition and Reintegration Track – SUSPENDED
Due to restrictions on visits to the Dutchess County Jail, RESTART is not operating at this time.