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Date(s) - 09/12/2023 - 12/20/2023
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For over a decade, the Center for Victim Safety and Support (CVSS) has brightened the holiday season for victim-survivors of crime in Dutchess County through our annual Adopt a Family project. Through this project, survivor families are provided gift cards which allow them to enjoy the experience of shopping for each other, wrapping gifts, and sharing these special memories. Each household is also given a gas or grocery gift card to help offset the unplanned expenses that can often arise from the crimes committed against them.

Once again this year, CVSS is teaming up with Arlington Professional Fire Fighters Local 2393 to reach those in times of hardship in our community. We invite you to join our efforts to spread hope and cheer this holiday season, and contribute to sponsoring a family through a monetary or gift card donation.

At CVSS, we have seen the joy – and tears of gratitude – on our clients’ faces to receive this support. We are inspired by the selflessness and generosity of those who donate to Adopt a Family, year after year.

Please consider supporting a family in need, and helping us give survivors in our community a tangible reminder that they are not alone.

For more information, or to participate in supporting a family, please contact Amy Fuerst at

Eligibility & Cost
All services are free, accessible, and confidential. The Center for Victim Safety and Support serves people of all racial/cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations (lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual), gender identities (men, women, transgender people), abilities, citizenship status and ages.

24-Hour Hotlines
Domestic Violence Hotline: 845.485.5550
Rape Crisis/Crime Victim’s Hotline: 845.452.7272

Chat Line
By text: 845.583.0800

Contact Us
845-452-1110 ext. 3400

Administrative Offices Located At
29 N Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY

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This program is funded in part by
Dutchess County Government

New York State Office of Victim Services

New York State Department of Health/Health Research Inc.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

The Jeannette F. Schlobach Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Field Hall Foundation

Prime Health Choice

Funding for this program is made possible by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)/Health Research, Inc. (HRI) and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NYSDOH, HRI, or Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by NYSDOH, HRI or CDC.