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Emergency & Temporary Assistance:

Temporary Assistance

The mission of the Department of Social Services is to adequately and efficiently assess, plan for and provide appropriate services to families and individuals in need. The Agency is comprised of several major divisions. Each division has unique job duties, however, all divisions interact with each other in some manner or another. Temporary Assistance is the term now used in NYS for Public Assistance (welfare) programs. This division also handles Emergency Assistance for Adults, Emergency Assistance for Families, Home Energy Assistance Program, and Transitional Opportunities Program. Ulster County residents are eligible for these programs.

Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday
Interviews Available: 8AM to 11AM Monday-Friday.

Emergencies are handled on a daily basis.

Department of Social Services
1021Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401

Contact: Barbara Sorkin, Deputy Commissioner at 845-334-5194


Food Stamps Program
Department of Social Services
1051Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
or https://www.mybenefits.ny.gov/

Contact: Barbara Sorkin, Deputy Commissioner at 845-334-5194


Ulster County Catholic Charities
6 Adams Street, Suite 3
Kingston, NY 12401

Assiting individuals and families with emergency rent, utilities, transportation, and food, supplemental nutrition assistance program, information and referral, case management, imigration services, and affordable health care.

Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday
(845) 340-9170


Helpful Links





Ulster County Community Forum:

Oct. 19th
Ellenville NY

Click for Details


The Free Annual Eating Disorders Conference is here!

Oct. 21st 2016
Sponsored By Ulster County Legislature.

Registration is Required

Click here for the flyer!


FREE Men's Anger Management Workshop

Begins Dec 8th 2016

Click For Details _____________

FREE 4th Annual
Domestic Violence
Information Forum
Oct. 27th 2016
sponsored by
SUNY Ulster

CASAC & CJE hours availible!

Register by Oct 10th

See Flyer for more info.


* MHA's Fall 2016
Open-Drop-In Group schedule is now availible!

Click here for the flyer

FREE Women's Anger & Trauma Management Group

Begins Nov. 3rd

Click here for details


Touched By Addiction
Support Group

This non-affiliated group is open to any member of Ulster County that has a loved one struggling with drug addiction.

Click here for tthe flyer










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