Wellness & Recovery Resources for Ulster County, NY


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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




Free Community Narcan Training in Saugerties
JUNE 27th, 6pm
Click here for details

RSVP here


"Let's Talk about Heroin and Opioids" Free Community Presentation at the Plattekill Library
JULY 7th 6pm

Open to everyone

Click here for details


June is PRIDE MONTH! Check out the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center
for Events!


FREE Mens's Anger Management Workshop at MHA in Kingston! Begins June 23rd. Call to Register!
Click here for flyer


Mental Health First Aid Training!
June 16th & 23rd
Community members welcome!
Click here for more information


FREE Fresh Fruits & Vegetables!
Farm Stand
70 Lindsley Ave, Kingston.
For details call:


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