Partner Directory



The Family Partnership



Center Directory


29 North Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The Partnership Center is a catalyst to forge community partnerships through collaboration and advocacy in health and human services, cultural and educational opportunities to improve the lives of individuals and families.

The Family Partnership Center Charter

The Family Partnership Center charter is signed by all Partners, and highlights the value of community, collaboration, and cooperation that are all central to the Family Partnership Center’s community:

The Family Partnership Center Charter (FPC) acknowledges each tenant partner’s commitment to being a member of a community, not just an occupant of a building. The Charter outlines our shared community values, purpose, and responsibilities.

The Family Partnership Center is committed to providing its tenant partner organizations with an environmentally sustainable workspace and vibrant learning service community. Tenant partners contribute to the Center by participating in community events, and initiatives.

The Family Partnership Center intentionally selects tenant partners with the potential to contribute to the community. We believe that connecting organizations and sharing information is as essential a service offering as maintaining and improving the building. The Center and its tenant partners seek to cooperatively develop and sponsor education events, programs, and projects. We actively support our fellow tenant partners’ outreach initiatives to broaden public awareness about their important work, and various social issues, and the activities of the Center at large.

By creating and sharing this document, we seek to inspire all organizations and individuals currently working at the Family Partnership Center to consciously recognize their participation in the communities of the center.

The Partners in Residence at The Family Partnership Center

The Partnership Center houses approximately 20 programs and services designed to meet the health, social, cultural, educational, training and recreational needs of our community.

Since 2007, the Center Partners have identified three primary community issues: Health, Youth and Community. We use our collective experience and expertise to incorporate the resources of the business community, local schools and colleges, civic and religious organizations and not for profit and government agencies to focus on these priorities.


Family Partnership Center Operations

            Reception Desk                                                                                  845-452-1110 x3119

Greg Tooker - Facilities Supervisor                                                    845-452-1110 x3103

            Michael O’Dell- Security Coordinator                                                845-452-1110 x3106


The Partners:

            Marist College Liberty Partnership Program...Page 25                              845-454-4199

Helps youth grades 5 -12 graduate & enter college/ workforce.

New Day Repertory Company…Page 28                                                     845-485-7399

Theatre workshops and productions for youth and others

Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library…Page 31                845-452-6088 x3343

Collaborates with community groups and organizations to promote literacy through the teaching and learning about the African experience.        


            Emergency Assistance

Dutchess Outreach…Page 13                                                                                    845-454-3792

Provides emergency food, clothing and more for those in need.

Hudson River Housing…Page 21                                                                   845-454-5176     

Overnight shelter screening site for homeless adults 18+. Must be onsite by 7:00 p.m.


            Health/Mental Health/Human Services

Dutchess County Department of Health Clinic…Page 10                           845-486-3535

Provides a variety of medical screenings and treatment services for children and adults

Dutchess County Healthy Families…Page 11                                                          845-452-3387

Provides free, voluntary services to support pregnant and parenting families through activities & education.


Family Services, Inc….Page 16                                                                      845-452-1110

Counseling, crime, sexual assault & rape crisis support; case management; parent & youth programs; behavior & transition classes, professional training & management services.


Hudson River Health Care: Community Health…Page 20                         845-454-8204

Primary and specialty health and care that includes family medicine, prenatal services, podiatry, nutritional and dental services.

Hudson Valley Mental Health, Inc….Page 23                                              845-790-5999

Outpatient mental health treatment services for individuals 18 years or older


Mental Health America –Mel’s Place...Page 26                                          845-471-9329

Safe haven providing intake, support, advocacy & referral services to those challenged with addiction, HIV and/or homelessness.


Mid-Hudson Regional Turning Point Program…Page 27                           845-483-5512

Intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults 18+.


Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley…Page 29                                               845-790-5914

Reproductive health education and training including peer education training for youth 14 -19, puberty education, HIV and STI prevention, parent-child communication workshops.


Prime Health Choice…Prime Health Choice -                                           1-855-777-4630

NYS Managed Long  Term Care for adults who wish to and are able to live safely at home but need assistance with day to day activities. (ages 21 or older)


Volunteer/Community Services

Community Voices Heard…Page 6                                                               845-790-5945

Low income individuals, working to build power in Poughkeepsie and New York State to improve the lives of families and communities.

Fall Kill Partnership Gardens            …Page 15                                                        845-4543792

A community garden for residents of the City of Poughkeepsie.


John Flowers Community Events…Page 24                                                 845-471-7565


Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson…..Page 25                                                      734-548-0171

A community organization that uses public pressure and legal support to prevent displacement and keep housing affordable for low income individuals.


Youth Programs

Born Again Disciples…Page 5                                                                                   845-471-2578

Afterschool Youth Mentorship Program, focusing on life skills development for students between the ages of 10-18.

R.E.A.L. Skills Network, Inc….Page 30                                               845-452-6088 x3169

Programs are to help those students that have had difficulty navigating the paths of traditional social, educational and judicial systems to understand and obtain mainstream skill competency levels.


            Teen Resource Activity Center (T.R.A.C.)…Page 32                                    845-452-1110 x3124 Activity center and programs for community youth         


Youth Mission Outreach, Inc….Page 33                                                       845-473-5449

Faith based activities for youth every Friday night; dances for developmentally disabled adults.


            Maps…Page 34


Born Again Disciples B.A.D.

Afterschool Youth Mentorship Program, focusing on life skills development for students between the ages of 10-18.

Who Are We?

BAD is a faith based mentorship program for children between the ages of 10 and 18. We aim to use sports and group activities as a way to motivate students to achieve greatness and prepare them for life beyond school. In addition to organized activities and field trips throughout the year, our facility offers a safe place for youth to learn life skills with fun, interactive lessons. Our goal is to help the young people in Poughkeepsie build a platform for a successful future.

Contact Information:

            Eric Fath – Director of Operations




            BAD is located in suite 225 on the second floor of the Family Partnership Center:

            Family Partnership Center

29 North Hamilton St

            Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Community Voices Heard

Low income individuals, working to build power in Poughkeepsie and

New York State to improve the lives of families and communities.


What is Community Voices Heard?

Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a membership organization made up of low-income families fighting together to influence policies that affect our lives. We are a statewide organization with chapters in New York City, Yonkers and the Mid-Hudson Valley (Newburg and Poughkeepsie).

What Do We Do?

We bring people together to work collectively on problems they are facing, develop solutions to the underlying issues, determine who has the power to change and improve the specific policies and programs, create campaigns to push those in power, and implement various strategies to win! Some of the issues we work on are: welfare and workforce development, public housing preservation and improvement, affordable housing creation and accountable development.

Contact Information:

Blair Goodman, Dutchess County Organizer                                                            


Michelle Perez, Director of Administration & Institutional Giving

Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director



Community Voices heard is located on the ground floor of the Family Partnership Center in Suite L04.

Dutchess County Department of Health Clinic

Provides a variety of medical screenings and treatment services for children and adults

About us

Our services include diagnostic screenings and treatment for individuals seen in the clinical programs operated by the Divisions of Public Health Nursing and Communicable Disease Control. This includes a Childhood, Adult, and Travel Immunization and Screening Clinic and a Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Control.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Dutchess County Department of Health (DCDOH) is to assess, protect, and promote the health of our communities and our environment.

Location and Contact Information:

The Dutchess County Department of Health Clinic is located on the 1st floor of the Family Partnership Center in Suite 109.

Walk-in or Call 845-486-3535

Dutchess County Healthy Families

Provides free voluntary services to support pregnant and parenting families in Poughkeepsie, Beacon, and Hyde Park


Are you expecting? Let us be a part of this time in your life.

Estas embarazada? Déjanos ser parte de este momento en su vida.

Statement of Purpose

The mission of Dutchess County Healthy Families (DHCF) is to provide free voluntary services to support pregnant and parenting families in Poughkeepsie, Beacon and Hyde Park through activities and education focused on:

-Supporting bonding and attachment

-Promoting optimal health, development and safety

-Decreasing stressors & improving coping skills

-Increasing self-sufficiency

Nuestra Misión

La Misión de Familias Saludables (DHCF) es proveer servicios voluntarios y gratuitos para apoyar a las familias que están esperando o que son padres de un bebe en Poughkeepsie, Beacon and Hyde Park; por medio de activadas y educación enfocada en:

-Apoyando la unión con su bebe

-Promoviendo la salud, el desarrollo y la seguridad

-Reduciendo el estrés y mejorando su manera de manejar los problemas 

            -Aumentando su autosuficiencia

Dutchess County Healthy Families

If you are expecting a baby and you live in Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park or Beacon, please contact us. Referral to our program is easy and all our services are Free! We’ll set up a meeting for one of our team members to come out to your home and meet with you. At this meeting we will talk about what is going on in your family’s life and tell you about resources that are available to you.

Examples of the types of information we provide to families include:

-How to manage labor

-Creating a birth plan

-Newborn and infant care

-How to play with your baby to encourage learning

-Breastfeeding information and support

Our Community Health Worker Program can assist with concerns such as:


-Getting a job

-Going back to school



-Mental health

-Health and Safety

-Insurance for the family


Dutchess County Familias Saludables

Si Ud. Está esperando un bebe y vive en Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park o Beacon, por favor llámenos. ¡Contactarse con nuestro Programa es fácil y todos nuestros servicios son gratis! Nosotros enviaremos un miembro de nuestro equipo a su hogar para que se reúna con Ud. Durante esta reunión nosotros hablaremos con Ud. Acerca de lo que está ocurriendo en la vida de su familia y le informaremos sobre recursos que Ud. Tal vez no conozca.

Algunos ejemplos de la información que nosotros podemos brindar a las familias son:

-Como manejar su parto

-Como crear un plan de parto

-El cuidado de un recién nacido y de un infante

-Como los niños crecen y se desarrollan

-Como jugar con su bebe para promover el aprendizaje

-Apoyo e información acera del amamantamiento o como dar el pecho

Nuestro Programa de Trabajadoras de la Comunidad pueden asistirle con sus preocupaciones acera de:


-Oportunidades de trabajo

-Como regresar a la escuela


-Relaciones de pareja

-Salud mental

-Salud y seguridad

-Seguro médico para la familia                                                                           


Location and Contact Information:            

Family Partnership Center                                                                 

29 North Hamilton Street, Suite 209                                                 

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601                                                                   


Fax: (845) 452-3682




Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. After hours appointments are available upon request.



Dutchess Outreach

Provides emergency food, clothing and more for those in need.


A Proud History of Community Service: 39 Years of Food, Clothing, and Caring

Founded in 1974 Dutchess Outreach has an established history of service to those in need. Our fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 was Dutchess Outreach’s 39th year of serving Dutchess County residents who have little or no income and need help locating basic, life-sustaining resources.

Programs and Services:

Dutchess Outreach, Inc. provides emergency assistance through the following programming and services:

The Beverly Closs Memorial Food Pantry:

In the 12 months ending June 30, 2013 we provided 102,447 meals for 1,911 unique families; including 1,805 children. We can give a 3 day supply of groceries when identification for everyone in the household receiving food is provided. Everyone is eligible every 30 days.

-Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


The Lunch Box:

Our midday meal program served 81,589 free meals and our evening dinner program served 28,049 meals to the unemployed, the homeless, and those who do not earn a living wage. The Lunch Box also hosts programs on topics of importance to clients. We are located on the ground floor of the Family Partnership Center’s eastern annex, just below the gymnasium.

-Hours: Lunch Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m.  to  1:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m

            Dinners available/posted in lobby - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

The Emergency Fund:

The Emergency Fund is used to prevent evictions, restore utilities, purchase prescribed medication and/or supplies, and to transport people to alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs. Last year, we distributed $24,720 in grants to purchase needed prescriptions for 241 people. With $29,188 in grants and effective advocacy and referral we were able to prevent the eviction of 300 people, including 118 children. With $16,937 in grants and our caseworkers’ intervention we kept the lights or the heat on for another 537 people, of whom 249 were children. Eligibility is limited; our guidelines are available online at or at our Reception Center.

-Hours: Monday – Friday 1:00 a.m.  to  4:00 p.m.

GIFTS Nutrition Services (Giving Individuals Food for the Soul):

We provided 4,062 meals to 14 homebound people living with HIV/AIDS

Advocacy and Referral– Helps clients receive information and locate other resources that can help their situation.

-Hours: Monday – Friday 1:00 a.m.  to  4:00 p.m.

The Children’s Clothing Closet Provides gently used baby, toddler and young children’s clothing at no charge to the recipient. We provided 880 visitors with free used clothing for their children. Identification of each child is required. The Clothes Closet is located adjacent to our main offices on the second floor of the Family Partnership Center.

-Hours: Thursdays 10:00 a.m.  to Noon

Acts of Kindness (AOK):

Works with human services agencies to provide clients with household items, which they cannot afford to purchase on their own.


Contact Information:                                                                                                                                               

Brian Riddell, Executive Director                                      

845-454-3792 ext. 3248                         

Kate O’Rourke-Murphy, Assoc. Executive Director

845-454-3792 ext.3249


Tara Whalen, Administrative Assistant

845-454-3792 ext. 3247


Dutchess Outreach is located on the 2nd floor of the Family Partnership Center in Suite 221.


Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Fall Kill Partnership Gardens

Fall Kill Partnership Gardens is a community garden for residents of the City of Poughkeepsie, New York, located at 29 Hamilton Street, behind the Family Partnership Center. Here, community members have access to land on which to grow their own food.          

About us

The garden is named after the creek flowing just behind the garden. Our efforts aim to create local food systems which keep food, money, and people in a close-knit community – in a sense like the way water cycles through our local watershed. Together in partnership we can grow healthy food that nourishes both body and spirit.

If you are interested in securing a plot at the garden, please contact the garden leaders through our website at

Contact Information:

Anne Saylor


Neil Curri


Peg Malloy





Fall Kill Partnership Gardens are located behind the Family Partnership Center building at 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie, New York.









Family Services

Offering a number of programs designed to improve the lives of those in need in the community

Programs and Services:

After-School Programs:

Family Services’ After School Programs provide quality after school programming, services and activities for children. In project based learning activities, children are engaged in a variety of activities that serve to enhance their academic, cultural and social skills and competencies. Programs are provided in the school districts listed below.


Michelle Williams, Coordinator of School Age Services

Phone: 845-452-1110 ext. 3297

Hours: Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6:00pm

Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP):

The Crime Victims Assistance Program provides assistance to all primary and secondary crime victims (i.e. assault, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence victims, sexually abused individuals, elders, etc.) in the form of professional counseling, information and referral, financial assistance, court accompaniment & support groups. Provides an array of intervention services to victims of rape or sexual assault.


Intake Coordinator: 845-452-1110 ext. 3083

Kathleen Peluso, Coordinator 452-1110 ext. 3138                                                                                         

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Rape Crisis Hotline #: (845) 452-7272

Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Domestic Abuse Awareness Classes for Men (DAAC):

The program provides psycho-educational classes for men who perpetrate domestic abuse against a partner and/or family member.


Carol Sutcliffe, Program Coordinator

Phone: 845-452-1110 x3080

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm

Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART):
The DART Project establishes a collaborative response team that restructures and enhances the response by law enforcement to domestic violence in the city and town of Poughkeepsie and the City of Beacon.


Whitney Bonura, DART Project Coordinator

Phone: 486-2335

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Domestic Violence High Risk Project:

The High Risk Case Management Project provides comprehensive case management to victims of domestic violence that are identified to be in a highly lethal situation. Any community agency can refer a victim to the project.


Nicole Wong, High Risk Case Manager

Phone: 845-452-1110 ext. 3218

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Domestic Violence Prevention Education:

School based program provides comprehensive prevention education on domestic violence and services available. Crisis counseling is available to youth in violent teen dating relationships and domestic violence situations.


Janel Farmer, Program Coordinator

Phone: 452-1110 ext. 3344

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Domestic Violence Services (DVS):

Domestic Violence Services is a 24-hour, 7-days per week crisis intervention and

advocacy program that provides comprehensive services for all victims of domestic



Kathy Kehrer, Program Assistant

Phone: 845-452-1110 x3400

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm                                                                                                             

Domestic Violence Services

Hotline #: (845) 452-7272

Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Dutchess County Family Court Child Care Center:

The program provides child care services for individuals in Dutchess County Family

Court. Reservation required.


Lead Teacher

Phone: 845-431-1854

Hours:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am- 5:00pm

Family Education Program (FEP):

The Family Education Program provides intensive home-based and group-based

prevention and intervention services to families in Ulster County.


Amy Cole, Program Supervisor

Phone: 331-5641 ext. 223

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Personal Empowerment and Conflict Education (PEACE):

The PEACE program is designed for adult women who are involved in perpetrating

violence in their relationships with others.


Carol Sutcliffe, Program Coordinator

Phone: 845-452-1110 x3080

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm

Relapse Intervention for Sex Crimes (RISC):

The Relapse Intervention for Sex Crimes Program is part of Dutchess County’s containment approach to managing sex offenders in the community. The program provides evaluations and treatment of adult sex offenders and non-offending relatives.


Kelly Bunt, Clinical Supervisor

Phone: 452-1110 ext. 3085

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:30pm; Friday 9:00am-1:00pm

Supervised Visitation (SVP):

The Supervised Visitation Program conducts court-ordered visits supervised by trained professionals to non-custodial parents and their children in a safe, nurturing

environment at the Dutchess County Family Courthouse.


             Amy Cole, Program Supervisor

             Phone: 331-5641 ext. 223

             Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Ulster Prevention Council (UPC):

The Ulster Prevention Council provides support services to schools, community-based agencies, grassroots organizations, and community groups/coalitions that provide, or are interested in, providing substance abuse prevention services in Ulster County.


Cheryl Depaolo, Program Director

Phone: 458-7406

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm


The Family Services, Inc. Executive office, Development, Human Resources, and IT departments are located in Suite 337 of the Family Partnership Center. Family Service’s finance office is located in Suite 110. 

Hudson River Health Care: Community Health

Primary and specialty health and care that includes family medicine, prenatal services, podiatry, nutritional and dental services.

Care Solutions

We offer pediatric care for your children, Family Medicine and Women’s Health services including Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pre-natal care. We encourage preventive care, offer high quality, affordable care and will gladly accept third party insurance coverage including Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance. Also included in the services we provide is WIC, a nutrition program that includes food vouchers and nutritional education for pregnant women, infants and children. If you are uninsured our fees can be based on your ability to pay.


Medical Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00pm

Dental Hours:

            Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30pm

            Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

            Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pre-natal Hours:

            Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                               

            Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WIC Hours:

            Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

            Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Phone Number: 845-454-8204


Location:  Hudson River Health Care is located on the 1st floor of the Family Partnership Center in Suite 122.

Hudson River Housing

                                Overnight shelter screening site for homeless adults 18+.



Hudson River Housing

Hudson River Housing is the leader in the affordable housing field in Dutchess County. Our services span from homeless housing and prevention to counseling for homeowners. The expertise of Hudson River Housing is increasingly relied upon to inform local planning related to housing, community development and homelessness.

Hudson River Housing provides housing services for those in need, including Emergency Housing, Transitional Housing, Supported Housing, Youth Services, Senior Housing, Home Ownership Services, and Rental Housing. Our presence at the Family Partnership Center is a collaborative effort with the programs and services offered by other Partners.


Emergency Housing:

After Hours Emergency Placement    845-471-8454

Webster House                                   845-452-5197

Gannett House                                    845-452-0019

River Haven Shelter                            845-454-3600

Transitional Housing:

Hillcrest House                                    845-452-5197

Hudson River Lodging                         845-452-0019

LaGrange House                                 845-452-0019

River Haven Transitional Living          845-454-2300


Youth Services:

River Haven Adolescent Shelter         845-454-3600

            and Services                                       


Senior Housing:

Cannon Street                                     845-454-5176

Maybrook Gardens                             845-4545176


NeighborWorks Homeownership       845-454-9288 

Center of Dutchess County                            


Rental Housing

Catharine Street                                 845-454-5176

Garden Street                                     845-454-5176

Harlow Row                                        845-454-5176

Townhouses                                        845-454-5176


Hours:  Please contact the specific program or site you are interested in for their office hours.


Location and Contact Information:

Family Partnership Center Offices                                                                                                    

29 North Hamilton Street                                          

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601                                           

General Information: 845-454-5176


Hudson River Housing Administrative Offices

313 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

























Hudson Valley Mental Health, Inc.

Outpatient mental health treatment services for individuals 18 years or older

About us

Our mission is to provide comprehensive and integrated services to meet the mental health needs of the community. In carry out this mission, Hudson Valley Mental Health strives to ensure that services are accessible, affordable, cost-effective, recipient-oriented, culturally sensitive, and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.

An interdisciplinary approach to treatment is utilized that involved collaboration by various professional including New York State licensed social workers, board certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and a professional and caring administrative support staff.

HVMH operates five New York State licensed outpatient mental health clinics that provide a full array of therapeutic services to adults, seniors, and families. Services are available to everyone in need, regardless of insurance or income. These services include individual or group therapy, medication, and medication management.

Fees are based on ability to pay.


Monday through Friday: 9a.m. to 5p.m. (plus some evenings)

Location and Contact Information:

For an intake appointment call: 845-485-9700 (Toll-Free: 877-485-9700)

To contact the Family Partnership Center location call: 845-790-5999 (or, Fax: 845-790-5998)

The Hudson Valley Mental Health location at the Family Partnership Center is located on the 2nd floor in Suite 204.


John Flowers Community Events

Sponsors a number of community events throughout the year

John Flowers Community Events:     

-John Flowers and His Elves Give Gifts to Nursing Homes;

-Old Fashioned Easter Egg Hunt;

-Mothers’ Day Roses to Nursing Homes;

-Church Picnic Dedicated to God;

-Dutchess County Fathers’ Day Parade


Contact Information:



























Marist College Liberty Partnership Program

Helping youth, grades 8-12, graduate and enter college or the workforce


What is the Marist Liberty Partnerships Program?

Marist Liberty Partnership Program (LPP) serves rising 9th -12th grade students in Poughkeepsie and Kingston City School Districts.  Students are provided with tutoring, counseling, academic coaching, college trips, cultural excursions, leadership workshops, and summer events.

What services are offered as part of the Marist Liberty Partnerships Program?

The Marist Liberty Partnerships Program provides the following FREE services:

  • Individualized Academic Advising
  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Tutoring
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Summer Opportunities
  • Career Counseling
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Classes with Marist College Professors
  • College Campus Tours
  • College search and application assistance
  • Help applying for financial aid
  • Special opportunities and events at Marist
  • 50% off of Marist College tuition

Location and Contact Information:

Ground Floor

29 North Hamilton St.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Melinda Martinez, Director


Mental Health America of Dutchess County:

Mel’s Place

MHA’s Living Room program/Mel’s Place is a day shelter, designed to help individuals and families dealing with mental health, and /or addiction issues, who are without a place to call home, or who are at risk of becoming homeless.


Homeless Services Department

The Living Room provides services on a daily basis. Overnight services are available through Hillcrest House, another Family Services partner. Hillcrest House works closely with MHA Living Room Program to assist those in need.

By providing stability, advocacy and resources, to secure treatment, housing and employment, individuals are able to move to mental wellness and self-sufficiency. The Living Room/Mel’s Place provides a safe haven during the day for the homeless. It is a place people can receive mail, shower, do laundry and receive supportive services. There are no fees associated with services provided.


 October through March

Monday-Sunday- 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

April through September

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

            Saturdays-Sundays 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location and Contact Information:                                                

Mel’s Place

Mental Health America of Dutchess County

29 North Hamilton Street, Garden Wing

Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

We are on the ground floor of the

Family Partnership Center

MidHudson Regional of Westchester Medical Center: Turning Point

Intensive out-patient substance abuse treatment for adults 18+


Westchester Medical Center Outpatient Turning Point Program

Westchester Medical Center, The Turning Point O/P Clinic at the Family Partnership Center is an outpatient treatment program that addresses addiction and abuse of drugs, alcohol, and other chemical substances. Continuing the mission of St. Francis Hospital, The Turning Point Outpatient Program uses evidence based methods to help patients achieve sobriety and develop skills for coping with the stresses in their lives. The multidisciplinary clinical team includes drug and alcohol counselors, social workers, a mental health counselor, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Structured daytime and evening intensive treatment programs are offered, as well as a comprehensive day rehabilitation program and general outpatient counseling services.


Contact Information:

Tim Schofield, Program Coordinator           


Family Partnership Center -3rd Floor

29 N. Hamilton St

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Kenneth Oclatis, Ph.D., Director, Outpatient Clinics


Saint Francis Hospital

241 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Barbara Naru, Vice President of Patient Care Services


Saint Francis Hospital

241 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601



The Turning Point program is located on the 3rd floor of the Family Partnership Center in Suite 314.

New Day Repertory Theatre Company

Provides a high quality live theatre experience, which is intellectually challenging, provocative, socially relevant, and culturally enriching for both actors and audiences alike.

About us

The New Day Repertory Theatre Company was co-founded over 46 years ago by Rodney Douglas, PhD, and Olivia Douglas, MS, both of whom were trained at the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and who have had international theatre experience as actors. New Day Repertory Company is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural enrichment, racial harmony, and an appreciation for the arts through theatre. It is committed to making critically acclaimed theatre works accessible to culturally and socially diverse audience of all ages throughout the Hudson Valley and New York State.


Rodney Douglas: 845-485-7399



Nobody Leaves MidHudson

About Us

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is a grassroots community organization that uses public pressure and legal support to prevent displacement and keep housing affordable.   We unite people impacted by foreclosure and by unaffordable utility costs to fight back.  We organize to change the systems of power at the root of displacement

Contact Information:

Jonathan Bix

Cell 734-548-0171



Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is located on the ground floor in Room L22 at the Family Partnership Center.


Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley

Reproductive health education and training including peer education training for youth 14-19, puberty education, HIV and STI prevention, and parent-child communication workshops.

Who are we?

Since 1934, Planned Parenthood has been a steady and trusted presence in the mid-Hudson Valley.

Our five medical centers, located throughout Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties, provide a wide range of comprehensive sexual health services to more than 40,000 people annually. We focus on prevention - the prevention of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, cancer and other illnesses - and our medical staff works closely with clients to find affordable, safe and effective options.

Education and Outreach

Our Education & Outreach Department offers programs throughout the mid-Hudson Valley, as well as specialized training for professionals, parents and their children, peer educators, clergy and other health care professionals. Our team of innovative educators reaches over 20,000 people annually with accurate information and relevant strategies for making healthy choices about sexuality.

External Affairs Department

Our External Affairs Department - with the support of volunteers who are passionate about protecting choice and providing essential reproductive health care to women, men and youth of the mid-Hudson Valley - raises funds to support Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley's ever-expanding work and promotes public policies that safeguard the rights of individuals to freely make private, responsible choices. Our advocacy efforts reach across the spectrum of pro-choice supporters - young and old, veterans of our cause and new activists - to make Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley a visible and powerful agent for change at the local, state and national levels.

Location and Contact Information

Planned Parenthood is located on the ground floor of the Family Partnership Center in Suite L13.


Looking for Health Services?

If you have a question that is medically urgent or want to make an appointment with a Planned Parenthood health center near you, call 845-562-7800.


Prime Health Choice

Who we are:

Prime Health Choice is a New York State Managed Long Term Care Program for adults who wish to and are able to live safely at home but need assistance with day to day activities.    Prime Health Choice is designed to provide individuals with the very best possible care so they can remain safely at home for as long as possible.  We encourage our members to take an active part in their own health care, and we offer many choices in services and location.


Ruth Jackson, Community Outreach Representative



Prime Health Choice is located on the ground floor in suite L12 at the Family Partnership Center.

R.E.A.L. Skills Network Inc.

Relationship Empowerment Affirmation Leadership. After school activities for youth.

R.E.A.L. Skills Network

REAL Skills Network was founded in 2008 to fill the need for after school and summer programs for elementary through high school students at risk in the Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County area. Programs are to help those students that have had difficulty navigating the path of traditional social, educational and judicial systems to understand and obtain mainstream skill competency levels and social values that would empower them to interact in their community, school or job setting more successfully.

We train facilitators to mentor young adults and be peer counselors. These peer counselors are high school students. They are taught mediation skills, communication skills and alternative to violence skills, which allow them to do introductory level sessions in these areas for other teens or peers.

Initiatives and Programs:

REAL Skills Peer Mentors

-Tuesday-Thursday 3:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

D.E.A.L.- Developing Esteems Academic Life-Skills

-Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.

S.T.A.R.T- Students Target Academic Retention Techniques

-Monday-Friday 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.

Tough of Essence Fashion Program

- Tuesday 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

HIP HOP Theater

-Tuesday, Thursday 3:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

T.I.P.P.- Teen intervention Program and Party

-One Friday every 6-8 weeks

Summer Youth Initiative

Contact Information:

Tree Arrington                                                                Family Partnership Center

845-452-6088 ext. 3169 or 3927                    29 Hamilton Street                                Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Located on the First Floor of Family Partnership Center

The Sadie

Peterson Delaney African Roots Library

Our Vision acknowledges the multifaceted nature of acquiring and celebrating knowledge. It hopes to honor and encourage the transmission of history through oral history, spoken word, and paintings, cultural artifacts and other forms of artistic expression. It is important that the diverse cultural roots represented in the community are understood and spread through sharing and growing from one another.

About us

Our grassroots initiative at the Family Partnership Center was created to focus on the African contribution to history and culture. We collaborate with other community organizations to establish a library/center that will promote literacy, through the teaching and learning about the African Experience, including the History and Culture, and by the dynamic exchange of information, ideas and creativity.


Not everyone wants to get involved in the same way:

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME – Volunteer your time at The Library. We always need help, in all aspects. Do you have a special talent? Do you like to read to others? How about as a Homework Helper? All help would be welcome and appreciated.

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING EVENT – The Library will hold various events that will be listed on this website, and you can register for any of these simply by contacting the Library.

INTERESTED IN DONATING? – We really appreciate any donation you are willing to make, be it a monetary donation or a gift of books. We want to accommodate you in your giving. It is suggested at the present time for you to be in contact with us via email if you are interested in helping us in this way. When we receive your email, we will contact you and find out the best way for you to help the Library. Email:


Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. and 5:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact Information:


Odell Winfield                                        The Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library

845-452-6088 ext. 3343                         29 North Hamilton Street, Suite 218                 Poughkeepsie, New York 12601           We are on the 2nd Floor of the Family Partnership Center 

Teen Resource Activity Center (T.R.A.C)

About us

The TRAC Center provides a safe environment for local adolescents to participate in and take advantage of community services opportunities, academic assistance, recreational activities and sporting events. TRAC provides local adolescents with the following activities and resources: computers with internet, football, basketball, softball,  dance/social events,  video games, board games, field  trips, arts and crafts, workshops, and educational resources/materials.


After school program runs Monday through Friday from 3p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Location and Contact Information:

Dennis Dean, Program Coordinator

Phone: 845-452-1110 ext. 3505

Located in room L07 on ground floor of the Family Partnership Center


Youth Mission Outreach, Inc.

Youth Mission Outreach Inc. inspires change through enduring relationships. In 20 plus years of service, we have found that there is much to be taught to others however when it is presented in the context of relationship there is a willingness to receive and achieve.  Our goal is to inspire change in youth through joining with them on their life walk to support, mentor and encourage them to become all that they are destined to be.  We are invested in their today and their tomorrow as we believe they are forever a part of the YMO family.

About Us

Youth Mission Outreach started when MaryNell Tyner began meeting with three young children to teach them about God’s love.  YMO has come a long way since the days of holding meetings in the back room of her family’s deli in 1992.  The journey has taken us through many changes; relocating our programs time and again as we outgrew locations, incorporating in 1998 as a non-profit and developing new programs to meet the needs of area youth.   With all the changes our 20 plus years have brought, one thing has not changed – the reason why Youth Mission Outreach still operates today.

There are many more programs now and there are thousands of children that have attended them over years.  Countless others in the community have been helped and touched by the generosity of the staff and volunteers that comprise Youth Mission Outreach.  The little ones from back then are grown and have children of their own.  Many communities are reaping the benefits of the strong biblical character traits that are instilled in the youth through our programs.

There is that one thing that remains the heartbeat of YMO . . . God’s love. This love is what enables us to fulfill our mission of Inspiring Change Through Relationships.

As 1 Corinthians 13 says, “now there is faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.”

Youth Mission Outreach, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax exempt ministry located in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Contact Information:

Lu-Tricia Mannese                                          Youth Mission Outreach

845-473-5449                                                  P.O. Box 5116                                   Poughkeepsie, NY 12602


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