Outreach Services

 As the anti-poverty agency in Ulster County, we provide a comprehensive approach to the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families through a variety of services.  Our services are provided through a network of outreach centers located in Kingston, Highland and Ellenville.  These offices provide residents in Ulster County with access to all of our programs and other community resources.

Kingston Outreach Center

Program Director:  Suzanne Hinchey
70 Lindsley Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401
(845) 338-8750 ext. 105

Highland Outreach Center

Care Manager:  Jan Cross
15 Church Street
Highland, NY  12528
(845) 691-8722

Ellenville Outreach Center

Care Manager:  Rosemary Melendez
85 Center Street
Ellenville, NY  12428
(845) 647-6061

Services provided:

  • General Assistance
  • Family Development Plans
  • Emergency Food
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Housing Assistance
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) (Income Guidelines)
  • Weatherization Assistance  Income Guidelines)
  • Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Mass distribution of fruits and vegetables
  • Information and Referrals
  • Employment and job training
  • Food Pantry
  • Clothes Closet
  • Lifeline Safe-Link Telephone Service (Kingston)
  • Notary Assistance on site (Kingston)
  • Free bread and donated produce distribution on Wednesday (Highland)
  • Translation Services (Highland)
  • Transportation funds available as vouchers with UCAT (Highland)
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English/ Translation services (Ellenville)
  • Free Farm Stand

Mass Food Distribution
Mass distributions of food occurs three times a month donated by the Regional Food Bank.  The food is available to anyone.  No income guidelines.  Fresh fruits, vegetables, canned goods etc.

Dates for 2017 Distribution Schedule:  July 18 and 21, August 4, 15, 18, September 1, 15 and 19, October 6, 17 and 20, November 17 and 21, and December 8 and 19.

Poster for Mass Distribution Dates:  MASS DISTRIBUTION OF Food 2017

Free Farm Stand 2017

Fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed between 10 AM and 1 PM on the following dates:  April 27th, May 11th & 25th, June 8th & 22nd, July 13th & 27th, August 10th & 24th, September 14th & 28th, October 12th & 26th, November 9th and December 14th & 28th.  In corporation with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

All Locations include:

Where:  70 Lindsley Avenue, Kingston
From: 1:00-3:00
Call for the dates
Contact:  Suzanne Hinchey (845) 338-8750 x105

Where:  15 Church Street, Highland
From: 1:00-3:00
Call for the dates
Contact:  Jan Cross (845) 691-8722

Where:  85 Center Street , Ellenville
From: 1:00-3:00
Call for the dates
Contact:  Rosemary Melendez (845) 647-6061

Free Farm Stand (At all 3 Outreach Offices)

From: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

<< Dates for Farm Stand 2017 pending >>

2016 Community Needs Assessment: UCCAC 2016 Community Needs Assessment