Lifestyle Business: Community Health Resources

The New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) assists state residents of all ages who are legally blind to lead productive lives by providing vocational counseling, rehabilitation and employment training services. Transition services may include: Vocation counseling, Advocacy, Travel training, Daily living skills training, Pre-vocational and soft skills training, Technology training, Pre-college experiences, Summer and year-round work experience, Post-secondary guidance and support, Low vision services and aids, Job placement services, Benefits advice. For more information, please call toll free:
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NYSCB
40N. Pearl Street, 10th Floor, Suite D
Albany, NY 12243
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(866) 871-3000
Fresh, locally-grown fruits & vegetables. Crafts people from the Hudson Valley. Family entertainment & events.
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Market Street
Ellenville, NY 12428
RUPCO, affordable housing advocate and innovative community developer in the Hudson Valley, is opening its Housing Choice Voucher Program Wait List on Monday, October 31. Applications will be available in English and Spanish through December 14. People interested in applying can download an application at www.rupco.org/hcv-ulster-county-wait-list-2016 as of Monday, October 31 or obtain a hard copy at RUPCO's Ulster County office, 289 Fair Street, Kingston. Applications can be mailed or dropped off, however no faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. The deadline for submission is December 14 at 4 p.m. The HCV Program provides rental assistance for very low-income families. Funding enables people with limited income to choose and lease safe, affordable, privately owned, rental housing. Ulster County individuals and families earning 50% or less of the area median income are eligible to apply. For a family of four to be eligible, they must have a household income of $37,950 (or less). For single people, the income threshold is $26,600. Applicants needing help completing the paperwork can attend a free Application Support Day at The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston on - Monday, October 31 from 9:30 a .m. to 3 p.m. - Monday, November 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Tuesday, December 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (RUPCO and FidelisCare are giving away free winter gear during the annual Winter Coat Drive held this day.) Bring proof of residency (driver's license or utility bill with the same address as the application). "Being placed on the Wait List doesn't guarantee receiving a Housing Choice Voucher right away," notes Vanessa Secore, Director of Rental Assistance. "Many applicants wait up to a year to receive rental assistance. Applications will be entered into a random lottery drawing to be conducted after December 14. The first 1000 applications selected from the lottery will be added to the Wait List." All applicants will be notified by mail either way whether they were selected for the Wait List or not. Letters will go out by January 31, 2017. The HCV Program, commonly referred to as Section 8, is underwritten by the Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department, and delivered through the New York State Homes and Community Development (NYS HCR). RUPCO oversees the voucher program in Ulster and Greene Counties; however, this application round is for lottery access to Ulster County vouchers only. The last time the Housing Choice Voucher Wait List was open in Ulster County was November 2014. RUPCO administers 262 Housing Choice Vouchers in Greene County, and 1697 in Ulster County. These households represent the most vulnerable populations in our communities: the elderly, seniors, the disabled, and working families.
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RUPCO
289 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
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(845) 331-2140 x276
The Go Red for Women Campaign is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women - more than all cancers combined. For more than a decade Go Red For Women has fought for equal health opportunities for women - in research, treatment and diagnosis. The fight continues and expands to mobilize women's social norms to make it easier for women and their families to live healthier lives. Ulster-Dutchess Go Red For Women Luncheon – October 28, 2016 – The Grandview, Poughkeepsie
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301 Manchester Rd
Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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(845) 867-5377
We are deeply committed to creating a sense of community and well being with our clients and our neighbors, by providing a healthy, relaxing and beneficial service to all those who enter our doors. Zephyr Float exists to provide a scientifically proven method to reduce the power of stress over the human body, alleviate chronic pain and better oneself through introspective learning in an accessible manner to all those who seek it. Our day to day lives are filled with information overload. Our brains are constantly busy processing new information, which is exhausting. Floating provides an environment where your brain is free from external stimuli and your body is free from the effects of gravity. This delivers immense benefits from temporary chronic pain relief, shortened muscle recovery time to even longer lasting anxiety relief.
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111 Greenkill Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
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(845) 853-2400
The Worker Justice Center has recently welcomed a new staff member, Martiza Ovsak, who is our very first Domestic & Sexual Violence Victim Advocate for the Hudson Valley region. WJCNY’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Program offers specialized, culturally appropriate case management and legal services to victims of domestic violence who are employed in agricultural work or have previously been employed in agricultural work, regardless of immigration status. Martiza is bilingual (Spanish/English) and will work with victims to identify and address the specific needs of each survivor. Our program's in-house legal services include U-Visa applications and VAWA self-petitions, while WJCNY works with local partners to provide referrals for family legal services. In the Hudson Valley, the program is funded to serve women in the following counties: Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan. I encourage you all to reach out directly to Maritza with questions or referrals at movsak@wjcny.org or (845) 331-6615 ext. 1007. Additional questions about the program may also be directed to WJCNY's Program Director, Andrea Callan acallan@wjcny.org
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9 Main Street
Kingston, NY 12401
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(845) 331-6615 x1007
You may be eligible to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums. If you meet certain conditions, you may also get help paying for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. If you are a Medicare recipient and your gross monthly income is $1377 OR LESS (Married income $1847 OR LESS), you may be eligible. Call the Office for the Aging to make an appointment with one of our Health Insurance counselors for free, unbiased assistance with Medicare and to find out more about the Medicare Savings Program.
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1003 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
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(845) 340-3456
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Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5 PM. Saturday - Sunday, closed.
For children who have a mom with breast cancer. Children also suffer when a mother has breast cancer or they have lost their mom to the disease. Many suffer silently. Breast Cancer Options is one of a few organizations in the country that provides direct help for these children. Camp is free! Our staff is headed by a child psychotherapist and CSWs who help the kids feel comfortable and safe. It is our hope that each child will leave camp feeling less isolated, more supported and most importantly that their hearts will indeed be lightened.
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Omega Institute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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(845) 339-4673
Each year, Ulster YouthBuild provides at-risk young people who reside in Ulster County a program of character building, academic instruction, life skills training, leadership and career development, job readiness preparation, and on-the-job construction training. They also are offered the opportunity to work with a mentor who will assist them in achieving their goals. Ulster YouthBuild looks for and recruit applicants who have a sincere desire to change their lives by earning their High School Equivalency (HSE), obtaining and sustaining meaningful employment, and using their talents to build stronger communities. If you have any questions or you have someone you'd like to refer, please email or call 845 331 2381.
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Kirkland Hotel
2 Main St.
Kingston, NY 12401
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(845) 331-2381
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8 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
A federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244

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