Dutchess County Helping Our Families Guide

Welcome To The Dutchess County Resource Guide

A comprehensive guide to services available to children and families in Dutchess County NY. Use this guide to locate up-to-date community resources for your children and family. Service providers and other professionals can use this guide to assist families with connecting to community resources. 

Helpin Our Families Guide

The guide is designed to walk you step-by-step through various possibilities for dealing with your concerns and to help you understand the possibilities and limitations of various choices, where to go for help, and what questions to ask yourself and service providers along the way.


Helping Our Families Guide 2023 (in MS Word) or Helping Our Families Guide 2023 as a pdf


In this guide you will find:

Table of Contents

CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State-Wide Resources
Public Health Nursing Division
Early Childhood Services
Child Care Assistance
Alternative Education
Dutchess County School Districts
After School Programs & Recreation
Town Recreation, Libraries, Police
Family Education, Support and Advocacy (CAC, NAMI, DC MHA)
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Behavioral and Community Health
24HR Crisis/ Substance Use/ Mental Health Services
Stablization Center
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
C-SPOA (Single Point of Access)
Community Services and Support for Higher Complexity
Hospital Diversion
Psychiatric Inpatient
Safety and Victim Assistance Programs
Department of Community and Family Services
Family Court
 Immigrants and Newcomers
Emergency Financial Assistance & SNAP
SSI & SSDI (Social Security Income and Disability Insurance)
DC Office of Probation and Community Corrections
DC Department of Emergency Response
Addictions (Use, Abuse and Recovery Services)
Older Youth/Young Adults
Teen Pregnancy
Emergency Housing & Assistance
Health Services
Dutchess County Division of Public Transit
Community Action Partnership
Dutchess County Food Access
Useful Terms and Definitions
Child Development Information
Dutchess County Transportation Providers
Information and Resources
Informative websites
Quick Access Phone Directory
Dutchess County System of Care Chart
PACES Charts

Dial “211” for a broad range of services in Dutchess County