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 2022 (in MS Word) or Helping Our Families Guide 2022 as a pdf


In this guide you will find:

Table of Contents


CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State-Wide Resources

COVID-19 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)

Hospital Diversion

Psychiatric Inpatient

Safety and Victim Assistance Programs

Department of Community and Family Services

Emergency Financial Assistance & SNAP

SSI & SSDI (Social Security Income and Disability Insurance)

DC Office of Probation and Community Corrections 

Addictions (Use, Abuse and Recovery Services) 


Older Youth/Young Adults  

Teen Pregnancy 

Emergency housing & assistance 

Services for Veterans 

Health Services 

Dutchess County Division of Public Transit 

Community Action Partnership 

Dutchess County Food Access 

Useful Terms and Definitions  

Child Development Information 

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