MidWay of Kingston
187-89 O’Neill Street, Kingston, NY
MidWay of Ellenville
3 Warren Street, Ellenville, NY
Many young people find themselves living on their own before they are emotionally and financially prepared. Others have infants while still teenagers themselves. FAMILY’s MidWay Program is designed to help young adults ages 16- 21 learn to live successfully and build the skills to live independently.
Volunteers needed for projects including painting all kids’ rooms and offices, gardening/landscaping in the spring, driving kids to laundry services, grocery shopping, job opportunities, medical appointments, etc. tutoring, both college level and high school, any extra curricular activities in the community, like movies, meals, theater, parks, swimming, etc. Kitchen repairs are desperately needed in Midway I (Kingston), including creating more shelf space and repairing the cabinets.
949 Creek Locks Road Rosendale, NY
FAMILY House is a safe, supportive shelter for up to fourteen young people ages 12-18 who cannot live with their families at the time. The facility is drug and alcohol free and is staffed 24 hours a day. Youth may stay up to sixty days. Residents go to school, participate in groups, and share house chores. FAMILY House regularly performs group community service projects as well. In the summer, there is a varied recreation program, including outdoor, art, computer and other activities. Family House residents sign a contract in which they agree to a number of house rules including a strict curfew.
Family House needs volunteers to assist in creating a new garden: clearing overgrowth on a slope that leads to a flat clearing; the clearing effort needs more equipment and brawn, and the gardening area needs prepping and fencing. The effort would also benefit from a volunteer or two committing a couple of hours once a week to help keep the garden up. This time would be done with the clients as a Recreation group. Contact Cynthia at 338 – 5953.
Temporary FAMILY Shelters
40 Thomas St., Kingston, NY (845) 331-1395
38 Thomas St., Kingston, NY(845) 340-1847
If you need emergency shelter, call FAMILY 24 hours a day at (845) 338-2370, (845) 255-8801, or (845) 647-2443. A hotline volunteer will help you.
FAMILY operates two homeless facilities at one location in Kingston, NY. Recently renovated, the property has a playground and gardens. The FAMILY Inn is a 27-bed/ 7-bedroom facility serving families who are temporarily homeless. Our 19-bed Darmstadt Shelter provides individuals, over 21 years of age, with safe and sober temporary housing. Most of Darmstadt’s residents are participants in drug or alcohol rehabilitation programs. The campus is a safe, drug and alcohol free environment, with 24-hour staffing. Nutritious meals are served and there are full laundry facilities.
Case Managers help with finding apartments, advocate with landlords, and assist residents in getting financial benefits and health care. A variety of skill-building workshops on budgeting, employment issues, and parenting are offered on an ongoing basis. FAMILY runs after-school programs and a summer recreation program for children of all ages in our shelters.
Ulster County Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 2554 Kingston, NY 12402
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a place they can call home. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Ulster Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. For more information, please contact Family Services at the extension listed above ulsterhabitat.org
Rural Ulster Preservation Company
289 Fair Street, Kingston, New York 12401
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Rental Assistance Walk In Appointments
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3pm to 4pm ONLY
Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) is a not-for-profit agency, established in 1981. We take a broad approach to housing and community development in Ulster County. Volunteers needed to visit with seniors.