Social Services Resources in Newburgh

New York State continues to monitor and respond to developments related to coronavirus. Many of our nonprofits and human service agencies continue to provide services to people in need. Here is a list of nonprofits in operation and changes they have made to business operations due to coronavirus. If you know of changes or want to be included in this list, call our City Manager’s office at 845-569-7301. This page was last updated 6/18/2020.
Orange County's designated anti-poverty organization offering resources for low-income residents. Office is closed to visitors but services available via phone. Facebook page offers a demo on how to complete a Census 2020 questionnaire.  
Phone: 845-568-3445
Independent Living/Independent Home Care
Provides supports and services to individuals with disabilities and their families. We serve individuals with all types of disabilities including physical, mental health, substance use disorder, developmental, etc. Currently, we are providing our full array of services over the phone. 
Phone: 845-565-1162 
Cornerstone Family Healthcare
A non-profit community healthcare dedicated to seeing patients regardless of their ability to pay. Remains open for services. If you think you have been exposed to coronavirus and are experiencing symptoms call 845-563-8000 before visiting a facility. Cornerstone is offering COVID-19 antibody testing. Learn more (HERE)
Phone: 845-563-8000
St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh
See amendments to visitation policies and guidance for people seeking treatment and services.
Phone: 845-561-4400
Salvation Army
234 Van Ness Street. 845-562-0413. 
Central Hudson Assistance: Building is closed to visitors. People seeking help with Central Hudson are instructed to call Central Hudson directly at 845-452-2700. 
Good Neighbor Fund/Veterans Fund: Must have a referral from Central Hudson and meet certain criteria to qualify.
L.I.F.E. After School Program is closed when NECSD is not in session. 
For information about the Salvation Army feeding program, visit our food pantry page
Catholic Charities
Services continue for substance abuse and mental health treatment. Office is closed to visitors but services available via phone. Offering an online corona-theme workout.  
Phone: 845-562-8255
2-1-1 Hudson Valley Region
United Way's 2-1-1 helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public with health and human services related questions. It is open 365 days a year.
Phone: 2-1-1
Newburgh Armory Unity Center
Enrichment activities for youth are available online and include Healthy Scholars, lending library of e-books, online chess club, and more.  
Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center
Empowering and advocating for people who identify on the LGBTQIA & GNC spectrum. Offering events, workshops, trainings and opportunities.
Orange County Department of Social Services
Financial assistance, referrals for APS and CPS, foster care, medical assistance, Medicaid, and SNAP (food stamps). Services remain available via phone. The building vestibule is open and displays materials, instructions and a dropbox which is checked each hour. Staff will respond with a phone call. If you have an open case, call your examiner directly.
Location: 141 Broadway
Newburgh phone: 845-568-5151 
Child Abuse Hotline: 800-342-3720
After Hours Emergencies: 2-1-1
Orange County Human Rights Commission
Facilitates education and awareness events to promote understanding of equity, acceptance, unity, and humanity.
Virtual forum series on COVID-19 resources:
  • Part 1 - 4/28/20. Presenters: RECAP, LYNC Community, MISN, Fearless! HV, MHA 
  • Part 2 - 4/29/20. (en Espanol) Presenters: RECAP, Central Hudson, Fearless! HV, MHA, LSHV
  • Part 3 - 5/4/20. Presenters: LSHV, Central Hudson, Catholic Charities, MICH program
Newburgh Ministry
Winterhaven and Warming Station shelters will continue to house those most vulnerable. Non-essential programming is suspended including the Hospitality Center, Thrift Store, and Hygiene Closet.
Warming Station location: 104 S. Lander Street
Phone: 845-561-0070
MISN (Maternal Infant Services Network)
Help with enrollment into state funded health programs (Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus), teen pregnancy prevention programs and perinatal health education and referral services. Services available via phone. Online breastfeeding class series.  
Phone: 845-561-3575

Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
Closed for visitors. Visit website for a schedule of online activities, classes, social media challenges.
Fearless! Hudson Valley (FKA Safe Homes of Orange County)
Locations are closed to visitors and staff are working remotely. Non-residential services including safety planning, crisis counseling, therapeutic services, legal support, and information and referrals are being handled remotely via 24 hour hotline. Court accompaniment is still being provided for family offenses petitions and our confidential emergency shelter and 24 hotline are always operational.
Phone: 24-hour hotline 845-562-5340, business office 845-562-5365
Voices United 4 Change
Provides support, knowledge and resources to meet the social, emotional, behavioral and educational needs of families, youth and young adults in Orange County in the most respectful, family driven, youth guided, and culturally competent way. Offera a Youth Mental Health First Aid course that helps adults and older youth recognize mental health issues in others and step in to help. 
Newburgh Free Library
Closed to visitors, however the library's digital resources are available 24/7 from home with you library card. We have increased the number of items you can borrow on the popular streaming service hoopla to 10 items per month during the Library's closure for access to e-books, e-audiobooks, music, and much more. As well as a temporary 3-month digital library card for members of our community who have never had a library card or who have lost their current one. Ask-a-Librarian for help at [email protected] or call 845-563-3628. For help with Overdrive/Libby or hoopla during the closure, call 845-563-3609 to make an appointment for Tech Support.
United Way 
Connections to volunteer opportunities during coronavirus including meal preparation and delivery and letter writing for homebound seniors. Lists of food pantries and soup kitchens, resources for phone and video conferencing, employment opportunities throughout the community, and military support.  
Phone: 845-471-1900
Community Resources webpage:
Helpers Facebook Group:

Addiction Treatment

NYS Office of Addiction Services & Supports
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
Phone: 845-294-9000
Catholic Charities
Restorative Management
Center for Recovery

Child Care

Child Care Council of Orange County
The Child Care Council of Orange County offers a wealth of resources for families in need of child care. Contact them to find providers near you. Staff can use your address and child information to generate a list of referrals. Follow them on Facebook for links to help children stay occupied and manage stress. Income eligible essential workers can seek a CARES Child Care scholarship and details can be found (HERE).
Phone: 845-294-4012
Healthy Kids Programs
Healthy Kids Programs one of the largest providers of childcare in NYS and their New Windsor location is accepting online applications. They offer extended hours and the website links to a grant opportunity for 100% paid child care tuition.
Child Care Scholarships
In late April, Governor Cuomo announced that NYS will provide child care scholarships to income-eligible essential workers. $30 million is allocated under the CARES Act. It is to families who whose income is less than 300% of the federal poverty level – or $78,600 for a family of four – and will be paid up to market rate for each region. The funding will also support supplies for childcare providers. Read Governor Cuomo's announcement and find links for parents and providers (HERE).  

Mental Health

Virtual Mental Health & Substance Use Urgent Care
Access: Supports For Living offers 24/7 virtual help for adults and children struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health or substance use concerns. Therapists are available 24/7 by phone and through telemedicine, with access to psychiatry and peer support for any person in the Hudson Valley who needs help. Call 1-888-750-2266, option 2.

Orange County Crisis Call Center
The Orange County Crisis Call Center is co-located with Orange County Emergency Management and is open 24/7. Staff are there to help people in need of support for mental illness, substance use, developmental disability, sexual assault, and more. Callers will receive an assessment and a warm connection to services. The team can dispatch the Crisis Mobile Response Team for in-person support and de-escalation. Call 1-800-832-1200.
Orange County Department of Mental Health
Serving people with mental illness, chemical dependency, and developmental disabilities. 
Text4Teens: 845-391-1000 - available 24/7
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Military Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, press 1
Mental Health Association in Orange County 
Promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents and working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and providing support to victims of sexual assault and other crimes.
Text 4 Teens: 845-391-1000
Orange County Crisis Call Center: 3-1-1
Mental Health Association in NYS
A not-for-profit organization that works to end stigma against mental illness and promote mental health wellness in New York State. MHANYS achieves this through training, education, advocacy and policy, community-based partnership programming, and by connecting individuals and families to help.
Governor Cuomo's Free Mental Health Hotline

Food Resources

Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh 
Continues to serve existing clients and unable to take new clients at this time. Call 211 for more food resources.  
Phone: 845-562-3490
Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens
Food pantries and soup kitchens in Newburgh are implementing health recommendations as they serve people in need. Please share this information with people who may need it. Before reporting to a center for food, call ahead to learn about operational changes. 
City of Newburgh COVID-19 food pantry list. We are updating this frequently. 
  • Click (HERE) for the updated list of resources in the City of Newburgh
Food pantry/soup kitchen lists for Orange County (call first to ensure availability):