Homeless man sitting on bench in snowy cold parkFor five years, RUPCO’s Emergency Assistance Fund helped over 100 families each year by transitioning homeless families, mostly staying in motels and shelters, back into the community.  In September 2014, RUPCO lost this important funding resource from NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

However, Emergency Assistance demand remains high. RUPCO still receives 10-15 requests each week for help with one-month back-rent and security deposit assistance to help homeless people move out of emergency housing sites. Since October 2014, United Way and Bruderhof Communities have generously provided some support to bridge the winter months in Ulster County. You can help too by making a $25 donation online today. If 100 of us today, we can help a family or two sidestep homelessness tomorrow.