+COVID-19 Community Resources

 

+Emergency Help in Ulster County

Project Resilience

Ulster County has announced Project Resilience, a community fund and local food distribution effort to support residents impacted by COVID-19. The County has secured over $2 million in funding, and will utilize UCAT and partner with non-profits and municipalities to deliver meals to local distribution centers. This new initiative will help residents in need and simultaneously provide support to small businesses. Ulster County is partnering with United Way and many other area organizations and businesses to mobilize food and services. https://ulstercountyny.gov/projectresilience.

Kingston School District Meals

KCSD will provide families with free to-go breakfast and lunches Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm.  They will be distributing these meals at John F. Kennedy Elementary School and J. Watson Bailey Middle School.  Students who attend any KCSD school are welcome to stop by either of these two locations for breakfast and lunch items.  You may walk or use the drive-through curb side service. 

Family of Woodstock/YMCA Meals

Prepared, microwave-ready meals are available for pick-up and delivery on weekdays for lunch and dinner. Call or text the Family of Woodstock 24/7 hotline for information about delivery and where to pick-up: (845) 679-2485 

People’s Place

For those in need of food support on the weekdays, People’s Place is offering the following services: 

  • The Community Cafe will be open from 8:30 am to 1 pm offering take out Continental breakfast and sandwiches for lunch.
  • The Food Pantry will operate in a modified version at regular hours (10 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday and Wednesday evening from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
  • The Bag Student Hunger Program which offers breakfast, lunch and snack items for school age children will begin on Monday, March 16 and run until school resumes. Distribution will follow the food pantry hours.

For more information please call 845-338-4030 or visit the People’s Place Facebook Page

+Call for donations/volunteers

Want to help? Donate to the Feeding local families gofundme, donate to People’s Place, or join the Covid-19 Volunteer Support Team.

+Additional Financial Relief

Radio Kingston Community Fund

Radio Kingston’s Community Fund is offering increased capacity to support Kingstonians during this time of great disruption. 

Residents within the City of Kingston’s School District who are in need of financial assistance for any reason will be able to receive one-time financial support through the Community Fund. Information for the fund will be through Family of Woodstock via phone and online. Support applications will begin processing on Monday, March 23. To stay informed, visit: radiokingston.org/community-fund

This is a time to support our collective well-being and help each other navigate the road ahead, together. We need your help in order to meet our community’s needs. Please consider donating to the Community Fund to keep this resource flowing: bit.ly/knycommunityfund  

Applications are being accepted and processed by Family of Woodstock Inc.

Please apply now if you are in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information, digital application and ways to donate to the fund here :https://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/radio-kingstons-commu…/

+Mental Health/Substance Use Help 

 

Governor Cuomo’s FREE Mental Health Hotline:

844.863.9314

 

SAMAHDI 27/7 Peer Hotline

+Companies Hiring in and around Kingston/Ulster County

Shoprite in Kingston: https://www.indeed.com/q-Shoprite-l-Kingston,-NY-jobs.html

The Arc Mid Hudson: https://www.arcmh.org/careers/jobs/

Tops Supermarkets: https://www.topsmarkets.com/careers

 

+Information and Resources from the office of US Congressman Antonio Delgado

+COVID-19 Mobile Testing

Please refer to the Ulster County COVID-19 Mobile page for the testing process procedures as well as important phone numbers.

https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/mobile-testing/

+The Kingston Land Trust Land Matching Portal

The Land Matching Portal is a webpage where folks can find land in their neighborhood to use for free to grow food on. 

+More information

More information can be found at the Ulster County Dept of Health website under Community Resources. https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus

+Spanish

Kingston School District

A partir del Miercoles Marzo 18, (KCSD) el distrito escolar de la ciudad de Kingston proporcionará familias con desayuno y almuerzo para llevar gratis de Lunes a Viernes de 11am-1pm. Van a distribuir estas comidas en la escuela primaria de John F.Kennedy y la escuela secundaria de Jay Watson Bailey. Todo estudiante que asiste en cualquier escuela del distrito de Kingston estan bienvenidos a venir a cualquiera de esto dos locales para recoger productos de desayuno y almuerzo. Pueden caminar ó manejar al servicio de la curva de la acera.

Comidas listas para comer

Comidas listas para comer o que se prepara usando la microondas Listas para recoger y entregadas durante la semana para almuerzos y cenas. Para mas información sobre la localización de la entrega de la comida, pueden llamar ó dejar un mensaje por texto a la line directa de Family of Woodstock abierto 24 horas todos los día: (845) 679-2485.

People’s Place

Para aquellos que necesitan ayuda alimentaria durante la semana, People to People está ofreciendo los siguientes servicios:

  • The Community Café abierto de 8:30am-1pm está ofreciendo comida para llevar:desayuno continental y sandwiches para el almuerzo.
  • La Despensa de Alimentos operará en una manera modificada a horas regulares (10 am -1 pm Lunes a Viernes y Miércoles en la noche de 5:30 pm a 7:30 pm).
  •  El Bag Student Hunger Program (El programa de la bolsa de ambre estudiantil) ofrece desayuno, almuerzo y meriendas para niños de edad escolar. Comienza Lunes Marzo 16 hasta que las esculas vuelvan a abrir. La distribución seguirá las horas de La Despensa de Alimentos.

Para mas información, por favor llame 845-338-4030 ó visite la página de People’s Place en Facebook.

¿Quieres ayudar?

Done a las familias locales de alimentación gofundme , done a People’s Place o únase al equipo de apoyo voluntario Covid-19 .

Alivio Financiero

Kingston se enfrenta a desafíos económicos sin precedentes a raíz de la pandemia de COVID-19 y muchos de nuestros vecinos se encontrarán en lugares de dificultades verdaderas en las próximas semanas y meses. Para ayudar a aliviar algo de este estrés, Radio Kingston’s Community Fund está ofreciendo una mayor capacidad para apoyar a los Kingstonianos durante este momento de gran interrupción. 

Residentes dentro del Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Kingston que necesiten asistencia financiera podrán por una vez recibir apoyo financiero por única vez a través del Fondo Comunitario. La información para el fondo será a través de Family of Woodstock por teléfono y por mensaje electrónico. Las solicitudes de asistencia comenzarán a procesarse el lunes 23 de marzo. Para mas información visit: radiokingston.org/community-fund

Este es un momento para apoyar nuestro bienestar colectivo y ayudarnos mutuamente a navegar juntos por el camino. Necesitamos su ayuda para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestra comunidad. Por favor considere donar al Fondo de la Comunidad para que este recurso siga fluyendo: bit.ly/knycommunityfund  

WEBCAST Learning Lunch: Guiding the Caregiver, Alzheimer’s

SPECIAL WEBCAST – ONLINE LEARNING

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. 

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.

TO JOIN

To participate, visit: https://bluejeans.com/845845914 

ID: 845 845 914

 

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Guiding the Caregiver: Alzheimer’s with Tara DeLuca, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC|Care Consultant/Director of Client Assistance, Hudson Valley, NY Chapter| Alzheimer’s Association 

This Learning Lunch is geared towards the care industry that supports the caregiver. During this presentation attendees will learn up to date information on communicating how to better identify the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors. You will learn strategies for helping the caregiver, and first line personnel in decoding messages through non-verbal communication to connect and communicate in more meaningful ways at each stage of the disease. Through open discussion and a case example, this Learning Lunch will also teach you to identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing them.

Tara joined the Alzheimer’s Association in June 2019 as a care consultant serving Dutchess and Ulster counties. Tara DeLuca is a licensed creative arts therapist with more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of populations. Her work has included individual patient/family consultation, managing an art volunteer program and community-engagement events with a broad and positive impact. Tara is honored to serve the community in her role as director of client assistance, educating the public and creating individual plans for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. 

Tuesday, April 7th 12-1:30 PM

 

CANCELLED Learning Lunch: Combating the Opioid Crisis in Ulster County w/Sheriff Figueroa

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.

Due to the recent Corona Virus spread, RUPCO has the following announcement on gatherings at our Learning Lunches as follows:

  • If you or know of a co-worker who is coming to one of our Learning Lunches and is exhibiting flu like symptoms – you/they are asked to not attend.
  • RUPCO reserves the right to refuse access to anyone who presents with malaise and to have flu like symptoms.
  • We want to keep these learning lunches healthy and enjoyable for all and thank you and ask you for your anticipated courtesy and cooperation.

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Combating the Opioid Crisis in Ulster County

Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa has charted a bold course to battle opioid crisis. Join us as he discusses:

  • How Law enforcement provides outreach and intervention to addicts and families.
  • The MAT (Medically Assisted Treatment) program at the Ulster County jail.
  • How the sheriff’s office is partnering with other county agencies and community agencies to combat this crisis.

Juan Figueroa has always been moved by a sense of service to people in his community and country. Juan joined the US Marine Corps straight out of Wallkill Senior high school. Stationed in Japan, South Korea, Camp Lejeune NC, he took back with him important lessons in life: the importance of racial diversity and respect, regardless of personal differences.

After active duty with the Marines for four years, Juan served 18 years with the Marine Corps Reserve. During that time, as Chief Warrant Officer, he held primary responsibilities in Operations, aviation logistics support, budget, training, deployment, and base facilities abroad. In the early 1990s he deployed and was in charge of deploying over 150 Marines and support requirements during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Juan became a trooper with the New York State Police in 1988, patrolling roads in Ulster County. During his 25-year career with the State Police, he assumed key leadership roles initially as a Police Academy Instructor and Field Training Officer, then as an Investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for 19 years. Juan worked on several long term investigations involving Money Laundering / narcotics and drug cartels. Investigations during his term resulted in the seizure of over $60 million in cash, 400+ kilos of drugs, and the arrest of key figures in the drug trade. Juan also was part of investigations relating to organized crime, economic crime, corruption, racketeering, extortion, identity and vehicle theft. With a distinguished career as a veteran and five years in the corporate arena, Juan brings a broad perspective to law enforcement. He believes in upholding the law while working with the community and applying proactive, innovative, and sensible approaches to the county’s most pressing issues, such as the opioid epidemic. Juan represents a brand of leadership that values fairness, compassion, respect, and the highest standards of professionalism at all levels. After many years of public service, he remains bound by an unwavering sense of duty and deep commitment to the community.

Sheriff Figueroa was elected in November of 2018. He is the first Puerto Rican American to be elected Sheriff in the State of New York.

Thursday, April 2nd, 12 Noon to 1:30 PM

Bring your own lunch!

RSVP to Maru Gonzalez [email protected]

 

Affordable Commercial Lease Space Available at Energy Square!

Come be part of one of a kind opportunity rising in Midtown Kingston!

Property Overview

• Two Ground Floor Commercial  Ground Floor Spaces Available:    Unit 1: 914 SF    Unit 2: 838 SF 
• Spaces may be leased separately or combined as 1,752 SF
• Located one block off Broadway, on Cedar, corner of Iwo Jima
• Next to the Center for Creative Education (CCE)
• Affordable commercial rates – 12 PSF modified gross

Project Overview

The first floor of this five-story building features 11,000 square feet of civic/ commercial space. Set to open in Spring of 2020, the local nonprofit Center for Creative Education (CCE) will provide comprehensive community-based art and job training programs for young adults ages 18 to 25. The upper floors will house 57 mixed-income apartments owned and managed by RUPCO, a trusted community partner with a proven track record for delivering high-quality affordable housing in the Hudson Valley.
Energy Square’s innovative design features new construction with a “Net Zero for Living” standard. RUPCO will equip the building with enough solar capacity to generate and meet electrical usage of all residential and common area use.

Nearby Businesses

•Ulster County Performing Arts Center (UPAC)
•Dunkin Donuts
•Barcone’s Music Center
•Kingston Library
•YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
•Kingston Food COOP (coming soon)
•Health Alliance Hospital
•Kingston High School
•Kingston City Hall
•Kingston Water Department
•SUNY Ulster Kingston
•Monkey Joes Roasting Co.
•Joe Beez
•Sunoco Gas Station
•Rite Aid/Walgreens
•Boice Brothers Dairy
•United States Post Office

Contact: Kendra Home, RUPCO 845.331.2140 x 267 [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – What’s your Vision?

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


Learning Lunch Series Presents:

What’s your Vision? with Bryant “Drew” Andrews, Co-founder + Executive Director of the Center for Creative Education and creator and CEO of DXF® – Dance Xross Fitness®.  Come and hear Drew discuss how to commit to living your life! Drew will share his life experiences, thoughts on personal enrichment and cultural awareness, along with how he’s transformed his passion into successful strategies as well as how to use his key attributes to becoming the person you envision.  

Wednesday March 4th at noon

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

 

 

 

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – Black History Month Kingston with Frank Waters

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


Come hear Frank Waters speak about the third year of Black History Month Kingston. Last year was historic and displayed the united consciousness of the community of Kingston. This year African-American contributions will be highlighted along with strategies of growth, awareness and celebration. Over 30+ events are planned city wide for 2020! Come learn how your organization can contribute to this great celebration and assist in the growth of our newly founded annual tradition. Black History Month Kingston is projected to become a favorite annual community celebration for all generations throughout the Hudson Valley. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation, education and pay tribute to Kingston’s African-American legacy.

Come and learn about:

  • The History of Black History in Kingston
  • The Highlight of events – review full calendar of events planned
  • Opportunities available for volunteering, engagement and participation!

Frank Waters is an artist, dedicated father and member of the Kingston community. A visionary with a passion for entrepreneurship, marketing and simply bringing people together. His projects include Black History Month Kingston, which acknowledges and celebrates African American culture,  MyKingstonKids, a nonprofit that produces and promotes activities and content for families, and as vice-president of Harambee, which created Kingston’s first African American day parade and festival. Waters is also a board member of the Midtown Arts District and the Successful River Cities Coalition. Waters was recently appointed as executive director of Kingston Midtown Rising, where he will spearhead the development of programming and unique opportunities for residents and neighbors of Midtown.

 

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

Learning Lunch Series – Forsaken In Life, Forgotten In Death

The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.


A Talk With New Paltz Town Historian, Susan Stessin-Cohn:

Forsaken In Life, Forgotten In Death

Susan is a professional genealogist and a former Professor of Education at SUNY New Paltz. She served as Director of Education at Historic Huguenot Street, and chair of the New Paltz Historic Land Commission. Susan co-curated several exhibits focusing on the history of the Hudson Valley on topics such as: slavery, 19th century women’s needlework, poverty and the poorhouse system, the Civil War, and the Lenape People. She is currently the Historian for the Town of New Paltz, New York and serves as chair of the New Paltz Historical Society.

RSVP to [email protected]

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring in Ulster County!

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. The positions are temporary and in Ulster County the pay is $18.00/hour and $.58 per mile if you need to travel to an assigned location. By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years with the decennial census, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year.

Here’s some of what the census numbers effect:

• Medicaid.
• School lunch programs.
• Community development grants.
• Road and school construction.
• Medical services.
• Business locations.

If you’re interested in a job, YOU MUST visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at 2020census.gov/jobs. Feel free to share this opportunity with someone in your community who may be looking for a job. Working for the Census Bureau is a unique opportunity!

Apply HERE