Community Resources (updated as information arrives)

We are Dutchess Orange Community Strong #DOCommunityStrong. 

Click on the links below to go section of interest:

Government COVID-19 Updates  

2-1-1 Helpline  •  Click here to Add Resource  •   Business Resources •  Childcare for Essential Personnel  •  Crisis Support  Donate  Employment Opportunities,  & Unemployment Insurance • Facebook Group •  Food Pantries and Meal Delivery  •  Grants for Specific Workers Impacted by COVID  •  Health, Mental Health and Insurance  •  Internet Access (free) • Learning Support for Children Legal Services • Masks  •   New Tax Advantage for Donors  •  Newspaper (free COVID-19 stories)  • Nonprofit Resources  • Restaurants Offering Take-Out and Delivery  •   School Meals  •  Senior Shopping Venues and Home Delivered Meals Utilities  •  Public Transportation  •   Scam Alerts • Shine United • Taxes  •  Tourism  • Utilities & Energy Assesment  • Veterans and Military  •  Virtual Conferencing •  Volunteer Opportunities

Please note that these resources are subject to change. Questions? Please email info@uwdor.org. Read more about our response by clicking here. 

Call United Way's free, confidential 24/7/365 helpline 2-1-1 (1-800-899-1479) with your questions about COVID-19 and to find the help you need in this ever, changing environment.

2-1- 1 is a vital service that connects millions of people to help every year. To get expert, caring help, simply call 211 today. 2-1-1 is the most comprehensive source of locally curated social services information in the U.S. and most of Canada. All calls are confidential.

Join our Facebook Group to share information and be connected virtually to one another: facebook.com/groups/docommunitystrongresources

Add Resources to Group:

Shine United

Goverment Updates

Volunteer Opportunities

UWDOR has opportunities to help your community during this time of need. Contact Candace Nicoletti (845-471-1900 ext 3106 or cnicoletti@uwdor.org) if you have an opportunity you'd like to share or if you're interested in participating in Day of Caring 2020.

Childcare for Essential Personnel

Learning Support for Children

  • Noggin Cares (free 90 day access through partnership with United Way)

School Meal Distribution Sites

Dutchess County

Orange County (from ouboces.org

Food Pantries and Meal Deliveries

Dutchess County
(Download an Excel List)

Orange County
(Download an Excel list)

Meal Deliveries

  • #Godgrub: Residents of the Town/City of Poughkeepsie text 845-384-0100 between 9am-3pm with First and Last Name, number of meals 
  • Seniors in Dutchess County
  • Seniors in Orange County call 845-615-3700 or 845-344-7510

Senior Shopping Venues and Home Delivered Meals

Restaurants Offering Take-Out and Delivery

Crisis Support

Orange County

Utilities

Energy Assesment

Dutchess County

Orange County

Weatherization and EmPower NY Program. See Application (PDF). More info: 845-421-6266 or rbressi@recap.org

Free Internet (with restrictions, see links below) 

Virtual Work Support

Cloud

  • Atlassian (free access to cloud tools 10 and under employees)

Phone

Video

Employment and Unemployment

Unemployment Insurance

Employment Opportunities

Grants for Specific Workers Impacted by COVID 

Artists

Restaurant Workers

Health and Health Insurance

Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Locations

Addiction Treatment

Mental Health

Health Insurance

Masks

CDC recommends face covering

  • Join Unshattered sewing circle: Sew your masks at home and either mail them to Unstattered or drop them at their locked collection box: 1064 Rte 82, Hopewell Junction, New York. 
  • Mask pattern to sew (Unshattered)
  • Mask pattern (JoAnn Fabrics)
  • Non-sewn mask tutorial

Public Transportation

Legal Services

Taxes

New Tax Advantage for Donors

Scam Alerts

Business Resources

Tourism

Newspapers offering free access to articles about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nonprofit Resources

Veterans & Military

Veterans:

Military:

For the 3 AER forms (see links to PDFS below): Just for your situational awareness, HQ AER will accept and consider Exceptions to Policy for eligibility for ARNG and USAR Soldiers on a case-by-case basis when they are experiencing extreme or unusual financial hardship due to a cancelled deployment or the current DoD travel ban.

Assistance requests will be submitted directly to HQ AER IAW the guidelines below.

Again, this is situational awareness for most, and is only directly applicable if you have ARNG and USAR units on your installation.

http://www.aerhq.org/

1. As you know, AER assist ARNG and USAR Soldier who are:

a. Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serving in full-time positions under Title 10 U.S.C. for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible Family members.

b. Members of the Reserve Component of the Army (National Guard and Army Reserve under Title 10 U.S.C) on continuous Active Duty for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible Family members.

c. RetiredArmy Reserve and National Guard Soldiers receiving Retired pay and their Family members.

2. As a result of COVID-19,AER will assist Non-Title 10 ARNG and USAR Soldiers on a case-by-case basis when they are experiencing extreme or unusual financial hardship due to a cancelled deployment or the current DoD travel ban. Soldiers needing help should submit the attached forms AER Form 770, (Exception to Policy for Eligibility), AER Form 57 (Budget Planning Sheet) and AER Form 575 (Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization)) along with supporting documentation through the first Field Grade Officer or Command Sergeant Major in the chain of command for my review and then forward to AER HQs at assistance@aerhq.org .@aerhq.org>

3. Request your dissemination of this information to subordinate commands as appropriate.

4. Let Ms Monica Staats, Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA), 99th Readiness Division (Phone: 910.598.3805, Email: monica.l.staats.civ@mail.mil) know if you have questions or if there are other specific financial needs your Soldiers and Families are experiencing as a result from the COVID-19. They have the capability to rapidly adjust their operations to meet this evolving situation.

24/7 support or assistance is available at Military One Source 1-800-342-9647 or www.militaryonesource.mil

Army Reserves Family Programs: www.usar.mil/arfp

Helping your Family & Children Cope during the COVID19

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MilitaryOneSource will also post news and important information on their social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Be sure to follow them for updates and to hear from others in the community.

The MilitaryOneSource call center remains available 24/7/365 for personalized support. Call 1-800-342-9647 (OCONUS calling options here: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/international-calling-options).

- This can be a demanding time. If you are feeling stressed, counseling services remain available by phone, video and online. To schedule an appointment, call (1-800-342-9647) or live chat (https://livechat.militaryonesourceconnect.org/chat) through the website.

TRICARE: https://www.tricare.mil/HealthWellness/HealthyLiving/Coronavirus

See more newsletters: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/networknews/

United Way has established the Dutchess Orange Community Strong Fund for families impacted by COVID-19. For more information, click here. 

See United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's informational page on Coronavirus and our Visitor Policy.