Rapid Response Stories

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County (CCCSDC) helps solve the problems of local individuals in need: the neglected child, the homeless family, the newly arrived immigrant or refugee, the hungry senior, or the newly unemployed for non-Catholics and Catholics alike. CCCSDC is a resource for needy families and individuals in Dutchess County, offering a wide array of free and professionally administered direct services to county residents at our main office in downtown Poughkeepsie and throughout the county.

Cases/Testimonials

Married Mother of Three Receives Gift Card

Married mother of 3 was provided a gift card for food and financial assistance for rent arrears during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: CCCSDC

Family of Five Receives Assistance

Family of 5 was able to get assistance through Catholic Charities. During the Covid-19 pandemic the family was faced with financial hardship as the husband’s construction contracts were reduced significantly. Photo: CCCSDC

Mother of Two Receives Assistance

Catholic Charities was able to provide rental assistance, gift card for food, secured utility payment plan, and secured ongoing food for mother of 2. Photo: CCCSDC

Family of Five Receives Assistance

Catholic Charities assisted after husband was diagnosed with cancerous tumor. Photo: CCCSDC

Kinship Circles of Support

The Kinship Circles is a program for Hispanic immigrant women who are looking to be part of a network of support, seeking lasting friendships and acquiring information on how to access resources and services that are available to them and their families in the Northeast Communities and throughout Dutchess County. This information is then meant to be passed on to the families and then disclose the communities to be most effective.

Case Management is also provided. Case Management is a collaborative process of assessment, facilitation, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's and family's comprehensive needs through available resources to promote clients' effective outcomes.

The group invites presenters from local community agencies to provide information in the areas related to:

  • Personal and family health
  • Achieving life goals
  • Navigating local school systems
  • Improving wellness and nutrition
  • Increasing access to local health resources
  • Leadership Development
  • Immigration Updates
Network of Support from Kinship Circles

The Kinship Circles provide support for Hispanic immigrant women. Photo: CCCSDC

Network of Support from Kinship Circles

The Kinship Circles provide support for Hispanic immigrant women. Photo: CCCSDC

Meetings are free and held once a month in the following areas:

  • Millerton- First Wed. of the month (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) – North East Community Center, 51 South Center St., Millerton NY 12546
  • Dover Plains- Second Wed. of the month (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) – St. Charles Borromeo Church, 62 Mill St. Dover Plains, NY 12522
  • Millbrook- Third Wed. of the month (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) – Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 15 North Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545

For more information:

Address: 218 Church Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: (845) 452-1500 Ext 4205 or (845) 499-1597

Email: rosa.gomez@archny.org

Website: www.catholiccharities-dutchesscounty.org

CCCDC Covid-19 Response PDF
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The Kinship Circles Support Profile PDF
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