How Much Do You Know About Mpox?

January 17th, 2023

HVCS’ Mpox Wellness Coaching program helps Hudson Valley residents connect to essential resources and information about Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox). Our wellness coaches provide educational sessions, link concerned clients to county departments of health for diagnosis, and ensure high-risk or potentially exposed clients get vaccinated. We’re here to allay your fears and provide you with the knowledge you need to stay as healthy as possible. Watch this video for an overview of Mpox and our program.

If you need help, call our Mpox Wellness Coaches at (845) 926-3628 or email

Out Loud Hudson Valley’s “Let The Sun Shine” a Fundraiser for HVCS – DATE CHANGE

January 9th, 2023

Join your chosen family for an unforgettable evening at Revel 32, as Out Loud Hudson Valley produces its first fundraiser of 2023. 

UPDATE: Let The Sun Shine has been moved to Saturday, April 15, 2023. Tickets are still available at the link below.

The fun starts at 8pm with a cash bar cocktail reception and live music with DJ Jimmy Prada. At 9:30, Shequida will host the Mr./Miss Hudson Valley Drag Competition, and a winner will be crowned based on audience votes! Immediately following the show, the dance party continues. 

Advanced tickets through Eventbrite are $30. Admission at the door will be $40. 

Pageant voting tickets can only be purchased at the door with cash, with all proceeds going directly to Hudson Valley Community Services

New York State Offers Free Home HIV Test Kits For December

December 7th, 2022

Knowing your HIV status is important for your health. It’s also important for ending the HIV epidemic. New York State wants you to get tested for HIV. Now through the end of December, you can request a FREE HIV test you can take in the privacy of your own home. Think of it as a holiday gift from the state’s Department of Health!

Visit this link to take the eligibility quiz. You can also text the word TEXT to 40457.

Why wait? Start off 2023 knowing your HIV status.

Got questions about HIV? Contact us or call/text (845) 704-7624.

Kingston Office Wins Best Group In Employee Costume Contest

November 17th, 2022

Our Kingston office staff members teamed up as a group costume in Cornerstone Family Healthcare’s annual Halloween Costume Contest. Human Resources conducts the contest and awards the prizes. The Kingston team always does a great job with theme days and costume contests (they also throw wonderful office potluck lunches) and this year was no exception!

Relive The Most Important Meal 2022

October 25th, 2022

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, HVCS hosted its sixth annual Most Important Meal fundraiser at the Fishkill Recreation Center. This charity breakfast raised more than $8,100 for our Emergency Food Closet program, which serves over 1,200 clients each year. Browse through photos from the event to relive the morning (or see what you missed). Kids had fun wrapping their grown-ups as mummies, the audience got in on some Name That Song fun, and even Spiderman made a surprise appearance! For more information on this event, visit our Most Important Meal page.

This event was presented by Hudson Valley Credit Union.

Sponsors of the 2022 Most Important Meal

Supporters Stepped Up For The Most Important Meal

October 21st, 2022

We are so grateful for the support we received from our sponsors, donors, board members, and staff for the 2022 Most Important Meal. Please watch this video to see the local businesses and people who stepped up and donated time, talent or treasure to HVCS’ emergency food closets.

Hudson Valley Credit Union Presents the 2022 Most Important Meal

October 7th, 2022

To learn more and get tickets, visit
We are grateful to Hudson Valley Credit Union for returning as the presenting sponsor of this event.

Get Ready For Breakfast: Buy Your Tickets for The Most Important Meal

September 23rd, 2022

The 2022 Most Important Meal event will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022 to raise money for our food closet program.

Help local people who are living with chronic illnesses get the nutrition and support they need to stay as healthy as possible!

Join HVCS at the Fishkill Recreation Center on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12 noon for a fun-filled breakfast blast from the past.

Fill up on cereal, granola or oatmeal and your favorite dairy (or dairy-free) topping at our self-serve grab-and-go bar. Not a cereal lover? We’ve got you covered with hot food items. You’ll also get bottomless coffee, tea and juice. We’ll also have contests, raffles, and candy sales all to raise funds for HVCS’ food and nutrition programs.

Our food and nutrition programs serve hundreds of people and families each year, and the budget is currently $10,000 short for 2023. We are hoping to raise that–and double–to ensure these vital services remain available for those in need.


Tickets are $35.00 per person over the age of 13. Children 12 and under are free! You can also buy a table of 10 for $250.00 and save $100!

More About MATTERS: Webinar & Panel Discussion

August 22nd, 2022

September 7, 1-2pm – New York MATTERS is a statewide referral network that has connected over 1,000 individuals to essential medications for opioid use disorder and additional support services. They have developed an electronic referral platform (hosted by the New York State Department of Health) to efficiently refer patients with opioid use disorder from emergency departments along with OB/GYN offices, correctional facilities, inpatient units, pre-hospital settings, etc. to community-based clinics. The app is now available in the Apple and Google Play stores, helping to connect patients, providers, first responders, and community organizations.

Panelists include:
Caleigh Loughran, NYSDOH Program Manager
Matthew Fallico, MSW, NYSDOH Program Coordinator
Sarah Santos, Hudson Valley Regional Care Coordinator with HVCS
Emily Payne, MSPH, NYSDOH Epidemiologist & Data Evaluator

Join and learn more about this program. The panel will briefly describe its roots and reasons for its
success and growth beyond borders and beyond its technical platform. We will explore the data-driven
lessons learned from the growth of the program, the role of community partners and regional care
coordinators, and how it all dovetails with SEPs and Health Hubs. We are hosting this webinar as a meeting format to encourage dialogue and collaboration throughout. This webinar is free to attend.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Discretely Request Free HIV, STD and Hep C Testing With Our New Online Form

July 22nd, 2022
Young man looking at oral HIV test swab on a bed.

HVCS has offered free HIV, STD (STI), and hepatitis C testing for decades. To set up your free tests, all you have to do is contact us!

We offer testing at our offices, at various health fairs and public events across the Hudson Valley, or, if necessary, your home. If that’s not an option, we will meet you in a safe, confidential (mutually agreed upon) space.

Start by providing a few details on our new online request form so we know how best to serve you. Find the form here.