Posts Tagged ‘Kingston’

Open Letter to HVCS Supporters: NOEP Program in Jeopardy

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Every day brings stark news of how the coronavirus pandemic has worsened hunger in New York State. Because we know hunger will remain a challenge throughout the economic downturn, we need to re-double our efforts to enroll people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). New York’s Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) provides free, confidential services to help people learn about and apply for SNAP benefits.

Thanks to NOEP, Hudson Valley Community Services has been able to provide SNAP application assistance to 400 individuals and 625 households each year so they can afford the food they need. NOEP is a critical front-line response for low income families, seniors, disabled and veterans who are food insecure and need help applying for benefits.

Since the start of the pandemic, requests for NOEP assistance have increased dramatically. With state budget cuts looming, funding for NOEP services is at risk and our community may lose these critical services.  The state has rightfully invested millions of dollars into food banks to meet the immediate needs of New Yorkers who need food now. However, SNAP benefits will provide long-term relief to struggling families. NOEP services help people apply for SNAP and the state’s investment in NOEP is needed now more than ever. NOEP services across the State, including in the Mid-Hudson Valley, are at risk and are currently scheduled to end in June. We are asking that concerned citizens reach out to Gov. Cuomo now to help save these imperiled services.

New Podcast Episode: STDs…the Truth Is Out There!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

In this episode Steph, Naomi and Andy debunk a few of the myths about sexually transmitted diseases or STD’s. You don’t want to miss this one!

Subscribe for more episodes or listen to each one on Spotify, iTunes and other platforms!

Free Community Narcan Training in Kingston

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Ulster Sheriff's Narcan Training

Free Community Narcan Training
Sponsored by Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum
Awareness Inc. Marie Shultis and Young People in Recovery
Hudson Valley Community Services Inc.

Free Narcan Kits will be given. Please come with questions.

Narcan (naloxone) is an opioid antagonist and is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. It is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdose and also for blood pressure support in septic shock.

R.S.V.P. to Awareness Inc. at 845-417-1484 or by email at: ucawarenessprogram@gmail.com

Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility Training for Clinical Providers: Ulster County

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Buprenorphine Waiver Eligibility
Training for Clinical Providers: Ulster County

Saturday, May 12th, 2018
8:00AM-1:00PM

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute is sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers. In response to opioid overdose deaths in New York State, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder is urgently needed. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Medical Residents are welcome and highly encouraged to attend.
Under current regulations, authorized practitioners (MDs, DOs, NPs & PAs) are required to obtain a ‘waiver’ to prescribe buprenorphine. To acquire this waiver, physicians are required to complete a standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are required to complete the standardized buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training as well as an additional 16 hours of online training as established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Residents may also take the course and apply for their waiver once they receive their DEA license. The buprenorphine waiver 8-hour training is offered in a half-and-half format [4.5 hours of in-person training followed up by 3.5 hours of online training]. Upon completion of the required training, providers will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients. Please contact us for further information.

CME CREDITS: The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Trainer: Melissa Weimer DO, MCR, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Albany, NY
Location: Health Alliance Hospital, 105 Marys Avenue Campus, William De Doux Administrative Conference Room, Kingston, NY 12401 Light refreshments will be provided.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/RPzN5GamScq
Online Registration: https://goo.gl/UACSpW
Questions: NYSDOH, AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health
Stephen Crowe, 212-417-4558, stephen.crowe@health.ny.gov
Belinda Duncan, 212-417-4553, buprenorphine@health.ny.gov

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented by NYSDOH, AIDS Institute in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and in partnership with Westchester Medical Center Health Care Network.
Funding for this course was made possible (in part) by 1U79TI026556 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the sponsoring data organization.

Photos From Our Kingston Open House

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate the official opening of our new Kingston office on Thursday, April 12, 2018! We moved our existing Kingston office to a larger, brighter space and combined our staff with those who worked at a former Lake Katrine office. Special thanks to Congressman John Faso for sending a certificate of recognition and Jude McGrath from the office of NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

Kingston Open House

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

You’re invited to an open house to celebrate our move to a new Kingston office! Our Kingston office has combined with our Lake Katrine office into one beautiful, bright new space. Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for an open house. We’ll have light refreshments, beverages and a very special dessert buffet. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 pm for a tour and to learn more about our services in Ulster County.

Kingston Open House April 12

Our new Ulster County office is located across the parking lot from our old location, at 144 Pine Street, Suite 230.

Please RSVP to Christina at (845) 339-3281 or by email.

Syringe Exchange Program Expands to Sullivan and Ulster Counties

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

HVCS’ Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is pleased to announced that it now serves Sullivan and Ulster counties, in addition to Dutchess and Orange. The New York State Department of Health’s Harm Reduction Unit recently approved our plan to expand our successful syringe exchange van program to Kingston and Monticello.

The discrete SEP van will be located in Kingston at Elmendorf Street between Broadway and Tremper Avenue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The van will also operate in Monticello on Mondays and Fridays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, but interested clients and referring agencies must call (845) 476-2190 OR (845) 234-5225 for location.

The SEP program has kept thousands of used syringes off of the streets and out of the Poughkeepsie and Newburgh communities thus far. Program staff regularly offer trainings on the overdose prevention drug Narcan/Naloxone, and have saved several lives. Staffers estimate that the clients they have trained to administer Narcan themselves revive between three and five overdosing peers each month.

For more information on SEP, please call (845) 476-2190 or (845) 234-5225.

World AIDS Day, Free HIV Testing: Kingston

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

World AIDS Day
Thursday, December 1 (2:30 p.m. @ the Center)

Free and confidential HIV/STI screenings provided by Hudson Valley Community Services’ Project INFORM.

World AIDS Day
Thursday, December 1 (5:30 p.m. @ the Center)

Join with those affected by HIV and AIDS, their loved ones and allies for a day to honor our past & take action for our future. Speakers, music by Key of Q and a candlelight walk from the Center will precede a special service at the Old Dutch Church.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Remember those lost and celebrate those who continue to struggle for equality.

A vigil will be held at the Old Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston on Monday, Nov 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center

Walk-in HIV & STI Testing: National Coming Out Day

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Walk-in HIV Testing on National Coming Out Day