Posts Tagged ‘Monticello’

Monticello Office Closed

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Our Monticello office will be closed on Monday, November 23, Tuesday, November 24, and again on Monday, November 30.

Our Sullivan County syringe exchange will operate with special arrangements until Dec 1. To set up an appointment, please call us at (914) 785-8275.

Monticello Office Closed

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Our Monticello office will be closed on Monday, November 23, Tuesday, November 24, and again on Monday, November 30.

All HVCS offices are closed on Wednesdays, and will also be closed for Thanksgiving and “Black Friday.”

Our Sullivan County syringe exchange will operate with special arrangements until Dec 1. To set up an appointment, please call us at (914) 785-8275.

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.

Free Buprenorphine Waiver Training Offered in Sullivan Co on May 6

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The NYSDOH, AIDS Institute is sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers in Monticello on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Breakfast will be provided.

In response to the opioid overdose deaths in New York State, increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid overdose disorder is urgently needed. Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are welcome and highly encouraged to attend this training. Under current regulations, clinical providers are required to obtain a ‘waiver’ to prescribe buprenorphine. Physicians can acquire this waiver by attending and completing a standardized and required 8-hour training. This training is offered in a half-and-half format [4 hrs of online training followed up by 4 hrs of in-person training]. Upon completion, providers will meet the requirement of the DATA 2000 to be qualified to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid-dependent patients. NPs and PAs are required to complete an additional 16 hours of online training.

Register online today!

Trainers: Kelly Ramsey, MD, Hudson River HealthCare, Poughkeepsie, NY Sharon Stancliff, MD, Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY

Where: Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10 Jefferson St., Room 1, Monticello, NY 12701

Questions: NYSDOH, AIDS Institute, Office of Drug User Health Stephen Crowe, 212-417-4558, stephen.crowe@health.ny.gov or Lyla Hunt, 518-473-7428, buprenorphine@health.ny.gov

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.

ShopRite Donations Roll In

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

An overflowing cart of donated non-perishables from ShopRite in ScarsdaleHVCS has been the lucky recipient of several donations from ShopRite/Price Rite and Wakefern’s Partners in Caring initiative over the past week! Today, ShopRite of Scarsdale donated an overflowing cart of nonperishable foods for our emergency food closets. Catholic Charities helped them collect the food.

We also learned that our Monticello and Newburgh offices have each received a $1,000 credit at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York thanks to the Partners in Caring program. Funds came through ShopRite in Monticello and in Vails Gate. We are extremely grateful for ShopRite’s ongoing support for our emergency food closets!