Posts Tagged ‘Poughkeepsie’

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.

HIV Testing Day at Walgreens in Poughkeepsie

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

HVCS is collaborating with Walgreens in Poughkeepsie, located at 827 Dutchess Turnpike, for National HIV Testing Day. Our team will be on site for free confidential HIV testing, information on PrEP, as well as HIV prevention, care and treatment. We are partnering with Greater Than AIDS for this community event.

National HIV Testing Day

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
National HIV Testing Day

I’m Doing It. Testing for HIV.

 

HVCS is collaborating with Walgreens in Poughkeepsie, located at 827 Dutchess Turnpike, for National HIV Testing Day (June 27th). Our team will be on site from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for free confidential HIV testing, information on PrEP, as well as HIV prevention, care and treatment. We are partnering with Greater Than AIDS for this community event.

Poughkeepsie Pride Parade & Festival

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

POUGHKEEPSIE PRIDE WEEKEND 2019

Presented by Dutchess Pride Center
SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2019
PRIDE PARADE:
Line up 12 Noon on Market Street
Pride Parade kicks off 1-2pm

If you are interested in Marching in the Paradeplease fill out this form here

 PRIDE FESTIVAL
1-5pm, Waryas Park
Food Vendors, Community Organizations and Live Music all day!  

If you are interested in having a Table for your organization or businessplease fill out this form here

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Is your business interested in being a sponsor or being listed in our Poughkeepsie Pride Guide, please fill out this form here

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Interested in volunteering, either in planning or the day of, please fill out this form here

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Celebration (Poughkeepsie)

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Please join HRHCare Community Health for their first annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Celebration on February 7, 2019.

Get Tested

Get Educationed

Get PrEPed

For more information, contact Candice Melvin at (845) 260-0043.

 

Alert: NYS SNAP Benefits & Government Shutdown

Monday, January 14th, 2019

There is some important news for clients of our Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP).

New York State has taken the necessary steps to ensure that February recurring SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) will be issued to all SNAP recipients in New York State by January 20th. If you are one of our NOEP clients,  please note that this January 20th SNAP benefit is not an extra payment, but rather an early issuance of February’s benefit. Your NOEP Coordinator will work with you on how to budget accordingly since it will be coming earlier. It is also important to note that all households that require recertifications for February should complete all the necessary steps as soon as possible and before January 18th. Local SNAP offices are working hard to have these recertifications processed before January 31st. At this time, there is no information about how March benefits will be impacted. If you have any further questions please reach out to the NOEP Coordinators in your county:

For Dutchess County please contact Elena Dalia at (845) 360-9722

For Ulster County please contact Catherine Cortale at (845) 579-2558

For Orange County please contact Debbie LaBoy at (845) 522-5761

For Sullivan County please contact Pat Ocasio at (845) 842-1232

Medicaid Users’ Focus Group

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

NY Academy of Medicine focus group

Giving Tuesday: Free Coffee at The Crafted Kup

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Make your Giving Tuesday a heartwarming experience and warm up those hands with a free cup of coffee! Donate to HVCS via our website or Facebook between November 1st and Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and get a free small coffee at the Crafted Kup Coffee House in Poughkeepsie between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. Or, stop by and donate on the spot! HVCS staffers will be there with information about our programs and services, plus more on how you can get involved in making the Hudson Valley a healthier, happier place.

The Crafted Kup is located at 44 Raymond Avenue in the Arlington neighborhood of Poughkeepsie.

Donate today or visit our Facebook page.

Fill Chill Food Drive Party Returns On Nov 16

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Fill Chill 2018Chill Wine Bar in Beacon is hosting once again their annual “Fill Chill” food drive and dance party, with the 2018 event slated for Friday, November 16th starting at 8:00 pm. Drop off a few cans or packages of non-perishable food to help stock HVCS’ food closets for the holidays–heck, why not bring a whole bag of food? The closets also accept donations of toiletries and household cleaning products. Everyone who donates an item (or more) will be entered into a door prize drawing. You’ll also have the chance to enter the 50/50 raffle.

To keep things in the holiday spirit, Prephab, the region’s premiere DJ duo, will be spinning fun music ranging from disco to pop to dance. Chill will have their selection of wines and bottled beers available, plus their bar snack menu featuring paninis and cheese platters. Chill will donate a portion of sales to HVCS so make sure to eat and drink up!

Chill is located at 173 Main Street in Beacon. Please join us for a relaxing and heartwarming start to your Thanksgiving week festivities!

Navigating LGBT Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals face barriers and challenges that make it difficult for them to find and receive competent healthcare or feel that they have had a positive provider experience. In many cases, this will likely cause LGBT patients to experience a heightened degree of distress and symptoms than their non-LGBT counterparts.

Because LGBT people are members of every community and socioeconomic group, their healthcare needs must be fully understood by all health providers to make the cultural changes required to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve health-related outcomes for this patient population.

The purpose of the Health Professions Seminar is to provide an educational forum to discuss vital topics of healthcare delivery that are harmful to the LGBT community and their well-being as a whole. It is the intent of the Health Professions Seminars to instill overdue change by increasing the knowledge base of healthcare providers and support staff caring for LGBT patients and to encourage adoption of LGBT culture-friendly practices throughout the healthcare community.

The intended audience for this program is physicians, nurses, social workers and all other healthcare professionals (clinical or non-clinical) who provide health-related services to the LGBT patient population as topics will relate to both healthcare services as well as the patient care experience.

Friday, July 13, 2018 / 8:00AM-4:00 PM

Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Time      Presentation/Activity     Presenter

8:00am-8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast      Catskill Hudson AHEC Staff

8:30am-8:45am Welcome & Introductions            Robert Wingate

8:45am-9:45am Exploring privilege/Creating an LGBT Safe Zone Lori Ciafardoni, MS ED, RN Kyan Lynch, MD, MA

9:45am-10:00am               Break

10:00am-11:00am            Best Practices/Primary Care (Creating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment & Establishing a Trusting Relationship With a Thorough Sexual and Medical Health History               Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD Kyan Lynch, MD, MA

11:00am-12:00pm            STIs/HIV and LGBT Youth (NYS STI Epidemiology, Clinical Updates on Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, LGV and the Use of PrEP and PEP for HIV Prevention).            Marguerite A. Urban, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm              Networking Lunch & Breakout Sessions All Presenters

1:00pm-1:45pm                LGBTQ Rights in New York State                Neelu Pathiyil, Esq.

1:45pm-2:45pm                Providing Competent Mental Health Care with Trans and Nonbinary Adolescents             Acey A. Mercer, LMSW

2:45pm-3:00pm                Break

3:00pm-3:45pm                Presenter Panel Q&A     Moderated by Rob Conlon, MS

3:45pm-4:00pm                Closing Remarks and Evaluations              Robert Wingate

  • Attendance at entire event is required. Partial credit will not be given.
  • For general questions or to register for this program, please contact Kathy Doyle at kdoyle@chahec.org or 845-883-7260.
  • For cost and registration information, please download the flyer/registration form at www.chahec.org.