United Way’s Emergency & Homelessness Prevention Fund

“Ulster County has always come together in times of crisis and this is no exception.  We’ll do everything in our power to meet the immediate and emerging needs of our residents.” – Stacey Rein, President & CEO

This fund drive will help the hourly, low-wage workers in our community who have been laid off, fired, or given reduced hours as a result of COVID-19. We do not make cash payments, but pay vendors (i.e. utility company, landlord, insurance company, phone company, etc.).

While there are some time-limited resources becoming available, these families will certainly need additional resources, especially in the coming months. Please consider contributing to ensure that they have some degree of economic stability now and in the aftermath of this crisis. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Rein at 331-4199, ext. 1.

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Project Resilience is a countywide partnership to organize fundraising, meal delivery, and other support to those in need throughout the county following the outbreak of COVID-19. Funds raised here will be used to purchase meals from local businesses and not-for-profit organizations, helping to keep dollars circulating in our food economy while we ensure that everyone is fed, as well as for other support.

We are aiming to raise $5 million dollars. That may sound like a lot, but it’s roughly the cost of a week’s groceries for everyone in the county. Please step up and contribute to help your neighbors – any amount, small or large, will be a huge help.

Chamber President Ward Todd interviewed Stacey Rein of United Way of Ulster County about Project Resilience. Listen now

To request meal assistance click here.

To sign up as restaurant or food service provider click here.

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COVID-19 Resources & Information

Federal, State and local programs and resources created for those dealing with loss of work, childcare issues, food insecurity, stress and more issues related to the COVID-19 crisis in our community.

This list will be updated regularly as information becomes available.

Click here for a full list.

United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public in finding the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. It is open 365 days a year. Dial 2-1-1.

A Special Message from Our Office

In response to the coronavirus and the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations to take precautionary measures, the United Way office will be closed to outside visitors until further notice.

However, if you need assistance, please contact us via phone at 845-331-4199 or email us. E-mail addresses for all United Way staff can be found here.

We hope to be able to have face-to-face communication with you soon.  Until then, thank you for your patience.

Dancing with the Stars – Ulster Style has been postponed with a date to be announced for 2021. Hope to see you there!

Welcome to the United Way of Ulster County

We believe that it is the right of every individual in Ulster County to have programs and services available to
help them achieve their greatest potential.

What We Did Last Year

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$751,197 was provided by the United Way of Ulster County to local community programs helping people in need
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1,700 children benefited from quality child care, after-school and summer programming
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19,515 Ulster County households utilized United Way's 211 telephone service and website to find needed services
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1,400 adults and youth learned new job skills
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800 families received mental health services that increased family stability
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923 families avoided homelessness and hospitalization by receiving housing, utility and emergency assistance

A Thank You to Our Donors

Put simply, our work would not be possible without donors like you.

Do You Know ALICE?

ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

People for which the cost of living outpaces what they earn.

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