Community Partnerships

ALICE, an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.

See the NYS ALICE Report for complete information.

Check out the interactive ALICE website.

Appointments available on Saturdays during February and March at the United Way office in Kingston. Call 845-331-4199 to schedule an appointment.

Appointments available at other sites in Ulster County: Call AARP after 1/27/20: 845-443-8823, Monday-Friday, leave a message, and a volunteer will call you back.

After February 3rd: Walk ins welcome at SUNY New Paltz, Monday-Thursday, van den Berg Hall.  Call 845-257-2930 for questions or more information.

United Way Worldwide and HR Block have partnered to offer free tax preparation for those with simple returns.  For more information:

Teams of volunteers from local businesses and service organizations join together to complete community service projects at local non-profit organizations.

Provides funds for emergency needs, housing and utility assistance for low income families at risk of homelessness, unemployment, or hospitalization. An intake process is required and all payments are made to vendors (ie. landlords, utility companies, fuel oil companies, etc.).  For more information contact the United Way at 331 – 4199.

The 2020-2021 Regular HEAP benefit opened November 2, 2020.

If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year to help you pay for heating your home.

Eligibility and benefits are based on:

  • income,
  • household size,
  • the primary heating source, and
  • the presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older or permanently disabled.

Regular benefits for households that pay directly for heat based on actual usage are paid directly to the vendor that supplies the household’s primary source of heat. Benefits also available for heating equipment repair or replacement, or a clean and tune benefit.

Find out more about eligibility and program information.  

Telephone and web service providing information on over 2,000 programs and services that help people in Ulster County. Open at 24/7 with trained operators.

The United Way of Ulster County works with the Kingston post office to coordinate food distribution to food pantries throughout Ulster County. For more information: Click here.

Work with local schools and agencies to implement evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs for youth. Click to learn more.