Spotlight on Programs

United Way of Ulster County funds programs throughout Ulster County in the areas of affordable child care, financial stability, housing and emergency assistance, literacy training, mental health services, parent education, substance abuse prevention, and vocational training.

“Spotlight” offers you a glimpse of these programs, and their impact.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County
Education First & Lifeskills for Youth

The Boys & Girls Club of Kingston works to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Kids have daily access to a broad range of programs in 6 core program areas: Personal & Educational Development, Citizenship & Leadership Development, Cultural Enrichment, Health & Physical Education, Social Recreation and Outdoor & Environmental Education

Gateway Hudson Valley
Employment Services

Gateway Hudson Valley provides employment training and internship programs for people with disabilities. These programs allow individuals to develop the skills that they need to live self-sufficient, fulfilling, and integrated lives in our community.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Homelessness Prevention & Income Stabilization Services

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides counseling for LGBTQ+ issues, elder law, veteran benefits, income stabilization, housing issues to avoid homelessness, as well as representing victims of domestic violence and crime. Their services are critical to low and moderate income families and individuals in Ulster County.

United Way of Ulster County
Raising HOPE

Raising HOPE is a program of the United Way of Ulster County created to pair women mentors with mentees to provide greater support and opportunity for women seeking this guidance and assistance to grow personally and professionally.

Family of Woodstock
The Everette Hodge Center

The Hodge Center’s drop in after-school program – is a safe and accessible place for children and teens to go to every day. Most youth walk to the program, since it is located within the Midtown community. The Hodge Center offers a host of educational and recreational opportunities for youth.

Center for Creative Education
After School Arts & Education

The Center for Creative Education (CCE) provides innovative, high quality programs with a special emphasis on serving low income, minority and at-risk children and youth. CCE provides a wide array of classes in dance, music, fitness, theater, spoken word, computer arts technology and the visual arts. Classes are offered after school in midtown Kingston and in school districts and community centers throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mental Health Association
A.C.E.S – Academic Coaching for Educational Success

ACES provides services to students with emotional and psychological disabilities. ACES counselors help students manage the college environment successfully by providing a 25-hour orientation, disability-related counseling, liaison with campus and community services, assistance with the completion of forms, one-on-one social support, and peer support. Students may refer themselves or be referred by a VESID or mental health counselor.

YMCA’s Camp Seewackamano
Affordable Childcare

Camp Seewackamano is nestled on 37 wooded acres with a lake, hiking trails, playing fields, and two high-low ropes course in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Our goals are to keep children and staff safe and provide positive learning experiences. Our trained caring staff are positive role models that teach core Y values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Camp is open to all children entering Kindergarten through 9th grade.  United Way provides scholarships so that all children can participate in this great summer experience.

Camp is open from 9am until 4pm Monday through Friday; July 1st through August 30th.