News and Events

The 4th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Brunch & Benefit Auction
To Support At-Risk Youth in Ulster County
Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 12pm - 3pm

Once again come to Diamond Mills in Saugerties, NY and enjoy:
Special cocktails served in the Waterfall Lounge
Live music by Andrea Shaut
Browse irresistible silent auction items
A decadent chocolate themed brunch Live auction of rare experiences and delights

Check out the online auction before the event at - new items added regularly!
To purchase tickets, click here!

Family of Woodstock Volunteer Orientation
Monday, January 26th, 2015 9am-10am
Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Learn about the many ways you can be a part of Family. Whether helping out at one of our walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz or Woodstock, answering the Hotline, working with our Events Team or helping to landscape or paint one of the shelters, volunteers show that people care. Family can always use help at our fundraising events. Have fun and help out at the same time! That simple human connection is a powerful healer. FAMILY welcomes volunteers all year round. You may know someone who volunteers with FAMILY already. Many of your neighbors staff our 24-hour Hotlines at FAMILY’S three Walk In Centers. Others garden, run food drives and provide professional services. They offer cooking and art classes and mentor our clients in their job searches. Volunteers give our services a very special quality. Volunteering at Family has tremendous benefits: It’s a great way to get to know people in your community. It’s a chance to learn new skills while making a difference. It’s a way to contribute where you live. Ready to get started? Join us on Monday, January 26th at our administrative office at 39 John Street in Kingston from 9-10am and become a part of Family. Contact Kelly or Beth at 331-7080 or to register.


New Year's Eve Gala
at Novellas New Paltz
Terwilliger Lane, New Paltz

Benefiting Family of New Paltz
December 31, 2014 7pm-12:30am
$125 per ticket/ $200 per couple
Advanced sale only
Formal Attire
Live band, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, dinner, dancing, silent auction, champagne toast & party favors at midnight

RSVP to Family of New Paltz by December 19th (845) 255-7957, Kathy or Icilma

Elizabeth Mitchell Presents...
The Sounding Joy
Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends

Friday, December 19, 2014, 8pm
The Barn - Levon Helm Studios - Woodstock, NY

A tribute to the Ruth Crawford Seeger's Christmas Songbook to Benefit the Washbourne House- Ulster County's Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

Amy Helm
Natalie Merchant
Gail Ann Dorsey
Simi Stone
Catherine Russell
Mike and Ruthy
Connor Kennedy
Happy Traum
and more special guests announced soon!
Tickets/More info

Washbourne House Holiday Gift Drive 2014
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However for a family that has recently experienced domestic violence and is just starting over it can be difficult. We appreciate your support in assisting these families with gifts and necessary items so their holidays can be a true celebration of peace and joy.
We ask that all gifts be new and unwrapped.
Our program will need to pick up the gifts by the week of December 15th, 2014 - please call us when you have the presents ready.
Here is a general list of items needed:
• Gift Cards - Target, Toy R Us, Game Stop, Barnes And Noble
( This way the clients we serve can shop for their own family )
• Twin size flannel Sheets
• Twin size comforters
• Electric throws
• Track Phones with minutes
• Pots and Pans sets
• Lego sets
• Action figures
• Baby dolls
• American girl dolls
• Barbie dolls & clothes
Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays!
Kathleen Welby- Moretti, Director of The Washbourne House
845 331-7080 ext.327

Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Brought to you by New Paltz Health & Nutrition Center and Kniffen Homes
Annually Thanksgiving morning @ 9:00 am
For more information and to register:

New Paltz Turkey Trot

Family Ties Newsletter Winter 2014

Ulster County SPEAK

 Suicide Awareness & Prevention 

WELV Interview with Jess Robie on YouTube:
Overview and The Youth Employment Program

Parent Advocacy & Involvement
How To Be Heard Where it Matters
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