News & Events

Child Care Connections Training: A Positive Circle Time Experience @ Jodi/Carol’s Playhouse (2 Fox Run Rd • Milton)
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Jodi Bulson
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 6:00PM-8:00PM
Jodi/Carol’s Playhouse (2 Fox Run Rd • Milton)

Jodi Lobdell Bulson, owner of Jodi/Carol’s Playhouse and author of The Toddler Room children’s book series, will be leading the class. In order to keep our program fresh and exciting, this class will involve participating in songs and activities designed to keep the children in our care engaged and participating each day. Please be prepared to conduct 10 minutes of your “Circle Time” so that everyone can benefit from what you have found works best in your experience.

Topics: 1 & 3
Registration Due Date: July 19, 2017
Fee: $15
Minimum class size: 3 • Maximum class size: 10
Target Audience: All Modalities

To register call (845) 331-7080 or email:

Child Care Connections Training: Provider Wellness @ Hudson Office (160 Fairview Ave Suite 207 • Hudson)
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Child Care Connection Staff
Thursday, August 10, 2017 • 6:30PM-8:30PM
Hudson Office (160 Fairview Ave Suite 207 • Hudson)

Participants will discuss needs and learn strategies to maintain their wellness. Techniques and strategies will be taught and applied to reduce burnout, stress and maintain sanity to be a more effective child care provider.
Topics: 2 & 3
Registration Due Date: August 3, 2017
Fee: $15
Minimum class size: 3 • Maximum class size: 10
Target Audience: All Modalities

To register call (845) 331-7080 or email:

3rd Annual Family of Woodstock pop up Flea Market
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

3rd Annual Family of Woodstock pop up Flea Market

Saturday, August 12th 9am – 2pm
Old Dutch Church – 272 Wall Street, Kingston

We are seeking donations for the 3rd Annual Family of Woodstock pop up Flea Market to benefit the Joan Mayer Fund. Joan worked tirelessly with Family’s adolescents for more than twenty years. The Fund, established in her memory after her death in 2005, provides important extras to young people at FAMILY like school supplies, special clothing, emergency food, access to birth certificates, or transportation expenses for education or employment opportunities etc…

Items we are seeking are small furniture items (able to fit in a car), antiques, art, nick nacks, kitchen ware, and tools, basically anything you would sell at a yard sale. (No clothing, bedding or stuffed animals please) Call me to arrange a drop off or possible pick up of your donation, or if you are in the neighborhood you can drop off a donation at 166 Albany Ave. Kingston. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Joan Mayer fund please contact Tori Barnes. 845-331-7080 ext. 146

Child Care Connections Training: Get Fresh at the Farmer’s Market
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Cindy Eggers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 • 10:00AM-12:00PM
Family of Woodstock (39 John St • Kingston)
The Farmer’s Market is back! It’s time to shop for an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies along with many other interesting goodies. You will go home with some Farmer’s Market tips, handouts, and recipes. You will also have an opportunity to visit the Farmer’s Market and share your experiences with the rest of the class. Please come join us for a fun- filled Saturday morning. Also, be green, and bring a canvas or other reusable bag (or basket), and small bills for your purchases.
Topics: 2
Registration Due Date: August 12, 2017
Fee: $15 / FREE to CACFP Participants
Minimum class size: 3 • Maximum class size: 10
Target Audience: All Modalities

To register call (845) 331-7080 or email:

Child Care Connections Training: Foundations in Health & Safety @ FOW Office (166 Albany Ave • Kingston)
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Katrina LaLonde
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 • 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thursday, August 24, 2017 • 6:00PM-9:00PM
FOW Office (166 Albany Ave • Kingston)

This training for Legally Exempt providers is being offered so providers can begin to fulfill their training requirements if they are unable to complete the Online Foundations in Health and Safety e-learning course. This training will include four Modules: An introduction to Legally-Exempt Care, Keeping Safe Spaces, Keeping Kids and Providers Healthy, and Childhood Preventions. Completion of the 6 hours of training will meet the new requirements that will be in effect as of September 30, 2017.
Topics: All
Registration Due Date: August 15, 2017
Fee: $15 (Once you complete this training you will be given a voucher for 4 hours of training. After completing those hours of training you will be eligible for the higher rate of pay)
Minimum class size: 3 • Maximum class size: 10
Target Audience: Legally Exempt

To register call (845) 331-7080 or email:

Drum Boogie Festival
Sep 9 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Drum Boogie Festival® is a free, one-day, family-oriented, multi-cultural arts and educational event, celebrating and promoting the many styles of high quality percussion music found throughout the world. The festival strives to keep a balance of entertainment, enlightenment, excitement and equality. All performances will highlight percussion instruments and percussion performers while sometimes including other instrumentalists, dancers and singers. This festival will take place on September 9 at Andy Lee Field in Woodstock.

Various volunteer positions are necessary to keep this festival free to the public. Please consider giving your time to this great event, and enjoy the activities as well! There are many jobs available at various times. All we ask for is a 3 hour commitment. There will be food and drink available for all who volunteer, prepared and donated by various local establishments.

The fifth biennial Drum Boogie Festival® will continue it’s generous contribution to Family of Woodstock to support the programs of this important organization. Family of Woodstock’s presence will be visible to all festival goers as we have provided vendor space to sell water, ducks and raffle tickets to raise awareness and additional funds. And remember, we will be drawing the winners for our BIG MONEY RAFFLE at this event. Don’t miss the excitement! Volunteer today.

You can go to the Drum Boogie Festival website to sign up or feel free to email Debi Conathan at for an application to sign up. Shift times and job descriptions are available from Debi. Please visit the website to find out more about this fantastic event!

Please contact us now to secure your preferred time and task!

Big $$$ Raffle Grand Prize Drawing
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

It’s time again for FAMILY’s Big $$$ Raffle. Someone is going to win $20,000!
The raffle is FAMILY’s major fundraiser of the year with prizes totaling $32,800 including the Grand Prize of $20,000. The Early Bird Drawing will be held Sunday, July 16th 2017 at 4:00pm at the Rosendale Street Festival in Rosendale; the Grand Prize Drawing will occur on Saturday September 9th, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Drum Boogie Festival in Woodstock.

Through the generosity of Tom Struzzieri and HITS, everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will receive free admission to the SAUGERTIES $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix on September 10th. Come out and see the most beautiful horses in the world, competing in the Hunter and Jumper Finals.

Family is the major provider of crisis intervention, domestic violence, homeless, adolescent, child care, case management, and food services throughout Ulster County. We believe that the common ground which unites us, both helper and helped, is greater than the differences which divide us, and that everyone deserves the respect and support of our larger community. The Big $$$ Raffle is Family’s major fundraiser and supports all of Family’s services.

We don’t have to tell you that with your help, Family provides essential services throughout our community and we will never quit finding ways to make a difference. Buy one ticket for $50.00, buy five and get a sixth free… go in with four of your friends… or get a group to buy tickets together. You do not need to be present to win. Your support makes a huge difference.

Early Bird Drawing
1st Prize: $ 1,000
2nd Prize: $ 500
3rd Prize: $ 500
4th – 5th Prize: $ 100

Big $$$ Drawing
Grand Prize: $ 20,000
2nd Prize: $ 5,000
3rd -7th Prizes: $ 1,000
8th – 10th Prizes: $ 200

YES! I want to help support Family of Woodstock, Inc.’s human service programs while taking a chance to win Big $$$ and enjoy fabulous music.

Tickets can be purchased online here:
Or by filling out this form and mailing it to P.O. Box 3516, Kingston, N.Y. 12402 or by calling (845) 331-7080

SUNY New Paltz Volunteer Fair
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Career Resource Center at SUNY New Paltz is pleased to invite you to the Ninth Annual Volunteer Fair! The fair will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. This event is an excellent match for local, national, and international organizations offering short- and long-term volunteer, service-learning, or post-graduate service opportunities.

Many successful volunteer (and internship/job) matches have been made as a result of this fair in the past. Do not miss this opportunity to meet hundreds of SUNY New Paltz students from a wide variety of majors who are seeking meaningful volunteer experiences! The Volunteer Fair will also be open to community members in an effort to bring more visibility to your organization and increase the number of potential volunteers. If your opportunities are only available to New Paltz students, please indicate this on the registration form in the field provided.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erica Wagner, Service Learning Coordinator in the Career Resource Center at or 845-257-3266. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Child Care Connections Training: Partners in Play @ Hudson Office (160 Fairview Ave Suite 207 • Hudson)
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Kathleen Harland, Infant Toddler Specialist
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 6:30PM-8:30PM
Hudson Office (160 Fairview Ave Suite 207 • Hudson)

Infants and toddlers learn through their play experiences, inside and outside, all day long. In this training we will take a look at what our role as caregivers is in that learning. We will discuss the fine line between leading too much, sensitively engaging and purposefully observing.
Topics: 1, 3 & 8
Registration Due Date: September 6, 2017
Fee: $15
Minimum class size: 3 • Maximum class size: 10
Target Audience: All Modalities

To register call (845) 331-7080 or email:

Youth Anger Management
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Spring & Fall Youth Anger Management groups have been scheduled.
Signup is not necessary, but participants must select one group and attend all five sessions.

Spring Group:

Dates: May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, and June 7th
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Open to: Youth ages 13-18
Location: Family of Woodstock First Floor Conference Rm., 39 John St., Kingston. Contact/Questions: Jonas Bers (845) 647-2443 x115

Fall Group:

Dates: Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Open to: Youth ages 13-18
Location: Family of Woodstock First Floor Conference Rm., 39 John St., Kingston. Contact/Questions: Jonas Bers (845) 647-2443 x115