Events

Apr
25
Tue
Family of Ellenville Community Garden Work Day
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please join us for a
Family of Ellenville Community Garden Work Day

Tuesday April 25th, 2017, 10am-3pm
Family of Ellenville, 221 Canal Street, Ellenville

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help get the Family of Ellenville Community Garden ready for planting, and to help the garden grow all season long. We will be kickstarting this effort with a Community Work Day Tuesday April 25th, 2017, 10am-3pm. If you have tools – shovels, bow rakes and leaf rakes, work gloves, please do bring them along. We are also seeking donations of compost, mulch and seedlings. If you can help out please call James Rios, Garden Manager, at (845) 647-2443 x301 or email volunteers@fowinc.org. Thank you!

May
2
Tue
Ellenville Volunteer Orientation for local Food Pantries + Feeding Programs
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ellenville Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017, 10-11:30am
Family of Ellenville, 21 Canal St, Ellenville, NY

Cairo Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday May 9th, 2017, 10-11:30am
Greene County Emergency Building
25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY

Kingston Volunteer Orientation
Monday June 26th, 2017, 10-11:30am
Family of Woodstock, Inc., 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Would you like to help increase access to nutritious foods in your own communities? If so, please join us for one of the above Volunteer Orientations. The Orientations will include presentations by local food pantries, soup kitchens, and Farm to Food Pantry initiatives. You’ll learn about the many opportunities to help support and grow local initiatives to address food insecurity and improve the quality of food available to those in need in our community. Volunteer opportunities include: helping to grow, glean and distribute fresh produce donated by local farms; help preparing lunchtime meals at a soup kitchen; food pickups from local grocery stores; stocking/organizing shelves and preparing food packages at your local food pantry; assisting with food drives and more. The Kingston Orientation will include presentations by Angel Food East, Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, People’s Place Food Pantry, and the Rondout Valley Growers Association Farm to Food Pantry Program. The Ellenville Orientation will include opportunities to assist with the Family of Ellenville Community Garden, Hotline, Food Pantry and Farm to Food Pantry Program. Family of Woodstock, Inc. is proud to partner with Community Action of Greene County to recruit, train and manage volunteers to build the capacity of food pantries and related hunger relief initiatives throughout Greene County. Information will also be available on volunteer opportunities with the Columbia Greene Domestic Violence Program, which offers both residential and non residential services in both counties.

Register/more info:
To register or for more information please email volunteers@fowinc.org
or call 845-331-7080×157

Learn more about the Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative:

Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative

Learn more about our Glean Team:

The Glean Team

Locate your local food pantry in Ulster County:

Food Pantries

or in Greene County:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1hjfvU7nXtH3MvCjRiBYxJHg6zsY&usp=sharing

May
6
Sat
6th Annual I Love My Park Day
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for the 6th Annual I Love My Park Day event. On Saturday May 6th over 100 NY state parks, historic sites and public lands across the state will be hosting #ILoveMyParkDay volunteer projects: http://ow.ly/kGaW30a4Yue Registration is now open — find an event near you: http://ow.ly/Tjfd30a51fI

Hudson Valley sites include:

Bannerman Island
Beaver Pond Campground – Harriman State Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
Minnewasksa State Park Preserve (as well as Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve)
Olana State Historic Site
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Stony Kill Farm and Environmental Education Center
Taconic State Park- Copake Falls
Trailside Museums & Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park
Walkway Over the Hudson

May
9
Tue
Making the Connections: New York’s Trafficked Youth Conference
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Making the Connections: New York’s Trafficked Youth Conference
TUESDAY, MAY 9th 2017, 8:30AM-5PM
At the Best Western Conference Center in Kingston, NY

Making the Connections for New York’s Trafficked Youth is designed to prevent and resolve incidents of child sex trafficking in New York State by fostering the collaboration and cooperation among professionals, local and state law enforcement agencies, and social services providers who serve vulnerable children at risk of or already victims of sex trafficking. The day-long, multidisciplinary event of panel presentations and workshops will be focused on the statewide inter-connectedness of New York’s missing, exploited, runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth.

Featured Speakers and Workshops include:

Afua Addo, Women’s Services Coordinator at The Center for Court Innovation’s Gender J​ustice Team and Lead for the Hidden Victims Project
Nehal Raval, The New York Women’s Foundation, Sex Trafficking of Minors in New York: Increasing Prevention and Collective Action
NY’s Safe Harbour Programs: Learning from Success
Barriers to Identifying Trafficking Survivors in LGBTQ Communities, Lynly Egyes, Esq., Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
Creating Impactful Residential and Aftercare Services, Dr. David Crenshaw, Ph.D, ABPP – Clinical Director and Lori Stella, LCSW – Safe Harbour Program Director for the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie
Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue, Dr. Hanni Stoklosa. Emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, co-founder of HEAL Trafficking in 2013, an independent, interdisciplinary network of healt professionals working to combat human trafficking
Vulnerable Youth: Runaways and Transitioning From Care: Family of Woodstock (Ulster County) and The Center for Youth from (Monroe County)
State and Federal Resources

The Best Western Conference Center is conveniently located just off Kingston Thruway Exit 19 and across from the Trailways Bus Station. Rooms are available to participants at a special rate of $109/night.

$75 Conference Registration Fee includes Breakfast and Lunch.

To register online go to:
https://making-the-connections-for-ny-trafficked-youth.eventbrite.com (link is external)

Child Find of America presents this conference with assistance from planning committee members:

Ulster County Department of Social Services’ Safe Harbor program; the NY Office for Children and Family Services; the Stronger Families NY Coalition of the USDHHS, Region II, ACF; NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse, and Give Way to Freedom.

For more information, call Child Find at 845-883-6060 or email: donnalinder@childfindofamerica.org

Cairo Volunteer Orientation for local hunger relief programs
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ellenville Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017, 10-11:30am
Family of Ellenville, 21 Canal St, Ellenville, NY

Cairo Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday May 9th, 2017, 10-11:30am
Greene County Emergency Building
25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY

Kingston Volunteer Orientation
Monday June 26th, 2017, 10-11:30am
Family of Woodstock, Inc., 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Would you like to help increase access to nutritious foods in your own communities? If so, please join us for one of the above Volunteer Orientations. The Orientations will include presentations by local food pantries, soup kitchens, and Farm to Food Pantry initiatives. You’ll learn about the many opportunities to help support and grow local initiatives to address food insecurity and improve the quality of food available to those in need in our community. Volunteer opportunities include: helping to grow, glean and distribute fresh produce donated by local farms; help preparing lunchtime meals at a soup kitchen; food pickups from local grocery stores; stocking/organizing shelves and preparing food packages at your local food pantry; assisting with food drives and more. The Kingston Orientation will include presentations by Angel Food East, Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, People’s Place Food Pantry, and the Rondout Valley Growers Association Farm to Food Pantry Program. The Ellenville Orientation will include opportunities to assist with the Family of Ellenville Community Garden, Hotline, Food Pantry and Farm to Food Pantry Program. Family of Woodstock, Inc. is proud to partner with Community Action of Greene County to recruit, train and manage volunteers to build the capacity of food pantries and related hunger relief initiatives throughout Greene County. Information will also be available on volunteer opportunities with the Columbia Greene Domestic Violence Program, which offers both residential and non residential services in both counties.

Register/more info:
To register or for more information please email volunteers@fowinc.org
or call 845-331-7080×157

or visit:

Volunteer Orientations for local Food Pantries + Feeding Programs

May
10
Wed
Youth Anger Management
May 10 @ 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

Jun
26
Mon
Volunteer Orientation for local hunger relief programs
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ellenville Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017, 10-11:30am
Family of Ellenville, 21 Canal St, Ellenville, NY

Cairo Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday May 9th, 2017, 10-11:30am
Greene County Emergency Building
25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY

Kingston Volunteer Orientation
Monday June 26th, 2017, 10-11:30am
Family of Woodstock, Inc., 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Would you like to help increase access to nutritious foods in your own communities? If so, please join us for one of the above Volunteer Orientations. The Orientations will include presentations by local food pantries, soup kitchens, and Farm to Food Pantry initiatives. You’ll learn about the many opportunities to help support and grow local initiatives to address food insecurity and improve the quality of food available to those in need in our community. Volunteer opportunities include: helping to grow, glean and distribute fresh produce donated by local farms; help preparing lunchtime meals at a soup kitchen; food pickups from local grocery stores; stocking/organizing shelves and preparing food packages at your local food pantry; assisting with food drives and more. The Kingston Orientation will include presentations by Angel Food East, Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, People’s Place Food Pantry, and the Rondout Valley Growers Association Farm to Food Pantry Program. The Ellenville Orientation will include opportunities to assist with the Family of Ellenville Community Garden, Hotline, Food Pantry and Farm to Food Pantry Program. Family of Woodstock, Inc. is proud to partner with Community Action of Greene County to recruit, train and manage volunteers to build the capacity of food pantries and related hunger relief initiatives throughout Greene County. Information will also be available on volunteer opportunities with the Columbia Greene Domestic Violence Program, which offers both residential and non residential services in both counties.

Register/more info:
To register or for more information please email volunteers@fowinc.org
or call 845-331-7080×157

or visit:

Volunteer Orientations for local Food Pantries + Feeding Programs

Nov
1
Wed
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