38 Thomas Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Staff: 11 full time / 3 part-time
Program Directors: Ricki Abramson, Beatriz Valencia
Assistant Program Director: Fran Benton
Program Hours: 24-Hour Access
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Emergency shelter for families (up to 90 days).
ANCILLARY SERVICES: Crisis counseling; case management; information and referrals; linkages to other county and private agencies; children’s services; tutoring and other educational assistance; parenting education; employment and job readiness training; life skills training; housing information and advocacy; food pantry; aftercare and homelessness prevention.
Residential Children’s Program
The Children’s Program at the Family Inn provides services, advocacy and age-appropriate support for the homeless children and parents who reside in the shelter. At the time of entry, many of the children have emotional problems related to the stress of homelessness, behavioral problems, academic challenges, medical issues, developmental delays, and issues of trauma. The pre-school aged children often have problems that have not been identified or addressed at the time of entrance to the Shelter.