Timeline

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JULY 1970 FAMILY’S HOTLINE BEGINS

LATE 1970 LEGAL REFERRAL SYSTEM IS ESTABLISHED

FEBRUARY, 1971 FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK BECOMES INCORPORATED

SPRING, 1971 TWO COORDINATORS ARE HIRED AT A SALARY OF $50 PER WEEK

SPRING, 1972 MOVES INTO LONGYEAR BUILDING – MEDICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE AT MINIMUM FEE WITH DR. STEVE YOUNG; ESTABLISH FREE STORE

SPRING, 1972 FAMILY BECOMES A CONTRACT AGENCY WITH NYS NARCOTICS COMMISSION – INITIAL CONTRACT $7,800

SPRING, 1973 KINGSTON TIE-LINES ARE INSTALLED IN WOODSTOCK OFFICE

FALL, 1973 ESTABLISHES FIRST EMERGENCY HOUSING FACILITY. FAMILY PAYS 1/2 THE RENT FOR AN APARTMENT ON SLED HILL

NOVEMBER, 1974 FAMILY MOVES ITS EMERGENCY HOUSING TO 47 ROCK CITY ROAD. THE BUILDING BECOMES KNOWN AS THE ROAD HOUSE. THE DOWNSTAIRS IS USED FOR SEEDLING, THE CHILD CARE PLAY GROUP AND THE PORCH BECOMES THE NEW FREE STORE (CLOTHING EXCHANGE)

FALL, 1974 FAMILY APPLIES FOR UNITED WAY STATUS AND IS ACCEPTED FOR 1975 WITH AN INITIAL AWARD OF $9,800

SPRING, 1975 SEEDLING PARENT COOPERATIVE FORMALLY BECOMES A PART OF FAMILY

JULY, 1975 FAMILY BECOMES A CONTRACT AGENCY OF UCMHS. FAMILY’S PHONE SYSTEM IS DESIGNATED AS THE OFFICIAL COUNTY HOTLINE AND BECOMES COUNTY-WIDE, TOLL-FREE WITH THE INSTALLATION OF TIE-LINES TO WOODSTOCK FROM KERHONKSON AND NEW PALTZ. FAMILY COMMITS TO ESTABLISH A NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS IN ELLENVILLE AND NEW PALTZ

FALL, 1976 FAMILY HOUSE OPENS

FALL, 1976 WALK-IN CENTERS IN NEW PALTZ AND ELLENVILLE ARE ESTABLISHED

FALL, 1977 SEEDLING MOVES TO CHRIST LUTHERAN PARISH HOUSE

FALL, 1978 FAMILY HOUSE MOVES FROM OLIVE TO WOODSTOCK

JUNE, 1980 FAMILY HIRES THE FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MILES GORDON

FALL, 1980 FAMILY CLOSES THE ROAD HOUSE AND OPENS THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER

SEPTEMBER, 1980 LATCHKEY ESTABLISHES SITES IN ROSENDALE, KERHONKSON, ELLENVILLE AND WOODSTOCK

APRIL, 1981 FAMILY HIRES THE SECOND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL BERG

JULY, 1981 FAMILY PURCHASES AND MOVES TO 14 CHURCH STREET IN ELLENVILLE

SEPTEMBER, 1981 ESTABLISHES CHILDREN’S PROGRAM AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER

FALL, 1981 FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK BEGINS TO ANSWER STATEWIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE AFTER HOURS AND WEEKENDS

JANUARY, 1982 SEEDLING MOVES INTO DUTCH ARMS CHAPEL IN SAUGERTIES

SEPTEMBER, 1983 ACTING OUT REPERTORY TROUPE BEGINS

JANUARY, 1984 FAMILY BEGINS TO DO FAMILY DAY CARE PROJECT FOR ULSTER COUNTY DSS

SPRING, 1984 EVOLVE BATTERERS= PROGRAM IS ESTABLISHED

SPRING, 1984 FAMILY MOVES ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES TO 39 JOHN STREET, KGN

APRIL, 1984 FAMILY ENTERS INTO CONTRACT WITH WORK FAMILY DIRECTIONS TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER

SUMMER, 1985 ULSTER COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH ESTABLISHES BACK UP ON-CALL SYSTEM THROUGH FAMILY’S HOTLINE

CHRISTMAS EVE, 1985 FAMILY ESTABLISHES THE DARMSTADT RESIDENCE (INITIALLY CALLED THE KINGSTON SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS)
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE KINGSTON AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES AND UNITED METHODISTS
CHURCHES

SPRING, 1986 FAMILY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER BEGINS TO PROVIDE NON-RESIDENTIAL SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

SPRING, 1986 AIDS SERVICES THROUGH THE HOTLINE / WALK-IN CENTER BEGIN

FALL, 1986 FAMILY HOUSE FORMALLY BEGAN AN AFTERCARE PROGRAM AND SAFE HOME NETWORK

APRIL, 1987 FAMILY RECEIVES CONTRACTS FROM ULSTER COUNTY BOCES TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO ADOLESCENTS IN SCHOOLS AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP ACT

JUNE, 1987 HIV / AIDS SUPPORT GROUP BEGINS

JULY, 1987 FAMILY ESTABLISHES NUTRITION OUTREACH PROGRAM

SUMMER, 1987 FAMILY ESTABLISHES NON-RESIDENTIAL ADOLESCENT SERVICES

NOVEMBER, 1988 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES CREATES POSITION OF COURT ADVOCATE AT FAMILY COURT

FALL, 1988 ESTABLISHES HUMAN SOLUTIONS

JANUARY, 1989 ESTABLISHES ELDER CARE CONSULTATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES

APRIL, 1989 FAMILY CHILD CARE RESOURCE CENTER ESTABLISHES PUBLIC RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICE

SPRING, 1989 ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT (FORMERLY EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) IS ESTABLISHED

MAY, 1989 FAMILY HOUSE COMPLETES RENOVATION AND RELOCATES TO 59 CREEK LOCKS ROAD IN ROSENDALE

JULY, 1989 CAMP TERRA IS ESTABLISHED

JULY, 1989 INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM THROUGH THE ULSTER CO. DSS IS ESTABLISHED

SEPTEMBER, 1989 OPENS AN OFFICE FOR CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL SERVICES IN GREENE AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES

OCTOBER, 1989 THE CHILD CARE COUNCIL BECOMES A SPONSOR OF THE CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER, 1990 HUMAN SOLUTIONS BEGINS OFFERING DIVERSITY WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLS

FEBRUARY, 1991 MIDWAY I, A SUPERVISED LIVING PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS ADOLESCENTS AGES 16-21, OPENS IN KINGSTON

MAY, 1991 AIDS CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP BEGINS

FALL, 1991 CREATES A COORDINATOR POSITION FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH WITH THE KINGSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT UTILIZING MCKINNEY FUNDING

NOVEMBER, 1991 REACHOUT – AIDS STREET OUTREACH SERVICES BEGIN

FEBRUARY, 1992 AIDS BEREAVEMENT GROUP BEGINS

FEBRUARY, 1992 THE ULSTER COUNTY JAIL PROJECT BEGINS

JUNE, 1992 BEGINS TO PROVIDE FAMILY DAY CARE REGISTRATION SERVICES IN ULSTER CO.

SEPTEMBER, 1992 BEGINS CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN ULSTER COUNTY

OCTOBER, 1993 FAMILY DAY CARE REGISTRATION IN GREENE AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES BEGINS

AUGUST, 1994 FAMILY PROVIDES CRISIS INTERVENTION AT WOODSTOCK ’94 FESTIVAL IN SAUGERTIES, NY, AND TO SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER, 1994 FAMILY RECEIVES DONATION OF AN EIGHT APARTMENT COMPLEX AT 55-57 GREEN STREET AND PEARL FROM RON AND CLAIRE RADICE AND BEGINS THE PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NOVEMBER, 1994 GROUND IS BROKEN AND “THE ROOF IS RAISED” FOR OUR 24-HOUR HOTLINE AND WALK-IN CENTER AT 16 ROCK CITY ROAD IN WOODSTOCK

JULY, 1995 FUNDING IS RECEIVED FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH HEALTH FOR LIFE SKILLS TRAINING FOR ADOLESCENTS

NOVEMBER, 1995 YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM BEGINS

OCTOBER, 1996 SUPERVISED VISITATION PROJECT BEGINS

OCTOBER, 1996 VOICES, A PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, DEVELOPED AND SPONSORED JOINTLY BY UCMHD AND FAMILY, BEGINS

APRIL, 1997 MIDWAY II IN ELLENVILLE, A SUPERVISED LIVING PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS ADOLESCENTS 16 – 21, IS OPENED

SEPTEMBER, 1997 FAMILY REOPENS UPTOWN KEENEY THEATER AND HOLDS “ALL THAT GLITTERS” FUNDRAISER

OCTOBER, 1997 DARMSTADT SHELTER BEGINS TO PROVIDE SHELTER & SUPERVISION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION FOR WOMEN RELEASED FROM ULSTER COUNTY JAIL TO ACCESS TREATMENT UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE COMMUNITY CORRECTION PROGRAM

OCTOBER, 1997 ADOLESCENT STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM BEGINS

SUMMER, 1998 KINGSTON CARES ESTABLISHED UTILIZING OASAS FUNDING

SEPTEMBER, 1998 FAMILY HOLDS “A NIGHT AT THE COPA” AT THE KEENEY THEATER IN UPTOWN KINGSTON

FALL, 1998 221 CANAL ST ELLENVILLE BUILDING IS DONATED BY BESI CORP, CURRENTLY BEING COMPLETED TO BE THE NEW HOME OF FAMILY OF ELLENVILLE, THE SITE OF EXTENSIVE FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK, INC SERVICES, AND AN ADULT DAYCARE PROGRAM RUN BY ULSTER HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES

AUGUST 1999 FAMILY PROVIDES CRISIS INTERVENTION AT WOODSTOCK ‘99 MUSIC FESTIVAL IN ROME, NY

NOVEMBER, 1999 MIDWAY I AT 187-189 O’NEIL STREET IS PURCHASED

DECEMBER, 1999 51 NORTH CHESTNUT STREET IS PURCHASED AND RENOVATED IN EARLY 2000 TO BECOME THE NEW HOME OF FAMILY OF NEW PALTZ

APRIL, 2000 38-50 THOMAS STREET, KINGSTON, THE PROPOSED NEW HOME OF THE DARMSTADT SHELTER IS PURCHASED

MAY, 2000 ADOLESCENT HOMELESS MICA PROGRAM BEGINS

OCTOBER, 2000 COLUMBIA COUNTY SUBSIDY PROGRAM BEGINS

FEBRUARY, 2001 DARMSTADT SHELTER CLOSES AT 45 HUNTER STREET, KINGSTON, AND STAFF OCCUPY TWO ROOMS AT THE KINGS INN TO CONTINUE TO SERVE HOMELESS FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS

SPRING, 2001 FAMILY TIES, FAMILY’S COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER WAS ESTABLISHED

APRIL, 2001 ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BEGINS

JULY, 2001 DARMSTADT SHELTER RECEIVES APPROVAL TO OPEN 31 BED FACILITY AT THOMAS STREET, KINGSTON

JULY, 2001 ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BEGINS IMPLEMENTATION OF HOMELESS CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

FALL, 2001 FAMILY ASSISTS IN THE CREATION OF THE TEENS AND PARENTS PROGRAM (TAP) IN WOODSTOCK

OCTOBER, 2001 FAMILY PROVIDES SUPERVISION FOR YOUTH ORDERED TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE BY THE YOUTH COURT, CREATED BY ULSTER COUNTY PROBATION AND THE KINGSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER, 2001 KINGSTON CARES RECEIVES A GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE PREVENTION TO IMPLEMENT “CREATING LASTING FAMILY CONNECTIONS” AND EXPANDS ITS COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

JANUARY, 2002 FAMILY ADOLESCENT SERVICES INITIATES A YOUTH ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, KNOWN AS BATTLE THE RAGE IN KINGSTON

APRIL, 2002 FAMILY COMPLETES INTERIOR RENOVATION OF THE FORMER CARRIAGE HOUSE FLORIST BUILDING ON THOMAS STREET IN KINGSTON AND REOPENS THE DARMSTADT SHELTER WITH 16 BEDS

SPRING, 2002 THE GARAGE BEHIND FAMILY OF NEW PALTZ WAS RENOVATED TO CREATE A SPACE FOR RECOVERY GROUPS AND DEDICATED TO AJ BABB. THE FUNDS FOR THE RENOVATION WHERE SOLICITED AND COORDINATED BY JOHN & LINDA BABB

JULY, 2002 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM EXPANDS NON-RESIDENTIAL GROUPS TO ELLENVILLE AND NEW PALTZ

SUMMER, 2002 FAMILY OUTREACHES TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND BEGINS TRANSLATION SERVICES

JANUARY, 2003 FAMILY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES DEVELOPS A CURRICULUM TO PROVIDE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION TRAINING TO THOSE SENT BY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SPRING, 2003 FAMILY ASSISTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SAUGERTIES IS ABOUT GROWING EXPERIENCES (SAGE) COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION
JULY, 2003 FAMILY BEGINS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM UTILIZING OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING (OET) FUNDING

SEPTEMBER, 2003 FAMILY PROVIDED SECURITY AND INFORMATION SERVICES AT THE FIRST WOODSTOCK TATTOO FESTIVAL

FALL, 2003 FAMILY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH COMMUNITY ASSET BUILDERS (CAB), CONDUCTS TWO FORUMS AT ONTEORA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO EXPAND THE TAP INITIATIVE TO BE A SCHOOL DISTRICT-WIDE COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION

OCTOBER, 2003 FAMILY BEGINS TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT TO THE ULSTER REGIONAL DRUG COURT

JANUARY, 2004 FAMILY, UCMHD, AND THE UCDSS CREATE NEXIS, A COLLABORATION TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF TRAUMA VICTIMS

JANUARY, 2004 FAMILY PROVIDES A PART-TIME SPANISH-SPEAKING CASE MANAGER TO WORK AT THE UCMHD CLINIC IN ELLENVILLE

JANUARY, 2004 FAMILY ADOLESCENT SERVICES EXPANDS ITS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM TO YOUTH NOT ELIGIBLE FOR OET FUNDING, UTILIZING OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES (OCFS) FUNDING

APRIL, 2004 FAMILY, UCMHD, AND THE UCDSS CREATE NEXIS, A COLLABORATION TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF TRAUMA VICTIMS

APRIL, 2004 FAMILY TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE KING’S INN ON BROADWAY, KINGSTON, WHICH BECOMES KNOWN AS THE FAMILY INN

MAY, 2004 FAMILY PROVIDES SHUTTLE SERVICES FOR GUESTS AT THE SAUGERTIES HORSE SHOWS IN THE SUN (HITS) FACILITY

JUNE 24, 2004 FAMILY COMPLETES THE RENOVATION AND MOVES ITS WALK-IN CENTER TO 221 CANAL STREET IN
ELLENVILLE. AS PART OF THIS TRANSITION THE PROGRAM IS ABLE TO OFFER EXPANDED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ADOLESCENT AND CHILD CARE SERVICES TO THE ELLENVILLE COMMUNITY

JANUARY, 2005 FAMILY EXPANDS ITS HISPANIC CASE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE TO THE KINGSTON AND HIGHLAND MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS

SPRING, 2005 FAMILY BEGINS IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUPS, ‘BATTLE THE RAGE’ IN THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN ELLENVILLE

JUNE, 2005 FAMILY’S ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RECEIVES A GRANT FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO HOMELESS FAMILIES

JULY, 2005 FAMILY BEGINS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TEEN HOTLINE INITIALLY KNOWN AS FAMILY TEENLINE, NOW REFERRED TO AS ‘JUST CONNECT’

AUGUST, 2005 FAMILY COMPLETES RENOVATION OF THE FORMER RUG DEN BUILDING AND MOVES THE DARMSTADT SHELTER INTO THIS 19-BED FACILITY. THE FAMILY INN, FORMERLY HOUSED AT THE KING’S INN MOTEL ON BROADWAY, KINGSTON, MOVES INTO THE RENOVATED CARRIAGE HOUSE FLORIST BUILDING

SEPTEMBER, 2005 FAMILY JOINS WITH “ONE BUS, ONE TOWN” TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA, AS WELL AS THE FLOODS THAT RAVAGED ULSTER COUNTY

WINTER, 2006 FAMILY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND EVOLVE STAFF PARTICIPATE IN THE KINGSTON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT

SPRING, 2006 AS PART OF A COLLABORATION OF AGENCIES, KINGSTON CARES SPONSORED THE FIRST MIDTOWN MAKE A DIFFERNECE DAY CLOSING OFF FORSYTH ST AND SPONSORING MANY CHILDREN AND FAMILY CENTERED EVENTS.

JUNE, 2006 MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF MIDTOWN WAS ESTABLISHED WITH KINGSTON CARES IN COLLABORATION WITH MANY OTHER AGENCIES.

JULY, 2006 FAMILY’S ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RECEIVES A SECOND GRANT FROM HUD TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO HOMELESS SINGLE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY

FALL, 2006 FAMILY BEGINS SPONSORING OLWEUS BULLYING PREVENTION CURRICULUM IN KINGSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO BE FOLLOWED BY ONTEORA AND SAUGERTIES

FALL, 2006 FAMILY ASSISTS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR A SAFER NEW PALTZ

WINTER, 2007 FAMILY IMPLEMENTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH UCDSS CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT

MAY, 2007 FIRST TOUR DE FAMILY BICYCLE EVENT HELD IN SAUGERTIES

SUMMER, 2007 FAMILY COMPLETES RENOVATION OF 27-BED FAMILY INN

SUMMER, 2007 FAMILY ADOLESCENT SERVICES IMPLEMENTS SAFE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN MIDTOWN KINGSTON AND ELLENVILLE

FALL, 2007 KINGSTON CARES, IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAYOR SOTTILE, ESTABLISHES THE MAYORAL AWARDS PROGRAM RECOGNIZING YOUTH FOR THEIR ACTIONS WHICH DEMONSTRATE POSITIVE CHARACTER

APRIL, 2008 EVOLVE BATTERERS’ PROGRAM STARTS A BI-LINGUAL GROUP, THE PROGRAM’S SIXTH ONGOING LONG-TERM GROUP

SUMMER, 2008 FAMILY ADOLESCENT SERVICES IMPLEMENTS JUVENILE ARREST DIVERSION PROGRAM IN THE KINGSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

FALL, 2008 FAMILY BECOMES A CONTRACT AGENCY OF VESID TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS

FALL, 2008 THE UC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TRAINED 15 FAMILY VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES UP TO RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS

FEBRUARY, 2009 NEW PALTZ STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM ESTABLISHED WITH FUNDING FROM SENATOR BONACIC AND A CONTRIBUTION FROM JULIAN STUDLEY

MARCH, 2009 FAMILY BEGINS IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION GROUPS, BATTLE THE RAGE IN NEW PALTZ

SPRING, 2009 ADOLESCENT SERVICES EXPANDED ITS LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOPS
PROVIDING MORE HANDS ON AND EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES

APRIL, 2009 COMPLETED RENOVATIONS ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER, HELD DEDICATION CEREMONY AND RENAMED THE SHELTER THE WASHBOURNE HOUSE AFTER LONG TIME SUPPORTER GEORGE WASHBOURNE

MAY, 2009 1ST ANNUAL KINGSTON YOUTH JOB FAIR, A COLLABORATION
BETWEEN FAMILY’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND THE ULSTER
COUNTY OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING, PROVIDED
WORKER READINESS TRAININGS AND INVITED LOCAL BUSINESSES
INTERESTED IN HIRING YOUTH.

JUNE, 2009 FAMILY RECEIVES A GRANT FROM HUD TO PROVIDE LONG-TERM HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES TO 8 ADDITIONAL HOMELESS FAMILIES

SUMMER, 2009 FAMILY COORDINATES THE DISTRIBUTION OF OVER 26,000 POUNDS OF DONATED PRODUCE FROM THE RONDOUT VALLEY GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION TO ULSTER COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES AND FEEDING PROGRAMS

SEPTEMBER, 2009 FAMILY COORDINATES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS NIGHT. THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING WAS LIT PURPLE FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER TO ACKNOWLEDGE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

FALL, 2009 FAMILY, IN CONJUNCTION WITH RUPCO, RECEIVED A HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID REHOUSING GRANT OF OVER $1,000,000 TO ADDRESS THE IMPACT OF THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN ON FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGHOUT ULSTER COUNTY

DECEMBER, 2009 ULSTER COUNTY CUTS FUNDS FOR THE YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM

JANUARY, 2010 THE DARMSTADT SHELTER DEVELOPED A RESPITE PROGRAM WITH UC DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO RE-INCARCERATION FOR INVIDUALS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL SUPERVISION PARTICULARLY AROUND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES

JANUARY, 2010 PINS AFTERCARE CASE MANGEMENT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.

FEBRUARY, 2010 ULSTER COUNTY REQUESTS THAT FAMILY INITIATE A RE-ENTRY PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS RETURNING FROM STATE PRISION, WITH FUNDING FROM NYS DIVISION OF CRIMINIAL JUSTICE SERVICES

SPRING, 2010 IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UC OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING, FAMILY ADOLESCENT SERVICES OFFERED WORKER READINESS TRAINING TO YOUTH WHO THEN PARTICIPATED IN A YOUTH JOB FAIR IN KINGSTON. THIS PROGRAM WAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SAUGERTIES IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

APRIL, 2010 DARMSTADT BEGAN ACCEPTING REFERRALS AND PROVIDING
INTENSIVE SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT FOR REFFERALS FROM
PROBATION PREVIOUSLY SERVED THROUGH THE CCP PROGRAM.

APRIL, 2010 2ND ANNUAL KINGSTON YOUTH JOB FAIR

APRIL, 2010 ELLENVILLE YOUTH JOB FAIR

MAY, 2010 1ST ANNUAL SAUGERTIES YOUTH JOB FAIR

MAY-JUNE, 2010 FAMILY CELEBRATED ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY HIGHLIGHTED BY A RETREAT DONATED BY OMEGA. 55 MEMBERS REPRESENTING ALL SEGMENTS OF THE AGENCY PARTICIPATED IN THE TWO-DAYS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND CELEBRATION.

SUMMER, 2010 NYS OASAS ELIMINATED PREVENTION FUNDING FOR FAMILY, CUTTING $100,000 PER YEAR.

SUMMER, 2010 AIYANA COMMUNITY GARDEN

JULY, 2010 THE GETTING AHEAD PROGRAM (GAP) WAS ESTABLISHED UTILIZING FUNDING FROM THE UC DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES RESPITE AT FAMILY HOUSE AND MIDWAY AND SUPPORTS OLDER YOUTH WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE REQUIRE A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE OR INSTITUTIONALIZATION.

AUGUST, 2010 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

JANUARY, 2011 FUNDS FOR THE YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM, WHICH ASSISTED YOUTH TO PUT IN PLACE THOSE REQUIREMENTS OF LOCAL MAGISTRATES TO ALLOW THEM TO BE RELEASED FROM THE UC JAIL, WERE ELIMINATED FROM THE COUNTY BUDGET.

JANUARY, 2011 THE ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RECEIVED A GRANT FROM NYS DCJS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE LAST YEAR WHOSE CHILDREN ARE LIVING AT OR BELOW THE 200% POVERTY LEVEL.

SPRING, 2011 THE ADULT AND ADOLESCENT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS WERE ALLOWED BY THE NYS OASAS TO REPORT ON THE PROVISION OF CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES UTILIZING THE MATS FORMAT

APRIL, 2011 3RD ANNUAL KINGSTON YOUTH JOB FAIR

APRIL, 2011 2ND ANNUAL SAUGERTIES YOUTH JOB FAIR

JULY, 2011 FAMILY RECEIVED FUNDING FROM NYS OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES UNDER THE STSJP PROGRAM TO DIVERT YOUTH FROM THE PINS PROCESS AND DECREASE THE UTILIZING OF NON-SECURE AND SECURE DETENTION SERVICES IN THE COUNTY.

SUMMER, 2011 FAMILY OF NEW PALTZ PERSCRIPTION DRUG COLLECTION

SEPTEMBER, 2011 THE ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM COMMENCED CONDUCTING CYCLES OF THE COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY PROGRAM MORAL RECONATION THERAPY (MRT)

FALL, 2011 MHA OF NY AWARDS FAMILY A GRANT TO EXPAND THE JUST CONNECT PROGRAM TO RESPOND TO TEXT MESSAGES AS PART OF A SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE

FALL, 2011 THE EVOLVE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED A SEVENTH LONG-TERM GROUP IN RESPONSE TO A GROWING NUMBER OF REFERRALS WHICH CREATED A SIGNIFICANT WAITING LIST.

FALL, 2011 KINGSTON CARES BEGINS THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING A JUNIOR COMMON COUNCIL. YOUTH WILL REPRESENT EACH WARD AND WILL PROVIDE INPUT ON YOUTH RELATED ISSUES. EACH ALDERPERSON WILL MENTOR THE YOUTH FROM HIS/HER WARD.

FALL, 2011 THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF MUSIC THERAPIST, RICK SOSHENSKY, MUSIC THERAPY SESSIONS BEGAN AT THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER AND THE FAMILY INN. RICK ALSO CREATED A MUSIC VIDEO WITH KINGSTON CARES ACKNOWLEDGING THE YOUTH CLEAN UP CREW WHICH WORKED IN MIDTOWN IN THE PREVIOUS SUMMER.

FALL, 2011 FAMILY CASE MANAGERS AND VOLUNTERS RESPOND TO THE EMERGENCY NEEDS OF THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IRENE AND LEE. AS PART OF THIS EFFORT, THE AGENCY DEVELOPED A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO HELP WITH FURNITURE AND OTHER RESOURCES.

JANUARY, 2012 FAMILY RECEIVED A GRANT FROM NYS OTDA TO ESTABLISH SEVEN TRANSITIONAL LIVING APARTMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

JANUARY, 2012 KINGSTON CARES PARTNERS WITH HEALTHY KINGSTON FOR KIDS, A PROJECT OF CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, TO ADDRESS CRIME ISSUES IN KINGSTON THROUGH THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND PARKS COMMITTEE AND BY WORKING TO BRING A CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN TRAINING TO KINGSTON.

FEBRUARY, 2012 FAMILY ESTABLISHES THE FIRST ANNUAL CHOCOLATE LOVER’S BRUNCH AT DIAMOND MILLS CONFERENCE CENTER.

FEBRUARY, 2012 AN EIGHTH LONG TERM EVOLVE GROUP BEGAN AS A WAITING LIST FOR THE PROGRAM CONTINUED TO GROW. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETIONS OF THE PROGRAM WAS LOWERED FROM 39 SESSIONS TO 33 SESSIONS.

MARCH, 2012 FAMILY RECEIVED A GRANT FROM HUD THROUGH THE CONTINUUM OF CARE PROCESS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF APARTMENTS FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES RECEIVING RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES BY SIX

MAY, 2012 TWO NEW COMMUNITY GARDENS ARE ESTABLISHED BY KINGSTON CARES AND ITS PARTNERS. THE TOWN OF KINGSTON CELEBRATION GARDEN IS ESTABLISHED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CREATING HEALTHY PLACES, THE TOWN BOARD, THE LOCAL BOY SCOUT TROOP, THE SENIORS’ CLUB AND THE TOWN RECREATION DEPARTMENT. THE VAN BUREN ST. PARK GARDEN IS ESTABLISHED BY THE DIG KIDS, AN INITIATIVE OF THE KINGSTON LAND TRUST AND KINGSTON CARES, ALONG WITH KINGSTON PARKS AND RECREATION.

JULY, 2012 KINGSTON CARES IS SELECTED BY THE CITY OF KINGSTON OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO MANAGE THE EVERETTE HODGE COMMUNITY CENTER, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF KINGSTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

JULY, 2012 KINGSTON CARES IMPLEMENTS THE 1ST ANNUAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION SUMMER SERIES, A FREE 6 WEEK FULL DAY PROGRAM THAT SERVES YOUTH 5-13, TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND PROVIDING EDUCATION ON TOPICS SUCH AS SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION, FIRE SAFETY, CPR/FIRST AID, NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY, AND RELATIONSHIPS.

JULY, 2012 THE INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM WAS AUGMENTED TO INCLUDE DILIGENT EFFORTS TO FIND PERMANENT HOMES FOR YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE.

AUGUST, 2012 THE ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BEGAN RUNNING CYCLES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM READY, SET, WORK

SEPTEMBER, 2012 KINGSTON CARES AND KINGSTON PARKS AND RECREATION ESTABLISH A FREE DROP IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, “NATURE IN THE CITY”, AT THE EVERETTE HODGE COMMUNITY CENTER. THIS PROGRAM SERVES 40-60 YOUTH ON A DAILY BASIS AND INCLUDES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, FIELD TRIPS AND VARIOUS YOUTH FOCUSED PROGRAMMING.

SEPTEMBER, 2012 KINGSTON CARES, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KINGSTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, PARSON’S NEW SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND CENTER FOR CREATIVE EDUCATION, ESTABLISH A STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER AT KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL. THREE STUDENTS ARE HIRED BY KINGSTON CARES AND ARE TRAINED TO BE YOUTH LEADERS OF THE PROGRAMMING, ASSISTING THEIR PEERS ON FILLING OUT COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, COMPLETING FINANCIAL AID, STUDYING FOR SATS, CREATING RESUMES, RESEARCHING VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND INTERNSHIPS, AND GENERAL TUTORING.

SEPTEMBER, 2012 IN COLLABORATION WITH CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, FAMILY SPONSORED THE FIRST ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL AT THE ULSTER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. IN CONJUNCTION WITH GUNTHER SPILHAUS OF ADVENTURE JUNCTION, FAMILY SPONSORED THE FIRST GRAN FONDO GUNKS, A CELEBRATION OF CYCLING.

NOVEMBER, 2012 FAMILY ADOLESCENT SERVICES CREATED MONTH LONG EVENTS TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY OF THE NEEDS OF RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH NEEDS AS PART OF NATIONAL RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH MONTH.

MARCH, 2013 ONE 80, A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES FOR YOUTH 7 TO 15 WAS ESTABLISHED

DECEMBER 2013 EVOLVE SHIFTS EIGHTH GROUP FROM MEN TO WOMEN

JANUARY 2014 AGENCY BEGINS TO PROVIDE CARE COORDINATION UNDER THE HEALTH HOME INITIATIVE

JANUARY 2015 AGENCY JOINS DSRIP INITIATIVES WITH BOTH WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER AND MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL

MAY 2015 CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF ULSTER, COLUMBIA, AND GREENE COUNTIES, CHANGE THEIR NAME TO CHILD CARE CONNECTIONS AND RECEIVE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FROM CHILD CARE AWARE OF AMERICA (FORMERLY NACCRA)