PO Box 3817
Kingston, NY 12402
(845) 679-2485 / 338-2370
Staff: 9 full time / 9 part-time
Program Director: Karen Storch
Children’s Program Case Manager: Allie Torres
Program Hours: 24 Hour Access through the county-wide hotline and text line.
Call Our 24 Hour Hotline At:
For Support Groups Call :
845 331-7080 ext. 328
Spanish Speaking Domestic Violence Services:
Call Maria G – 845-331-7080 ext.100
Family Court Advocacy:
Call Lyuba at (845) 481-9465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide safe shelter and comprehensive trauma informed services to survivors of domestic violence and their children.
ANCILLARY SERVICES: Counseling (individual and group); case management services; peer support; domestic violence support and education groups; Department of Social Service domestic violence waiver evaluations; recreation and education for children; parenting support and education; assistance in finding transitional and permanent housing; community education and trainings for hospital, police and school personnel; transportation; referrals for medical and mental health treatment; food pantry for former residents as part of aftercare.
In 2017 we continued to widen our doors at the Shelter—screening in residents and not screening them out. We all seemed to feel the consequences of working with higher needs clients for longer stays. We feel proud of our increased ability to retain clients, but also must acknowledge the impact that some of these clients have had on our energy level and time. This year we are committed to working harder to support our staff as they interact with clients with more mental heath needs, more substance abuse challenges, and more parenting deficits. We remain committed to this work while we acknowledge the deeper toll that some of these situations have had on each of us individually. Our need to train, supervise, and connect with our staff has never been clearer. We closed 2017 proud of the work we have done to expand our client base, and also committed to providing increased support to our staff as we continue this difficult but critically important work for our community.