News & Events

Jun
6
Thu
National Hunger Awareness Day – Volunteer Orientation for Local Hunger Relief Programs
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

when: National Hunger Awareness Day
Thursday, June 6th, 2019, 12-1:30pm
where: Family of Ellenville,
221 Canal St, Ellenville, NY

Free event – refreshments will be served

Would you like to help increase access to nutritious foods in your own community? If so, please join us for a Volunteer Orientation on National Hunger Awareness Day, Thursday, June 6th, 2019, 12-1:30pm at Family of Ellenville. The Orientation will include presentations by local food pantries, soup kitchens, community garden, 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; preparing summer meals for youth and lunchtime meals at a soup kitchen; picking up food from local grocery stores; stocking/organizing shelves and preparing food packages at your local food pantry; assisting with food drives and more. All Ellenville area Hunger Relief Programs are invited to attend and present at the orientation.

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

National Hunger Awareness Day – Volunteer Orientation for Local Hunger Relief Programs

Jun
11
Tue
Hotline & Textline Volunteer Training
Jun 11 – Jun 27 all-day

Family of Woodstock Hotline & Textline Volunteer Training
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 11th-27th, 2019
Kingston, NY

Open to all 16 and over

Are you interested in helping both your local and wider community? Are you that listening ear that friends and loved ones always seem to turn to? Are you interested in using the skills you have and building on your knowledge of helping? Family’s hotline training is just what you’re looking for!

Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. The training is free of charge and oriented towards personal growth. You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.

Family offers an opportunity to be part of the change you wish to see in the world. Intervention is as simple as answering a phone call or text message at the moment someone reaches out. It is as direct as offering a cup of coffee and a bag of food to someone who is hungry. It takes your skill and the amazing depth of resources Family has gathered over its 48 year history.

All trainings will be held at the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston but qualify volunteers to help at any of our three walk-in centers (Ellenville, New Paltz & Woodstock). We do ask individuals who take the training to commit to volunteering with one of the three hotlines, or another Family program, for a regular weekly 4 hour shift for a minimum of 6 months. For more information call (845) 679-2485 or stop by Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Rd, to fill out an application.

Training Schedule:

Tuesday 6/11, 9am to 12………….Listening Skills part 1
1pm to 4:30………………………..Listening Skills part 2

Thursday 6/13, 9am to 12…………Narcan, SH Awareness, History of Family
1pm to 4:30………………….……Trauma Informed Care

Tuesday 6/18, 9am to 12………… Mandated Reporting and Children’s issues
1pm to 5pm……………………….Cultural Competency

Thursday 6/20, 9 am to 5pm……..Adult Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday 6/25, 9am to 12………… SafeTALK, suicide prevention training
1pm to 4:30pm……………………. Imminent Risk and Safety Planning

Thursday 6/27, 9am to 12………..Domestic Violence/Shelter
1pm to 5pm………………………Ethics, Boundaries and Self Care

Youth Mental Health First Aid to be scheduled in July

Jun
18
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Jun 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Jul
16
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Jul 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Aug
20
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Aug 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Sep
17
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Sep 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Oct
15
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Oct
25
Fri
Mid Hudson Valley Leadership Day
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

MID HUDSON VALLEY LEADERSHIP DAY

Friday, October 25, 2019 • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Chateau, 240 Boulevard Road, Kingston, NY 12401

Celebrate Owners, Directors, Assistant Directors, Education
Coordinators, Administrators, and anyone who supervises and
supports staff in the Early Childhood Profession.

Keynote :
Jeanine K. Fitzgerald
Working with Multi Stressed Families
www.jeaninefitzgerald.com

Professional Learning, Networking, Vendors and Giveaways!

Hosted by Ulster BOCES, Family of Woodstock and Community Playthings

Event website:
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/mid-hudson-valley-leadership-day
Questions:
Michelle Friedel: mfriedel@ulsterboces.org

Nov
19
Tue
Teen Circles at Family of New Paltz
Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Presents:

Teen Circles
Ages 11-17Every 3rd Tuesday @ Family of New Paltz
Starting October 16th at 3:30
51 N. Chestnut St. New Paltz,
share stories, empower each other, eat pizza!
What is a Community Circle?

“Circles” are group activities where all participants come together to engage in authentic dialogue. It encourages community and relationship building by offering participants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, insights and concerns, and to deeply listen to others without judgment, in a supportive atmosphere.

Questions? dkatz@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Nov
28
Thu
Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

8:00 AM – Day of Registration and t-shirt pick-up begins
9:00 AM – Mashed Potato Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run
9:30 AM – Turkey Trot 5K Chip-Timed 5k Race (USATF Certified Course) start promptly

10:30 AM – Prizes Awarded to the First, Second and Third place male and female finishers by 10 year age categories in the Chip Timed Race and 50/50 raffle drawing

The Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot is a 5K run and walk held annually Thanksgiving morning to support Family of New Paltz’s Food Pantry and Crisis Services. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s event will include prizes for best costumes, tee shirts for adults and children, and of course the famous Mashed Potato Fun Run, which is free for kids 12 and under. For the more serious runners, the 5K course will be certified by USATF this year, and will include chip timed start and finish. As part of the package provided by the chip-timing company, photos of individual runners crossing the finish line will be available for upload at no cost. Age groups this coming year will be in ten-year increments, and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group, with separate awards for male and female.
Family of New Paltz is a crisis intervention center located in the heart of New Paltz since 1975. Family provides a myriad of services, including a 24 hour hotline and new textline, food pantry, free clothing store, counseling, support groups and multiple shelters for adults, adolescents and victims of domestic violence.

Free t-shirt with paid registration if registered by October 31st (not included with mashed potato run free registrations)

Group rate: Discount of $3 per person for groups of 6 or more if registered by Monday 11/25/2019. Please call us 24-7 at 845-255-8801 for the Group rate code.

Thank you so much to our sponsors and supporters!

https://newpaltzturkeytrot.itsyourrace.com/register/