News & Events

Jun
17
Thu
2021 Ulster County Homeless Count
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

2021 Ulster County Homeless Count
Volunteers Needed

Thursday, June 17th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
The Hodge Center |
15 Franklin Street, Kingston

Are You Homeless or At Risk
of Homelessness?

On Thursday June 17th the Ulster County Continuum of Care will conduct a homeless count. Complete an ANONYMOUS survey about your experiences with homelessness or being at risk of becoming homeless.

Why Is This Important?
By demonstrating these real experiences, the CoC can target and seek funding based on the county’s real needs.

Meet with community organizations and receive information on programs you
may be eligible for including the
State Emergency Rental Assistance Program ERAP

Free food and Giveaways will be available!

Volunteers are needed to assist with surveys of participants. Please e-mail Kathy Germain at kgermain@caresny.org
with your name, daytime phone number and how you would like to help.

Jun
26
Sat
Hotline + Textline Volunteer Training
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

when: Starts June 26th 2021
where: 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock & Virtual Training

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 50 year history.

The training will be conducted virtually; it is recommended that participants have both a camera and headphones and internet access is required. The training will qualify you to volunteer at any of our three walk-in centers – New Paltz, Ellenville, or Woodstock. For more information call (845) 679-2485. 

Most sessions are 3 hours in length.  We follow strict onsite safety protocols to ensure psychological and physical safety.  In the event of a power outage, we will reschedule our virtual sessions. 

Schedule

June 26th 9 am to 4 pm – Listening skills sessions 1 & 2, in person, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock

June 27th 1:30 pm to 5 pm – SafeTALK, suicide prevention, in person, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock

June 30th 6 pm to 9 pm – Boundaries, Ethics and Self Care, virtual session

July 10th 9 am to 5 pm – Mental Health First Aid, in person, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock

July 11th 1:30 to 5 pm-Domestic Violence protocol and procedures, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock

July 14th 6 pm to 9 pm – Imminent Risk and Safe Planning, virtual session

July 21st 6 pm to 9 pm-Sexual Harassment Prevention and History, virtual session

Aug
9
Mon
10th Annual Carry Out Kings Royal Crown Open
Aug 9 all-day


Date: Monday, August 9th, 2021
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY: https://secure.givelively.org/event/family-of-woodstock-inc/the-10th-annual-royal-crown-open-golf-tournament-in-support-of-family-s-midway-transitional-living-program
Place: New Paltz Golf Course
Time: 8:45am Shotgun Start
Format: 2-person Scramble
Entry Fee: $125 per person with preregistration; $150 day of event.
Entry fee with open bar: $175
Event Sponsorship: $150; your business will be featured at the club house the day of the event and included on our event T-shirt. We thank all donors at the beginning of the day and again when we distribute prizes at the luncheon afterwards. Please email your logo field to royalcrownopengolftournament@gmail.com
Sponsor and Play! 2 Players: (save $25) – $375
Sponsor and Play! 4 Players: (save $50) – $600

Includes: 18 holes with cart, event T-shirt & other goodies, followed by lunch and prizes afterwards at the Event Space at Garvan’s.
Cash Bar – Upgrade to Open Bar available for $50 pp

There will be a 50/50 raffle with dozens of fantastic prizes
All Proceeds go to Family of Woodstock’s Midway Transitional Living Program.
This event goes on rain or shine. We do this for the kids, and if we have to get wet for the kids, that’s what we’ll do! There is no rain date for this event. If we experience washout conditions, we will feature indoor activities at the Event Space at Garvan’s. Hopefully, we need not worry about that!
For more info email us at RoyalCrownOpenGolfTournament@gmail.com

Aug
15
Sun
Family of Woodstock, Inc. Big $$$ Raffle Drawing
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s time once again forFAMILY’s Big $$$ Raffle!

This year – our 51st– we’re back with a live drawing. It will be held at Colony in Woodstock at 8PM on Sunday, August 15th

Please call 845-331-7080 to purchase your ticket. 

Winning ticket holders don’thave to be there to win, but it would be great to see you.

The annual raffle is not onlyone of our most important fundraising events of the year, it’s also a chance tohave some fun and introduce new people to FAMILY and its programs.  It would help us if you would let yourfriends know about the Agency and the Raffle. 

With over 150 employees and over300 volunteers, FAMILY, truly a grassroots and community-based organization, isone of the largest social services agency in Ulster County. 

In 2020, a year none of usare likely to ever forget, FAMILY, in the face of some truly mind bogglinglogistical challenges and unprecedented demand:

1) Distributed nearly 100 tonsof fresh, farm-grown produce

2) Served 208,072 meals

3) Responded to 87,836 callsand visits at our country-wide Hotline/Walk-in Centers

4) Provided the County’s onlyemergency shelter for homeless individuals, victims of domestic abuse, andrunaway and homeless youth.

(Note: With 22 differentprograms, this short highlights list is only the tip of the iceberg.)

Who knows? Maybe this year,you or a friend you introduce to the raffle will be the big winner.  Tickets are $25 each (buy five and get onefree) and the Big Prize is $15,000.

As always, thank you for yoursupport. We can’t do it without you. 

Aug
21
Sat
Family of Woodstock’s 5th Annual Pop Up Flea Market
Aug 21 all-day

Do you have a garage full ofstuff you’ll never use? An attic that’s so cluttered that you don’t even go upthere anymore? Have you been meaning to have a yard sale for years but justnever get around to it? Are you stockpiling stuff you haven’t been able todonate because of Covid? If you answered yes to any of these questions I havegreat news for you! We are seekingdonations for the 5th Annual Family of Woodstock pop up Flea Market.

 

This event will take place onAugust 21, 2021 at the Old Dutch Church during the Farm Market, and willbenefit Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services. Our programs provide casemanagement for youth and young adults struggling with mental health issues,Family Peer Support for caregivers raising a child with a mental healthdiagnosis, Life Skill’s groups and Case Management for youth in the Foster CareSystem, Prevention Programing in our County Schools, as well as Housing andGood Tenant Skills for young adults. These services are needed now more thanever, young people and their families have been deeply affected by Covid19.Please help us support them with your donation. 

 

Items we are seekingare small furniture items (able to fit ina car), antiques, art, nick knacks, kitchen ware, and tools, basically anythingyou would sell at a yard sale. (No clothing, bedding or stuffed animals)  Call me to arrange a drop off or possible pickup of your donation (which can be done no contact if desired). If you wouldlike to make a monetary donation to Adolescent Services please contact me.

Regards,                                                                             

 

Tori Barnes                                                                                              

AdolescentServices                                                          

ProgramDirector

845-331-7080 Ext. 146

tbarnes@fowinc.org