Police & other first responders

Dial 911 for any emergency. You will get an immediate response 24/7 from the closest available police agency — city, town, or village police; the county sheriff’s office, or the state police. 911 calls are routed through Dutchess County’s Emergency Services office. All agencies have officers trained to handle incidents professionally.

Call or text 988 for mental health or substance use crises, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Or, call or text 845-485-9700; toll free, 877-485-9700. Trained professionals will listen, help, or send the county’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Team if needed. Walk in: The Stabilization Center, 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, 845-486-2849. Download the app, Android or Apple.

Dutchess County Sheriff, Headquarters: 108 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, 845-486-3800. Pine Plains Substation, 518-398-5234.

New York State Police, Troop K, 5696 Route 9 South, Rhinebeck, 845-876-4194. Headquarters: 2541 Route 44, Salt Point, 845-677-7300

988 - blue square, Dutchess County crisis helpline

More 24-hour helplines

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211 or 800-899-1479, United Way Dutchess-Orange Region. Referrals to and information about health and human services in times of crisis and for everyday needs.

Family Services, Inc.
Rape crisis & crime victims
* 845-452-7272
Domestic violence
* 845-485-5550
Chat/Text: 845-583-0800, resourceconnect/cvss/chat/

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Mental health and substance abuse

  • 845-485-9700, 24-hour hotline, Dutchess County Behavioral & Community Health
  • 845-471-0310, MHA Addiction Crisis Center or 845-372-5500, Mobile Crisis Intervention Team. Both operate 24/7 and aim to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and inpatient hospitalizations, divert from jail, and reduce risk of future crisis. Mental Health America Dutchess. No referral or insurance required.

Domestic violence

  • 800-342-3720, NYS Child Abuse, to report child abuse within a family.
  • 845-471-3033 or 518-789-6977Grace Smith House. Services for women and children: shelter and transitional housing, crisis intervention, advocacy, group and individual counseling, and follow-up. Non-residential services available to males.
  • 845-765-0294, House of Faith/House of Hope. Services include shelter, counseling, and crisis intervention.
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Dutchess County Programs

  • Department of Community and Family Services, 845-486-3000, DCFSinfo@dutchessny.gov. Provides temporary assistance to sustain low income and disabled persons, and to protect and support individuals in achieving the greatest degree of independence. Offices in Beacon (223 Main St., 1st Floor), Millbrook (131 County House Rd., 845-677-5532), and Poughkeepsie (60 Market St.).
  • Division of Youth Services, 845-486-3024, 845-486-3288, YouthServices@DutchessNY.gov, 60 Market St., Poughkeepsie. Free, confidential short- term supportive services for county youth ages 4 to 21 who are dealing with personal, family, or school difficulties. Also, workshops for community and youth groups on topics such as diversity, dealing with anger, communication, and relationships.
  • Office For the Aging, OFA@DutchessNY.gov 845-486-2555,
    866-486-2555, 114 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie. Plans, coordinates, and provides an array of community-based services to older adults to promote independence, dignity and quality of life. The website includes lists of programs and services, details on the county’s eight friendship centers, senior news and events, information for caregivers, and more.

Non-emergency help

If you need non-emergency assistance, here are some agencies and groups that may be able help.

Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, info@dutchesscap.org. Employment assistance, language interpretation, emergency fuel, health insurance, income tax preparation, home weatherizing, and more. Offices in Beacon (845-831-2620), Dover (845-877-9272), Poughkeepsie (845-452-5104, Ext. 130), and Red Hook (845-876-1611).

Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, 845-454-0595. Multi-disciplinary teams (attorneys, medical professionals, therapists, police officers, probation officers, and caseworkers from Community and Family Services) work to prevent child abuse through prevention programming, education, and support services.

Meals On Wheels

  • Hyde Park, 845-229-7834
  • Poughkeepsie (city and town), 845-452-2245
  • Wappingers Falls, 845-297-9797
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Impressionistic drawing of large brown bear hugging a small white baby bear: logo of Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
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More community service agencies

AIDS Related Community Services, 845-471-0707

Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley, 845-471-2655

American Red Cross, Dutchess, 845-471-0200

Cancer Services Program, 855-277-4482. Breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.

Catharine Street Community Center, 845-473-2272

Child Care Council, 845-473-4141

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dutchess, 845-677-8223

Dutchess Outreach, 845-454-3792

Family Services, Inc., general number: 845-452-1110; Behavioral Health Centers, 845-486-2703

Hudson River Housing, 845-454-5176

Mental Health America of Dutchess County, 845-473-2500, info@mhadutchess.org

Salvation Army, Poughkeepsie, 845-471-1210