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Community Resources in Dutchess County

County Executive: Marcus J. Molinaro
22 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 486-2000 | Fax (845) 486-2021
e-mail: countyexec@dutchessny.gov

Senators Hudson Valley Office 478 Russell Senate Bldg.
PO Box 893 Washington, DC 20510
Mahopac, NY 10541 (202) 224-4451
(845) 875-4585 (202) 228-0282 Fax
(845) 875-9099 Fax


Hudson Valley Office 322 Hart Senate Bldg.
One Park Place, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20510
Peekskill, NY 10566 (202) 224-6542
(914) 734-1532 (202) 228-3027 Fax
(914) 734-1673 Fax


HON. SEAN PATRICK MALONEY House of Representatives

123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor 1027 Longworth HOB
Newburgh, NY 12550 Washington, DC 20515
(845) 561-1259 (202) 225-5441
(845) 561-2890 Fax (202) 225-3289 Fax

22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Fax: (845)486-2138
Toll free: (866)694-4700 (outside 845 only)
e-mail: bkendall@dutchessny.gov
Administration office ..486-2120
This office can answer your questions about business licensing, passports, notary services, etc.
Records Room (for previously filed or related documents) 845-486-2125, 9-5pm, M-F


Veterans Service Agency
Nelson Eddy Rivera, USN (Ret.), Director
85 Civic Center Plaza Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice: (845) 486-2060
Fax: (845) 486-6452
Hours by appointment only


Department of Labor

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs)
DVOPs are disabled veterans themselves. They provide intensive case management services to veterans with significant barriers to employment, special disabled and disabled veterans, and veterans ages 18 to 24. They also provide a full range of employment services, including comprehensive assessments, individual employment plans, job referrals, referrals to training and support services, and resume and interview preparation assistance.

Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs)
LVER staff are also veterans. They specialize in advocating on behalf of veterans with business, industry, and community organizations to promote employment and training opportunities for veterans. They also provide services including job matching and job placement for veterans, conduct employer outreach, inform Federal contractors of the process to hire qualified veterans, and promote credentialing and licensing opportunities for veterans.
Dutchess One Stop Jobs and Career Center
191 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Monday through Friday 9am-4pm


Dutchess County Veterans F.A.V.O.R. Program

A wide range of Dutchess County stores and businesses have signed up to offer discounts on their products and services to Veterans who show the Dutchess County Veterans Discount Card. Reservists and National Guard also qualify if they were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty. Any honorably discharged Veteran residing in Dutchess County may obtain their FAVOR card by following the steps below:
1.Bring your Military Separation Papers (DD-214, WDO-AGO 53-55, etc.) indicating your full time active duty service to the Division of Veterans Services Office located at 85 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 105 in Poughkeepsie between 9am and 4pm.
2.Complete the Return the F.A.V.O.R. application form (found via Google search)
3.Proceed to the County Clerk s office located on the 1st floor of 22 Market Street. Press the J category at the customer service booth.
4.Receive your Dutchess County Veteran s Identification Card from the County Clerk s office.
Call (845)486-2195 with questions.


Pistol Permits
Dutchess County Sheriff s Office Pistol Permit Bureau
150 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-486-3883 or 845-486-3800
Fax: 845-486-3838
Email: DCPistolBureau@dutchessny.gov
Monday through Friday 9am-4pm excluding holidays
A lockbox is also available for completed applications and amendment forms in the main lobby, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Normal processing is within 4-6 weeks from date of receipt.
Passports are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you have lost your passport, you must apply for a new one, not a renewal.
Only one person may be on a passport. Each applicant must have their own passport.
Passports are valid for 10 years for an adult (16 and over) and 5 years for a minor (under 16).
A NOTARIZED Consent Form can be used for the parent who CANNOT appear in person.
Both parents must appear to sign for children under the age of 16.
ALL passport applicants must appear in person.
A parent must accompany the child to co-sign with them from age 16-18.
Old passports are canceled and returned to the customer with the new passports. However, the passport agency may retain badly damaged passports at their discretion.

Passport Travel Warnings 1-202-647-5225
Public number for inquiry: 1-877-487-2778

Emergency passports by appointment only at a US Department of State Office, and you must be travelling within 14 days with airline tickets. Call Toll Free: 1-877-487-2778

Receiving Department/Passports (for questions regarding submissions of filings/recordings) 845-486-2120
Monday Friday 9am-4:30pm
Fax: 845-486-2138

Health Care, Veterans Services

VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
41 Castle Point Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
To enroll:
Bring a copy of your DD 214 and any relevant medical records. Bring proof of service connection if you have one. The Team Associates available in the outpatient area will enroll you on the spot and will schedule you with an initial out patient appointment.

There are several community outpatient clinics (CBOCs)

Poughkeepsie VA Clinic:
488 Freedom Rd # 120
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 452-5151

Neighborhood Health Centers
Free/ income based/ community health centers, typically for low income people and those without health care coverage.

Dutchess County Health Department District Office
85 Civic Center Plaza Ste 106
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Free STD testing.
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Hudson River Healthcare Poughkeepsie Atrium
29 N. Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sliding scale

Hudson River Healthcare Poughkeepsie
1 Webster Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sliding scale

Womens Health Services Montgomery
20 Walnut Street Ste C
Montgomery, NY 12549
Sliding scale
Mon and Wed 11am-7pm; T,R,F (:00am-5pm. Women s Health providers include OB/GYN doctors, a Certified Nurse Midwife, and Nurse Practitioners. Medical staff is on call 24.7 to ensure all prenatal needs are met.

The Center for Recovery Newburgh
3 Commercial Place
Newburgh, NY 12550
Sliding scale
Hours: Chemical dependency 8am- 8pm Monday through Friday
Opioid treatment 6am-2pm Monday through Friday

The Center for Womens Health
91 Blooming Grove Turnpike
New Windsor, NY 12553
Sliding scale
Pediatrics, ob/gyn, internal medicine

Kaplan Family Pavilion
147 Lake Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Urgent care

The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center Inc WIC
147 Lake Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
WIC hours Monday 10-6; Tuesday 9-5; Wed. 9-5; Thurs. 8-4pm; Friday 9-5pm. They are also open the third Saturday of each month from 9-12. This is a supplemental nutrition program, which helps support families when they need it most.

Hudson River Healthcare New Paltz
1 Paradies Lane
New Paltz, NY 12561
Sliding scale

Lifetime Liberty Pass for NYS Veterans with disabilities

The Lifetime Liberty Pass benefits includes free vehicle entry to state parks and DEC-operated day-use areas, as well as numerous state boat launch sites, historic sites, arboretums and park preserves; free golf at 28 State Park golf courses; free swimming pool entrance at 36 State Park pools, and discounted camping and cabin rentals at all 119 State Park and DEC campgrounds.

To qualify for the pass, the Veteran must be a resident of New York State and provide State Parks with written certification from the United States Veterans Administration or the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs that the applicant is a wartime Veteran with a 40% or greater service-connected disability as certified by the United States Veterans Administration, or who has at any time been awarded by the Federal government an allowance towards the purchase of an automobile or who is eligible for such an award.

Note: New York State Veterans with disabilities who currently hold a valid Access Pass will be contacted prior to expiration of their pass for updated information to enroll in the Liberty Pass Program, and will no longer have to reapply every four years. Their current valid Access Passes will remain usable until their distinctive Lifetime Liberty Pass is issued.

For more information and to apply for the Liberty Pass, please visit the State Parks website or call 518-474-2324 during normal business hours.