Energy assistance programs - Get information and apply for such programs as Empower New York Energy Reduction Program (for low-income individuals), Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy Smart Loan Fund (which has no income restrictions), and also learn about the Assisted Home Performance (slightly higher income people can apply).
Nutrition Assistance and Hunger Prevention - This can give monthly food packages and emergency food to the low income.
Thrift Store - Get access to low cost clothing, household products like furniture, and other items.
Emergency aid - The community action agency of Sullivan County offers outreach services. Examples of these include free legal assistance, public health agencies, community clinics, emergency help, rent assistance, unemployment assistance, public health agencies, emergency help, employment assistance, career counseling and consumer education as well as any other available option that will assist them in a difficult period.
Emergency food and shelter - This is funded by the federal government, and can provide food, rent help, and other assistance.
Call CACHE at (845) 292-5821 to learn about the programs above.
Foreclosure prevention and free counseling
One non-profit to call is Rural Sullivan Housing Corporation. Work with a counselor to get access to Fair Housing Pre-Purchase Education Workshops; Debt and Budget Counseling; Financial Management; Home Improvement and Rehabilitation Counseling; Pre-purchase Counseling; Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling; Non-Delinquency Post Purchase Workshops for Homeowners; Pre-purchase Home buyer Education Workshops; Predatory Lending Education Workshops, Information on Government Programs and Rental Housing Counseling. Monticello NY 845-794-0348. Click here for additional information on New York foreclosure prevention programs.
Low cost or free health care from clinics
Hudson River Health Care Health Care Services - Provides low-cost healthcare to community for those who seek it regardless of insurance and status and ability to pay. Dial 845-794-2010
United Methodist Church - This is a local food pantry/bank that services the residents of Callicoon and the town of Delaware. They can also refer people to other food banks in the greater Sullivan County area. Dial 845-887-4071.
Saint George’s Church of Jeffersonville NY (845-482-4640) is another food pantry.
Saint John’s Church - This is a local food pantry that services the residents of Monticello and Sullivan County. 845-794-8111