Support Services

Homeless Outreach and Services

Do you need assistance with housing or other services? We’re here to help. Contact us 24/7 at (845) 452-0019.

Apply for Housing

Our Outreach Teams are on the streets in the City of Poughkeepsie every week, connecting people that lack a stable living environment to services. Learn more about how you can support this work by volunteering or contributing to our Wind Chill Fund.

Webster House Overnight Emergency Housing

Overnight emergency housing is available 365 nights a year.

To access housing, come to the screening site at 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie by 6:30pm.

Day Shelter & Meals

Project Porchlight will be reopening in early summer. Please check back for more information on the location and hours of Project Porchlight in 2019.

Visit the Dutchess Outreach Lunch Box and Mental Health America Living Room at the Family Partnership Center at 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie for free meals at lunchtime and a place to stay during the day.

Crisis Hotline

Call or text the Dutchess County HELPLINE at

(845) 485-9700

or walk in to the Stabilization Center at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie.

Employment Assistance

Looking for a job? We run job skill training and employment programs, and help connect people to opportunities.

Call (845) 762-8668 for info.

Services for Youth

Every day, youth come to Hudson River Housing seeking assistance or respite due to family disputes, bullying, or abuse. We offer safe housing, guidance and counseling through River Haven Shelter, a twenty-four hour crisis center and 12-bed shelter for youth ages 10-17 that provides safe housing and counseling for vulnerable youth and their families, and strives to divert young people from court involvement and out-of-home placement.

River Haven also offers services for older youth, including the River Haven Transitional Living Community, a supervised transitional housing program for youth up to age 21 in need of safe housing. Services are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that any youth who comes to us in need of assistance is made to feel safe and welcome.

Emergency Shelter & Crisis Intervention

River Haven Youth Shelter offers emergency housing and support services for runaway and homeless youth and young people who can otherwise benefit from short-term or respite housing due to family conflict or emergency, risk of court placement, or other issues.  The River Haven Shelter is certified by New York State to house youth ages 10 through 17.

Staff are available 24/7 to handle requests for housing, and provide related services including: referrals, information, counseling and crisis intervention for adolescents and their families.

For more information or assistance, call (845) 454-3600 or text (845) 293-0118.

Independent Youth Housing

River Haven TLC (Transitional Living Community) provides youth a safe living environment through which to pursue their goals and learn life skills necessary to live independently.

Housing is available for young adults transitioning from homelessness. Residents must apply to the program and undergo a screening process. Other apartments for young adults are available with private landlords, and include care management services offered by Hudson River Housing.

For more information or assistance, please call (845) 452-0019.

Human Trafficking Prevention

If you or someone you know is in a situation involving force, fraud, or coercion, trapped in a relationship, or feels exploited, help is available by contacting:

Hudson River Housing’s River Haven Program
Call: (845) 454-3600
Text: (845) 293-0118

Dutchess County Crime Victims
Call: (845) 452-7272

National Human Trafficking Hotline
Call: 1-888-373-7888

Hudson River Housing’s VetZero Program for Veterans

Hudson River Housing believes that those who served our country deserve the highest level of care, including quality, affordable housing. We are here to meet the needs of our veteran community through specialized housing and care management.

Our Veteran Specialist Care Manager can help navigate the system and connect veterans and their families to resources and benefits. Our many housing options meet the needs of a variety of individuals and families, including two locations dedicated to housing veterans.

VetZero Ride Program

Many of our veteran residents and community members often cite transportation to and from important meetings, such doctors appointments or work interviews, as one of the greatest barriers to their leading a healthy and successful life.

To help solve this problem, we created the VetZero Ride Program which provides free car rides for local veterans to useful destinations such as the Veteran Affairs County Office and Castle Point Medical Center.

For more information or to request a ride, call 833-VET-ZERO.

VetZero Ride Program

Housing for Veterans

Liberty Station offers a supportive living environment in the company of other veterans. Units are single room occupancy, with shared kitchen and bath facilities.

Garden Street Housing offers low-cost housing with a preference for female veterans, with private baths and shared kitchen and common areas.

Poughkeepsie Commons is a 72-unit apartment complex that offers 24 one-bedroom apartments exclusively for veterans.

The first step is to complete our Universal Housing Application. 

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Veteran Specialist Care Manager

All our staff are well-equipped to help address your needs. However, we know that being a veteran can bring complex challenges. Our Veteran Specialist Care Manager is available by referral basis to help you navigate housing, healthcare and benefits.

Contact us at (845) 452-0019 for more information.

Partnering with Local Veterans

Through the VetZero Project, we’ve joined local VFW Post 170 Commander Tommy Zurhellen in a commitment to making sure every veteran can connect with the vital resources they need. The goal is ZERO: zero veteran suicide and zero veteran homelessness in our community, and hopefully someday, in our country.

Tommy Zurhellen leads impressive campaigns that raise awareness about veteran homelessness, engage communities to get involved, and raise funds that contribute to the important services provided through Hudson River Housing’s VetZero Program. 

In 2019 Tommy walked across America from Portland, Oregon to Poughkeepsie, New York, averaging 22 miles each day to recognize the recent Department of Veterans Affairs statistic that every day in America, 22 veterans take their own lives. The project successfully raised over $40,387, which is the average number of homeless veterans living on the streets each night in America. All funds raised went directly to programs that support veterans, including Hudson River Housing.