Center for Prevention of Child Abuse Works Overtime for its Clients

It is no secret that children have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why organizations like the Center for Prevention of Child Abuse, based in Poughkeepsie, has been working constantly since the pandemic to provide help for children in need. Rachel Johnson, director of development for the organization, shared how the economic effectsContinue reading “Center for Prevention of Child Abuse Works Overtime for its Clients”

A New Chapter for the Stabilization Center

Opened in 2017, the Dutchess County Stabilization Center has provided support for residents in mental health crisis, and has been utilized as an alternative to ending up in the emergency room. Since its inception, the center has worked with People USA, a nonprofit organization, to provide clinical and non-clinical support for patients. Last year, theContinue reading “A New Chapter for the Stabilization Center”

Inside Ulster County’s Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Plan

In September, Ulster County executive Pat Ryan announced in the 2021 county budget a plan to reduce staffing at Ulster County Jail and increase funds for the Mobile Mental Health Team in an effort to reform the criminal justice system in the area.  The plan was presented through a series of forums held via Zoom,Continue reading “Inside Ulster County’s Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Plan”

Spotlight on MHA Dutchess

In a year rocked by lockdowns, tragedies and divisiveness, Mental Health America of Dutchess County has seen it all. A local chapter of the nationwide nonprofit Mental Health America, the organization provides over 35 different services for individuals and families in need, according to its most recent annual report. CEO Andrew O’Grady estimates that aroundContinue reading “Spotlight on MHA Dutchess”