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Bi-Lingual Translators: Spanish translators are available to help assist you in communicating your needs for getting services for you and your family. If one is not available at the site closest to your location, we can make arrangements to have one available to you at the time of your scheduled appointment. Please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org for more info.

Employment Assistance: Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County helps families achieve self- sufficiency through total "wrap-around services". We help individuals enter the workforce by assisting in resume writing, employment searches, and practice interview skills. All services and activities are done in a dignified manner through strength-based approach programs and services within CAP. For information on how to achieve these goals, please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org for more information.

Dress for Success Dutchess County: Dress for Success Dutchess County provides interviews and employment appropriate clothing to disadvantage women. Our mission is to help women acquire jobs, retain new position and succeed in the mainstream workplace. • Work on job searches at our Career Center • Make that lasting first impression and stand out from the crowd • Support each other at our monthly meeting s of the Professional Women’s Group • Volunteer as a personal shopper or assist newly hired women to succeed in the workplace by becoming a mentor in the Professional Women’s Group. Contact Dress for Success Dutchess County at 452-5104 ext. 144 or dutchesscounty@dressforsuccess.org

Suited to Succeed: Dutchess County Community Action Suited to Succeed program provides interview attire to men in need of professional clothing. Men’s business suits are available free of charge. Suitings take place at our Beacon location, call today for an appointment. Sizes may vary depending upon availability. Contact Dutchess County Community Action Suited to Succeed Program at 452-5104 Ext 183


Emergency Fuel: Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) can help low-income families with temporary emergency fuel, regardless of the type of heating you use to heat your home. There are income eligibility requirements to receive this type of assistance. Please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org to find out if you are eligible.

Energy Fuel After Hour Hotline: If you need emergency fuel after 4 pm, please call 845-437-0050. You will be asked what part of Dutchess County you live in and they will provide you with the nearest gas station that distributes fuel. Operators will inform you of the documentation to bring. To learn more about how this program works, and how much fuel you are allowed to receive call our main office at 845-452-5104 ext 126.

Energy Savings: Our Weatherization program helps homeowners and tenants in Multi-Unit housing get the services they need to help minimize the cost of energy and help save you money. To learn more about how this program can benefit you and your family, please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org. We serve all of Dutchess County.

Food Pantries:  Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County has food pantries in Beacon, Dover Plains, Red Hook, and Poughkeepsie, NY to help feed you and your family at no cost to you. We do recommend that you speak to or make an appointment with our client advocates to help with family development planning. Please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org for more information. We accept donations.

Health Insurance: Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County helps you get the health coverage you need for you and your family. We have reps from different health providers at all our site locations to help you sign up for health insurance. The days and times at the sites are different. Please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org for more information.

Prescription Assistance:  Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County receives funds from different funder's to help individuals/families get the prescriptions they need. For a list of these funder's please click on the link in the about us page under funders. If you any questions please call our main line at 845-452-5104 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County is a member of the Hudson Valley CASH Coalition and partners with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.  Volunteer tax preparers are available at our Family Development Centers as well as several additional locations throughout the Hudson Valley to assist low to moderate-income people file their tax returns. 

During the filing season, this free service is available by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by calling the United Way’s information and referral line, 211. A call specialist will review program eligibility, make an appointment and review the required documents. For more information or to learn about several volunteer opportunities for the program, call 845.452.5104 ext 122


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dutchess County: This program is specifically designed for people who are 55 years of age and older. There are different locations throughout Dutchess County where volunteers help assist non-for-profit organizations. Please call our main line at 845-452-5104 Ext 114 or e-mail us at rsvp@dutchesscap.org for more information on how to volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities: We here at Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County welcome individuals, groups and organizations who would like to volunteer. We have several programs that you might find interesting. If you need to do community service, we offer you help at all our site locations. Please call our main line at 845-452-5104 Ext. 108 or e-mail us at info@dutchesscap.org for more information. Please leave us your name and your number and someone will get back to you with a date for you to come and fill out a volunteer application.