• COVID-19 Information

    Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888

    • Monday–Saturday, 9:00am–5:00pm

    NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065

    Reach Out: 1-844-863-9314

    • The NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staffed by trained volunteers who can help

    Centers for Disease Control website

  • Community Resources

    Optimum is providing 2 months of free internet to low-income families. The only cost is a $30 installation fee, but assistance may be available

    • 1-855-846-8376

    Ulster County Department of Social Services

    • 845-334-5000
    • Temporary assistance, food stamps, Safe Harbour program, and more

    Safe Homes Orange County

    • 845-562-5340
    • Assistance with domestic violence, support, counseling, advocacy, and emergency housing

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    Narcotics Anonymous

    Office of Addiction Supports and Services Hotline, 24/7

    • Call 1-877-8-HOPENY or text 467369

    Wallkill Central School District Resources for Families


  • Community Food Resources

    Wallkill School District

    • Food Order Form
    • This form is intended for those families that are in need of food for all children (age 18 years and under) in their home during our school closure

    Plattekill Food Pantry

    • Open 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, distribution from 4-6pm at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
    • Must bring proof of residence

    Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

    • Located at Wallkill Reformed Church
    • Must bring proof of residence
    • Open: Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm; Friday 11:00am-1:00pm

    Project Resilience

  • Hotline/Emergency Numbers

    Ulster County Mobile Mental Health

    • Mobile Mental Health is operated by ACCESS: Supports for Living, between the hours of 10am-10pm.
    • Call 1-844-277-4820
    • Connect with a trained counselor when stress, depression or other mental health circumstances create a personal crisis. All calls are kept confidential
    • This service is available to all Ulster County residents at NO CHARGE

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 1-800-273-8255 provides free 24/7, confidential support
    • If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help

    Family of Woodstock

    • 24-hour, free hotline: 845-338-2370
    • For over 45 years, they have been providing services for children, teens, adults, and families


    • Text 845-679-2485
    • A free text & chat support line

    The Orange County Crisis Call Center

    • 1-800-832-1200: Connects people, with support for mental illness, substance use, developmental disability, sexual assault, or information and referrals 24/7 for free

    Text 4 Teens: 845-391-1000

    • Free, 24/7 text line for teens

    Not Alone

  • Activities to Help Reduce Stress

    While Social Distancing:

    • Take a walk
    • Draw
    • Do some crafts
    • Listen to music
    • Have a dance party
    • Family game night
    • Do a puzzle
    • Look up and try some new recipes
    • Send letters & emails to family & friends
    • Stay connected with other people through technology
    • Set up a virtual play date
    • Listen to famous people read children’s books
    • Collect items from nature and make a collage
    • Spend time with your pets
    • Watch a movie together
    • Go on a virtual tour of a museum
    • Exercise
    • Meditate

  • How to Talk to Children About COVID-19

    • When helping children cope with COVID-19, it’s important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events
    • Acknowledge concern without panic
      • This is appropriate and can result in them taking necessary actions to reduce the risk of illness
    • Teach children positive preventive measures, talk with them about their fears, and give them a sense of some control over their risk of infection, this can help reduce anxiety
    • Model problem-solving, flexibility, and compassion as we work through adjusting schedules, balancing work & other activities, getting creative about how we spend time, processing new information from authorities, and connecting & supporting friends & family in new ways
    • Stay calm, listen, offer reassurance
    • Monitor TV viewing and social media
      • Make sure news sources are reputable, limit time watching news
    • Take time to talk, be honest & accurate, keep explanations age appropriate
    • Stay connected to school
    • Know the symptoms of COVID-19Talking
    • Model basic hygiene and healthy lifestyle practices
    • Be aware of your child’s mental health
  • Help Change Your Mindset

    I’m stuck at home arrow  I get to be SAFE in my home and spend time with my familyPeace

    I will get sick arrow I will self-isolate and wash my hands, this will significantly DECREASE my chances of getting sick

    I will run out of items at home during self-isolation arrow  I have prepared for this and I will use my items wisely. I have everything I NEED for now

    Everything is shutting down, I’m panicking arrow  The most IMPORTANT places, such as medical centers, pharmacies, and grocery stores, will remain open

    There is too much uncertainty right now arrow While I can’t control the situation around me, I CAN control my actions. Doing breathwork, calling loved ones, getting enough sleep and proper nutrition, and doing activities I love at home will help during this time