Catholic Charities Continues to Provide Service to Those In Need During Coronavirus Outbreak

Program Adjustments Implemented to Limit Social Interactions

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster is committed to its mission to provide help and create hope for its neighbors in need. During the Coronavirus outbreak, the agency remains open to provide a helping hand to those who are struggling. To protect the health and well-being of both Catholic Charities’ clients and employees, program adjustments have been made to promote responsible social distancing.

Those in need of assistance should first call their local Catholic Charities’ office. Walk-in appointments will not be accommodated during this time. Most programs are operating in a limited capacity; hours and access are subject to change based on the rapidly changing nature of Coronavirus guidelines.

“We recognize that the current situation is putting an unprecedented strain on our community at large,” said Dr. Dean Scher, CEO, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster. “We are grateful to our staff, clients, volunteers, community partners, and others for their patience, understanding, and flexibility as we implement the necessary programmatic changes to protect the health and well-being of all while continuing to support those in need of hope and help during this difficult time.”

Treatment services at Catholic Charities chemical dependency clinics will be available by telephone only. All in-person services and group programs are suspended until further notice. Telemedicine will be utilized to provide medication-assisted treatment. Those currently in program, or those in need of recovery support, should call their clinic for assistance.

– Goshen – 294-5888, x1125
– Port Jervis – 856-6344, x1425
– Walden – 778-5628, x1225
– Newburgh – 562-8255, x1625
– Monroe – 782-0295, x1525
– Middletown – 343-7675, x1325
– Monticello – 794-8080, x2125

Catholic Charities Case Management Services, including the Housing Resource Center, remain available for assistance with emergency food and shelter, and other basic social safety net support. Requests for assistance, should be initiated with a phone call to the closest Catholic Charities’ Case Management office.

– Orange County – 845-561-1665, x1931
– Ulster County – 845-340-9170, x3000
– Sullivan County – 845-794-8080, x2870
– Or by email at

Catholic Charities Ulster County Food Pantry, located at 6 Adams Street, Kingston, is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm. The client-choice food pantry has temporarily transitioned to providing pre-bagged groceries. To further protect the health and safety of clients, distributions will be made directly from the Center’s primary entrance at the rear of the building which has a double-door vestibule. The Pantry phone number is 340-9170.

Many Catholic Charities programs are experiencing a surge in need during the Coronavirus outbreak, especially for assistance with food, shelter, and other basic necessities of life. Community members who are looking to lend a hand during this difficult time may consider making a monetary donation or donation of non-perishable food items to support Catholic Charities work in the community. Donations may be made securely online at or by contacting 845.294.5124, x1005 / or by mailing to 27 Matthews Street, Goshen, NY 10924.

Catholic Charities provides assistance to those in need, regardless of religion or ability to pay.