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Help the COVID-19 Vaccination Effort | Become a Public Health volunteer

Sullivan County Public Health Services is building its volunteer reserve corps to assist with upcoming vaccination clinics.

“We don’t want anything getting in the way of good people looking to do good things,” says Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “But it is necessary for everyone to sign up through the ServNY system, which allows us to quickly organize, contact and track volunteers who want to help during this pandemic.”

Medical professionals likely already are familiar with the process. But for those who aren’t healthcare professionals, Public Health offers an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

 “Please take the time to become a volunteer if you can commit to even just a few hours a week or a month,” McGraw encourages.  For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Linda Squires at or 845-513-2186.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Families don’t have to skip meals. SNAP can help.
During the COVID-19 public health crisis many families need food assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with a SNAP application, contact
Stacy Marks, Sullivan County’s Nutrition Outreach and Education Coordinator.
Stacy Marks

Maternal Infant Services Network launches podcast

MiSN is a community based non-profit Perinatal Network that was established in 1990 to improve birth outcomes and reduce ethnic and racial disparities leading to infant mortality, maternal mortality, preterm birth and low birth weight babies.

In-person events have been suspended, but MiSN’s new podcast, “Real Women’s Forum,” provides a safe space for women to discuss their concerns. Upcoming topics include motherhood, hygiene, health disparities, misogyny and racism. Look for it at your favorite App store.

Supportive Connections

Dispute Resolution Center

100 North St.,  Monticello
Provides mediation, education, training and consultation throughout Sullivan County. DRC’s mission is to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Friends and Advocates for Mental Health

14 Pelton St., Monticello
Advocacy organization focusing to expand opportunities and quality of life for  people with mental illness.

Independent Living Inc.

14 Pelton St.,  Monticello
Advocacy and service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities located in Newburgh, Middletown and Monticello. Weekly Stress Workshops offered for free.

Safe Passage Domestic Violence Program

100 North St., Monticello
Creating safety, reclaiming equality, pursuing justice.

Sullivan 180

P.O. Box 311 Liberty, NY 12754
Offers residents opportunities for improving their health and prosperity, including physical,  mental, spiritual and environmental wellness. A sense of purpose; connection to family and community and access to fresh foods; and an active lifestyle are essential for a thriving Sullivan County. The Sullivan 180 Community Resource Guide is a helpful and comprehensive list of resources.

Sullivan County Children and Family Services

16 Community Lane, Liberty
Child support enforcement, temporary assistant programs, medical assistant programs, and more.

Food Pantries

National Hunger Hotline

Connect callers with emergency food providers in their community.

Cornell Cooperative Extension 

64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty
Partners with assistance programs to help the community access food resources.

Lighthouse Ministries

23 Triangle Road, Liberty (Next To Computer Doctors)
Third Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Emergency calls accepted

Soul Food Café

United Methodist Church, 170 N. Main St., Liberty
Food Prayer Fellowship
Food Pantry Mon 4-6 p.m.
Soul Food Cafe, 5-6:30 p.m.  Mondays

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Interfaith Council

24 Chestnut St., Liberty (next to the Post Office)
2nd and  4th Friday 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Once A Month Pick-Up
Walk-In no I.D. required

Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Wednesdays
845- 292-4626 ( from October 1 – May 31)

St. Peter’s Church

262 North Main St., Liberty
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday
Proof of ID required

Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless

9 Monticello St., Monticello
Provides breakfast and lunch 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday .

Vine and Branch Church

2535 State Route 52, Liberty
The Fruit Cellar food pantry is open 1-3 p.m. every third Sunday.

Crisis Services

Child Abuse Hotline


RISE (Rape Intervention Services & Education)

68 Harris Bushville Road, Harris
A 24/7 crisis hotline for survivors of sexual abuse. RISE offers support groups, counselling and advocacy in both legal and medical matters.