Community News and Resources

Events, activities and announcements


New Hope Community hosts drive-thru holiday dinner | Dec. 15

New Hope Community  (5 New Hope Community Dr., Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759. On GPS: 872 State Rt. 52, Hurleyville, NY 12747 ) is hosting a drive-thru holiday dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Drive-thru and pick up a free hot family dinner to go prepared by the Community Café with help from ShopRite and Ideal Snacks. Santa and his elves will be there, too!

New Hope Community will be giving out a limited quantity of ShopRite gift cards. Dinner and gift cards on a first come, first served basis. Call 845-434-8300 for more information.

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
845-842-1232

Maternal Infant Services Network launches podcast Nov. 18

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. The podcast launches Nov. 18. Look for it at your favorite App store.


Supportive Connections


Dispute Resolution Center

100 North St.,  Monticello
845-343-8082
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
845-794-1029
Advocacy organization focusing to expand opportunities and quality of life for  people with mental illness.

Independent Living Inc.

14 Pelton St.,  Monticello
845-794-3322
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
845-292-5700
Creating safety, reclaiming equality, pursuing justice.

Sullivan County Children and Family Services

16 Community Lane, Liberty
845-292-0100
Child support enforcement, temporary assistant programs, medical assistant programs, and more.

Food Pantries


National Hunger Hotline

845-794-2604
Connect callers with emergency food providers in their community.

Cornell Cooperative Extension 

64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty
845-292-6180
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.
985-7026
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
845-292-6243

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
845-292-4525
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
845-794-2604
Provides breakfast and lunch 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday .

Vine and Branch Church

2535 State Route 52, Liberty
845-292-5227
The Fruit Cellar food pantry is open 1-3 p.m. every third Sunday.

Crisis Services


Child Abuse Hotline

800-342-3720

Poison Control 

800-222-1222 or text “POISON” to 797979

RISE (Rape Intervention Services & Education)

68 Harris Bushville Road, Harris
845-794-3300
A 24/7 crisis hotline for survivors of sexual abuse. RISE offers support groups, counselling and advocacy in both legal and medical matters.