Community News and Resources

Events, activities and announcements


IFFY will meet Friday, Jan. 17 at LES

The Inter Faith Youth Group will meet at the Elementary School 6-8 p.m. Friday,  Jan. 17.   Liberty students age 13-17 are welcome.

“Hate Has No Home in Sullivan County” vigil set for Jan. 19

The Sullivan County Hate Has No Home steering committee is hosting a vigil 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in Monticello.
The group will assemble at the corner of Broadway and St. John Street. Organizers said that by attending, “We are stating that our hearts and minds will always be connected with those who have suffered directly or indirectly from attacks upon faith, race, or identity.”
The event is non-partisan, and speakers will include various members of the faith-based community.

Liberty Public Library’s Winter Story Time: Wednesdays through Feb. 12

The Liberty Public Library’s Winter Story Time  is happening now!
Story Time is for active, younger children with lots of movement, rhymes, finger-plays, puppets, songs and dancing, mixed in with engaging picture books.  All ages – babies, toddlers, and preschoolers – are welcome.  Come and help build early reading readiness skills for your child, make friends, network with other parents and have a great time!
This Winter Story Time is 10:45 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 12 (There is no Story Time Dec. 25 or Jan. 1). It is held in our temporary location at 111 Sullivan Ave, Suites 1-3, Ferndale.
For more information, call 845-292-6070

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.

United Way 211

Dial 211 for confidential multilingual assistance finding  health and human services information.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

Suite 302, Monticello
845-794-7582
Provides youth and their families with intensive support in their homes, school and community.

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.

Soul Food Café

United Methodist Church, 170 N. Main St., Liberty
845-292-6243
Soul Food Cafe, 5-6 p.m.  Mondays

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Interfaith Council

24 Chestnut St., Liberty
845- 292-4626
Dinner 5:45-6:15 p.m.  Wednesdays

St. Peter’s Church

262 North Main St., Liberty
845-292-4525
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday

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.