Training & Education

From computer classes and independent living skill classes, to supported education and vocational education programs, Ulster County is home to an array of services designed to support individuals in obtaining their goals:

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Ulster County Schools:

Ellenville Central School District
28 Maple Ave., Ellenville, NY 12428

Grove Street Academy
26 Grove Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Highland Central School District
320 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland, NY 12528

High Meadow School
PO Box 552, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Hudson Valley Sudbury School
84 Zena Road, Kingston, NY 12401

Kingston Consolidated School District
61 Crown Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Marlboro Central School District
50 Cross Road, Marlboro, NY 12542

New Paltz Central School District
196 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561

Onteora School District
Route 28, Boiceville, NY 12412

Rondout Valley Central School District
122 Kyserike Road, Accord, NY 12404

Saugerties School District
Box A, Saugerties, NY 12477

Ulster BOCES
319 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY 12466

Wallkill Central School District
19 Main Street, Wallkill, NY 12589

West Park Union Free School
2112 Route 9W, West Park, NY 12493

Woodstock Day School
PO Box 1, Woodstock, NY 12498

Educational Supports:

Ulster County BOCES
Ulster Adult Career Education Center

Literacy classes for GED preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL) at locations throughout Ulster County are offered.

Visit or call:
(845) 331-0902

RISE @ SUNY Ulster
(Reaching Independence through Supportive Education)

Individuals who receive public assistance are eligible to participate in this joint effort of SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County Department of Social Services. Supporting students through their full time college attendance, RISE services include student orientation, employment readiness, the Essential Skills Workshop, Employment Exploration Seminar, employment strategies, job placement and child care assistance.

The RISE Office is located at SUNY Ulster
Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge
Vanderlyn (VAN 119)
(845) 687-5197

ACES @ SUNY Ulster
(Academic Coaching for Educational Success)

Sponsored by MHA: the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, ACES provides services to SUNY Ulster students with emotional and psychological disabilities by providing support services which include 25-hour orientation, disability-related counseling, liaison with campus and community services, assistance with the completion of forms, one-on-one social support, and peer support.

The ACES Office is located at SUNY Ulster
Cottekill Road in Stone Ridge
Vanderlyn (VAN 119)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

Information to Ulster residents on matters of farming, gardening, and money management. Also supervises 4- H program.

10 Westbrook Lane, Kingston, NY 12401

Ulster Literacy Association

Literacy Programs to those age 18 and up.

635 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

Community Coalitions:

Ulster County Eating Disorders Coalition

The Eating Disorders Coalition was started in response to the lack of adequate services available to individuals who are coping with an eating disorder in Ulster County. The main objectives of the coalition are to create a network of eating disorder knowledgeable providers, create appropriate support groups, and advocate rights. Become an EDC member to receive news, announcements and more.
Contact: (845) 339-9090 Ext. 2202

Rt. 212 Coalition

The Rt. 212 Coalition aims to bridge the gaps in substance abuse services by linking resources, providing support, building awareness, and collaboration with other organizations in Ulster County to make services more accessible to those in need. For more information on how to get involved and for information on upcoming events, please visit their websites:
Rt. 212 Coalition Facebook Page

Kingston Bed Bug Coalition

The Bed Bug Coalition was formed in order to assist the elderly and disabled persons in the city of Kingston & beyond who are dealing with bed bugs. The coalition aims to educate about prevention, help with finding aid in preparing homes for treatment, raise awareness and work with the building department to motivate private landlords to take responsibility for the cost of treatment.

The Coalition meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm in the Garden Lounge of the Governor

Clinton Apartments
1 Albany Ave. Kingston NY
Contact: (845) 389-0969

Friends of Recovery-New York

Friends of Recovery-New York is a statewide coalition of people in recovery from addiction. Our community includes people in recovery, our families, friends and allies. We come together from across New York State to ensure that any person struggling with addiction has the opportunity to recover and reclaim life as a member of society.

The Community Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County

The mission of the Community Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County is to work in collaboration to remote environmental supports for heart health and heart risk prevention with the goal of improving health outcomes for community members.

Contact: (845) 338-2500 x 4061

Ulster County SPEAK

Ulster County SPEAK is a coalition of community partners working to educate others about the warning signs and what you can do to prevent suicide.

Ulster County created an app that allows you to easily access resource designed to help recognize the warning signs of suicide, as well as the ability to immediately connect to expert assistance if needed.  The app is the result of a collaboration by members of the County Executive’s Suicide Prevention, Education and Awareness Committee and is yet another tool targeted to provide solutions for “at risk” groups: young adults/teens, Veterans and adults.

Click to Download the App for Iphone & Android

NAMI -Mid Hudson Chapter
(Nation Alliance On Mental Illness)

NAMI’s Mission is to ADVOCATE for and support individuals with mental illnesses, family members and their loved ones. ERADICATE stigma. SUPPORT research, causes and treatment; and access to services regarding mental illness. EDUCATE the public about mental illnesses WORK to improve public and private support systems for individuals with mental illnesses Promote and Teach NAMI Free Educational Classes.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Mid Hudson Chapter Inc. or  (NAMI-MH),  is the  local affiliate. NAMI-MH is a 501(c)(3) organization serving the people of Dutchess and Ulster Counties in New York since 1981. Our office is located in Poughkeepsie NY.
Contact: (845) 206-9892

Greater New Paltz Community Partnership

The Greater New Paltz Community Partnership is a community coalition striving to enhance positive youth development and reduce substance abuse among youth in the New Paltz School District (New Paltz New York) through: youth leadership training, multi-media educational campaigns, activities designed to support and empower youth & parents, community involvement and recognition, skill building, etc.
Contact: (845) 419-3678

Vocational Supports:

Career Planning Services

Career exploration, career counseling, vocational goal setting, vocational internships and benefits/financial counseling is offered to individuals with differing abilities, economic challenges, developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and/or others barriers to employment.

Gateway Community Industries
Contact: (845) 339-0155

Ticket to Work

Ulster Works One-Stop Career Center represents a resource for Ticket holders who are interested in receiving high quality employment services in Ulster County. The Goal of the ticket to work program is to increase opportunities and choices for social security disability beneficiaries to obtain vocational rehabilitation, employment and other support services from approved providers.

Ulster Works One-Stop Center
651 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: Troy Snyder, DRC.
Phone: (845) 340-3177

Training Opportunities:

ASIST Training

ASIST stands for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. It is an interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.


SafeTALK is a two-and-a-half to three-hour training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. This training is great for non-clinical providers, parents and youth at least 15 years old.

Click here for a list of upcoming SafeTALK training

Hotline Volunteer Training at Family of Woodstock

Training covers the core of Family’s phone and texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. The training is oriented towards personal growth. You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.

Stop by the New Paltz or Woodstock hotlines to fill out an application, email, or call 679-2485 for more information.

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