Young Adult Services

Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program at The HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (APHP) at Benedictine Hospital is a voluntary, intensive, short-term multi-disciplinary psychiatric treatment for adolescents ages 13-18 (18 year olds must be currently enrolled in a school program). Individuals who are admitted must be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or be transitioning from an inpatient stay to the community. APHP is designed in compliance with NYSOMH and JCAHO standards to provide an alternative to inpatient treatment for persons with acute symptoms of a psychiatric or emotional illness. Applicants must meet criteria for medical necessity and be able to be safely treated with less than 24 hours daily care.
The major treatment focus is symptom reduction through medication management and the acquisition of coping skills through Dialectical Behavior Therapy. A psychiatrist directs the treatment team and mental health clinicians provide supportive individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, case management, and advocacy. Academic tutoring is also offered in this program. The goal of the program is to lessen the difficulties individuals are presently experiencing while teaching coping skills to be used throughout life.

The program operates from 8:30am-2pm, Monday-Friday for program recipients. Staff is available on site from 8:00am-4pm Monday-Friday. When the program is closed, an on-call staff clinician is available via telephone.

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
at Benedictine Hospital
105 Mary’s Avenue in Kingston
Phone: (845) 334-3110


Youth Leadership Program

This program is offered to adolescents ages 13 -15 who reside in the Kingston area and is designed to engage participants in 4 days/week 4 hours/day internship placement sites, participation in weekly 2-3 hour skill-building workshop, and participation in a community service project. Supported by the United Way of Ulster County.

YWCA of Ulster County
Youth Leadership Program
Phone: (845) 901-1661


Children’s Case Management Services

Case Management services for children with soical/emotional challenges include: ongoing assessment of child and family strengths and challenges, development of a child focused, goal oriented service plan, linking child and family to appropriate services, monitoring effectiveness of services as they relate to the service plan, and advocacy.

Case Management Services Are Offered By Family of Woodstock, Parson’s Child & Family Center, and MHA in Ulster County

Applications & Referrals Are Submitted To Ulster County Single Point of Access (SPOA) Coordinator

Find more information about SPOA applications here

Phone: (845) 340-4119
Fax: (845) 340-4094
Ulster County Department of Mental Health
239 Golden Hill Lane in Kingston


Transitions Program

Comprehensive Case Management, counseling and socialization services for young adults aged 18 – 24 with mental health diagnoses, substance abuse (past, present, or risk), and homelessness or risk of homelessness. Linkages are made to mental health treatment, alcohol and drug abuse services, housing, case management, and social support. A Collaborative Partnership of Family of Woodstock, Ulster County Department of Mental Health, and MHA in Ulster County

Family of Woodstock Transitions Coordinator at (845) 331-7080
MHA Transitions Coordinator at (845) 339-9090 Ext.2205


Adolescent Anger Management

The Anger Management for Teens Program is a FREE five week co-ed group for youth ages 12-18, who are having difficulty controlling their anger and it is causing problems at home or at school. Youth are commonly referred to this program by their parents, school, or through a probationary agreement.The group is designed to give young people a safe and confidential space to talk about, identify, express, and learn to manage their anger. Registration is required.

Family of Woodstock
Phone: (845) 331-7080 Ext.152 to register for groups in Kingston, New Paltz & Saugerties.