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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus reminds residents that both County Department of Social Services and municipally operated warming centers are available during the winter months.
“We want all of our residents to remain safe and warm throughout the winter months,” Neuhaus said. “I urge anyone who is in need of shelter to take advantage of these warming centers. We appreciate all of the facilities that open their doors to help the less fortunate in our community. Their unwavering support of those most vulnerable is important.”
Senior citizens are at higher risk for hypothermia than other adults. Residents should check in on their elderly neighbors, friends and relatives during the cold-weather to make sure their heating systems are working, they are keeping warm and they have supplies and any medicines they need. If you or someone you know is need of assistance, please visit the County’s Housing Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 280 Broadway in Newburgh, or call Helping Others Needing Our Resources (HONOR), Orange County’s contracted homeless provider, for assistance at 343-7115. HONOR is open 24 hours a day.
“The commitment from our community to ensure that our citizens have a warm place to rest is admirable,” Orange County Commissioner of Mental Health and Social Services Darcie Miller said. “The Department of Social Services is available to assist those that are eligible for services by calling 291-4000 during business hours. Our partner agencies and faith-based organizations provide after hours support and help us to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable.”
Several municipalities in Orange County are currently operating warming centers and outreach for those in need. Those locations include but are not limited to:
HONOR38 Seward AvenueMiddletown, NY 10940Contact: 845-343-7115
Newburgh Ministry 104 S. Lander StreetNewburgh, NY 12550Contact: 845-561-4365
Port Jervis Warming Center St Peter’s Lutheran Church31 West Main StreetPort Jervis NY 12771845-856-1033
Middletown Warming StationSt. Paul’s Church58 Main Street (entrance on Mulberry Street)Middletown, NY 10940