Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518


Dana Hopkins

Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766


Deborah Disanza

Coordinator of Children’s Services and Children’s POA Coordinator

(845) 486-2768


Toni-Marie Ciarfella. Ph.D.

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434


If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance please contact 911

Crisis Counseling, Support, Information & Referrals

Dutchess County HELPLINE 

Toll free: (877) 485-9700

Stabilization Center

(845) 485-9700

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse 


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Dutchess County Stabilization Center

The Dutchess County Stabilization Center is a walk-in facility serving people of all ages and abilities experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, depression, addiction, family issues, or other crises.  It does not matter if you are receiving services from other agencies, you are still  welcome to come to the Center

You can connect to the Stabilization Center from home, school, work or anywhere else in the community. We have trained behavioral health specialists available to meet with you and provide assistance 24/7/365.

The Stabilization Center is appropriate for people experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Substance use and seeking detox services
  • Emotional distress or anxiety
  • Family distress or relationship issues
  • Changes in performance, friendships,
  • and/or behavior at work or school

The hospital is appropriate for people who:

  • Are suicidal, with intent and means
  • Have a plan, intent and/or means for
  • Self-harm or harm to others
  • Need immediate medical intervention
  • Have an unstable or uncontrollable
  • medical condition

Dutchess County Stabilization Center
230 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel:  (845) 485-9700
Fax: (845) 485-9927


Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.