All Abilities Program Director

Dana Hopkins, LCSW-R

(845) 486-3434


Coordinator of Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services

Olivia Clark, LMSW

(845) 486-2825


CSPOA and Children & Youth Services Coordinator

Mental Health Services

Deborah Disanza, LCSW-R

(845) 486-2768


All Abilities Administrative Assistant

Xiomara Santiago

(845) 486-3568


EI Official and Director of Preschool Special Education Programs

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

Janine Fitzmaurice, LCSW

(845) 486-3518

Children & Youth Special Needs Health Care

Public Health Nurse

Lorie Drum, RN, BSN

(845) 486-3542


If this is a medical emergency and you need immediate assistance

please contact 911

For Mental Health and/or Substance Use Crisis Support, Information & Referrals please contact

Dutchess County 988 Call Center




For Walk In Crisis Services and Support visit the Dutchess County Stabilization Center

230 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse  or or (Home | Child Protective Services | Office of Children and Family Services (


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Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause

Hudson Valley Pause for a Cause

All-volunteer non-profit Pet Therapy organization sharing the unconditional love of our dogs with those in need (501(c)3). Serving Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess Counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Our group participates in a wide variety of Animal Assisted Activities for children and adults. Our mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of the Power of Pet Therapy.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help those in need of emotional support of any kind. We are there to share a story, a smile, or to help a struggling child read or interact socially. We share the unconditional love and solace that our dogs give us everyday with anyone in need. It is through your generous donations and support that we can continue to thrive to serve our communities.

Our Qualifications

Registered and Certified – All of our dog/handler teams are registered therapy teams. They are highly trained and covered by insurance when they volunteer. They are also certified Reading Education Assistance dogs. These R. E. A. D. dogs are trained to be a catalyst in assisting children who are struggling with reading.