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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Mental Health America of DC, Inc.

Mental Health America of Dutchess County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making sure nobody gets left behind in our community due to lack of mental health services. Our staff and volunteers work day and night to: strengthen families, overcome fear, help people dealing with anxiety, link individuals to the supports they need, provide safe spaces to heal, break down stigma …and much, much more.


253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Phone: (845) 473-2500


451 Fishkill Ave Beacon, NY 12508


29 N Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Other Services

Veterans’ Peer Services, Compeer, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Parents With Psychiatric Disabilities, Transitional Programming for Youth & Young Adults, Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services (PROS), Mel’s Place (day shelter & services for persons who are homeless)