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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Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service

Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, a program of Taconic Resources for Independence located in Poughkeepsie, New York, has been providing American Sign Language (ASL)/ English interpreting and translating services since 1992. MHIS provides sign language interpreting services to Dutchess County, Orange County, Ulster County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Sullivan County, Westchester County, throughout the Mid Hudson Valley and beyond.

MHIS provides

  • Quality ASL/English Sign Language interpreting and translating services to facilitate effective communication.
  • ASL/English Sign Language interpreters with the background and experience in a variety of settings, including medical appointments, business meetings, legal proceedings, public and private classes, mental health counseling, conferences, public forums, and more.
  • Assurance that your organization is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in providing equal access and effective communication for all those you serve.

To request sign language interpreting services, click here.

If you are an interpreter interested in working with MHIS or for interpreting workshop information, click here.

For ASL Events and Signing Community information, click here.


Mid-Hudson Interpreting Services is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and adheres to the Code of Professional Conduct.

Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service
82 Washington Street Suite 214
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
845-452-3913 x102 voice
845-345-8416 VP
845-485-8110 TTY
845-485-3196 fax


82 Washington St # 214, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-452-3913 x103