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Kid Friendly Emergency Resources:

Kids Safety – This site includes fun games for kids that teach emergency tips. It gives tips for both parents and kids on building an emergency kit.

Storm Season – This is an interactive game that takes you on a visual tour of important areas to protect when preparing for a storm.

Case Management:

Catholic Charities 518-234-3581

  • Ongoing case management prior to and following disaster, Provides Domestic Violence programs, counseling programs, crime victims’ advocacy, a food pantry and food buying club, kinship caregivers, a thrift shop, community service restitution program and emergency services

Schoharie County Child Development Council

  • Case management for their families throughout region

Schoharie County Community Action Program, Inc.

  • Ongoing case management prior to and following disaster; Provides programs and services such as energy reduction measures, child care resource and referral, health and nutrition, access to health insurance, free tax preparation, employment and training, family support and resources, mentors, supervised visitation and more.

Schoharie County Office for the Aging

  •  Case management for senior citizens; Assists and advocates for residents aged sixty years and older, and their caregivers, through programs and services designed to promote health, safety, dignity and independence

Human Services:


  • Provides free and confidential information and referrals. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Sponsored by United Way.

Berkshire Farms

  • Provides services to at-risk youth following the disaster

Community Maternity Services

Fields of Grace Outreach

Three Strands Ministry

USDA Rural Development

Local Office: 1 N Main St #6
Cortland, NY 13045
(518) 295-8600 (ext. 4)

  • We have several financial programs that support essential public facilities and services, such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations. We also provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs.


  • Call center which provides free and confidential information and referral.

Recreate NY Smart Home Program

  • The Recreate NY Smart Home Program was established to provide assistance to eligible homeowners who suffered direct physical damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee.

Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council

Local Office:
125 Main Street, Suite A
Stamford, NY 12167
Phone: (607) 652-2823

  • Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. provides grants for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation to residents in Harpersfield, Kortright, Middletown, Roxbury, and Stamford in Delaware County; Ashland, Halcott, Hunter, Jewett, Lexington, and Prattsville in Greene County and Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County.

  • Grant applicants must be at or below 80% of the County median income.

Schoharie County Office of Emergency Management

Local Office:
2783 Rt. 7
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Phone: (518) 295-2276

  • Ensures coordinated programs and operational capabilities to save lives and protect property through mitigation, preparation for, response to, and recovery from all emergencies and disasters on a county level.


  • Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references on the federal level.

American Red Cross

  • Disaster relief at home and abroad, CPR certification and first aid courses, blood donation, and emergency preparedness.

Disaster Distress Helpline

  • Provides crisis counseling and support to individuals in distress related to disaster, in order to help them move forward on the path toward recovery.

NYS Office of Emergency Management

  • Provide leaderships, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and other emergencies on a state level.

NY Farm Net

  • Provides farm families with a network of contacts and support services to help them develop skills for dealing with life challenges and transitions.

Tips on Disaster Preparedness

  • Provides specific examples on how individuals can prepare their home and property for different types of natural disasters.

New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN)

  • Linking extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for Landlords

  • Gaining relevant knowledge, relaying it to residents, and aiding in the development of an effective action plan are the key aspects of emergency preparedness. Within this guide, you will learn how to effectively approach potential hazards and risks, to make your property less vulnerable to damage in the future. In addition to that, it will also include comprehensive recommendations for contacting your tenants and maintaining a good line of communication.