Serving those in need, Ulster County Community Action Inc. is dedicated to assisting the disadvantaged in the community, including the poor, the elderly, families, children and people with disabilities in order to enable them to live in dignity. Our services are designed to increase self-sufficiency and to empower those we service to meet human needs adequately.
Ulster County Community Action was incorporated in 1965 and received an initial planning and development grant in the spring of 1966. For the first time agencies and community leaders were involved in the planning as were community residents who were to receive the services.
The original mandate which still holds true to this day was to provide resources and services which promote people’s dignity and self-sufficiency.
Through the last 45 years, Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. continues to implement the philosophy of self-help; a “a hand up, not a hand out” through practical, timely, and innovative programs, and services that emphasize and develop problem solving skills for people.