EOC is here to help during this challenging time. Please use this resource page to identify services and organizations that can assist you. We will continue to update as information becomes available to us. To request assistance, please call us at 518-288-3206 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.

EOC programs

EOC will now be providing food packages by delivery only through the Mobile Food Pantry. The on-site pantry at 39 Bath St. in Ballston Spa is closed.
If you are in need of a pantry delivery, please call 518-288-3206 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Kitchen is open during its regularly scheduled hours. It is providing meals to go. 

Location: Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs

Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: 3 -4 p.m.

While classrooms are currently closed and home-visits are currently on hold, Head Start staff continue to serve enrolled families. Each enrolled family has a point person on staff, who is making weekly check in calls. Should you need anything or don’t know who your contact person is, call 518-288-3206 and ask for Molly.

Head Start will continue to receive and process enrollment applications. An application for Head Start and Early Head Start can be found here. 

Learn more about Head Start at this link. 

Immigrant Services staff are continuing to provide interpreting and advocacy services to the immigrant community remotely via telephone, email and video conference. For assistance, please call: 518-937-7240.

Learn more about Immigrant Services here. 

WIC has made the following adjustments. 

– All temporary site locations are closed.
– We will be contacting all participants with scheduled appointments.
– Most WIC appointments will be handled over the phone.
– Arrangements will be made for those appointments that cannot be handled or completed by phone.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 518-288-3232.

Weatherization is currently closed. But you can still start an application here. 

The VITA program (income tax filing assistance) is currently suspended. Tax Day has moved to July 15, so income tax return filers who owe money have until July 15 to submit their taxes. We will post updates when VITA operations resume.

Resources

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families. Here’s a link to apply for SNAP.   Here’s a flyer regarding SNAP during COVID-19. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: That due to the COVID 19 crisis, SNAP recipients who were due to recertify for benefits in March, April or May of 2020 will be given a three-month extension of SNAP benefits.  SNAP recipients will NOT be sent a notice of this extension of benefits or the new deadlines for recertification.

WIC is for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Here’s a link to start the application process for WIC.

The Pantry at EOC is currently operating on a delivery basis only. Learn more about The Pantry here.  To request a Pantry delivery, please call 518-288-3206 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Food Pantries for the Capital District has compiled a list of hours of and access to area food pantries. We recommend calling ahead to verify information is still updated.

Free and Reduced Price Lunches for K-12 students:

NYS is waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.  Here is a link to file for unemployment through the Department of Labor.  Telephone filing services have been extended through Saturday.

Saratoga County EOC has a range of job openings including a Heat Technician, Accountant Lead II, Health and Nutrition Manager, among others. Click here for a full list of opportunities at EOC and application information. 

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Job Zone. The Chamber has also shared that the following firms are hiring: Stewart’s Shops; The Wesley Community; Target Distribution; Saratoga Bridges; Daigle Cleaning Systems; and Walrath Recruiting.

The Job Link is a resource for job seekers, including job listings.

The New York State Department of Labor has launched a job board with nearly 50,000 immediate hiring opportunities. 

Economic Impact Payments: The distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file to receive a payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. However, some people who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment. Learn more here. 

Brewnited is a group of local brewers working together to take the negative input that we are overwhelmed with and flip it upside down. If you are a tipped workers in Saratoga or Warren counties who is currently out of work, click on this link to apply for assistance.

WellSpring advocates are available by phone 24-hours a day, 7 days a week via their hotline (518-584-8188). Learn more about WellSpring’s availability of services during COVID-19. 

NY COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: If you are overwhelmed right now, the support line is staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help. Call 1-844-9314. Here’s is the Office Of Mental Health’s tips on how to manage stress during COVID-19 and other anxiety-provoking situations. 

HOPELINE: Home is considered one of the safest place to be. But for some people who are struggling with addiction, being at home can pose a risk related to alcohol, substance abuse, and gambling. Call the Hopeline at 1-877-846-7369. Text: 467369. It’s available all day and night.

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