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Community Contacts and Resources

Albany County Resources

  • Albany County Health Department: (518) 447-4580
  • Mental Health COVID-19 Support Line: (518) 269-6634 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days/week)
  • Albany County Mental Health: (518) 447-4555
  • Mobile Crisis through Northern Rivers: (518) 292-5499
  • United Way: Dial 211
  • Food Pantries of the Capital District: (518) 458-1167
  • For SNAP (Food Stamp) eligibility, pre-screening, and application information:
    • NOEP Albany (Nutrition Outreach and Education Program) – (518) 689–6327
    • SNAP Albany (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – (518) 447-4984 or (518) 447-7006
  • Temporary Assistance: (518) 447-7653
  • EBT Cards: (518) 447-7232
  • HEAP: (518) 447-7681
  • Medicaid: (518) 447-7587
  • Employment: (518) 447-3017
  • Daycare: (518) 447-3017
  • Fair Hearings: (518) 447-3017
  • Child Support: (518) 447-7390
  • Adult Protective Services: (518) 447-7177
  • Fraud: (518) 447-7380

Albany County Community Meals (call ahead of time)

Breakfast: 

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
176 Sheridan Ave.
(518) 434-8021


FOCUS Churches
85 Chestnut St.
(518) 443-0460

Daily 6:30 a.m. 

Capital City Rescue Mission
259 S. Pearl St.
(518) 462-0459

Lunch

Sister Maureen Joyce Center (Soup Kitchen)
369 Livingston Ave.
(518) 462-9885
Sun, Mon, Thurs – 1- 2 p.m., 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. John’s/St. Ann’s
88 4th Ave.
(518) 472-9091
Tues, & Sat, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Sacred Heart Church 33 Walter St. (518) 434-0680
Wed 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Israel AME Church
381 Hamilton St.
(518) 463-8779
Wed; Sept – June, 12- 1 p.m. 

Grace & Holy Innocents
498 Clinton Ave.
(518) 465-1112
Sat 11- 1 p.m.

Capital City Rescue Mission
259 N. Pearl St.
(518) 462-0459
Daily (Sun. – Take Out) 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Dinner

Capital City Rescue Mission
259 Pearl St.
(518) 462-0459
Mon – Sat Sun 6:30 PM 4:30 PM

Food Not Bombs Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave.
(518) 434-4037
Mon – Fri

United Church of Cohoes
123 Mohawk St.
(518) 237-0278


JC Club Children’s Feeding Center
(Under Age 19 Only)
63 Quail St.
(518) 465-6712