Hotline: (518) 621-3536

Schenectady County has partnered with The Schenectady Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club, and other local organizations to address the basic needs of the community during the coronavirus epidemic.

The Coalition operates a hotline out of the new Boys and Girls Clubhouse in Mont Pleasant to help address coronavirus-related non-medical issues; and ensure those who are quarantined or isolated, seniors, and other at-risk individuals get the basic supplies they need while they remain at home.

Call center hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm

Delivery days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (deliveries made on the next designated delivery date)

Schenectady County residents in need of supplies should call (518) 621-3536. Staff will work with callers to identify their needs, including any dietary or allergy restrictions, and set up a drop-off time. Representatives from the County Department of Social Services will also be on hand to assist with shelter, temporary assistance programs and Medicaid issues. Staff will also have information about resources available to address other identified needs.

This hotline is not for coronavirus-related questions.

For general questions about the coronavirus, visit the NYS Department of Health Coronavirus website, or call their hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Schenectady County COVID-19 Hotline: (518) 386-2824, option 2 (7 days a week, 9am to 4:30pm); for urgent matters after-hours that can't wait until the next day, call (518) 437-7878.


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Partner Organizations

The Coalition's partner organizations offer resources to those with additional needs. View the list below for more information.

Bethesda House of Schenectady

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9am-11:30am and 1pm-4:30pm; case management, social work and emergency services will be provided upon request.

Monday - Sunday: emergency shelter services are offered, with referral from Schenectady County Department of Social Services.


Housing; crisis services; emergency case management; social work: engagement and connection to physical and mental health services; food: pantry and meals.

Contact Information:

(518) 374-7873

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday: grab-and-go dinner meal pickups from 4:30pm to 5:30pm (104 Education Drive, Schenectady 12303)

Virtual programs for Boys & Girls Club members between 1-4pm daily depending on the site. Contact individual sites for weekly schedules.


Meals and virtual programs for members.

Contact Information:

Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse (518) 416-9307

Mont Pleasant Clubhouse (518) 372-7040

Steinmetz Clubhouse (518) 372-3583

Rotterdam Clubhouse (518) 355-7440

Administration (518) 374-4714

Schenectady City School District

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday: breakfast and lunch


Meals for Schenectady City School District students.

Contact Information: 


Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm (by phone only)


Emergency assistance (CRN financial assistance)

Contact Information:

The Schenectady Foundation

The Foundation has relaunched the Rebuilding Families Fund to support response efforts. The Fund will be used to provide food, supplies and direct assistance to community residents.

YWCA of NorthEastern NY

Hours of Operation: 

Daily: 24-hours


Housing, domestic violence services, counseling, advocacy, and domestic violence shelter.

Contact Information: 

(518) 374-3394