Food Stamp Prescreening

Since 1987, the Nutrition Consortium of NYS has administered the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) under contract with the New York State Department of Health. The fundamental goal of NOEP is to increase the availability and utilization of federal nutrition assistance programs as a means to ensure better nutrition and reduce the incidence of hunger among low-income populations. In order to achieve this goal, the Nutrition Consortium subcontracts with community-based agencies to conduct outreach at the local level to promote fuller implementation and utilization of federal nutrition programs in underserved areas across the state.

As the nation’s premier defense against hunger, food stamps have proven to be a benefit to both families and local businesses. They provide hunger relief for people with low incomes, and stimulate economic activity by bringing federal food stamp dollars into local communities.

For more information or for a confidential prescreening, contact one of the NOEP programs near you:

Albany County
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY
55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
518-689-6327 / 800-462-2922 x327

Clinton County
Joint Council on Economic Opportunity
54 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-561-6310 x339

Columbia County
Columbia County Healthcare
325 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
518-822-9600 / 800-980-5530

Delaware County
Delaware Opportunities
35430 State Highway 10
Hamden, NY 13782

Greene County
Columbia County Healthcare
325 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
518-822-9600 / 800-980-5530

Orange County
Catholic Charities Community Services
Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Rensselaer County
Unity House of Troy, Inc.
2431 Sixth Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
518-272-2352 x3

Schenectady County
Catholic Charities of Schenectady
818 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Warren County
Warren-Hamilton Community
Action Program
190 Maple St., PO Box 968
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus

ChildHealthPlus_LogoChild Health Plus Did you know that the children your agency serves are all potentially eligible for free or low cost health insurance through New York State’s Child Health Plus program? This program covers doctor visits, hospitalization, prescription medicine, emergency care, well-baby care visits, teenage health care needs, and more.
There are many organizations in your neighborhood that can help your clients apply for Child Health Plus or Medicaid. Their staff members, called facilitated enrollers, are friendly, experienced, and available when you need them to answer your questions – even on nights and weekends!

For more information, call 1-800-698-4543 or visit the Child Health Plus website.