The historic YMCA building, which houses the Department of Community and Family Services’ at 60 Market Street in Poughkeepsie will be undergoing some extensive renovations.

Dutchess County residents use the building at 60 Market Street for lots of different programs including: the Home Energy Assistance Program, Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Renovations will change the space in the building and the new reception area will be smaller, but there will be self service kiosks to drop off your documents.

Dutchess County Government says that many of the renovations will improve service and provide necessary space for needed privacy. The screening room will be moved and there will be a new fair hearing room and waiting area for clients and their representatives.

DCFS Commissioner Sabrina Jaar Marzouka said, “The enhancements to our Market Street offices will allow our staff to more efficiently engage with the clients we serve. We thank the public in advance for their cooperation, as we work to offer an exceptional experience when visiting DCFS.”

The front steps will also become part of the reception area and Dutchess County says the improvements will have little impact on the public. All work is expected to be finished by summer and residents are encouraged to take care of some things online at Net Benefits.