Programs & Services

Two Red Cross responders unloading an emergency response vehicle

Disaster Services

The Red Cross is there after disasters big and small to provide families with the support and resources they need to recover. We give emergency assistance to help meet basic needs, and we work with other community agencies and local partners to provide additional resources for long-term aid.

Services to the Armed Forces

Services to the Armed Forces

The Red Cross maintains an unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, we are meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding our services for local veterans and military families.

Elderly lady holding her pet cat

Senior Programs

The New York State Office for the Aging contracts with the Red Cross to administer a Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery and Washington Counties. Through this federal advocacy program, we are dedicated to protecting people who live in long term care facilities.

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Youth and Young Adult Programs

Youth and young adults learn the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy through exposure to the mission and the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross. We welcome young people to join the Red Cross and, hopefully, spark a lifelong commitment to serving our community.