Life Button

Dept. of Community & Family Services (DCFS)
Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, Commissioner

Life Button utilizes a small device that provides monitoring  of a child or adult at risk of wandering of going missing.  This includes the ability to monitor pre-set geographical boundaries know as Geo-Fencing, such as a homeowner’s property, a school property or a specific radius area as well as an ability to immediate locate and track the individual using a cell phone.

Please visit the ThinkDIFFERENTLY website to find an informative fact sheet that provides detailed information about the program, including eligibility and participants’ responsibilities and the application for this program. 

If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete our application and fax it to 845-486-3034, or mail it to:

Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services
60 Market Street,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Attention: Sharon Avila