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Welcome to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System Resource Directory

This resource directory is for families/caregivers of children who have medically complex needs or long-lasting conditions that require extra health care and support services.

The information in this directory is provided to help you find resources to assist you with finding help for your child and family. The range of care/disability/health issues varies amongst children so the information may or may not pertain to your child.

What you'll find

After a family learns that their child is ill parents/caregivers typically begin to think about how they can best care for their child. The resources in this directory include agencies, service providers, advocacy organizations, and other resources to assist with providing a quality life for children with medically complex needs.

To find a resource enter your area of interest in the search box on the side bar and the location in the box located on the top of the screen. The directory is intended to assist you with being the best advocate for your child. Although we attempt to keep the directory current resources change constantly.

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Category: Disability Rights

  1. Center for Independence for the Disabled-NY cidny.org

    Provide a variety of services for people with disabilities.  Benefit counselors can help with housing, health benefits, transportation, youth services, SSDI, SSI, food stamps. Brooklyn Parent Center provides outreach, information and referrals to parents, grandparents and caregivers of children ages 3-21 with disabilities.

    Contact Information

    Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID):  718-998-3000, TTY: 718-998-7406

    Brooklyn Parent Center: 718-998-3000

    Bronx Independent Living Services, Inc:  718-515-2800 ext. 116   TTY: 718-515-2803

    Queens Center for Independence of the Disabled:  646-442-1520   718-886-0427    TTY: 886-948-1064


    Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID): 27 Smith St., ste 200, Brooklyn, NY 12201 Brooklyn Parent Center: 27 Smith St., 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 12201 Bronx Independent Living Services, Inc: 4419 Third Avenue, Ste 2C, Bronx, NY 10457 Queens Center for Independence of the Disabled:80-02 Kew Gardens Rd, #107, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

  2. Disability Rights in Housing portal.hud.gov

    Provides disability rights in Private and Public Housing

  3. Independent Living Center-Bronx bils.org

    Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empower all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society. BILS assists individuals by providing them the necessary tools to make informed decisions about their own lives through access to education, skills development, and access to the appropriate resources.

    Contact Information

    Bronx 718-515-2800



    4419 3rd Ave # 2c, Bronx, NY 10457

  4. Independent Living Center-Brooklyn bcid.org

    Contact Information


  5. Independent Living Center-Manhattan cidny.org

    CIDNY is the voice of people with disabilities in New York City. Our staff includes social workers, lawyers and other highly qualified professionals, most of whom are people with disabilities. CIDNY’s staff is also ethnically diverse, with language capacity to assist consumers in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, and American Sign Language.

    Contact Information



    841 Broadway, Suite 301 New York, NY 10003

  6. New York Lawyers for Public Interest NYPLI.org

    Serves the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. Links low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services.  Disability Law Center works towards protecting rights of people with disabilities: children with disabilities trying to secure appropriate integrated special education, fights for equal access to transportation, housing, medical care and equipment.  Health Justice Program works with communities to ensure access to quality health care, including those who base barriers due to limited English or racial and/or ethnic discrimination.

    Contact Information

    212-244-4664                 TTY:  212-244-3692


    151 West 30 Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001

  7. New York Legal Assistance Group NYLAG.org

    New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys.  Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation

  8. NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs justicecenter.ny.gov

    The Justice Center is committed to supporting and protecting the health, safety, and dignity of all people with special needs and disabilities through advocacy of their civil rights, prevention of mistreatment, and investigation of all allegations of abuse and neglect so that appropriate actions are taken

    Contact Information


    General Phone:
    (518) 549-0200 (Voice)
    TTY: Dial 7-1-1 for the NYS Relay and give the operator 1-518-549-0200

    Report Abuse:
    1-855-373-2122 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
    TTY: 1-855-373-2123

    Information & Referral:
    1-800-624-4143    (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
    TTY: Dial 7-1-1 for the NYS Relay and give the operator 1-800-624-4143


    NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs 161 Delaware Avenue Delmar, New York 12054-1310

  9. NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) opwdd.ny.gov

    Coordinates services for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities.  Provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 non-profit service providing agencies.  Includes Medicaid funded long-term care services and also provides NYS funded family support services, which assist families in providing care for their loved ones who live full-time in their family home.

    **OPWDD has established 13 Developmental Disabilities Service Offices (DDSOs) that allow for coordination of services.  The DDSOs are the starting points for applying for services.**

    Contact Information

    Information Line:  866-946-9733

    TTY:   866-933-4889

    Developmental Disabilities Service Offices (DDSOs)--

    Queens:  718-217-4242                   Brooklyn:   718-642-6000             Bronx/Manhattan:  212-229-3000


    44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229

  10. Parent Center of New York – United We Stand (UWS) of New York uwsofny.org

    Resource center serving culturally diverse families who have children with disabilities in Brooklyn, and Queens. Staffed by parents who have children with disabilities. Provide information and supports to underserved families whose disability-related needs are complicated by poverty and cultural and linguistic diversity.


    98 Moore St Brooklyn, NY 11206