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.Got it!
Category: Disability Rights
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.
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
Provides disability rights in Private and Public Housing
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.
4419 3rd Ave # 2c, Bronx, NY 10457
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.
841 Broadway, Suite 301 New York, NY 10003
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.
212-244-4664 TTY: 212-244-3692
151 West 30 Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
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
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
(518) 549-0200 (Voice)
TTY: Dial 7-1-1 for the NYS Relay and give the operator 1-518-549-0200
1-855-373-2122 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
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
- Advocacy Organizations
- Benefit assistance
- Community Support Agencies
- Day Habilitation Programs
- Disability Rights
- Residential Programs
- Transitioning Care
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.**
Information Line: 866-946-9733
Developmental Disabilities Service Offices (DDSOs)--
Queens: 718-217-4242 Brooklyn: 718-642-6000 Bronx/Manhattan: 212-229-3000
44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229
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