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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: Community Support Agencies

  1. FEGS Health and Human Services fegs.org

    FEGS provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities that allow them to participate and live as independently as possible in the community. Services include service coordination, family support services, day habilitation, weekend respite, clinical services, vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, transportation and residential alternatives

  2. Filipino American Human Services fahsi.org

    FAHSI is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social conditions and enhancing the self-reliance of the Filipino and Filipino American communities of New York City. FAHSI’s vision is an empowered Filipino American community with a strong sense of identity and commitment to civic participation.  FAHSI serves marginalized  segments of the community, particularly the elderly, youth, women and recent immigrants,

    Contact Information

    718 883 1295


    185-14 Hillside Avenue Jamaica NY 11432

  3. Healthy Children healthychildren.org

    Provide information/resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Includes information on chronic illnesses and how to help your child.

    Contact Information



  4. Heart Share Human Services heartshare.org

    Provides support and services (educational, respite, residential) for people (all ages) with developmental disabilities.

    Contact Information

    Phone:  718-422-3290


    12 Metrotech Center, 29th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

  5. Heartshare Human Services of NY heartshare.org

    Making a world of difference in our community since 1914, HeartShare Human Services of New York is a nonprofit human services agency dedicated to improving the lives of people in need of special services and support. We help individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives.

    HeartShare is committed to serving the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

    Contact Information



    HeartShare Human Services of New York 12 MetroTech Center, 29th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

  6. Heavens Hands Community Services Inc. hhcsny.org

    Provides supports and services (educational, respite, residential) for people (all ages) with developmental disabilities.

    Contact Information



    822 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

  7. Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services jbfcs.org

    JBFCS offers more than 175 social service and mental health programs to all New Yorkers

    Offers a wide variety of  residential settings providing medical, educational, and therapeutic services in a warm, homelike environment that ensures the continued growth of its ambulatory and non-ambulatory, developmentally disabled young adult residents. The facility is Glatt kosher and follows Orthodox Jewish law.

    Contact Information

    718-851-7100 ext. 221


    1358 56th Street, Brooklyn, NY 12219

  8. Lifespire

    Lifespire is committed to the principle that all individuals with a developmental disability are able to become contributing members to their family and community

    Contact Information

    212 741 0100 ext 4518

  9. National Respite Locator Service archrespite.org

    Helps parents & caregivers find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs.  The database is provided for informational purposes only and is not all-inclusive. The fact that an organization is or is not listed in the database does not represent an endorsement or lack of endorsement for any purpose.

  10. New York State Department of Health Children with Special Health Care Needs health.ny.gov

    The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program seeks to improve the system of care for children with special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age and their families. The Program helps to shape public policy so families can get the best health care for their children.

    Children served by the CSHCN Program have an illness or condition for which they need extra health care and support services. These children might have a serious or long-lasting:

    • Physical condition,
    • Intellectual or developmental disability, and/or
    • Behavioral or emotional condition