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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: Day Habilitation Programs

  1. NYS Association of Community and Residential Agencies nysacra.org

    NYSACRA represents more than 200 not-for-profit service providers. The supports provided by these agencies and their staff are wide-ranging and include: supportive and supervised residential living alternatives, day habilitation, prevocational and vocational training, family care and respite services, clinical services, and educational and preventive education services.

    Contact Information



    240 Washington Avenue, Ext., Suite 501 Albany, NY 12203-0305

  2. 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

  3. PSCH psch.org

    Serving more than 8,500 residents of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, PSCH offers a complete range of integrated services from primary care and clinical diagnoses and treatment, to educational, vocational, residential, rehabilitation, day treatment and family support programs.

    Contact Information

    Developmental Disabilities Intake Department at 347-824-1298



    PSCH Headquarters 142-02 20th Ave, 3rd Floor Flushing, NY 11351

  4. Queens Center for Progress queenscp.org

    Queens Centers for Progress is committed to providing person-centered services and supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities. The goal of these services and supports is to promote independence, community involvement, and quality of life

    Operates 6 Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) and 3 Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs) throughout Queens, serving the needs of 78 adults with developmental disabilities. Each residence provides a safe home-like environment, where individuals can increase their daily living skills, relax after returning from daytime activities, and participate in recreational and social activities.  Residents attend a variety of programs during the day, some operated by QCP, some provided by other community agencies.  Recreation is also a significant portion of QCP’s residential services. The residents themselves play a large part in selecting recreational activities and destinations.

    Contact Information



    249-16 Grand Central Parkway, Bellerose, NY 11426

  5. The Shield Institute shield.org

    The Shield Institute provides New York State contracted services to preschool children, ages 3-5, school age children ages 5 – 21, and to adults with lifelong disabilities, 21 years of age and older. Our programs are highly individualized to meet the unique developmental learning and social needs for people of all abilities

    Contact Information



    144-61 Roosevelt Avenue Flushing, NY 11354

  6. United Cerebral Palsy Nassau ucpn.org

    UCP Nassau provides support services (educational, rehabilitation, respite, residential) to children & adults with physical & developmental disabilities.    English, Spanish, Chinese

    UCP Nassau Residential Program offers a variety of life style options for adults with developmental disabilities.  Individualized and personalized service is the primary mission of the program. The residential team focuses on the person not the disability in an effort to provide both a home-like and integrated living environment.



    Contact Information

    Residential Services: 516-377-2040


    380 Washington Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575

  7. United Cerebral Palsy NYC ucpnyc.org

    UCP NYC provides support services (educational, rehabilitation, respite, residential) to children & adults with physical & developmental disabilities.    English, Spanish, Chinese

    UCP NYC operates residential facilities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and offers a variety of residential services for adolescents and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. UCP of NYC residential services span a range of care and support levels, from intermediate care facilities for persons with complex needs, to supportive apartments for those requiring minimal staff assistance.


    Contact Information

    877-UCP CONNECT (877-827-2666)

    email:  projectconnect@ucpnyc.org


    80 Maiden Lane, 8th floor, New York, NY 10038

  8. YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities yai.org

    National organization that provides support services (educational, rehabilitation, respite, residential) to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

    Contact Information



    Central Office- YAI Network- 460 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001-2382