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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: Foster Care Services

  1. Bridges to Health (B2H) ocfs.state.ny.us

    A Medicaid waiver program that provides certain services to children in foster care who have mental health, developmental disabilities or health care needs to help them live in the community.

    Contact Information

    Office of Children and Family Services: 518-408-4064

    Department of Health: 518-486-6562

  2. Children’s Aid Society childrensaidsociety.org

    Today, Children’s Aid serves New York’s neediest children and their families at more than 40 locations in the five boroughs and Westchester County. Our caring begins even before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed as he or she grows, from health care to academics to sports and the arts. And because stable children live in stable families, a host of services are available to parents, including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and health care access

    Contact Information

    CAS switchboard: (212) 949-4800


    The Children's Aid Society 105 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010

  3. Childrens Aid Society childrensaidsociety.org

    The Medical Foster Care program serves children with severe and chronic medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, congenital heart disease, cancer, hydrocephalus, seizure disorders, diabetes and Down’s syndrome. These children are referred to Children’s Aid by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) from hospitals and long-term care facilities.

    Contact Information

    Please call (212) 949-4800


    The Children's Aid Society 105 East 22nd Street , New York, NY 10010

  4. New Alternatives For Children nackidscan.org

    NAC provides real help and real hope to thousands of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their families throughout New York City. Through an integrated continuum of health and social services, NAC keeps children from abuse or neglect and works with birth, foster and adoptive families to keep children out of institutions and in nurturing, loving homes. Beyond safety and permanency, NAC supports each individual and family served in reaching their full potential

    Contact Information

    (212) 696-1550


    New Alternatives for Children, Inc. 37 West 26th Street New York, NY 10010

  5. Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services ohelfamily.org

    Contact Information



    4510 16th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204

  6. The New York Foundling nyfoundling.org

    Offers an expansive array of services for underserved children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities. The Foundling provides resources to rebuild lives and rebuild families.