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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: Residential Programs

  1. AHRC NYC ahrcnyc.org

    AHRC New York City, a family governed organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

    Contact Information

    212) 780-2500
    TDD/TTY: 1-800-662-1220


    83 Maiden Lane New York, NY 10038

  2. AHRC of Nassau County ahrc.org

    AHRC Nassau a family governed organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families

    AHRC Nassau operates the largest residential program in New York State with over 75 homes and 54 supportive apartments. AHRC is currently serving individuals in every community throughout Nassau County. Staff members provide 24–hour support for residents, while encouraging individuals to achieve greater levels of independence.  Individuals must be 18 years of age or older, in order to live in one of AHRC’s residences.

    Contact Information

    Residential Programs: 516-293-2016, ext. 5438


    189 Wheatley Road, Brookville, NY 11545-2699

  3. Angela’s House angelashouse.org

    Residential group home for technology dependent children.  Also provides case management for non-Medicaid & Care at Home children.

    Contact Information

    Phone: 631-979-2620


    P.O. Box 5052, Hauppauge, NY 11788

  4. Block Institute blockinstitute.org

    Formerly known as the Brooklyn School for Special Children (BSSC), Community Residential Opportunities for Handicapped (CROH), and Training & Rehabilitation in Useful Service (TRIUS). Based in Brooklyn, New York, we provide unique and individualized services to children and adults with disabilities who reside within the five boroughs of New York City. Our programs include Educational Services, Adult Day Services, Vocational Services and Residential Services, as well as Medicaid Service Coordination and Clinical Services.

    Contact Information

    Phone: (718) 906-5400 • Fax: (718) 714-0197


    Block Institute 376 Bay 44th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  5. Cardinal Hayes Home for Children cardinalhayeshome.org

    Cardinal Hayes Home has one hundred ten developmentally disabled young people residing in its Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). The main campus in Millbrook, NY is home for sixty children and young adults. There is 24-hour care and supervision of the residents at every agency site.

    We accept children who are:

    •age 16 and under at time of admission
    •ambulatory and non-ambulatory
    •medically fragile, but stable
    •tube-fed or on special diets
    •in need of ICF level of care placement

    We are not able to accept children:
    •requiring 24-hour skilled nursing care
    •with tracheotomies
    •under the age of 2
    •requiring palliative or hospice care on admission

    Contact Information

    (845) 677-6363


    PO Box CH, St. Joseph Drive Millbrook, NY 12545

  6. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens ccbq.org

    Large multi-service agency serving the needs of the poor, sick, aged, developmentally disabled.Offers preventative services, such as parenting classes. Languages spoken English, Creole, French, Spanish.

    Contact Information

    Phone:  Brooklyn   718-722-6001

    Queens    718-726-9790


    Brooklyn: 191 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Queens: 23-40 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102

  7. Center for Discovery thecenterfordiscovery.org

    Pediatric residences are home to children from the age of 5 to 21. The Center’s beautiful pediatric campus is shaped by this ideal, and includes an outdoor learning environment, creative classroom spaces and comfortable residences. On-site medical, physical, and psychological support is administered through clinics for primary medicine, dental services, neurology, orthopedics, psychiatry, podiatry and many more specialties.

    Contact Information

    Admissions 845-707-8889


    The Center for Discovery 641 Old Route 17 Monticello, New York 12701

  8. Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices (DDRO)-Brooklyn,Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island opwdd.ny.gov

    Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices (DDROs)  are the starting point to apply for services” n> DDROs are responsible for the following activities:waiver enrollment (a Federal-State partnership which makes certain types of services available within the home or community so as to avoid placement in an institution,local management of Individual and Community Supports ,management of resources for crisis intervention, advocacy,programs, services and supports for aging individuals with developmental disabilities”

    Contact Information

    Bernard Fineson  (Queens)  718-217-4242, FAX: 718-217-4724
    Brooklyn  718-642-6000, (evenings/answering machine) 718-642-6053/6054, FAX: 718-642-6282
    Manhattan  646-766-3466, FAX: 646-766-3482
    Bronx  718-430-0885, FAX: 718-430-0482
    Staten Island  718-983-5200, FAX: 718-983-9768

  9. Family Residences Essential Enterprises FREE familyres.org

    Contact Information

    Main Office
    PH: 516-870-1600
    FX: 516-870-1660

    Family Wellness and Community Services
    PH: 631.273.1300
    FX: 631.273.4342

    Apply for Services and Support (516) 870-1622 Admissionsinfo@familyres.org


    Main Office 191 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road Old Bethpage, NY 11804-1314 Family Wellness and Community Services 120 Plant Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788

  10. 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