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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. Firefly Pediatric Services firelypediatric.org

    Firely Pediatric Services has three residential homes located in Allentown, Harleysville and Bradford Pennsylvania. “Home for Kids” offers a warm, comfortable, home-like environment to medically fragile children who have severe needs and cannot remain in a hospital or home setting for various reasons.

    The PPECC is a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center that was created to meet the needs of families with medically fragile and / or technology dependent children who require skilled nursing services. The PPECC can be viewed as a “Medical Daycare” The PPECC can be used in place of in-home nursing or combined with in-home coverage.

    Contact Information

    PRESCRIBED PEDIATRIC EXTENDED CARE CENTER (PPECC)
    364 Maple Ave, Harleysville, PA, 19438
    215-513-1662(P)

    LEHIGH COUNTY HOME FOR KIDS
    2402 Sunshine Rd, Allentown, PA, 18103
    610-797-1027(P)

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY HOME FOR KIDS
    364 Maple Ave, Harleysville, PA, 19438
    267-932-8013(P)

    BRADFORD COUNTY HOME FOR KIDS
    14975 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA, 16925 570-596-3899(P)

  2. 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

    718-422-4200

    Address

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

  3. 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

    Address

    1358 56th Street, Brooklyn, NY 12219

  4. Life’s WORC lifesworc.org

    Life’s WORCis a private, 501(c) (3) organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities inclusive of those on the autism spectrum.

    At present we offer comprehensive services and supports to over 1,200 individuals and families in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties and provide supportive homes to over 221 people. Additional programs for both families and individuals include at home supports, skills development and behavioral intervention, social recreational programs and vocational training opportunities. We also offer collaborative school linkage programs with both Long Island and NYC school districts supporting individuals and families in need of Applied Behavior Analysis interventions.

    Contact Information

    516-741-9000

    718-539-4755

    Address

    1501 Franklin Ave. • P.O. Box 8165 Garden City, NY 11530-8165

  5. 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

  6. 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

    518-449-7551
    518-449-1509

    Address

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

  7. 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

    Address

    44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229

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

    Contact Information

    1800-603-OHEL

    Address

    4510 16th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204

  9. 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

    DDIntake@PSCH.org.

    Address

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

  10. 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

    718-279-9409

    Address

    249-16 Grand Central Parkway, Bellerose, NY 11426