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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: Education Rights

  1. Advocates for Children of New York advocatesforchildren.org

    Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)’s mission is to promote access to the best education New York can provide for all students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. We use uniquely integrated strategies to advance systemic reform, empower families and communities, and advocate for the educational rights of individual students.

    Contact Information

    For help with an education-related issue, please call our Education Helpline at1-866-427-6033 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

    You can also visit our Who We Serve page for detailed information about our services.

    Administrative Offices151 West 30th Street, 5th FloorNew York, NY 10001Phone: 1-212-947-9779Fax: 1-212-947-9790Email: info@advocatesforchildren.org

  2. New York Lawyers for Public Interest NYPLI.org

    Serves the legal needs of underserved, underrepresented New Yorkers and their communities. Links low income clients and organizations with attorneys willing to volunteer pro bono legal services.  Disability Law Center works towards protecting rights of people with disabilities: children with disabilities trying to secure appropriate integrated special education, fights for equal access to transportation, housing, medical care and equipment.  Health Justice Program works with communities to ensure access to quality health care, including those who base barriers due to limited English or racial and/or ethnic discrimination.

    Contact Information

    212-244-4664                 TTY:  212-244-3692


    151 West 30 Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001

  3. New York Legal Assistance Group NYLAG.org

    New York Legal Assistance Group provides high quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford attorneys.  Our comprehensive range of services includes direct representation, case consultation, advocacy, community education, training, financial counseling, and impact litigation

  4. Partnership for Children’s Rights kidslaw.org

    Fights for the rights of disadvantaged and disabled children throughout New York City.  Lawyers and social workers assist with special education, social security disability benefits.

    Contact Information


  5. Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) resourcesnyc.org

    Founded by 3 NY mothers RCSN is a nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs across all boroughs, to understand, navigate and access services.

    Contact Information

    Phone 212 766 4650
    Fax 212 677 4070
    Email info@resourcesnyc.org


    116 East 16th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10003