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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: Grief /Bereavement support

  1. Bereaved Parents USA bereavedparentsusa.org

    Provides emotional support to families who have suffered the loss of a child.

    Contact Information

    If you are in crisis or just need to talk to someone about your loss please call:
    Lifeline at 800-273-8255


    Long Island NY Chapter Diana Roscigno Post Office Box 94 Bayville, New York 11709-0094 (516) 233-4848 2nd Wednesday of the month 7:30- 9:00pm Faith Lutheran Church 231 Jackson Avenue Syosset, NY 11791

  2. Compassionate Friends compassionatefriends.org

    When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family

    Contact Information



    The Compassionate Friends, PO Box 3696, Oak Brook, IL 60522 (or) 1000 Jorie Blvd. Suite 140, Oak Brook, IL 60523

  3. North Shore Family Guidance Center northshorechildguidance.org

    Individual Therapy,Family Therapy,Group Therapy,Parent Education,Behavior Management Programs,
    Family Support Programs,,Medical Management,Consultation Services

    Contact Information

    (516) 626-1971


    480 Old Westbury Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577-2215

  4. Sacred Heart Church Bayside sacredheartbayside.net

    Sr. Kathleen Masterson-Bereavement Counselor—group and individual

    Contact Information



    215-35 38th Ave. Bayside, NY 11361

  5. Sibsplace southnassau.org

    SIBSPlace was conceptualized to assist children who have brothers and sisters with cancer or another devastating illness.  These children typically struggle with feelings of loss of control and consistency, isolation, jealousy, embarrassment, guilt, abandonment, sadness, fear and anxiety.  At SIBSPlace, the children discover a safe environment where we balance attention to their emotional needs and much needed levity and diversions from stress.

    Contact Information

    (516) 374-3000


    1420 Broadway • Hewlett, NY 11557 •