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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: Housing Assistance

  1. Access to Home Program nyshcr.org

    The Access to Home Program provides financial assistance to property owners to make dwelling units accessible for low- and moderate income persons with disabilities. Providing assistance with the cost of adapting homes to meet the needs of those with disabilities will enable individuals to safely and comfortably continue to live in their residences and avoid institutional care. Project selection shall take into consideration the recommendation of the relevant regional economic development council or the Commissioner’s determination that the proposed project aligns with the regional strategic priorities of the respective region.


  2. Access to Home Program- Rebuiling NYC Together rebuildingtogethernyc.org

    The Access to Home Program is a New York State grant program that provides financial assistance to make dwelling units accessible for low-income persons with physical disabilities or age-related disabilities. The goal of the program is to provide assistance to meet the needs of those with disabilities so they can safely and comfortably continue to live in their residence and avoid institutional care.Example Access to Home projects include:
    – Wheelchair ramps and lifts
    – Stair glides
    – Handrails and grab bars
    – Lever handles on doors
    – Accessible bathrooms


    Contact Information

    Phone: (718) 488-8840
    Fax: (718) 488-8847


    Rebuilding Together NYC 285 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

  3. Catholic Migration Services catholicmigration.org

    Provides services to all immigrants living in Brooklyn and Queens that assists with health care access, housing advocacy, legal rights.  Nominal fees.  Do not have to be documented immigrant to receive services.

    Languages include: Albanian, Creole, French, Spanish, Urdu.

    Contact Information

    Brooklyn: 718-236-3000

    Queens: 347-472-3500


    Brooklyn: 1258 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219 Queens: 47-01 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside, NY 11104

  4. CHHAYA Community Development Corporation (CHHAYA CDC) chhayacdc.org

    Wide range of free services (i.e. housing, legal) for immigrants from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Caribbean nations such as Guyana and Trinidad.  All services are offered in Bangla/Bengali, English, Hindi, and Urdu. Do not have to be documented immigrant to receive services.

    Contact Information



    37-44 77th Street, 2nd floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

  5. 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

  6. Coalition for the Homeless coalitionforthehomeless.org

    Contact Information


  7. Disability Opportunity Fund thedof.org

    The DOF coordinates and streamlines the relationship between the disability market, the CDFI industry, government agencies and service providers. We convene the right parties to collectively craft housing solutions, using a variety of strategies. For example, while parents or social service agencies see there is a lack of housing for their children or clients, they don’t always know how to proceed to create housing. We assist with developing business plans and strategies. We help clarify what housing is appropriate, what organizations can help, and how to access the right resources.

    Contact Information

    info@thedof.org or call 516.465.3741


    The Disability Opportunity Fund 201 I.U. Willets Road Albertson, NY 11507-1599

  8. Disability Rights in Housing portal.hud.gov

    Provides disability rights in Private and Public Housing

  9. Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS)-Legal Aid legal-aid.org

    The Family Eviction Prevention Supplement was started in 2005 by the Human Resources Administration of New York City as a program to pay back rent and provide ongoing rental assistance for families receiving Public Assistance.  If you meet eligibility criteria, your rent arrears (up to t$7,000) will be paid, and you will receive a monthly housing supplement for ongoing excess rent. The rental arrears payment is a one-time deal, but the monthly housing supplement lasts for five years.

    Contact Information

    Tel: (212) 577-3300


    •Legal Aid Society Headquarters 199 Water Street New York, NY 10038

  10. Home of Your Own Program- NYS Office of People with Disabilities opwdd.ny.gov

    HOYO is open to income-eligible people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, and their parents or legal guardians. The program offers a wide range of supports, including information on low-interest mortgages, as well as homeownership counseling and training programs.

    Contact Information