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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: Benefit assistance

  1. Access NYC a858-ihss.nyc.gov

    ACCESS NYC is an online public screening tool that you can use to determine the City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs for which you are potentially eligible to enroll.

  2. Assurance Wireless assurancewireless.com

    Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.

    Qualifications: Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income.

    Contact Information

    Call toll free- 1-888-321-5880

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Disability.gov disability.gov

    The U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
    The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.

  6. Growing Up Healthy Hotline health.ny.gov

    A 24 hour/7 day a week (English/Spanish) hotline number you can call to get more information on NYS educational services, health insurance, and financial assistance.  An operator will help you identify services you need and help you locate a provider in your area.

    Contact Information

    Phone: 1-800-522-5006

    TTY:  1-800-655-1789

  7. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) otda.ny.gov

    Provides heating benefits to supplement a households annual energy costs. Also provides emergency assistance for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.

    Contact Information

    Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your Local Department of Social Services Office or the NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009.

  8. Human Resources Administration’s Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access nyc.gov

    The mission of the Human Resources Administration’s Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA) is to expand access to health insurance for all New Yorkers

    Contact Information

    In most cases, if you are under the age of 65, the first step to getting coverage is filling out an application online, over the phone at 1-855-355-5777, or with help from a Certified Application Counselor or Navigator.

  9. Independent Living Center-Bronx bils.org

    Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to empower all people with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil and human rights in order to live fully integrated lives in mainstream society. BILS assists individuals by providing them the necessary tools to make informed decisions about their own lives through access to education, skills development, and access to the appropriate resources.

    Contact Information

    Bronx 718-515-2800



    4419 3rd Ave # 2c, Bronx, NY 10457

  10. Independent Living Center-Brooklyn bcid.org

    Contact Information