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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: Prevention Services

  1. Administration for Children’s Services NYC nyc.gov

    The New York City Administration for Children’s Services protects New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. Along with our community partners, Children’s Services provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Heart Share-St Vincent’s- Specialized Preventive Services heartshare.org

    Preventive services provided by Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and its network of social service agencies can include family or individual counseling, parenting classes, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, home care, support for pregnant and parenting teens, and other services.

    Contact Information

    (718) 422-4253


    191 Joralemon Street- 5th Floor Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

  5. New Alternatives For Children nackidscan.org

    NAC provides real help and real hope to thousands of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their families throughout New York City. Through an integrated continuum of health and social services, NAC keeps children from abuse or neglect and works with birth, foster and adoptive families to keep children out of institutions and in nurturing, loving homes. Beyond safety and permanency, NAC supports each individual and family served in reaching their full potential

    Contact Information

    (212) 696-1550


    New Alternatives for Children, Inc. 37 West 26th Street New York, NY 10010

  6. SCO Family Services sco.org


    Through a combination of center-based workshops and counseling, SCO works closely with families who have experienced crises and helps prevent crisis situations in the future. We offer individual and family counseling services both on site and at home that help to ensure that all families get healthier and happier starts. These efforts have been highly successful at reducing foster care placements as well as accelerating family reunification when a placement was unavoidable.

    Contact Information

    Center for Family Life
    443 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 718.788.3500

    Family Dynamics Brochure
    613-619 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.919.1226
    1420 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.455.2300
    444 Thomas S. Boyland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718.342.4254

    Family Development Center
    37-63 83rd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 718.507.0700
    70-20 47th Avenue, Woodside, NY 718.803.0200
    103-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY 718.426.7520

  7. The Child Center of NY childcenterny.org

    The Child Center of NY reaches out across diverse ethnic populations to create a supportive, caring place for children and families at risk. For more than 60 years we have been a powerful presence in the community—transforming outcomes of lives in the margins.

    Contact Information

    To contact us directly, please call us at 718-651-7770 X202 or email your inquiry to meghanasawant@childcenterny.org.



    Central Administrative Office 60-02 Queens Boulevard Lower Level Woodside, NY 11377

  8. The New York Foundling nyfoundling.org

    Offers an expansive array of services for underserved children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities. The Foundling provides resources to rebuild lives and rebuild families.