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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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  1. Able Ride-Nassau nassaucountyny.gov



    This program is a curb-to-curb transportation service provided by the MTA Long Island Bus for those individuals who are unable to utilize the County’s Mass Transit System due to physical, visual or cognitive disabilities. To become enrolled a person must be certified and meet eligibility criteria determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reservations and advance notice are required. There is a modest fee. For application and further information, contact:

    Contact Information

    TTY: 228-4002


    Able-Ride - NICE Bus 947 Stewart Avenue Garden City, N.Y. 11530

  2. Access a Ride -NYC web.mta.info

    MTA New York City Transit operates Access-A-Ride, the City’s paratransit system. Access-A-Ride (AAR) provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. It offers shared ride, door-to-door paratransit service. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.

    Contact Information

    Call 877-337-2017 toll-free from area codes 212, 718, 347, 516, 631, 646, 914, and 845.
    From other area codes, dial 718-393-4999.
    Customers who are deaf/hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or the free 711 service relay.

  3. Achilles Kids achillesinternational.org

    Achilles Kids is a free running, walking and “wheeling” program for children with disabilities. The program is open to any child with a disability, ages 2 – 21, (and able-bodied siblings are welcome to participate as well

    Contact Information

    212.354.0300 x305

  4. Air Care Alliance aircarealliance.org

    More than sixty groups have volunteer pilots who will fly patients for care or provide other flights or aviation services to help those in need or serve our communities. If you are seeking free air transportation or aviation services you can send an inquiry to each appropriate organization in one easy step by providing us the necessary information about your transportation needs. Or to see a list of all the volunteer pilot and charitable aviation groups visit our Directory of Groups, which lists public benefit flying organizations and the type of services they provide. If you do not find help from a group in our Directory of Groups please do email us at mail@aircarealliance.org or call our help line number below. If you are inquiring about disaster relief, please visit the page Disasters and Relief for more details.

    Contact Information

     888 260-9707


    Air Care Alliance Attention: Rol Murrow, Chairman 2060 State Highway 595 Lindrith, New Mexico 87029

  5. Air Charity Network aircharitynetwork.org

    Air Charity Network is a charitable organization that provides access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Air Charity Network members also coordinate flights to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other repetitive treatment, victims of abuse seeking relocation, families receiving help from Ronald McDonald Houses, Shriners Hospitals and many other charities, disabled or sick children to special summer camp programs, and for many other humanitarian reasons.

    Contact Information

    To be automatically routed to your region, call toll-free (877) 621-7177

  6. Believe in Tomorrow believeintomorrow.org

    We Believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. We believe the highest standards of service and unparalleled hospitality help create a unique healing environment, where families find hope and comfort. Since 1986, Believe In Tomorrow has provided over 600,000 individual overnight accommodations, helping families stay together in the midst of a child’s medical crisis

    Since 1986, thousands of critically ill children and their families have used our respite homes free of charge to renew their energy and spirit throughout their child’s exhausting medical treatment. Believe In Tomorrow opened its first permanent pediatric respite facility in 1996, the Believe In Tomorrow House on Fenwick Island. Since then, the foundation has acquired both ocean and mountain resort properties.


    Contact Information



    6601 Frederick Road Baltimore, MD 21228

  7. Block Institute blockinstitute.org

    Formerly known as the Brooklyn School for Special Children (BSSC), Community Residential Opportunities for Handicapped (CROH), and Training & Rehabilitation in Useful Service (TRIUS). Based in Brooklyn, New York, we provide unique and individualized services to children and adults with disabilities who reside within the five boroughs of New York City. Our programs include Educational Services, Adult Day Services, Vocational Services and Residential Services, as well as Medicaid Service Coordination and Clinical Services.

    Contact Information

    Phone: (718) 906-5400 • Fax: (718) 714-0197


    Block Institute 376 Bay 44th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214

  8. C.A.S.T. for KIDS castforkids.org

    The C.A.S.T. program provides one day fishing and boating events designed to accommodate children with a wide range of special needs.

    These adaptive events create a Least Restrictive Environment where anyone can achieve success and increase awareness regarding the abilities of populations with specials needs.

  9. Chai Life Line chailifeline.org

    Since 1987, Chai Lifeline’s mission has been to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when life-threatening or lifelong illness was diagnosed. Through programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness

    Contact Information

    877 CHAI LIFE


    Chai Lifeline New York/Greater Atlantic Region 151 West 30th Street Third Floor New York, NY 10001

  10. Eden II Summer Camp eden2.org

    The Eden II Summer Day Camp is a Medicaid Waiver program. Camp runs for two separate weeks during the summer break. Our program is designed for school age children (5-21). The pro-gram consists of a full day of recreational activities such as arts & crafts, water activities, cooking, games and sports. Summer Day Camp fees are $15.00 per day. The hours of operation are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

    Contact Information

    (718) 816-1422


    150 Granite Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303