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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: Recreation

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Gallop NYC gallopnyc.org

    Gallop NYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. We serve 230 riders a week and operate our riding program at three main locations. Schedules at each location vary seasonally.

    Contact Information

    917-740-4696 (leave message



    GallopNYC Giving Alternative Learners UpLifting Opportunities, Inc. 540 President Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11215

  6. Healing Arts Initiative hainyc.org

    Contact Information

    Phone (212) 284-4100


    33-02 Skillman Avenue, 1st Floor Long Island City, NY 11101

  7. Help Expand Recreation Opportunities HERO hero-ny.org

    To actively seek out people with disabilities and provide them with recreational opportunities

    Contact Information

    (914) 251-0804




    2975 Westchester Ave. Suite 410 Purchase, NY 10577

  8. Long Island Sled Hockey lisledhockey.org

    Our mission at Long Island Sled Hockey, Inc. is to foster, promote and encourage sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie through the sport of sled hockey, specifically aimed at a juvenile and adolescent population of physically and/or mentally challenged athletes. 

    Contact Information

    516 509-2406

  9. New York Therapeutic Riding Center-Equestria equestria.org

    The New York Therapeutic Riding Center conducts the therapeutic horseback riding program, EQUESTRIA®, for children and adults with disabilities living in the 5 boroughs of New York City. EQUESTRIA is based in Manhattan and has been in operation for 16 years.

    Contact Information

    (212) 535-3917

  10. NorthEast Passage nepassage.org

    The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can enjoy recreation with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers.

    Contact Information