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BROOKLYN POST-SANDY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
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OrganizationServices ProvidedSandy Specific?Region ServedAge RangeEligibilityLanguages AvailableSpecial Needs?Cost?Main Contact PersonPhoneEmailLocation
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MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS COUNSELING
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After Hours ProjectAfter Hours Project Disaster Relief Program offers free, confidential mobile counseling services to individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy residing in Far Rockaway, Coney Island, Red Hook, Hamilton Beach and Broad Channel.YesRed Hook, Coney Island, Far Rockaway, Broad Channel and Hamilton BeachChildren, Teens, Adults and Senior CitizensMust provide proof of residence in one of the five target areas: Coney Island, Red Hook, Far Rockaway, Broad Channel, Hamilton BeachEnglishHome based services for homebound individualsFree1-646-670-0599Brittney Dateahpdisasterrelief@gmail.comMobile
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iHelp Sandy Stress ReliefFree online cognitive behavioral therapy. 5 programs: depression, insomnia, chemical dependency, OCD, anxiety. 24/7/365 support through telephone, text and chat, available in English and Spanish.YesAll18+Sandy impacted personsEnglish, SpanishFreeMelany Avrut, Lynn Kaplan, Psy.Dwww.ihelpcbt.com or 1-866-793-2765mavrut@mhaofnyc.org; lkaplan@mhaofnyc.orgwww.ihelpcbt.com . Computer access available at YANA and Staten Island Alliance: 274 Colony Avenue, 718-987-1810
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Jewish Board of Family and Children's ServicesEmotional Counseling, Spiritual Counseling, Support Groups, Advocacy, ReferralsYesBrooklyn, Staten IslandAll agesNoneRussian and EnglishWe come to clients' placeFreeRabbi Tamir Zaltsman212-632-4609tzaltsman@jbfcs.orgMobile
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NY COAC - Stronger Than BeforeWe provide free individual and family counseling, disaster case management, (in home) emergency preparedness consultation, service coordination, and linkage to resources.YesNew York CityAll agesThe only requirement is that the individuals were affected by the hurricane in some way.English, Spanish, French CreoleFreeAlexander Fuentes212-475-0222afuentes@coac.orgMobile, 589 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
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NYC CARES: Coney Island HospitalFree unbilled mental health screening during sick or well visit with pediatric primary care physician.If applicable, free individual and family counseling, psycho-education, and referrals.YesConey Island/Brighton Beach3-21 years oldMust have primary care physician at Coney IslandEnglish, SpanishFreeDr. Pasqualina Caggiano718-616-57082601 Ocean Parkway, Rm. 901, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Our Space Family Counseling CenterOffices in Brooklyn and Manhattan
NYS Licensed Mental Health Provider
YesBrooklyn, Manhattan, Focus in Coney Island, RockawayAll ages, specialize in kidsLive in 11224 Zip Code or Meet us in 11224 zipcode at our satellite location.EnglishCISM Trained.FreeSusan Grande917-417-5271jimespo@aol.com2739 Harway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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The Children's Health FundMental health support, recovery and resiliencyYesGerritsen BeachAll agesNoneEnglish and SpanishNot handicap accessible.FreeLinda Rizzotto, Case Mgr347-843-1863linnyrizzotto@gmail.comMobile
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VNSNY Disaster Distress Response ProgramFREE 10-week mental health counseling program providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post-Disaster Distress (CBT-PD) to New Yorkers affected by Superstorm Sandy. We are a fully mobile team, working with adult clients in their homes, in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Nassau Counties providing services through March of 2015.YesBrooklyn, The Rockaways, Staten Island and Long Island18+No.English/SpanishWe come to our clients and treat them where they live, so we make it very easily for those with handicap needs.FreeDr. Kerry Symon, PsyD(646) 630-3651/(718) 888-6955kerry.symon@vnsny.orgMobile
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MULTI-SERVICE
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Accupuncture Mobile ServicesWellness workshops, training in earseed placement for stress reduction, Imagery,
Group ear acupuncture sessions
NoNYC: Five boroughsYoung children to seniorsNoEnglish, German, with sufficient notice: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, CantoneseWe travel to the groupCase by case basis; depends on services requestedWendy Henry212-243-5736acumobile@gmail.comMobile
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York CityMentoring and referrals to supportive services to youth and familiesNoConey Island and Red Hook7 - 16Youth must live or go to school in Coney Island or Red HookEnglish and SpanishFreeAnthony J. Rosario212-686-2402 x 258arosario@bigsnyc.org
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Brooklyn Community ServicesCase Management, Intensive Family Counseling Services, Youth Development, Referrals for Legal Guidance, Individual Relief, Relocation AssistanceYesConey IslandFamilies and individuals of all agesNoEnglish & Spanish, Case Management also in Cantonese, Russian, & UrduFreeLisa Jones718-310-5600coneyisland@WeAreBCS.org1702 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
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Friends of FirefightersFriends of Firefighters is dedicated to addressing the physical, mental health, and wellness needs of New York City’s firefighters and their families. Our ongoing mission is to provide long-term support and services through confidential counseling, wellness services, and other assistance required by firefighters and their families.

We provide free counseling, acupuncture, biofeedback, financial guidance, yoga, peer counseling and a wives/partners group.
NoAll NYCAllAll active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families are eligibileEnglishOur Brooklyn office is handicap accessibleFreeRyan Sheridan718 643 0980ryan.sheridan@friendsoffirefighters.orgMain Office: 199 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn. Rockaway Park (Yoga):112-20 Beach Channel Drive
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Lutheran Family Health Centers - Coney Island ConnectionsConey Island Connections provides case management, supportive counseling, information and referrals to Coney Island residents in the 11224 zip code. Social Workers at PS 329 provide trauma-focused mental health treatment and lead social-emotional skill building groups. Health Educator provides health and wellness sessions (individual and group) for parents of PS 329.No11224 zip code (Coney IslandAllNoFreeLaura Josephs347-377-3355, press 1
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HOTLINES
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Disaster Distress HelplineThe national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone struggling with emotional distress related to natural or human-made disasters/emergencies. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to anyone experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns related to disasters. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of 'Core Region Centers'. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.orgNoNationallyAllNoSpanish live; Multingual- over 200 through a language lineTTYNo feeLauri Benblatt212-614-6348lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.orgN/A
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LifeNetFree, confidential help line for New York City residents. 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals
help callers find mental health and substance abuse services.
NoAll of NYCAllNoneSpanish, Korean, ChineseTTYFree1-877-AYUDESE (1-877-298-3373)
(in Espanõl)
1-877-990-8585 for Korean and Chinese callers
(Mandarin and Cantonese dialects)
All other languages: 1-800-LIFENET (1-800-543-3638)
1-212-982-5284
(TTY for hearing impaired)
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