New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
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The following is a list of programs that many of our patients have found useful in assisting with personal and health concerns. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is a member of the United Hospital Fund and an affiliated teaching hospital of New York Medical College. Listing updated 7/03.

Blind, Visually Impaired
Foundation for Fighting Blindness (800) 683-5555
Helen Keller Services for the Blind (718) 522-2122
Jewish Guild for the Blind (212) 769-6200
Catholic Guild for the Blind (212) 371-1000
Lighthouse (212) 821-9200
National Association for the Visually Handicapped (212) 889-3141
New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (212) 961-4450
Visions (for persons over the age of 55) (212) 625-1616
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (800) 548-4337
Glaucoma Foundation (800) GLAUCOMA

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Cancer
American Cancer Society (212)586-8700
Cancer Care (800) 813-4673
National Care Institute Cancer Information Service (800) 4-CANCER
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) (516) 759-5333

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Children's Education & Health Services
Advocates for Children (N.Y.) (212) 947-9779
Child Health Plus (800) 698-4543
Early Childhood Direction Center (212) 746-6175
Early Intervention Program (800) 577-2229
Educational Hearing Services (917) 256-4217
Educational Vision Services (917) 256-4259
Children's with Special Needs Program (212) 788-5511

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Crime Victims
Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center (212) 442-3103
New York State Crime Victims Board (718) 923-4325
Safe 212) 577-7777

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Drug/Alcohol Programs
Al-Anon (212) 941-0094
Alcoholics Anonymous (212) 647-1680
Narcotics Anonymous (212) 929-6262
Substance Abuse (800) 522-5353

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Hearing Loss
Catholic Charities (212) 371-1000
League for the Hard of Hearing (917) 305-7700

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HIV
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (800) 542-2437
AIDS Hotline (800) 825-5448
GMHC Hotline (212) 807-6655
Project Inform (Information on Drugs for HIV / AIDS) (800) 822-7422

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Hotlines
Caregivers (800) 896-3650
Child Abuse and Maltreatment (800) 342-3720
Domestic Violence (800) 621-4673
National Eldercare Locator (800) 677-1116
New York Immigration (800) 375-5283
Parent Helpline (212) 472-8555

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Home Care
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged Help Center (212) 273-5272
New York City Department for the Aging Helpline Call 311
New York Foundation for Seniors Respite Care (212) 962-7559

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Legal Assistance
Legal Aid Society (212) 577-3300
Legal Services for New York City (212) 431-7200

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Mental Health
LIFENET - Crisis Intervention Referrals for Emotional and Substance Abuse Problems (800) LIFE-NET

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Occupational Training
Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center (212) 666-1919
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) (212) 630-2300

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Protective Services for Adults
Central Intake (212) 630-1853

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Human Resources Administration
Information Line (877) 472-8411

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Senior Centers
Department for the Aging Helpline Call 311

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Other Programs
Alzheimer's Care and Resource Center (212) 442-3086
American Diabetes Association (212) 725-4925
American Red Cross in Greater New York (877) RED-CROSS
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY) (212) 674-2300
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (212) 777-4800
Social Security (800) 772-1213
United Jewish Appeal Federation Resource Line (212) 753-2288
Workman's Compensation Board (800) 353-3092

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Transportation
Access-A-Ride (877) 337-2017
(646) 252-5252
Medical Transportation (Medicaid) (212) 630-1513

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Taxi
Tel Aviv (212) 505-0555
Four Ones Car Service (718) 898-8888
Lower Eastside Car Service (212) 477-7777

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