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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.

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 212-961-4440
Visions Services for the Blind 212-625-1616
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind 800-548-4337
Glaucoma Foundation 212-285-0080
American Foundation for the Blind 212-502-7600



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


Children's Education & Health Services

Advocates for Children (N.Y.) 212-947-9779
Medicaid and 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


Crime Victims

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


Drug/Alcohol Programs

Al-Anon 212-941-0094
Alcoholics Anonymous 212-647-1680
Narcotics Anonymous 212-929-6262


Hearing Loss

Center for Hearing and Communication 917-305-7700



NYC Dept. of Health (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) 800-542-2437
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 311 Out of Borough – 212-639-9675
GMHC Hotline 212-807-6655
Project Inform (Information on Drugs for HIV / AIDS) 800-822-7422



Caregivers Service 311 for all borough locations
Child Abuse and Maltreatment 800-342-3720
Safe Horizon 800-621-4673
National Eldercare Locator 800-677-1116
New York Immigration 800-375-5283
Parent Helpline 212-472-8555


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


Legal Assistance

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


Occupational Training

Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center 212-666-1919
Adult Career Continuing Educational Services 212-630-2300


Protective Services for Adults

Adult Protective Services Central Intake 212-630-1853


Human Resources Administration

Information Line 877-472-8411


Senior Centers

Department for the Aging Helpline Call 311


Other Programs

Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) 718-545-4040
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
Beacon Eldercare (fee for service) 516-775-8278
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 866-746-0552



Access-A-Ride 877-337-2017/646-252-5252
Logisticare (Medicaid) 877-564-5925



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