The Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.                       (845) 278-7600

 
Guide to Mental Health Resources and Services In Putnam County

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Mental Health Treatment

Crisis Intervention

Inpatient Facilities

Hospitals

Residential Treatment

Outpatient Treatment

Partial Hospitalization

Continuing Day Treatment

Clinics/Outpatient Services

Follow-Up Care

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Inpatient Services/Residential Care

Clinics/Outpatient Services

Self-Help/Support Groups

Information & Referral

Children & Adolescents

Inpatient Services

Outpatient Services

Support Programs

Related Services

Aging

Domestic Violence

Dispute Resolution

HIV/AIDS

Special Populations

 

 

 

Community Living

Clothing

Education

Financial Assistance

Food

Housing

Recreation

Transportation

Vocational Rehabilitation

 

Support

Self-Help Groups

Support Programs

Hotlines

Information Lines

 

Advocacy / Legal Issues

Advocacy

Complaint-Receiving Groups

Legal Issues

 

What To Do In Emergency Situations

 

Acronyms

 

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Crisis Hotline-Putnam County Crisis Intervention Hotline

845-225-1222

24 hours, 7 days / week


Crisis Residence/Alliance House

Hudson River Psychiatric Center 316 Violet Ave Poughkeepsie NY, 12601

845-452-3964

Referrals made through Crisis Intervention Services, or mental health provider. Temporary housing during a situational crisis to prevent inpatient hospitalization and aid in rehabilitation.
Payment Terms: Free/No Cost
Eligibility: Over the age of 18 and have a persistent mental illness


New York State Police

845-279-6161


Putnam County Ambulance Corps

Call 911 for emergencies.


Putnam County Local Police Departments

Call 911 for emergencies.


Carmel Police Department: 845-628-1300 (Carmel, Mahopac, Mahopac Falls)
Kent Police Department: 845-225-4600 (Kent, Lake Carmel)
Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept: 845-225-4300 (Carmel and Lake Carmel)


Putnam Family and Community Services

1808 Route 6 Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm, PFCS provides immediate services to schools and the police for children and adolescents in need of emergency assessment and evaluation for hospitalization


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center 2 Mahopac Plaza Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-9284, 845-628-2166 (hotline)

  Provides independent nurses, nurse practitioners, and other specially trained medical personnel to provide compassionate, individualized care to victims of rape or sexual assault while gathering the forensic evidence vital to police for prosecution of a rapist. Services are available at the emergency departmentat Putnam Hospital and Northern Westchester Medical Center, or by calling the rape crisis hotline.


Payment Terms: Insurance accepted, or compensation is available through the Crime Victims Board upon completion of paperwork.

Eligibility: Victims of rape and/or sexual assault

Special Programs:

   Individual Counseling

   Support Groups


Sheriff’s Department

845-225-4300

 

 

Hospitals

 

Blythedale Children’s Hospital

95 Bradhurst Avenue

Valhalla, NY 10595

914-592-7555

www.blythedale.org

Physical rehabilitation facility for children. Provides inpatient and outpatient services .

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance, managed care Medicaid, no fault.
Eligibility: For children from infants to 18 years old

Special Programs:

Day hospital program

Early intervention

CPSE Program

Spina Bifida Clinic

 

Behavioral Health Services

Danbury Hospital

24 Hospital Avenue

Danbury, CT 06810

203-739-7495

www.danhosp.org

Acute care general hospital 22 bed inpatient facility with specialized outpatient programs for adults and children.

Payment Terms: Insurance, Entitlements, Self pay

Eligibility: Adults and children with psychiatric illness

Special Programs:

Inpatient psychiatry

Partial Hospitalization Program 5x/week

Intensive Outpatient Program 3day/week

Intensive IOP—Dual Diagnosis—Psychiatric/Substance Abuse

Adolescent and child IOP

Outpatient psychiatric treatment

 

Four Winds Hospital

800 Cross River Road

Katonah, NY 10536

914-763-8151, 1-800-528-6624

www.fourwindshospital.com

175-bed psychiatric hospital treating children, adolescents and adults. Partial Hospitalization for children, adolescents and adults

Payment Terms: Medicaid (NYS under 21 and over 65), Medicare, Accepts most insurance

Special Programs:

Psychiatric/Substance Abuse Services Eating Disorders

 

V.A. Hudson Valley Health Care System

Route 9A

Montrose, NY, 10548

Route 9D

Castle Point, NY, 12511

914-737-4400 Montrose

845-831-2000 Castle Point

Montrose: Substance Abuse, Homeless Domiciliary, Mental Health Services, Optometry, Podiatry, Extended Care, Vocational/Career Counseling, Women’s Health Clinic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Trauma Counseling.

Castle Point: Acute Care, Ambulatory Surgery, Dental, Mental Health Services, Spinal Cord Injury, Women’s Health Clinic, Visually Impaired/Blind Services, Primary and Specialty Services

Eligibility: All eligible veterans (call for details)

 

Hudson River Psychiatric Center

10 Ross Circle

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845-452-8000

State-run inpatient psychiatric hospital providing acute and long-term care .

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Special Programs:

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Medication Therapy

Rehabilitation Therapies, including Occupational Therapy and Recreation Therapy

Vocational Rehabilitation

Patient Education Program

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

914-682-9100

www.nyp.org

Offers inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. Specialties include eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, geriatric depression, and psychotic disorders.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, third party insurance, fixed fee, managed care and health maintenance organizations.

Special Programs:

Also offers life skills training and self-help groups.

 

Northern Westchester Hospital Center

400 East Main Street

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

914-666-1590

Offers a 15-bed inpatient psychiatric facility and 24-hour emergency room services.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

 

Phelps Memorial Hospital

701 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-366-3027, 914-366-2222 (evenings & weekends)

19-bed inpatient psychiatric unit.

Eligibility: Adults

Special Programs:

Offers 35 MICA beds for Adults

Inpatient ECT

 

Putnam Hospital Center

670 Stoneleigh Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-279-5711 x 6803

Private, not-for-profit, voluntary acute care facility.

Payment Terms: Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, private pay

Eligibility: Adults over the age of 18 years old

Special Programs:

20-bed inpatient unit with MICA program

Partial Hospital Program with group treatment

Detoxification Services

Crisis Intervention

 

Saint Francis Hospital

35 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845-471-2000

General hospital with 46 inpatient psychiatric beds for adults and 8 adolescent beds.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Eligibility: Based on evaluation at time of referral

 

St. Vincent’s Hospital

275 North Street

Harrison, NY 10528

1-800-784-8804

Treatment for adolescents in the acute phase of a mental illness. Treatment focus is to stabilize as quickly as possible so client can be moved to a less restrictive level of care.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Ages 12-17

Special Programs:

Substance Abuse Program

 

Stony Lodge

40 Croton Dam Road

Ossining, NY 10562

914-941-7400

www.stonylodgehospital.com

Inpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Services

Payment Terms: Accepts all major insurance and Medicaid

Eligibility: Ages 5-17

 

Residential Treatment & Rehabilitation Centers

 

SLS Health

Department 279

106 Brewster Square

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-5994

www.slshealth.com

 

 

 

Partial Hospitalization

 

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

Four Winds Hospital

800 Cross River Road

Katonah, NY 10536

1-800-528-6624, ext. 2253

www.fourwindshospital.com

Provides short-term, intensive, outpatient treatment for adults with individual case management and specialized treatment tracks.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Eligibility: Age 18 and older

 

Behavioral Health Services

Danbury Hospital

24 Hospital Ave

Danbury, CT 06810

203-791-5150

www.danhosp.org

Acute care general hospital 22 bed inpatient facility with specialized outpatient programs for adults and children.

Payment Terms: Insurance, Entitlements, Self pay

Eligibility: Adults and children with psychiatric illness

Special Programs:

Inpatient psychiatry

Partial Hospitalization Program 5x/week

Intensive Outpatient Program 3day/week

Intensive IOP—Dual Diagnosis—Psychiatric/Substance Abuse

Adolescent and child IOP

Outpatient psychiatric treatment

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

914-997-5940

Offers partial hospitalization programs, continuing day treatment programs and a children’s day hospital program. Specialties include eating and sleep disorders, alcohol treatment and schizophrenia.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, third party insurance, fixed fee, managed care and health maintenance organizations.

Special Programs:

Also offers life skills training and self-help groups

Community residences

 

Putnam Hospital Center

Stoneleigh Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-279-5711, ext. 6443

www.putnamhospital.org

Provides a necessary continuum of care between acute hospitalization and outpatient treatment programs in order to reduce the length of inpatient stay. Offers a treatment modality to prevent or avert the need for admission to an acute inpatient level of care.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, self-pay plans

Eligibility: 18 years or older, Axis 1 psychiatric diagnosis, able to engage in intensive group therapy, not a danger to self or others

Special Programs:

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

DBT skills training

Medication management and education

Art therapy

Relaxation

Group psychotherapy

Individual therapy

MICA group

Dietary group

 

Continuing Day Treatment

 

Eliot House

Putnam Family & Community Services

1808 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

www.pfcsinc.org

The continuing day treatment (CDT) program provides individualized, client-centered planning through a therapeutic milieu for adults who live with the disabling symptoms of serious mental illness. Participants develop skills to become active members of the community through group, individual and medication therapy. Participants learn to believe in and move towards their own recovery within a holistic, strength-based, rehabilitation philosophy.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, sliding scale

Eligibility: For people with serious mental illness who have been in psychiatric hospitals, are at high risk for psychiatric hospitalization, and/or are functionally disabled.

Special Programs:

The Eliot House CDT is an inclusive program that opens its doors to all persons, aged 18 and above, suffering from serious mental illness. This includes the dually diagnosed mentally ill chemical abuser. Schedules are customized to meet the needs of the participant, and group schedules and content change to reflect the needs of the population. Traditional groups like medication education, stress and coping, and cognitive behavioral therapy are supplemented with such groups as spirituality, therapeutic gardening and animal assisted therapy to provide a holistic, well-rounded therapeutic experience.

 

Four Winds Hospital

800 Cross River Road

Katonah NY, 10536

914-763-8158 ; 1-800-528-6624

www.fourwindshospital.com

175 bed psychiatric hospital treating children, adolescents and adults. Partial Hospitalization fo r children, adolescents and adults.

Payment Terms: Accepts most insurance, Medicaid (under 21 and over 65) and Medicare

Special Programs:

Psychiatric/Substance Abuse

Treatment Eating Disorders

 

Phelps Memorial Hospital

315 South Highland Ave

Briarcliff, NY 10510

914-923-5700

Provides a continuing day treatment program for adults with psychiatric diagnoses.

Payment Terms: Medicaid and other approved insurance, as well as self-pay, sliding scale available Eligibility: Adults

Special Programs:

Three tracks including track for affective disorders/personality disorders.

MICA group daily

Diabetics and weight management group

 

White Plains Hospital Center

Davis Avenue at East Post Road

White Plains, NY 10601

914-681-1078

General hospital

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Special Programs:

Adult Outpatient Clinic

Continuing Day Treatment

Child and Adolescent Service (outpatient clinic)

Anxiety and Phobia Treatment (outpatient)

 

Clinics/Outpatient Services

 

Anxiety and Phobia Clinic

White Plains Hospital Center

Davis Avenue and East Post Road

White Plains, NY 10601

914-681-1038

www.phobia-anxiety.org

Email: questions@phobia-anxiety.org

Provides numerous outpatient programs to help clients deal with anxiety and phobias. Registration required for all programs.

Payment Terms: Insurance, sliding scale

Special Programs:

Phobia Self-Help Groups: Phobia, panic attack and anxiety sufferers learn the process of contextual therapy and how to approach and gradually enter their phobic situation.

Eight-Week Phobia Clinic: Weekly meetings with a psychiatrist and practice sessions with a phobia aide enable participants to manage phobias and panic attacks.

Health Anxiety Program: A six-week program for people who have an exaggerated fear of physical illness and worry constantly about their health. Led by a psychiatrist.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Group

Public Speaking Group

Social Anxiety Group

Fly Without Fear Program: Offered once a year, seven week course at Westchester

County Airport

 

Carmel Psychological Associates, P.C.

The Barns Office Center 667

Stoneleigh Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-279-5908

www.carmelpsych.org

Email: carmpsych@aol.com

Fully integrated, multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty group of individual mental health clinician s associated to provide a diversity of specialized psychotherapeutic treatments.

Payment Terms: Insurance, sliding scale

Special Programs:

Marital and Family Therapy

The Calmer Center: Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback

Psychopharmacology

The Separation and Divorce Family Program: Separation and Divorce Issues

The Child and Adolescent Consultation and Evaluation Center: Child and Adolescent

Treatment

Sex Therapy

 

Westchester Jewish Community Services

1101 Main Street

Peekskill, NY 10566

914-737-7338

www.WJCS.com

Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults. Offers individual, couple, family, and group therapies. Provides medication prescription and monitoring, psychiatric evaluations, and play therapy.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale, HMO Oxford

Eligibility: Ages 5-Adult

Special Programs:

Women’s Support Group

Women’s Depression Group

Adolescent Group

Latency-age Boy’s Group

DBT Group

 

Center for Christian Counseling

240 Heritage Hills, Unit B

Somers, NY 10598

914-277-3772

Providing individual and spiritual counseling, inner healing, marital counseling, and counseling for sexual abuse.

Payment Terms: Flexible

Special Programs:

Retreats, seminars, and workshops.

 

Partners-In-Healing

P.O. Box 492

Lincolndale, NY 10540

914-248-5060

www.partners-in-healing.com

A group of mental health therapists who specialize in a variety of family, marital and individual issues.

Payment Terms: Varies depending on therapist

Special Programs:

Post Traumatic Stress/EMDR Treatment

Men’s Group

Adoption-related Group

Family Counseling

 

Clinic Treatment Program

Putnam Community Services of Hudson River Psychiatric Center

1620 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-2500

State operated mental health center focusing on providing individual, group, and family therapy to individuals living with mental illness Treatment program for those who are best served with psychiatric visits on a weekly basis. Clinic offers individual, family or group therapy. Services include psychiatric assessments, medication-management, crisis services and case management.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, sliding scale

Eligibility: Putnam County residents, ages 18 and older

 

Mental Health Association of Westchester

2269 Saw Mill River Road, Building 1-A

Elmsford, NY 10523

914-345-5900

www.mhawestchester.org

Email: help@mhawestchester.org

Services include information and referral; crisis intervention; suicide prevention; medication monitoring; individual, group, and family treatment; mentoring program; child abuse prevention services; abused spouse assistance services and court assistance program; services for homeless individuals and families; intensive case management program for children; ombudsman services in long-term care facilities; senior peer counseling; and social and vocational rehabilitation and housing for adults with serious mental illnesses. Uses political advocacy and education to promote mental health and to overcome family violence and homelessness. Information and referral staff provide specialized assistance regarding mental health and mental illness, family violence, and homelessness.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, self pay on sliding scale

Eligibility: Westchester County residents only

Special Programs:

Sterling Club

Jobs Plus

A.W.A.R.E.

W.A.V.E. Volunteer Opportunities

 

Northeast Counseling Center of Katonah

31 Bedford Road

Katonah, NY 10536

914-232-3338

Psychotherapy and pastoral counseling services for individuals, couples, groups and families. Offices in Pawling (845-855-9701).

Payment Terms: Sliding scale

 

Phelps Memorial Hospital

701 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-478-0633

Echo Hills mental health and substance abuse outpatient counseling located in Hastings-On-Hudson.

Eligibility: Adults

Special Programs:

Adolescent after school programs for substance abuse

 

Putnam Counseling Center

Putnam Professional Park

880 Lake Boulevard

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-7667

All purpose individual, family and child counseling center with state licensed social workers.

Payment Terms: Medicare, insurance

 

Putnam Family & Community Services

1880 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

Mental health services offering a wide array of caring, professional psychotherapeutic treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Clients and clinicians work together to identify needs, build on strengths and develop the skills to heal, recover and grow.

Special Programs:

Psychopharmacology-medication assessment, education, monitoring

Individual, family, group and play therapy

Trauma Treatment: Safety group, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) groups, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma or are depressed

Targeted groups that provide effective treatment for depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, relationship problems, compulsive overeating, children's social skills and adolescent issues.

Phobia-Anxiety Program: offers a comprehensive assessment to help individuals struggling with paralyzing fears and anxiety become better able to function

Mobile Mental Health Services: non traditional treatment team providing services to individuals who are seriously mentally ill, and may have concurrent chemical dependency issues and/or have had difficulty accessing and succeeding in more traditional office based treatment services. The team is mobile and flexible and able to assist clients in accessing treatment and support services they may need for success.

Continuing Day Treatment (CDT): Offers adults with serious mental illness a place to work in partnership with professionals to stabilize the symptoms of their illness and return to valued life roles.

 

Putnam-Fairfield Counseling Group

2503 Carmel Avenue, #161

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-9090

Licensed psychologists who have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, individuals and couples covering a broad range of issues, ie: stress, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, parenting, marital and infertility problems.

Payment Terms: Insurance

 

Saint Francis Hospital

241 North Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845-483-5000

www.sfhhc.org

An outpatient Mental Health Clinic serving children through adults. This clinic offers coping skills groups for adolescents and adults as well as those adults suffering from chronic pain. In addition, this clinic offers and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program for adolescents 12-18 years old.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Eligibility: Based on evaluation at time of referral

 

SLS Health

Department 279, Brewster Square

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-5994 / 1-888-8CARE4U

www.slshealth.com

 

St. Vincent’s Hospital

275 North Street

Harrison, NY 10528

1-800-784-8804/ 914-967-6500

www.svcmc.org/westchester

Treatment focus is to avoid inpatient hospitalization whenever possible.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Ages 12-17

 

The Therapy Center

Milltown Office Park

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-6799

A private psychotherapy practice providing comprehensive services for children, adolescents , families and adults.

Payment Terms: Most insurance plans accepted or negotiable fees.

 

Westchester Jewish Community Services

2000 Maple Street

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

914-962-5593

Fully-staffed counseling services.

Eligibility: Clients must live, work or attend school in Westchester County to be eligible for services

 

White Plains Hospital Center

Davis Avenue at East Post Road

White Plains, NY 10601

914-681-1078

General hospital

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Special Programs:

Adult outpatient clinic

Continuing Day Treatment

Child and Adolescent Service (outpatient clinic)

Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center (outpatient)

 

Follow-Up Care

 

Case Management

Putnam Family & Community Services

1808 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

Case management offers individualized client-centered planning for adults living in the community via outreach and home visits so that they may have access to the services and supports necessary to live independently. Case managers assist their clients with such things as making appointments, gaining entry into treatment and obtaining and retaining benefits and entitlements. They work collaboratively with the support systems specific to each client to help clients to learn to believe in and move towards their own recovery.

Payment Terms: Some programs have no fee; others bill Medicaid

Eligibility: Putnam County residents recovering from serious mental illness

Special Programs:

Varying levels of case management to match the intensity of the needs of the client. Children’s Intensive Case Management (ICM)

 

 

 

Inpatient Services/Residential Care

 

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Recovery Services

Putnam Hospital Center Stoneleigh Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-279-5711

Private, not-for-profit, voluntary acute care facility.

Payment Terms:Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, private pay

Special Programs:

20-bed inpatient unit with MICA program (845-279-5711 ext 6713)

Partial Hospital Program with group treatment (845-279-5711 ext 6443)

Emergency Behavioral Health Services (845-279-5711 ext 4736)

 

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment

Arms Acres/Liberty Behavioral Management

75 Seminary Hill Road

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-3400

Email: armsacres@aol.com

A 129-bed residential facility with comprehensive services for adolescents, men and women . Outpatient services also available.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, insurance, sliding scale/self-pay

Special Programs:

Treatment Program: Consists of four key elements, primary care, rehabilitation, family care, continuing care. After school outpatient programs and IOP.

Adolescent Program: For 12-18 year olds specially designed to address adolescent substance abuse issues.

Dual Focus Program: A clinically intensive program designed to treat patients with addictive disease complicated by emotional and psychological problems such as depression, mood liability, and anxiety.

Gender Specific Program: Specially designed to create a milieu sensitive to the issues that both women and men face with addictive diseases.

 

Delancey Street Foundation

100 Turk Hill Road

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-6181

www.eisenhowerfoundation.org

A 2-year non-medical re-educational adult facility.

Payment Terms: No charge

Eligibility: Over 18 years old

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

914-682-9100

www.nyp.org

  Offers inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Specialties include eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, geriatric depression and psychotic \ disorders.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, third party insurance, fixed fee, managed care and health maintenance organizations

Special Programs:

Also offers life skills training and self-help groups

 

Phoenix Academy

Stoney Street

Shrub Oak, NY 10588

914-962-2491

Provides substance abuse treatment services. Residential long term treatment (more than 30 days )

Payment: Self payment, Medicare, Medicaid, Private insurance, military insurance. Special Programs:

Adolescents

Persons with HIV/AIDS

Women

Men

 

Russell E. Blaisdell ATC, Inpatient Rehabilitation

Box 140

Orangeburg, NY 10962

845-359-8500

www.oasas.state.ny.us

Inpatient treatment program, variable length of stay, approximately 4 weeks.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, sliding scale, third party health insurance, state charge, parental/spouse liability if applicable.

Eligibility: Inpatient treatment program for adult men only, variable length of stay

Special Programs:

Methadone Maintenance

Hepatitis C group

AA

NA

Family Program

Tobacco Free Services

Specialized Program for men with a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

 

St. Christopher’s Inn

P.O. Box 150, Graymoor

Garrison, NY 10524

845-424-3616

www.atonementfriars.org

www.stchristophersinn-graymoor.org

Shelter for homeless men and chemical dependency treatment .

Payment Terms: No cost for shelter. Medicaid and most insurance for treatment.

Eligibility: For homeless men or men in need of chemical dependency treatment.

Special Programs:

Chemical Dependency Day Rehabilitation & Clinic Module Ambulatory Detox Program Acupuncture

 

 

V.A. Hudson Valley Health Care System

Franklin Delano Roosevelt V.A. Hospital

Old Albany Post Road, P.O. Box 100

Montrose, NY 10548

914-737-4400, 1-800-269-8749 (nurse helpline)

Inpatient facility offering treatment for substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder. Homeless veterans domiciliary featuring vocational rehabilitation and substance abuse counseling. Nursing home unit and respite services available.

Eligibility: Service connected veterans only.

 

Walter Hoving Home

40 Walter Hoving Road

Garrison, NY 10524

845-424-3674

www.walterhoving.org

www.whhnyny.com

Christ-centered drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

Payment Terms: Sponsorship

Eligibility: For women 17-65

 

Clinics/Outpatient Services

 

Addiction Recovery Services

New York Presbyterian Hospital

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

914-997-4300

Outpatient individual and group therapy, education being the focus of treatment of alcoholism an d identification of behavioral alternatives.

Payment Terms: Insurance/sliding scale

Special Programs:

MICA Groups

Adolescent Groups

 

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

Four Winds Hospital

800 Cross River Road

Katonah, NY 10536

1-800-528-6624, ext. 2253

Provides short-term, intensive, outpatient treatment for adults with individual case management and specialized treatment tracks.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Eligibility: Age 18 and older

 

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment Arms

Acres/Liberty Behavioral Management

75 Seminary Hill Road

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-3400

Email: armsacres@aol.com

A 129-bed residential facility with comprehensive services for adolescents, men and women. Outpatient services also available.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, insurance, sliding scale/self-pay

Special Programs:

Treatment Program: Consists of four key elements, primary care, rehabilitation, family care, continuing care. After school outpatient programs and IOP.

Adolescent Program: For 12-18 year olds specially designed to address adolescent substance abuse issues.

Dual Focus Program: A clinically intensive program designed to treat patients with addictive disease complicated by emotional and psychological problems such as depression, mood liability, and anxiety.

Gender Specific Program: Specially designed to create a milieu sensitive to the issues that both women and men face with addictive disease.

 

Chemical Dependency Services

Putnam Family & Community Services

1808 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

Provides assessment, individual group and family counseling to individuals who are experiencing life problems related to chemical abuse or dependence and to family members affected by a loved one’s chemical abuse. Psychiatric evaluations and medication education and monitoring are avail able. Provides a safe place for individuals to learn about their chemical dependency and abuse and build a framework for ongoing recovery.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Putnam County residents

Special Programs:

Student Assistance Programs at Brewster, Haldane and Mahopac High Schools provides information and referral services to students, faculty and parents. Also provide alcohol and substance abuse prevention education through assemblies, classroom presentations and positive alternative activities .

 

Common Sense

Putnam Family & Community Services

1808 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

Outpatient substance abuse clinic. Offers individual and group therapy and substance abuse evaluations.

Payment Terms: Insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Special Programs:

Substance Abuse Prevention Education

Outreach to Hispanic Community

 

Danbury Hospital

24 Hospital Avenue

Danbury, CT 06810

1-800-826-5374, 203-797-7000

Provides an outpatient chemical dependency program and an outpatient detoxification program.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale, fixed fee

 

Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc.

24 Smith Avenue

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

914-666-6740

www.lexingtonctr.org

mtkclin@lexingtonctr.org

Open 7 days/week. Provides counseling services for anyone with an alcohol-related problem. Provides professional treatment for people who have become dependent upon alcohol or drugs.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, insurance, sliding scale

Special Programs:

Generations Program: one of a kind program for chemically addicted young mothers and infants born addicted (located in Yonkers and Valhalla).

 

Pegasus Project

Putnam County Youth Bureau

110 Old Route 6, Building 3

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-6316, ext. 1126

www.putnamcountyny.com

Drug-alcohol-psycho-educational program consisting of two 10-week sessions for children of alcohol/drug abusers and their parents. An educational program for children who have a parent or family member suffering from alcoholism or other drug dependence.

Payment Terms: free

Eligibility: Children ages 5-12

 

Alcohol Treatment Service (ATS)

Phelps Memorial Hospital

701 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-366-2220

Day rehabilitation and clinic services for alcohol abuse .

Eligibility: Adolescents/Adults

Special Programs:

DTATI Adolescents

 

Behavioral Rehabilitation Unit (BRU) Phelps Memorial Hospital

701 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-366-3027

35 MICA beds for adults

 

Threshold

Phelps Memorial Hospital

701 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-631-3133

Out patient chemical dependency clinic

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking adolescents

 

Putnam Family & Community Services - MICA Team

1808 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

Psychiatric outpatient clinic for children, adolescents, and adults.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Putnam County and surrounding area residents

Special Programs:

Mobile teams to service people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and people with mental illness and chemical dependency.

 

Western Putnam Family Services

St. Christopher’s Inn

Route 9, Perk’s Plaza

Cold Spring, NY 10516

845-265-6393

Outpatient alcohol and substance abuse clinic.

Payment Terms: Most insurances and sliding scale fees

Eligibility: Men, women and adolescents in need of chemical dependency treatment

 

Self-Help/Support Groups

 

Al-A-Teen

P.O. Box 868

White Plains, NY 10602-0868

914-946-1748, 1-888-425-2666 (Monday-Friday, 8-6) Spanish: 1-800-939-2700

A self-supporting group for children of alcoholics, ages 12 through 17. Call or access website for local meetings.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Al-Anon

P.O. Box 868

White Plains, NY 10602-0868

914-946-1748, 1-888-425-2666 (Monday-Friday, 8-6) Spanish: 1-800-939-2700

www.westchester-putnam-AL-anon.org

Email: AL_IS@msm.com

Provides mutual support, hope and friendship for relatives and friends of persons with an alcohol problem. Call or see website for local meeting information.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

475 Riverside Drive, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10115

212-870-3400

www.aa.org

Email: cpc@aa.org

A.A is a resource for professionals who come into contact with alcoholics. A.A is a fellowship of sober alcoholics whose recovery is based on Twelve Steps. There are no dues or fees; A.A is self-supporting through member contributions.

 

Cocaine Anonymous

212-COCAINE

24-hour helpline. Group provides support and friendship to help cocaine addicts recover from their addiction through a 12-step program.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Naranon Open Door

New York Area

1-800-984-0066, 310-547-5800 1-800-477-6291 (for information outside NY)

www.nynaranon.org

Provides support for families and friends of drug addicts through a 12-step program. Call for information, time and place of meetings.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Narcotics Anonymous

212-929-6262

24-hour helpline. Group provides support for drug addicts who want help to recover from their addiction through a 12-step program.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

24-Hour Help Line: 718-805-9835

 

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency Hope Line

1-800-475-HOPE

Support group hotline

 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, Inc.

1-800-NCA-CALL

Support group hotline

 

  SMART Recovery

914-683-5208

Professionally-led support group for people who abuse alcohol and drugs and want to stay sober through a belief in sobriety as a way of healing.

 

Secular Organizations for Sobriety/Save Ourselves (SOS)

4773 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, CA 90027

323-666-4295

www.sossobriety.org

www.cfiwest.org/sos

Email: sos@cfiwest.org

Provides support for people addicted to alcohol who want to achieve and maintain sobriety as well as their families.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Information & Referral

 

Division of Substance Abuse Services

1-800-522-5353

Referrals to drug, alcohol, and crisis treatment. 5 days/week, 9am-5pm.

 

Drinking Driver Program

Putnam County Department of Social Services

110 Old Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-7040, ext. 1231

Education program needed in most cases for license renewal.

Payment Terms: Fixed fee

 

Putnam Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependencies

2 Church Street

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-4646

Provides education for the community and referral services for individuals and families regardin g alcohol and other drugs.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Early Childhood Education Program

Summer Achievement Institute for Adolescent Academic Underachievers

Drop-In Center

Information and Referral Service

EAP Program (Employee Assistance)

Religious Educational Yearly Conference

Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest

 

Renaissance Project

767 Cape Road

Ellenville, NY 12428

845-647-6575

www.renaissance-project.org

24-hour emergency hotline for drug abuse. Inpatient and outpatient drug abuse treatment services.

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

1-800-662-HELP

www.drughelp.org

24-hour information and referral hotline. Spanish speaking.

 

 

 

 

Inpatient Services


Four Winds Hospital
800 Cross River Road
Katonah, NY 10536

914-763-8151, 1-800-528-6624
www.fourwindshospital.com
This 175 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital treating children, adolescents and adults. Partial hospitalization for children, adolescents and adults.
Payment Terms: Medicaid (NYS under 21), Medicare, most insurance
Eligibility: Ages 5-17
Special Programs:
Psychiatric/Substance Abuse Treatment
Eating Disorders

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

21 Bloomingdale Road

White Plains, NY 10605

914-682-9100

www.nyp.org

Offers inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Offers children’s day hospital program. Specialties include eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, geriatric depression, and psychotic disorders.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, third party insurance, fixed fee, managed care and health maintenance organizations

Special Programs:

Life skills training and self help groups.

 

Rockland Children Psychiatric Center

599 Convent Road

Orangeburg, NY 10962

845 680-4000

www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/facilities/rcpc/facility.htm

Email: RocklandCPC@omh.state.ny.us

 

Stony Lodge

P.O. Box 1250

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

914-941-7400

www.stonylodgehospital.com

A 61-bed inpatient unit for adolescents. Also offers a 14-bed children’s unit.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Ages 5 and up

Special Programs:

Crisis Stabilization Program: a 24-72 hour program geared to keeping youth out of the hospital in a crisis.

 

Outpatient Services

 

Adolescent Partial Hospital Program

Four Winds Hospital

800 Cross River Road

Katonah, NY 10536

1-800-528-6624

www.fourwindshospital.com

Provides intensive, structured outpatient treatment as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Flexible full-day schedule with on-site school.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Eligibility: Ages 13-17

Special Programs:

24-hour crisis intervention Child Partial Hospital Program (ages 5-12)

 

Blythedale Children’s Hospital

Bradhurst Avenue

Valhalla, NY 10595

914-592-7555

Physical rehabilitation facility for children - provides psychological, psychiatric testing services.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance

Eligibility: For children from infants to 18 year old adolescents

 

Westchester Jewish Community Services

1045 Park Street

Peekskill, NY 10566

914-737-7338

Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults. Offers individual, couple, family and group therapies. Provides medication prescription and monitoring, psychiatric evaluations, and play therapy.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale, HMO Oxford

Eligibility: Ages 5-Adult

Special Programs:

Women’s Support Group

Women’s Depression Group

Adolescent Group

 

Green Chimneys Children’s Services

400 Doansburg Road

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-2996

www.greenchimneys.org

Therapeutic day school, residential treatment programs, runaway shelter, crisis intervention. Programs for people who are physically or mentally ill or have suffered brain stem injuries. Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender programs. Also team building programs, swimming and therapeutic riding lessons, organic garden, nursery school, before & after school programs, day camp.

 

Intensive Day Treatment Program

Rockland Psychiatric Hospital/Yorktown BOCES

BOCES Building 9, 200 BOCES Drive

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

914-245-2700

www.pnwboces.org

 

White Plains Hospital Center

Davis Avenue at East Post Road

White Plains, NY 10601

914-681-1078

Children and adolescent outpatient clinic.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Special Programs:

Child and Adolescent Service (outpatient clinic) Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center (outpatient)

 

Yorktown Head Start

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.

1974 Commerce Street

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

914-962-9399

Federally funded preschool program that serves the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of children ages 3-5. Includes social service and health resources for their families.

Payment Terms: Free for Head Start, but must meet income guidelines

Eligibility: Must fall within income guidelines or have WIC card or Medicaid

Special Programs:

Disabilities services available

 

Support Programs

 

Child Advocacy Center of Putnam County

Department of Social Services

121 Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-5215

A safe, child-friendly setting for interviewing and performing medical examinations on children suspected of being abused. Coordinates services between agencies and provides supportive services to abused children and their families.

Payment Terms: None

Eligibility: A law enforcement report or child protective services report and needs to be generated prior to making a referral .

Special Programs:

Child abuse identification and reporting course for mandated reporters Support and educational groups for non-offending caretakers

 

Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative

Putnam Family and Community Services

1808 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

www.pfcsinc.org

Email: KScanlon@pfcsinc.org

Program provides strength based assessments that are family driven and provide wrap-around services. Flex funds are available to help family accomplish goals and service plans.

Payment Terms: No cost

Special Programs:

Monthly educational services for parents

CCSI camp for children during school vacation times

After-school activity program at Youth Center in Brewster

 

Child Care Referral

(845) 473-4141

www.childcaredutchess.org

Email: putchild@aol.com

 

Coordinated Youth & Family Services Project

Putnam County Youth Bureau

110 Old Route 6, Building 3

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-6316

www.putnamcountyny.com

 

Early Childhood Direction Center

St. Agnes Hospital CRC

305 North Street

White Plains, NY 10605

914-681-4656

 

Families In Need of Support

Putnam Family Support and Advocacy, Inc.

73 Gleneida Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-8995

www.putnamfamilysupport.org

Email: pfsa@bestweb.net

Support, information, referrals for families with children at risk.

Payment Terms: Free/tax deductible donation

Eligibility: For parents and caregivers of children who are at risk.

Special Programs:

Mental health, behavior, school, family court, parenting workshops

 

Family Empowerment Program (FEP)

Putnam Family & Community Services

1808 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700

The FEP team of social worker and parent trainer works with families identified by the Putnam County Department of Social Services to provide counseling and skills to assist the family in understanding the best role for a parent/caregiver. The team coordinates care with providers and assists the parent in working through issues that might be preventing them from establishing healthy links to the service system.

 

Intensive Case Management for Children

Putnam Family and Community Services

1808 Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700 ext 243

In home case management services to address deficits in functioning in the educational, social, vocational, and familial spheres of their lives.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Children 5-18yrs old who require additional assistance in the home and have a serious emotional disturbance.

 

Persons in Need of Supervision (JD/PINS)

Putnam County Probation

40 Gleneida Ave

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-1067

A PINS intake will be conducted. Problem areas will be identified and a referral to PINS Adjustment Service will be made where services will be provided.

Eligibility: Youths under the age of 18 who are at risk due to out of control behavior at home or school. Parent’s willingness to participate as well.

 

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1-800-843-5678

 

Pegasus Project

Putnam County Youth Bureau

110 Old Route 6, Building 3

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-6316, ext 1126

Drug-alcohol-psycho-educational program consisting of two 10-week sessions for children of alcohol/drug abusers and their parents.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Children ages 5-12

 

Preventive Services

Department of Social Services

110 Old Route Six, Building 2

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-7040, ext. 1293

www.ahrq.gov

 

Putnam County Probation Department

Family Court Supervision County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-0304

Requests can be made for a PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision) Petition for a youth-at-risk due to out-of-control behavior, at home or at school.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Youth under the age of 18

Special Programs:

Juvenile Diversion Program: To prevent youth, whose behavior might become delinquent, from winding up in the court system. Includes weekly mandatory counseling sessions, weekly community service work and recreation activities, including a special summer outdoor program.

 

Putnam County Youth Court

Youth Bureau

110 Old Route 6, Building 3

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-6316, ext. 1122

Peer-Court forum, available for first time offenders in order to reduce the rate of repeat offenses, to provide youth with formalized training about the law, and to give youth a hands-on opportunity to use their skills while assisting others who have committed offenses.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Putnam County youth ages 12-19 years

 

Putnam County Youth Bureau

110 Old Route 6, Building 3

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-6316

Comprehensive youth services, including information/referral, coordination and administration for youth development/delinquency prevention programs, special delinquency prevention programs and runaway and homeless youth programs in Putnam County. The Youth Bureau develops and implements the County Comprehensive Plan for Youth Services, including ensuring that services to runaway and homeless youth and their families as well as all other New York State Office of Children and Family Services and county funded programs are provided in accordance with regulations.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Youth under 21 and their families

Special Programs:

Special Delinquency Prevention Programs (SDDP) Coordination: administers the Special Delinquency Prevention Programs in Putnam County. The SDDP Coordinator supervises/monitors/evaluates the SDPP programs funded through NYS Division for Youth and assists in the development of both agencies and their programs.

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Coordination: assists the Youth Bureau in developing and implementing Putnam County’s plan to improve services to runaway and homeless youth and their families. Insures that services to runaway and homless youth and their families are provided in accordance with regulations.

 

Putnam Family Support and Advocacy, Inc.

73 Gleneida Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

8456-225-8995

www.putnamfamilysupport.org

Email: pfsa@bestweb.net

Information, referral, support and advocacy for families with children at-risk.

Payment Terms: Free/tax deductible donation

Eligibility: Open

Special Programs:

Families in Need of Support

Autism Support

Drop-In Services

Family-to-Family Telephone Support

Crisis Planning

Lending Library

Community Outreach

Sensitivity Training

 

Children and Youth Services of Putnam

Green Chimneys

400 Doansburg Road

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-4486, 1-800-326-0239 (24-hour hotline)

www.greenchimneys.org

Email: jmartabano@greenchimneys.org

Provides preventive services to youth who are contemplating running away. Provides temporary shelter, case management, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, referral and legal information, and transportation.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Community Outreach Center (845) 279-1467. 24hr Hotline (845) 279-2588

Arbor House Youth Shelter

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Dispute Resolution Center

34 Gleneida Ave, 2nd Floor

Carmel, NY 10512

845 225-9555

www.drcservices.org

Email: info@drcservices.org

DRC provides alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, conciliation and facilitation services.

Payment Terms: most services are provided free of charge. Some specialty programs have either a nominal fee or sliding scale fee based upon the parties combined income.

Eligibility: Divorce mediation is available to non-residents of Putnam County. The other services are available to individuals and businesses of Putnam County.

Special Programs:

Child custody and visitation mediation

Divorce mediation

Special Education mediation

Parent-Child mediation

Community mediation

Child Permanency mediation

NYS Lemon law arbitration

Training and Consultation services also available

 

Relatives As Parent Program (RAPP)

Putnam Family and Community Services

1808 Route Six

Carmel, NY, 10512

845 225 2700

www.PFCINC.org

Email: sschukin@PFCSINC.org

A program where relatives raising another relatives child can come for support, family activities and case management assistance.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Anyone who is raising a child who is not their biological child is eligible.

Special Programs:

Monthly family activities/support

Linkage to supports in community

Education regarding educational, financial, legal issues regarding raising another’s children.

 

Student Advocacy, Inc. Challenge to Education IV

Putnam County Youth Bureau

3 West Main Street

Elmsford, NY 10523

914-347-3313

www.wlln.org

 

 

Almost Family

52 Federal Road

Danbury, CT 06810

203-743-6456

 

Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester

914-428-1919

www.hudsonvalleyalz.org

Email: ruth.ahearn@alz.org

Provides support groups, services and education for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers; helpline for information, referral and counseling.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Paralegal once a week (free service)

Hotline (Putnam) 1-800-272-3900

 

Nutrition Program

Office of the Aging 110 Old Route 6 Center, Building A

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2500

Between noon and 1pm. Reservations requested. Transportation available.

 

New York State Office for the Aging Citizens’ Hot Line

2 Empire State Plaza

Albany, NY 12223-1251

1-800-342-9871

www.aging.state.ny.us

Email: aging@aging.state.ny.us

Provides toll-free access to all residents of New York State to information about programs and services for the elderly. It supplements and complements the information and referral services provided by the local Offices for the Aging. In addition, legislators, aging network professionals, and others in the field of aging can contact NYSOFA staff by utilizing the Hot Line.

Hot Line is staffed by older workers and may reached Monday through Friday 8.00am-4.00pm.

Holidays and weekends, callers hear a recorded message advising them to call during regular office hours.

Spanish-speaking staff available.

 

Senior Citizens Bus Service

Office for the Aging 110 Old Route 6 Center

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-1034

Provides transportation for senior citizens(60+) who participate in nutrition program.

Payment Terms: Suggested contribution of $0.75 each way

Eligibility: Senior citizens (60+) who are participants of the Nutrition Program

 

Putnam County Office for the Aging

110 Old Route Six Center, Building A

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-1034

Primary source of information for senior citizens. Provides a variety of services for seniors including emergency help, photo ID’s, employment and recreation. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Payment Terms: Contribution

Eligibility: Senior citizens, aged 60 and up


Special Programs:

Discount Program: Offers eligible senior citizens discounts at selected commercial establishments.

Legal Services: An attorney is available to provide legal consultation. Advocacy and representation are also provided if they fall within specific guidelines.

Medical Insurance Program: Help with questions about Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and any other health-related programs. Medical Consultant available.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): A placement service for seniors who wish

to do volunteer work in hospitals, libraries, schools and other organizations.

Nutrition Program: Meals provided with socialization. Transportation available.

Adult Day Care

In-Home Care for Homebound Elderly

Weatherization Program

 

Senior Services

Putnam Family and Community Services 1808 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2700 Ext 232

www.pfcsinc.org

Email: ccavanaugh@pfcsinc.org

Psychotherapy, Supportive Counseling, Case Management services available in the clients home to improve access to help.

Payment Terms: Accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most insurance, sliding fee scale available.

Eligibility: 65+; psychiatric/emotional need.

 

 

 

 

Our Sister’s Harbor

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

935 South Lake Blvd. Suite 2

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-2166 HOTLINE

Email: pnwwrc@comcast.net

Provides shelter to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence

Special Programs:

SANE Program—Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

 

My Sisters’ Place

2 Lyon Place, Suite 300

White Plains, NY 10601

914-683-1333

www.mysistersplaceny.org

Residential facilities and support services for battered women and their children including counseling, legal services, advocacy, support groups, and children’s programs.

Eligibility: Victims of domestic violence and their children

Special Programs:

Community Outreach and Education: provide speakers to interested organizations, groups, agencies and media for general information concerning issues surrounding violence in the family. Also provides staff training.

Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Program (DVEP): school based education and individual follow-up services, staff training and curriculum development.

Support Groups: For women and children currently or formerly experiencing abuse in their relationships. Groups available in English and Spanish. Advocacy: Supportive intervention with law enforcement, legal, social service agencies, housing, etc.

Legal Services: Provides representation and referrals to battered women in matrimonial and family law matters, including, orders of protection, custody, and visitation

 

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

935 South Lake Blvd. Suite 2

Mahopac, NY, 10541

845-628-9284

Email: pnwwrc@comcast.net

Multi-purpose agency to provide shelter, individual counseling, legal and financial counseling , educational resources and referral agency for women. Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Payment Terms: Sliding Scale

Special Programs:

SANE Program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program) provides physical and psychological support to victims of rape and sexual assault.

 

Workshop for Anti-Violence Education for Men (WAVE)

Mental Health Association in Westchester County

2269 Saw Mill River Road - Building 1A

Elmsford, NY 10523

914-345-5900, ext. 248

 

New York State Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-942-6906

24hr Hotline

Special Programs:

Espanol: 1-800-942-6908

 

 

 

Dispute Resolution Center

34 Gleneida Ave, 2nd Floor

Carmel, NY 10512

845 225-9555

www.drcservices.org

Email: info@drcservices.org

DRC provides alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, conciliation and facilitation services.

Payment Terms: Most services are provided free of charge. Some specialty programs have either a nominal fee or sliding scale fee based upon the parties combined income.

Eligibility: Divorce mediation is available to non-residents of Putnam County. The other services are available to individuals and businesses of Putnam County.

Special Programs:

Child custody and visitation mediation

Divorce mediation

Special Education mediation

Parent-Child mediation

Community mediation

Child Permanency mediation

NYS Lemon law arbitration

Training and Consultation services also available

 

 

 

AIDS-Related Community Services

Oscawana Lake Rd

Putnam Valley, NY 10579

845-526-1923

Community-based provider of services to people infected with and affected by HIV. Offers case management, counseling, support groups, food panty, educational updates and transportation.

Payment Terms: Free for all infected with HIV

Eligibility: Serving: Dutchess-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Sullivan-Ulster-Westchester Counties

 

CDC National HIV, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

1-800-342-AIDS

Information hotline/Spanish speaking

 

CDC National Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Hotline

1-800-227-8922

Support group and information hotline

 

Planned Parenthood of Putnam

202 Brewster Square

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-7313

Education and training programs, pregnancy counseling and midlife services, HIV testing (Monday 12-8, Wednesday 9-5, Friday 9-5 & walk-ins 1-3).

Payment Terms: Sliding scale

 

Putnam County Health Department Nursing Services

1 Geneva Road

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-6558

www.putnamcountyny.com

Special Programs:

Home Health Care: Home visits can be made to those who are sick at home. Services Include: Nursing, physical therapy, social work, home health aides, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.

HIV Testing: Confidential HIV testing and counseling

Infant Health Assessment Program (IHAP): Public Health Nurses make free home

visits to evaluate high risk infants and children

Physically Handicapped Children’s Program (PHCP): This program offers free multidisciplinary evaluation to children with certain suspected handicapping conditions. If the family meets financial criteria, assistance with treatment is also available.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC): Provides nutritional support to pregnant women and children who are financially eligible. Nutritional assessment and education is also a part of the program. Call 845-278-6678.

 

 

Eating Disorders:

 

Four Winds Hospital

1-800-528-6624

 

NY Presbyterian

914-997-5940

 

Visually Impaired:

 

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

611 Granite Springs Road

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

1-800-942-0149

www.guidingeyes.org

 

New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

1-866-871-3000

www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/

 

Other Special Populations:

 

Hudson Valley Community Services

Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association Robin Hill Corporate Park

Route 22

Patterson, NY 12563

845-878-9078

Primary medical, specialty and dental diagnostic services, rehabilitation services, including occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy and audiology; individual, group and family counseling services. In addition, residential, day treatment, day habilitation and case management services, pre-school and early intervention for people who experience a developmental disability, a traumatic brain injury or members of the general community.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale.

 

Clinic Treatment Program

PARC

1938 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845 225 5650

www.putnamarc.org

Clinical treatment services; psychiatry, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation counseling, speech therapy, nutrition/dietary counseling.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, private pay.

Eligibility: Assessment and on-going treatment services may be provided to individuals with a developmental disability, for the purpose of addressing an existing clinical need. Individuals with out a documented developmental disability may be admitted for psychological testing to determine if a developmental disability diagnosis exists.

 

Opengate, Inc.

28 Warren Street

Somers, NY 10589

914-277-3661

www.opengateinc.org

Email: BRADG@oprngateinc.org

Opengate’s mission is to operate non-profit, non-sectarian residential and day programs for persons who are developmentally disabled, including those who are behaviorally challenged. Opengate operates two Intermediate Care Facilities, one Community Residents, three IRA’s and a Day Habilitation Program.

Payment Terms: Regulated by OMRDD

 

Outreach To The Latino Community

Putnam Family and Community Services

1808 Route Six

Carmel, NY, 10512

845-225-2700

Includes education/information, guidance/assistance, referral and networking. The work takes place in an atmosphere of hospitality. English classes are provided to address relevant issues in members’ lives. People are advised of their rights and responsibilities and are familiarized with services available in the community. The outreach worker serves as translator when necessary and provides education about alcohol and substance abuse. The outreach worker also encourages a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

914-739-6099

 

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc.

280 N. Bedford Road

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

914-666-6025, 914-666-6026

http://www.plannedparenthood.org

 

Putnam Associated Resources Center (PARC)

31 International Boulevard

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-PARC

www.PutnamARC.org

Email: info@putnamARC.org

Comprehensive programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism, an d traumatic brain injuries.

Special Programs:

Respite, Guardianship, Self-Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Residential Services, Transition Services, Day Habilitation, Community Outreach & Education, Recreation, Residential Habilitation Service Coordination, Vocational Rehabilitation & Clinical services, Early Childhood Programs & Preschool.

 

Putnam County Health Department Nursing Services

1 Geneva Road

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-6558

www.putnamcountyny.com

Special Programs:

Home Health Care: Home visits can be made to those who are sick at home. Services Include: Nursing, physical therapy, social work, home health aides, speech

therapy, and occupational therapy.

HIV Testing: Confidential HIV testing and counseling

Infant Health Assessment Program (IHAP): Public Health Nurses make free home

visits to evaluate high risk infants and children

Physically Handicapped Children’s Program (PHCP): This program offers free multidisciplinary evaluation to children with certain suspected handicapping conditions. If the family meets financial criteria, assistance with treatment is also available.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC): Provides nutritional support to pregnant women and children who are financially eligible. Nutritional assessment and education is also a part of the program. Call 845-278-6678

 

Putnam County Office of Community Affairs / Asuntos Comunitarios

121 Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-1820

www.putnamcountyny.com

Email: patriciaperez1@comcast.net

Spanish/English language information, referrals for Putnam County residents/immigrants .

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Putnam County residents

Special Programs:

Immigration Counselor once a month

Assistance/information on government programs

Unpaid wages/labor violations

 

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

2 Mahopac Plaza

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-9284

Email: pnwwrc@comcast.net

Multi-purpose agency to provide shelter, individual counseling, legal and financial counseling, educational resources and referral agency for women. Services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Payment Terms: Sliding Scale

Special Programs:

SANE Program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program) provides physical and psychological support to victims of rape and sexual assault.

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

2 Mahopac Plaza

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-9284, 845-628-2166 (hotline)

Provides independent nurses, nurse practitioners, and other specially trained medical personnel to provide compassionate, individualized care to victims of rape or sexual assault while gathering the forensic evidence vital to police for prosecution of a rapist. Services are available at the emergency department at Putnam Hospital and Northern Westchester Medical Center, or by calling the rape crisis hotline.

Payment Terms: Insurance accepted, or compensation is available through the Crime Victims Board upon completion of paperwork.

Eligibility: Victims of rape and/or sexual assault

Special Programs:

Individual Counseling

Support Groups

 

Taconic Developmental Disabilities Service Office (DDSO) of Putnam County

NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

1620 Towne Center

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-2905

Offers residential services through five group homes, service coordination/case management, respite services, clinical services, and early intervention.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, fixed fee

Eligibility: People with a developmental disability

 

Veteran’s Administration

845-225-2260

Benefits and information and assistance.

 

Victims Assistance Services of Westchester, Inc. (VAS)

2269 Saw Mill River Road, Bldg 3

Elmsford, NY 10523

914-345-3113

www.victimassist.org

Private, not-for-profit agency to assist victims of crime and their families through traumas associated with criminal victimization. Conducts crime prevention programs.

 

Westchester Association for Retarded Citizens (WARC )

914-949-9300

www.westchesterarc.org/

Email: info@westchesterarc.org

Group homes, vocational training centers for mentally-retarded individuals, pre-schoolers, recreational services, family support services, guardianship.

 

Young Adults Institute

845-358-5700

www.yai.org

 

 

Salvation Army

Hudson Valley Department Office

117 Nelson Avenue

Peekskill, NY 10566

914-620-6041 / 6042

Helps out in personal emergencies (fire, etc.). Provides food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs. A not-for-profit, charitable, Christian organization.

Payment Terms: Free

Thrift Shops

Drew Thrift Shop

Gleneida Avenue

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-2655

 

Eagle Eye

65 Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-4077

 

Eagle Eye II

Route Six

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-5962

 

 

 

 

Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

200 BOCES Drive

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

914-245-2700

www.pnwboces.org

 

Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)

Manchester Mill Center, 2nd Floor

301 Manchester Road

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

845-452-5325

www.nysed.gov

Vocational counseling; other support services related to employment for individuals with disabilities.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: People with disabilities. Some services dependent on income.

 

 

Putnam County Department of Social Services

110 Old Route 6, Building #2

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-7040, 1-800-342-3009 (State Info Line)

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9.00AM—5.00 PM

www.putnamcountyny.com/socialservices

Provides Family Assistance to children of families without sufficient means of support due to absence of a parent, unemployment of principal wage earner or parent’s incapacity. Provides information and assistance on the Home Energy Assistance Program, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Housing to eligible residents. Receives reports of child abuse, investigates and protects children from abuse, and protects adults 18 years and older from abuse and neglect. Provides a range of children’s services, including preventive services, foster care, adoptive services, and day care referrals. Establishes child support, provides legal representation and related enforcement and collection services.

Payment Terms: N/A

Eligibility: Determined in accordance with State and Federal guidelines

Special Programs:

Safety Net—a program for needy individuals and families who do not meet the program requirements for assistance under Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or supplemental security income (SSI)

 

Social Security Administration

Vassar Main Building

191 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

1-800-772-1213, 845-452-3584

Administers Social Security and Supplemental Security payments.

Eligibility: Retired or disabled workers and certain members of their families and survivors of deceased workers and SSI

Special Programs:

For workers who have worked a sufficient period of time for retirement and disability benefits may be paid and to certain members of their families. Survivor benefits may be paid to the widow(er) and children

Supplemental Security Income payments are made to aged, blind or disabled individuals who have limited income and resources.

 

 

Putnam Community Action Program (CAP)

121 Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-8021

www.putnamcap.org

Email: pcacbahr@bestweb.net

Putnam CAP is an anti-poverty program dedicated to serving the low income residents of Putnam County. CAP works with residents to find and access services that can help relieve the burdens of difficult financial situations.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Serving low-income residents of Putnam County

Special Programs:

Information/Referrals/Advocacy; May be done over the phone or in office .

Food Pantry Program provides bags of food to families and individuals in need.

Children’s Car Seat Program provides referrals for low income parents to the sheriff’s department to receive a free car seat.

Wheels to Work Program provides help in purchasing a used vehicle, in part with the Westchester Housing Fund and Putnam County Department of Social Services.

Community Solutions for Transportation provided working parents with up to $1,000 in vehicle repairs. Intervention Services provides emergency financial assistance to help prevent a utility disconnection or eviction. Individual must demonstrate on-going financial stability.

Emergency Services provides up to $50, in the form of vouchers or gift certificates, to assist with clothing, groceries, and/or gas.

 

Salvation Army

Hudson Valley Department Office

117 Nelson Avenue

Peekskill, NY 10566

914-620-6041 / 6042

Helps out in personal emergencies (fire, etc.). Provides food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs. A not-for-profit, charitable, Christian organization.

Payment Terms: Free

 

 

Putnam County Housing Corporation

11 Seminary Hill Road

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-8493

www.putnamhousing.com

Email: puthousing@aol.com

Offers Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Rental Housing Subsidy, HUD Counseling agency to assist consumers with housing issues.

Special Programs:

Welcome Home Program to provide free furniture and house wares to those in need.

 

Northern Westchester Shelter

P.O Box 203

Pleasantville, NY, 10570

914-747-0828, 914-238-2800 (Hotline)

www.northernwestchestershelter.org

Email: info@northernwestchestershelter.org

Emergency shelter, counseling and advocacy services for individuals and families who experienced domestic violence. Also professionally-led support and education group for battered women.

Payment Terms: No fee

Special Programs:

Residential Services: Staff and volunteers provide emotional support and practical assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Offers individual and group support counseling, legal, entitlement and housing advocacy assistance to all victims.

Children’s Services: Assists mothers and children with individual and group counsel ing, parenting skills, health care, day care and all educational needs.

Non-Residential services: Offers individual counseling, support groups, information

and referrals, legal and entitlement assistance for women and children victims of

domestic violence outside of the shelter setting.

Hispanic Outreach Program: Provides bilingual outreach, counseling and assistance to Latino women and children throughout Westchester County.

Support Group for Battered Women: Meets every Monday & Thursday evenings at 39 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville. Please call above number to speak with a counselor.

 

Westchester-Putnam Affirmative Action Weatherization Program

914 - 761-0516

Provides a qualified home owner or apartment dweller with additional protection against cold weather and heat loss during the winter months. The program will replace broken windows, provide weather stripping and caulking, and supply additional insulation where necessary.

 

Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc.

1-888-824-4004

www.rehab.org

A mental health agency whose mission is to enrich and empower the lives of its clients by providing to them services and opportunities for meaningful emotional, social, vocational and educational growth.

 

Salvation Army

Hudson Valley Development Office

117 Nelson Avenue

Peekskill, NY 10566

914-620-6041 / 6042

Helps out in personal emergencies (fire, etc.). Provides food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs. A not-for-profit, charitable, Christian organization.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Search for Change, Inc.

95 Church Street, Suite 200

White Plains, New York, 10601

914-428-5600

www.searchforchange.com

Westchester Location:

95 Church Street, Suite 200

White Plains, NY 10601

(914-428-5600)

Putnam Location:

155Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

(845-279-8113)

Search for Change is a not-for-profit organization that provides residential and vocational services to adults in recovery from mental illness. The mission of the agency is based on the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and the goal is to assist individuals to identify and obtain valued roles within the community.

Payment Terms: SSI, SSD, Medicaid, and private pay

Eligibility: Individuals must carry a primary diagnosis of mental illness as defined by the DSM

IV. A secondary diagnosis of substance abuse/chemical addiction will also be accepted. All referrals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Special Programs:

SFC offers 24-hour Community Residential, Apartment Treatment and Supported Housing Programs in Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Residential Services: SFC operates a number of OMH licensed residential programs located throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. These are transactional housing programs with the goal being to aid individuals in making informed choices in living, working and social environments and teach the skills individuals need to be successful and satisfied in those chosen environments.

Respite & Hospital Diversion Services: SFC provides a temporary stay (up to 14 days) bed which includes 24-hour supervision and support for individuals who are experiencing acute symptoms and who might be at risk of inpatient hospitalization. Also offers step-down services for individuals who are ready to leave the inpatient setting, but require additional support and supervision to aid them with their transition back into the community.

Private Case Management: Services are offered to individuals not enrolled in any of SFC’s other programs and living on their own, and include ongoing, inhome support, supervision, advocacy, linkage with treatment and rehabilitation providers as jointly determined by participants, families and staff.

Vocational Services: SFC offers vocational rehabilitation services to assist people with psychiatric disabilities to choose, obtain and maintain employment, vocational assistance to prepare individuals for a return to the work force, and vocational training including computer training and internship program.

 

 

 

Carmel Recreation Department

Sycamore Park

Long Pond Road

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-628-7888

Email: crmlrec@bestweb.net

9,000 acres with camping, hiking, picnicking, boating, swimming, basketball, handball.

Special Programs:

Pre-school & adult programs Summer Camp

 

Carmel Sports Association

845-228-2435

www.carmelsportsassoc.org

 

Clarence Fahnstock State Park

Route 301

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-7207

14,086 acre park, covering land in Putnam and Dutchess counties, boasts hiking trails, a beautiful beach, picnic areas, scenic campground, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, and birding. The park is also home to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center which provides high quality environmental programming and Fahnestock Winter Park which includes 15 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and an area for sledding.

 

Cold Spring Recreation Department

87 Main Street

Cold Spring, NY 10516

845-265-3611

 

Drop-In Center

Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.

1620 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-7600

Consumer-run. Open Tuesday 1-8, Thursday 1-8 & 2nd Saturday each month 11-4.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Adults (18 years and over) with mental illnesses who live in Putnam County and neighboring communities

Special Programs:

Trips

Games & Movies

Arts & Crafts

Recreational Activities

 

Kent Recreation Department

531 Route 52

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-1400

www.townofkentny.gov

 

Mahopac Sports Association

www.mahopacsports.org

 

Patterson Recreation Department

2 Route 164

Patterson, NY 12563

845-878-6500

www.pattersonny.org

 

Philipstown Recreation Department

238 Main Street

Cold Spring, NY 10516

845-424-4618

www.phillipstownrecreation.com

 

PRPH

925 East Lake Boulevard

Mahopac, NY 10541

845-621-5594

A recreation program serving children and adults with special needs. Offers after-school, evenings and Saturday therapeutic recreation programs for disabled children and adults.

 

Putnam County Park

Gypsy Trail Road

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-3650

www.visitputnam.org

200 acres. Picnic area with grills, marked hiking trails, camping for Scouts, horseshoe courts, swimming, ice skating.

 

Putnam Valley Recreation Department

265 Oscawana Lake Road

Putnam Valley, NY 10579

845-526-3292

www.pvpr.com

 

Social Center

Putnam Community Services of Hudson River Psychiatric Center

1620 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-2500

Psychosocial club where people with mental illness work side by side with professional staff in a shared effort to obtain or regain socially satisfying lives. Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm.

Payment Terms: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, sliding scale

Eligibility: Putnam County residents, adults (18 years or older) with mental illnesses

 

Southeast Recreation Department

1 Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-3915

www.townofsoutheast-ny.com

 

Sterling Club

29 Sterling Avenue

White Plains, NY 10606

914-949-1212

www.mhawestchester.org/social/sterlingclub.asp

A social/vocational center for adults with serious mental illness. It is run as a “clubhouse program” where staff members and clients form a partnership and manage the program together.

Eligibility: Persons with serious mental illness, age 18 and up, Westchester County Residents

 

Brewster Taxi

845-279-6552

 

Brookside Taxi

845-225-5555, 845-279-2222

 

Express Taxi Inc.

845-278-8830

 

Manny’s Taxi

845-279-1393

 

Orbe’s Taxi Service

845-278-7200

 

Putnam Area Rapid Transit

Red & Tan Management

845-878-RIDE

www.putnamcountyny.com/part/index.htm

 

Putnam Community Action Program (CAP)

121 Main Street

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-8021

www.putnamcap.org

Email: pcacbahr@bestweb.net

Putnam CAP is an anti-poverty program dedicated to serving the low income residents of Putnam County. CAP works with residents to find and access services that can help relieve the burdens of difficult financial situations.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Serving low-income residents of Putnam County

Special Programs:

Information/Referrals/Advocacy; May be done over the phone or in office .

Food Pantry Program provides bags of food to families and individuals in need.

Children’s Car Seat Program provides referrals for low income parents to the sheriff’s department to receive a free car seat.

Wheels to Work Program provides help in purchasing a used vehicle, in part with the Westchester Housing Fund and Putnam County Department of Social Services. Community Solutions for Transportation provided working parents with up to $1,000 in vehicle repairs.

Intervention Services provides emergency financial assistance to help prevent a utility disconnection or eviction. Individual must demonstrate on-going financial stability. Emergency Services provides up to $50, in the for of vouchers or gift certificates, to assist with clothing, groceries, gas.

 

Putnam Workforce Partnership

110 Old Route 6 Bldg. 3

Carmel, NY, 10512

845-225-7043

www.putnamcountyny.com/pwp/index.html

www.workforcenewyork.org

Email: 37a401@dfa.state.ny

 

Senior Citizens Bus Service

Office for the Aging

110 Old Route 6 Center

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-1034

Provides transportation for senior citizens(60+) who participate in nutrition program.

Payment Terms: Suggested contribution of $0.75 each way

Eligibility: Senior citizens (60+) who are participants of the Nutrition Program

 

Career Quest

Search for Change

155 Main Street, Suite 206

Brewster, NY 10509

845-279-7703

www.searchforchange.com

Email: info@searchforchange.com

General vocational training and employment assistance for adults recovering from a mental illness .

Eligibility: 18 years +, emotionally disabled

Special Programs:

Computer training is available at White Plains location. Additional location at 3630 Hill Boulevard, Suite 404, Jefferson V

 

Keon Center

C.A.R.C., Inc.

P.O. Box 147

Montrose, NY 10548

914-737-6980

Email: keon@bestweb.net

Life skills, vocational training, and job placement for developmentally disabled and physically or psychiatrically disabled adults.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Rehabilitation

Prevoc Services

Sheltered Employment

Case Management

Supported Work

Family Support

Medicaid Service Coordination

Benefits Assistance

 

Putnam Association Resource Center- Vocational Rehabilitation

1938 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-5650

www.putnamarc.org

Vocational rehabilitation programs and job placements in the community for supported employment.

Payment Terms: State/County Sponsored

Eligibility: Developmental disability, mental health related disability

Special Programs:

Work Readiness Program for classified students from local high schools

 

Sterling Clinic and Sterling Clubhouse

29 Sterling Avenue

White Plains, NY 10606

914-345-5900 (Sterling Clinic), 914-949-1212 (Sterling Clubhouse)

A social/vocational center for adults with serious mental illness. It is run as a “clubhouse program” where staff members and clients form a partnership and manage the program together.

Eligibility: Persons with serious mental illness, age 18 and up, Westchester County Residents.

 

Supported Work Program

CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc.

45 Fair Street

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-8007

Email: CareersforPeople@aol.com

www.careersforpeoplewithdisabilities.org

CAREERS helps people with disabilities find productive, sustained employment in their communities by providing individualized job placement, extensive one-on-one job training and long-term follow-along and support services.

Payment Terms: All services are free of charge to clients and employers

Eligibility: Must be Putnam or Westchester County resident, at least 16 years old, and diagnosed with learning, developmental, psychiatric and/or physical disability

Special Programs:

High School Transition Program: helps students with disabilities make the transition from high school to successful employment. Work directly with students, school staff, and families. Provide pre-employment training and assistance, job placement, on-the-job training and follow-along services to insure long-term success

Community Transition Program: same services as High School Transition Program, provided to clients at community mental health programs to enable them to make the transition to independent living and successful employment.

Corporate Outreach Program: established to open the door to new jobs in the area’s larger businesses and corporations.

 

Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)

301 Manchester Road, Suite 200

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

845-452-5325

www.nysed.gov

Vocational counseling; other support services related to employment for individuals with disabilities.

Eligibility: Must have permanent disability which creates a significant barrier to gaining and main taining suitable employment

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Inter-group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of New York, Inc

307 7th Avenue (between 27&28 Streets) Room 201

New York, NY 10001

914-949-1200/ 212-647-1680

www.nyintergroup.org

Email: generalinformation@nyintergroup.org

Provides a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to solve their common problem of alcoholism through a 12-step program.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Compassionate Friends

914-669-5087

Provides mutual support for grieving parents, regardless of the age of the deceased child or how long ago the death occurred; meets the last Friday of the month at Cyrus Russell Community House, Route 35, Cross River, 10518.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Self-Help Groups

Mental Health Association in Putnam County

1620 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-7600

www.mhaputnam.org

Peer-run support groups in a variety of areas for the mentally ill. Call for current schedule .

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Bible Study

Bipolar

Creative Arts

Current Events

OCD Support Group

Smoking Cessation

 

Recovery, Inc.

914-245-1850

Provides a self-help method for overcoming nervous symptoms and fears through specific techniques and mutual support; seven weekly group meetings throughout Westchester County.

Payment Terms: Suggested $2 donation per meeting

 

Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse

Westchester Jewish Community Services

845 North Broadway

White Plains, NY, 10603

914-761-0600 ext 308

The Clearinghouse is a central resource for information and referral for more than 280 mutual support groups covering a wide range of concerns relating to problems of health, mental health and everyday life situations. The Clearinghouse provides two telephone networks, matching newly bereaved men and women and newly separated women with a telephone buddy to provide one-to-one support.

 

White Plains Chapter of the Compassionate Friends

914-381-3389

Provides mutual support, through a 12-step program, for people trying to achieve and maintain emotional health through sharing of strength and hope.

Special Programs:

Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 7pm, at White Plains Presbyterian Church,

39 North Broadway, White Plains.

 

Adult Bereavement Group

Hospice

914-366-3325

A professionally-led support group for adults who have lost a loved one; meets at Phelps Hospital, 701 North Broadway, North Tarrytown 10591.

 

Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester

785 Mamaroneck Ave

White Plains, NY 10605

914-428-1919

www.alzhudsonvalley.org

Email: ruthahearn@alz.org

Provides support groups, services and education for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers; helplin e for information, referral and counseling.

Payment Terms: Most services are free

Special Programs:

Early stage support group

Care consultation

Paralegal consultation

 

Birthright of Carmel

Birthright of Northern Westchester & Putnam County

P.O. Box 478, 12 Fair Street (Above Lorenzo’s Pizza)

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-8885

Provides pregnancy support, friendship and counseling. Free pregnancy testing, maternity clothes and layettes. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-1 & 2-4, Thursday 10-1 & 7:30-9.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Limited Child Care Assistant for school/job search pursuit. Emergency Hotline: 1-800-550-4900

 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.)

845-278-3020

Provides support and information for adults with Attention Deficit Disorder and parents whose children have Attention Deficit Disorder; educates parents and professionals about ADD; acts as a community resource and advocates for children. Support groups meet at White Plains Hospital Center and JCC (formerly Mid-Westchester YMCA).

Payment Terms: $35 membership fee, $5 meeting fee for non-members

 

Family Support Services

Mental Health Association in Putnam County

1620 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-7600

Support groups and education for individuals with mentally ill family members.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Sibling Group for children 8-12 and 13-18 with a mentally ill sibling or parent, ext. 238

Advocacy Training and Support Groups for Adults with a mentally ill relative (child, spouse or sibling) ext. 231

 

Freedom Gardens for the Handicapped

1680 Strawberry Road

Mohegan Lake, NY 10547

914-528-3900

A not-for-profit organization to help handicapped people live independently.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Putnam Chapter

PO Box 552

Mahopac, NY 10541

(845) 278-7600 ext. 246

An advocacy group of relatives concerned with improving the care and treatment of persons with chronic mental illness.

Payment Terms: Free / donation

Eligibility: For family members and friends of adults with mental illnesses

Special Programs:

Family to Family

In Our own Voice

Speaker Series

 

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

914-739-6099

Provides support for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death; meets near Hudson Valley Hospital on the third Wednesday of each month. Call Cynthia Fritz for information.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Putnam Independent Living Services

Westchester Independent Living Center

1961 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-228-PILS (9457)

Provides information, referrals and advocacy for people with disabilities. Services are designed, directed and in most cases delivered by qualified disabled individuals.

Payment Terms: None

Eligibility: Consumer must have a disability

Special Programs:

Information & Referral

Benefits & Entitlements Services

Community Outreach/Education/Advocacy

Peer Advisement

Client Assistance Program (serves VESID & CBVH consumers)

Traumatic Brain Injury Program

Minority Outreach

Student Advocacy

Social Groups

 

Putnam Workforce Partnership

110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-7043 ext 1600

www.putnamcountyny.com/pwp/index.html

www.workforcenewyork.org

Email: 37a401@dfa.state.ny

The partnership is a collaboration of local business, education, state and local government agencies whose mission is to provide a one-stop approach to comprehensive education, training and employment services for employers and employees in Putnam County.

 

SMART Recovery

914-683-5208

Professionally-led support group for people who abuse alcohol and drugs and want to stay sobe r through a belief in sobriety as a way of healing.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Wednesdays at 7pm at 901 North Broadway, Suite 2, North White Plains,

 

 

Arbor House

Shelter Hotline

845-279-2588

 

Birthright of Carmel Hotline

1-800-550-4900 (Hotline) 845-225-8885 (Carmel office)

Emergency hotline. 24-hours.

 

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-635-1522 (24-hours)

24-hour hotline for child abuse. Public line, 1-800-342-3720.

Special Programs:

Espanol: 1-800-342-3720 TDD: 1-800-638-5163

 

Child Find

1-800-426-5678, 1-800-IAMLOST

www.childfindofamerica.org

Information and referral hotline which locates runaways, missing children or children who were adducted, either by a stranger or a parent. Voicemail after 5pm.

Special Programs:

1-800-AWAYOUT: parents who have abducted their own children

1-800-292-9688: abduction prevention, mediation, counseling

 

Cocaine Anonymous

212-COCAINE

24-hour helpline. Group provides support and fellowship to help cocaine addicts recover from their addiction through a 12-step program.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Domestic Violence Crisis and Referral Line

914-347-4558

24-hour hotline and referral services sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Westchester County and the Northern Westchester Shelter.

 

Down’s Syndrome Resources

1-800-221-4602

Support group hotline.

 

My Sister’s Place Shelter Hotline

1-800-298-SAFE (7233)

24-hour hotline located at the residential facility. Women are provided support, information and referrals, and screened for appropriateness for residential and legal services.

 

New York State Domestic Violence 1-800-942-6906

24-hour hotline.

Special Programs:

Espanol: 1-800-942-6908

 

Northern Westchester Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Hotline

Northern Westchester Shelter

P.O. Box 203

Pleasantville, NY 10570

914-747-0828, 914-238-2800

24-hour emergency hotline. Provides emergency shelter and crisis counseling.

Special Programs:

Spanish Hotline: 914-741-0156

 

Putnam/Northern Westchester Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Hotline

845-628-2166

24-hour information and referral.

 

Rape/Sexual Assault/Crime Hotline

Victims Assistance Services

914-345-9111, 1-800-726-4041

24-hour confidential service for male and female victims and their families and friends. No t police-related. Individual and group counseling.

Special Programs:

Domestic Violence

September 11th trauma

All survivors and families of crime

Any victims

 

Suicide Prevention

914-946-0121

 

Renaissance Project Hotline

845-647-6575

24-hour emergency hotline for drug abuse.

 

Senate/Assembly/New York Legislation Hotline

1-800-342-9860, 518-455-7545

Provides information about the status of current mental health legislation.

 

Al-A-Teen

P.O. Box 868

White Plains, NY 10602-0868

914-946-1748, 1-888-425-2666 (Monday-Friday 8-6)

A self-supporting group of children of alcoholics, ages 12-17. Call for local meetings .

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Spanish: 1-800-939-2700

 

Al-Anon

P.O. Box 868

White Plains, NY 10602-0868

914-946-1748, 1-888-425-2666 (Monday-Friday 8-6)

Provides mutual support, hope and friendship for relatives and friends of persons with an alcohol problem. Call for local meeting information.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Spanish: 1-800-939-2700

 

Al-Anon/Al-A-Teen Meeting Information Line

1-800-356-9996

Support group hotline.

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking

 

Alcohol and Drug Hotline

1-800-ALCOHOL

Information hotline.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

914-949-1200 / 212-870-3400

Support group hotline.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

1-800-438-4380

Information hotline.

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

3615 Wisconsin Avenue

NW Washington DC 20016

202-966-7300

www.aacap.org

Information source for referrals to psychiatrists

 

American Medical Association

515 North State Street

Chicago, IL 60610

312-464-5000

Provides referrals to local referral services.

 

American Psychiatric Association

1400 K Street NW, Suite 1101

Washington , DC 20005

202-682-6000

Information source for referrals to psychiatrists.

 

American Psychological Association

750 First Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

202-336-5500

Information source for referrals to psychologists.

 

American Trauma Society

1-800-556-7890

Provide referrals and contacts. Also trauma prevention.

 

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600

Silver Spring, MD 20910

240-485-1001

www.adaa.org

 

Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies

305 7th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

212-647-1890

www.abct.org

Provides referral lists of behavioral and cognitive therapists; information on behavioral and cognitive treatments for 90 mental health problems including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attack, and phobia; sponsors an Annual Convention and publishes journals and videos of interest to mental health professionals interested in learning more about the behavioral and cognitive therapies.

 

Brain Injury Association

1-800-444-NHIF

www.biausa.org

Advocacy organization offering resources and information for family members or survivors of brain injury.

 

CDC National HIV, AIDS, and Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

1-800-342-AIDS

Information hotline.

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking

 

CDC National Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Hotline

1-800-227-8922

Support group and information hotline.

 

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

1-800-662-HELP

Information hotline.

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking.

 

CSAP’s Alcohol & Drug-Free Workplace Help Line

1-800-967-5752

Support group hotline.

 

Division of Substance Abuse Services

1-800-522-5353

Referrals to drug and alcohol treatment. Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Special Programs:

Support for World Trade Center crisis.

 

Growing Up Healthy Foundation

1-800-522-5006

24-hour information and referral hotline for pregnant women and their infants and children fo r prenatal care, WIC and health insurance programs.

Special Programs:

Espanol: 1-800-522-5006

 

Information Line of the United Way of Dutchess County

75 Market Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845-473-1500

Publishes a directory of self-help groups and can provide information over the telephone about groups for mental health concerns, support groups, housing, etc.

Payment Terms: Free

 

U.S Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association

601 Global Way, Suite 106

Linthicum, MD 21090

410-789-7054

www.iapsrs.org

Email: general@iapsrs.org

Information source for referrals to psychosocial rehabilitation programs.

 

Mental Health Info Center

Mental Health Association in New York State

518-434-0439, ext. 16

www.mhanys.org

Email: infocenter@mhanys.org

Provides information and referrals in New York State. Ask any mental health question and receive referrals to local Mental Health Association.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

1-800-GET-MADD, 1-877-MADD-HELP (for victims)

Support group hotline .

Special Programs:

Spanish Speaking

 

Naranon Open Door - New York Area

1-800-984-0066, 310-547-5800

www.nynaranon.org

Provides support for families and friends of drug addicts through a 12-step program. Call for information, times and places of meetings.

Payment Terms: Free

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

200 North Glebe Road, Suite 1015

Arlington, VA 22203

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

The NAMI Helpline is a toll-free information and referral service that provides emotional support, referrals to local organizations, and treatment information for thousands of callers who contact the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) each year. Call for information about mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. Some other issues that NAMI addresses are the latest treatment and research breakthroughs, health insurance parity, employment opportunities, housing concerns, and behavioral managed care.

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking

 

National Association of Social Workers

750 First Street NE, Suite 700

Washington DC 20002

202-408-8600, 1-800-638-8799

www.socialworkers.org

Information and source referrals to social workers.

 

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.

3 Terrace Way, Suite D

Greensboro, NC 27403

336-547-0607

www.nbcc.org

Information source for referrals to mental health practitioners.

 

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence Hope Line

1-800-475-HOPE

Information hotline.

 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

1-800-NCA-CALL

Information hotline.

 

Depression & Bi-Polar Support Alliance

730 North Franklin, Suite 501

Chicago, IL 60610-7204

312-642-0049, 1-800-826-3632

Provides information, referrals and/or educational materials. Hold conventions, regional conferences and bookstore.

 

National Health Information Center

1-800-336-4797

Support group hotline and health information referral service. Monday - Friday 9-5:30.

 

National Mental Health Association

2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor

Alexandria, Virginia 22311

703-684-7722, 1-800-969-NMHA

www.nmha.org

Email: infoctr@nmha.org

National non-profit mental health advocacy organization concerned with all aspects of mental health and mental illness. The Association’s Resource Center serves the general public by providing literature about mental illness and referrals to mental health services. In addition, the Resource Center provides technical assistance to mental health consumer and consumer supporter organizations, advocacy organizations, and NMHA’s nationwide network of 340 Affiliate offices.

 

National Rehabilitation Association

633 South Washington Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-836-0850

www.nationalrehab.org

Email: info@nationalrehab.org

 

National Rehabilitation Information Center

1-800-34-NARIC

Support group hotline and information. Monday - Friday, 9-5.

 

National Center for Victims of Crime

1-800-394-2255

www.ncvc.org

Information and referral hotline.

 

New York State Parents & Kin Connection Helpline

1-800-345-5437

www.ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt

Provides information regarding local parent education and support programs in communities across the state.

Payment Terms: Free

 

New York State Office of Mental Health - Customer Relations

44 Holland Avenue

Albany, NY 12229

1-800-597-8481

Customer Relations representatives who will provide you with information about available services, help you with solving problems or referral. Available Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Before you call: contact someone most closely associated with your problem, such as program staff, therapist, nurse, etc,; contact the director of the program; contact your county mental health authority.

Special Programs:

1-800-210-6456 for people who speak only Spanish 1-800-597-9810 TDD for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.

 

Narcotics Anonymous

212-929-6262

24-hour helpline. Group provides support for drug addicts who want help to recover from thei r addiction through a 12-step program.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

24-hour Help Line: 718-805-9835

 

NIMH Publications Ordering Line

1-800-421-4211

Anxiety and Depression information line.

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking available.

 

Pathways to Promise

5400 Arsenal Street

St. Louis, MO 63139

314-877-6405

www.pathways2promise.org

Email: pathways@mimhedu

Provides information, referrals and/or educational materials.

 

Peer Specialist Program

The Mental Health Association in Putnam County

1620 Route 22

Brewster, NY 10509

845-278-7600

www.mhaputnam.org

Recipient-staffed information and referral phone line to assist callers in locating mental health services in Putnam County and neighboring communities. Also provides peer support.

Payment Terms: Free

 

Senior Citizen Hotline

Office for the Aging Empire State Plaza

Albany, NY 12223

1-800-342-9871

http://aging.state.ny.us

Email: aging@aging.state.ny.us

Information and referral for programs and services for the elderly statewide. Monday -Friday , 8am-4pm.

Special Programs:

Espanol: 1-800-342-9871

 

United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

1-800-662-HELP

www.drughelp.org

24-hour information and referral hotline.

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking available

 

United Way’s Help Line

United Way of Westchester/Putnam

914-949-4636 or 211

Information and referral line that maintains information on health and human service agencies in Westchester and Putnam. Available Monday -Friday, 7am-7pm.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

TDD Line: 914-949-4796 Spanish speaking available

 

Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse

Westchester Jewish Community Services

845 N Broadway

White Plains, NY 10603

914-761-0600, ext 308

The Clearinghouse is a central resource for information and referral for more than 280 mutual support groups covering a wide range of concerns relating to problems of health, mental health and everyday life situations.

Special Programs:

Clearinghouse provides two telephone networks, matching newly bereaved men and women and newly separated women with a telephone buddy to provide one-to-one support.

 

 

 

Disability Advocates, Inc.

5 Clinton Square, 3rd Floor

Albany, NY 12207-2201

518-432-7861 (collect calls accepted)

Email: mail@disabilityadvocates.info

PAIMI program regional office. Provides direct PAIMI services to eligible clients in Putnam County.

 

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

1101 Fifteenth Street NW, Suite 1212 Washington DC 20005

202-467-5730

www.bazelon.org

Email: info@bazelon.org

   Information source for protection and advocacy. Publications for advocates, families, and consumers. Fax or email to request a list.

Eligibility:No services for individuals

 

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems

900 2nd Street NE, Suite 211

Washington DC 20002

202-408-9514

www.protectionandadvocacy.com

Email: napas@earthlink.com

   Information source for protection and advocacy.

 

NYAPRS New York Association Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

1 Columbia Place 2nd Floor

Albany, NY 12207

518-436-0008

www.NYAPRS.org

 

New York State Office of Mental Health—Customer Relations

44 Holland Avenue

Albany, NY, 12229

1-800-597-8481

  Customer Relations representatives who will provide you with information about available services, help you with problem solving or referral. Available Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

 Payment Terms: Free

 Special Programs:

NY Relay (TTY) For Deaf is available 1-800-421-1220

 

 

American Psychiatric Association Ethics Committee

1400 “K” Street NW

Washington, DC 20005

202-682-6000

www.psych.org

email: apa@psych.org

Contact to register complaints about psychiatrists regarding major violations of ethics or laws.

 

American Psychological Association Ethics Office

750 First Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

202-336-5930

www.apa.org/ethics

email: ethics@apa.org

Contact to register complaints about psychologists regarding major violations of APA Ethics Code.

 

 

New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

Committee on Inquiry

225 Lark Street

Albany, NY 12210

1-800-724-6279, 518-463-4741

www.naswnys.org

Oversees adjudication system which reviews complaints against social workers for infractions of the code of ethics and complaints by social workers against their employers alleging unfair personnel practices.

 

 

New York State Department of Health

1-800-206-8125

HMO complaint line.

 

Office of Professional Discipline

New York State Education Department

475 Park Avenue South

New York, NY 10016-6901

1-800-442-8106

Accepts professional conduct complaints about psychologists, social workers, nurses and occupational, physical and speech therapists (among others). To find out if a practitioner is currently registered in New York State, call the Division of Professional Licensing Services (518-474-3817).

 

Office of Professional Medical Conduct

New York State Department of Health Hedley Park Place

433 River Street, Suite 303

Troy, NY 12180

518-402-0836, 1-800-663-6114

www.health.state.ny.us

Email: opmc@health.state.ny.us

Investigates complaints about psychiatrists, physicians and physician assistants.

 

 

Dispute Resolution Center of Orange and Putnam Counties

1822 Route Six

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-9555

An opportunity to resolve minor criminal or civil disputes of a non-legal nature outside of the normal judicial process.

Payment Terms: Free to disputants, sliding scale for divorce mediation

Special Programs:

Family Program: Provides mediation services to families who are experiencing conflict characterized by the initiation of PINS, custody and visitation petitions as well as those families that are in conflict as the result of other types of interpersonal disputes.

Peer Mediation: Helps students to handle conflicts between themselves in school.

Special Education Medication: Helps to mediate between parents and school’s special education departments.

 

F.E.G.S. Community Trust

97-45 Queens Boulevard

Rego Park, NY 11374

718-896-9090

Community Trusts established by the UJA Federation to assist families in providing for the future needs of their emotionally, mentally, or physically disabled family members. Through the Trust, families can make a financial investment now that will ensure a lifetime of personal advocacy services for their disabled family member, while preserving the individual’s eligibility for government entitlements.

Special Programs:

Russian & Spanish speaking.

 

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

4 Cromwell Place

White Plains, NY 10601

914-949-1305 ext 135

Email: mferone@lshv.org

Advice, legal representation for low income persons in civil matters, including welfare/benefits, housing, disability, elder law, domestic violence, AIDS law.

Payment Terms: Free

Special Programs:

Spanish speaking

 

Legal Aid

19 Fair Street

Carmel, NY 10512

845-225-8466

Email: legalpcaid@aol.com

Provides free legal services on criminal matters and certain family court issues.

Payment Terms: Free

Eligibility: Indigent public assistance recipient or limited income and by application only.

 

New York State Commission on the Quality of Care & Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

401 State Street

Schenectady, NY 12305-2397

1-800-624-4143

www.cqcapd.states.ny.us

Email: garymasline@cqcapd.state.ny.us

 

What To Do In Emergency Situations


  If a person becomes violent, gets completely out of control, or tries to commit suicide, there are several things to do:
  In a dangerous or violent crisis, call 911 or your local police. Often the police are the best equipped, most available resource, especially when violence has occurred or when there is a strong possibility that the person may do physical injury to self or others.
  Once the emergency situation has been brought under control, if the troubled individual is already in treatment, call his or her therapist.
  In a nonviolent crisis, contacting other resources may be the best choice. For example, if an individual hasn’t eaten for a substantial period of time and has become weak and dehydrated, call his or her physician or therapist. If the person doesn’t have one, get him or her to a hospital emergency room where doctors are on duty-even if you have to call an ambulance to get there.
  You may choose to call a mental health or crisis hotline, drug hotline, suicide prevention center, or Alcoholics Anonymous chapter, if your area has such services. Their telephones are staffed around the clock.
  Emergency room doctors will treat injuries resulting from violence, a suicide attempt,
or a drug or alcohol overdoes. They also may be able to provide temporary help for an emotional problem, even if they are not mental health specialists. In addition, they will be able to tell you where and how to get further help.
  If the person in crisis is a member of a church, synagogue, or temple, you may choose to call the minister, priest, or rabbi. Many members of the clergy are trained to deal with emergencies, or they can refer you to other sources of help.
  Another option is to call the nearest mental health center. Mental health centers generally provide a wide range of services. Included in these are:
   1. 24-hour emergency service– available at hospitals or other mental health clinics any time of the day or night.
   2. Outpatient care– a person goes to the center’s clinic for treatment that has been set up on a regular appointment basis.
   3. Inpatient service– a person stays at the hospital where care is provided.
   4. Partial hospitalization– a person might spend occasional days, nights, or weekends at the hospital center, living at home and going to work as much as possible.
   5. Consultation, education, and prevention service– assist schools, community organizations, institutions, and businesses in dealing with persons with mental illnesses and in developing programs that help in the understanding and prevention of emotional disorders.


  Taken from A Consumer’s Guide to Mental Health, NIH Publication No. 94-3585

 

 

 

 Mental health professional, hospital personnel and government employees often use familiar terms. This list of acronyms spells out names of common mental health diagnoses, services and programs.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

A

 

AA
Alcoholics Anonymous
AACAP
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
AC
Before Meals
ACD
Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal or
Alternate Care Determination
ACLAIMH
Association of Community Living Agencies in Mental Health
ACOA
Adult Children Of Alcoholics
ACSW
Accredited Certified Social Worker or
Academy of Certified Social Workers
ACT
Assertive Community Treatment
ACYF
Administration for Children, Youth and Families
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAMHA
Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration
ADC
Aid to Dependent Children
ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder
ADF
Aid to Dependent Families
ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
AFDC
Aid to Families of Dependent Children
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AILCNY
Association of Independent Living Centers in New York, Inc.
Al-Anon
Organization of relatives and friends of persons whose lives have been affected by the alcoholism of another
Al-A-Teen
Organization of young adult children of alcoholics
ALC
Alternative Levels of Care
AMA
American Medical Association or Against Medical Advice
AMI
Alliance on Mental Illness
AOT
Assisted Outpatient Treatment
APA
American Psychological Association or
American Psychiatric Association
APS
Adult Protective Services
ARC
Association for Retarded Citizens
ARCS
AIDS Related Community Services
ASA
Alcohol and Substance Abuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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B

 

BCF
Bureau of Children and Families
BD
Bipolar Disorder or
Behaviorally Disturbed
BESR
Bureau of Evaluation and Services Research
BID
Twice a Day (usually twelve hours apart)
BOCES
Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BPD
Borderline Personality Disorder
BSW
Bachelor of Social Work

 

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C

 

C&Y
Children and Youth
CAB
Consumer Advisory Board
CAC
Credentialed Alcoholism Counselor or Child Advocacy Center
CAFAS
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scales
CAMI
Chemical Abuse/Mentally Ill or Community Attitude toward Mental Illness
CAP
Child Assistance Program or Client Assistance Program or Community Action Program
CAPA
Child Abuse Prevention Act
CAPTA
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CASSP
Child and Adolescent Service System Program
CAT
Clinical Assessment Team
CAT (scan)
Computerized Axial Tomography
CBCL
Child Behavior Checklist
CCDBG
Child Care and Development Block Grant
CCF
Council on Children and Families
CCP
County Comprehensive Plan
CCSI
Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative
CD
Conduct Disorder
CDF
Client Description Form
CDT
Continuing Day Treatment
CETA
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
CGAS
Children’s Global Assessment Scale

CHADD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
CHHA
Certified Home Health Agency
CHAP
Child Health Assurance Program
CHAS
Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy
CHIP
Child Health Insurance Program
CHIRP
Children’s Health Insurance Program
CHP
Comprehensive Health Plan
CM
Case Management (or Manager)
CMHC
Community Mental Health Center
CMS
Case Management Services
CNS
Central Nervous System
COIL
Coalition on Independent Living
COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment
CON
Certificate of Need
COPES
Carmel Organization of Parents for Educational Support
COPS
Comprehensive Outpatient Programs
CP
Cerebral Palsy
CPEP
Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
CPS
Child Protective Services
CQC
Commission on the Quality of Care
CR
Community Residence
CRC
Certified Rehabilitation Center
CR/SRO
Community Residence/Single Room Occupancy
CRIPA
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
CSE
Committee on Special Education
CSEP
Community Services Expansion Program
CSP
Community Services Programs
CSS
Community Support Services (regular case management)
CSW
Certified Social Worker or
Clinical Social Worker
CTC
Continuing Treatment Center
CYNAS
Children and Youth Needs Assessment Survey

 

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D

 

D&T
Diagnostic and Treatment Center
DAAA
Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
DARE
Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education or
Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Education
D/ART
Depression/Awareness, Recognition and Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DBD
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
DD
Developmental Disability or
Dissociative Disorder
DDSO
Developmental Disability State Office
DFY
Division For Youth
DHCR
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
DIB
Disability Insurance Benefits
DMH
Department of Mental Hygiene
DOCS
Department of Correctional Services
DOH
Department of Health
DRG
Diagnosis Related Group
DSAS
Division of Substance Abuse Services
DSM-IV
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition)
DSS
Department of Social Services
DSW
Doctor of Social Work
DT’s
Delirium Tremens
DUR
Drug Utilization Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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E

 

EA
Emotions Anonymous
EBD
Emotionally or Behaviorally Disturbed
ECF
Extended Care Facility
ECS
Expanded Children’s Services
ECT
Electroconvulsive Therapy
ED
Emotionally Disturbed
EDBMP
Emotionally Disturbed Behavioral Management Problem
EdP
Doctor of Education
EEG
Electroencephalogram
EH
Emotionally Handicapped
EHA
Education of the Handicapped Act
EIP
Early Intervention Program
EKG/ECG
Electrocardiogram
EOC
Economic Opportunity Council
EMEVS
Electronic Medicaid Eligibility Verification System
EPD
Estate Planning for Persons with Disabilities
EPSDT
Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
ER
Emergency Room
ES
Extended Stay Housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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F

 

FACES
Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale
FAMI
Friends and Advocates of the Mentally Ill
FAPE
Free and Appropriate Public Education
FAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBT
Family-Based Syndrome
FCH
Family Care Home
FCICM
Family Centered Intensive Case Management
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFCMH
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
FIRST
Family Information and Referral Service Team

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G

 

GAD
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GATEWAY
Gaining Access to the Emerging Workforce for Adults and Youth

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H

 

HBCI
Home Based Crisis Intervention
HCBS
Home and Community Based Services Waiver
HCFA
Health Care Financing Administration
HHAP
Homeless Housing Assistance Program
HHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization
HRF
Health Related Facility
HRPC
Hudson River Psychiatric Center
HS
At Bedtime (Hour of Sleep)
HSA
Health Systems Agency
HUD
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HVHSA
Hudson Valley Health Systems Agency
HVOIC
Hudson Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center

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I

 

I&R
Information and Referral
ICC
Interagency Coordinating Council
ICF
Intermediate Care Facility
ICM
Intensive Case Management
ICU
Intensive Care Unit
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDT
Intensive Day Treatment
IEP
Individualized Education Plan
IFA
Individual Functional Assessment
IFSP
Individualized Family Service Plan
ILC
Independent Living Center
IM
Intramuscular Injection
IPRT
Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitative Treatment
IRA
Individual Residential Alternative
IQ
Intelligence Quotient
ISP
Individual Service Plan
ISS
Individual Support Services
ITP
Individual Treatment Plan
IV
Intravenous Injection
IWRT
Individual Written Rehabilitation Program

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J

 

JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

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L

 

LCED
Level of Care Eligibility Determination
LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LD
Learning Disability
LGP
Local Government Plan
LGU
Local Government Unit
LPN
Licensed Practicing Nurse
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment

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MADD
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MBD
Minimal Brain Dysfunction
MCO
Managed Care Organization
MD
Medical Doctor
MDD
Major Depressive Disorder
MED
Mental or Emotional Disturbance
MEDICAID
Government health care financial subsidies for those with low incomes
MEDICARE
Government health care insurance for those who are over 65 years of age who have been employed for the required length of time
MHA
Mental Health Association
MHANYS
Mental Health Association of New York State
MHLS
Mental Health Legal Services
MHPAC
Mental Health Planning Advisory Committee
MHSC
Mental Health Services Council
MHTA
Mental Health Therapy Aid
MI
Mental Illness
MICA
Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser
MI/MR
Mentally Ill/Mentally Retarded
MMPI
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
MPD
Multiple Personality Disorder
MPH
Master of Public Health
MOU
Memorandum Of Understanding
MPS
Mandated Preventive Service
MR
Mental Retardation
MRDD
Mental Retardation/Developmental Disability
MSW
Master of Social Work
MUTS
Medicaid Utilization Thresholds

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NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI CAN
National Alliance on Mental Illnesses Children and Adolescents Network
NAPS
National Association of Psychiatric Survivors
NARSAD
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
NASDSE
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
NASW
National Association of Social Workers
NBD
Neurobiological Disorders
NBI
Neighborhood Based Initiative
NEC
National Empowerment Center
NICCYH
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps
NIDRR
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NIMBY
Not In My Back Yard
NIMH
National Institute of Mental Health
NMHCA
National Mental Health Consumers Association
NOD
Notice of Determination or
NYAPRS
Notice of Discipline New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services New York State

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O

 

OASAS
Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
OBS
Organic Brain Syndrome
OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCFS
NYS Office of Children’s and Family Services
OD
Overdose
ODD
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OJJDP
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OMH
Office of Mental Health
OMRDD
Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
OR
Operating Room
ORG
Overall Rehabilitation Goal
OT
Occupational Therapy or
Occupational Therapist
OVR
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (now called VESID)

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P&A
Protection and Advocacy
PA
Parents Anonymous or
Provider Agreement
PACE
Persons Accelerating to Community Employment
PACT
Program of Assertive Community Treatment
PAMII
Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals
PANSS
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
PAO
Psychiatric Assessment Officer
PAPA
Parent and Professional Alliance
PARC
Putnam Associated Resource Center
PASS
Plan for Achieving Self Support
PC
After Meals or
Personal Care
PCS
Patient Characteristics Survey
PDD
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDG
Program Development Grant
PDR
Physician’s Desk Reference
PEACE
Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness
PEOPLE
Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled
PES
Psychiatric Emergency Service
PH
Partial Hospitalization
PHC
Putnam Hospital Center
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
PHSP
Prepared Health Service Plan
PINS
Persons In Need of Supervision
PLAN
Planned Lifetime Assistance Networks
PMHP
Prepaid Mental Health Plan
PPG
Performance Partnership Block Grant
PPHA
Private Proprietary Home for Adults
P/PM
Policies and Procedures Manual
PPO
Preferred Provider Organization
POCA
Plan of Corrective Action
PRN
Medicate As Needed (when necessary)
PROS
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services
PSC
Personal Service Coordinator
PT
Physical Therapy or
Physical Therapist
PTF
Program Termination Form
PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PWA
Persons With AIDS

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Q
Every
QA
Quality Assurance
QD
Once a Day
QID
Four Times a Day (usually six hours apart)
QMB
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

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R&R
Research and Referral
R&T
Research and Training
RCCA
Residential Care Center for Adults
RCPC
Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center
RCSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker
REACH
Reassurance to Each (family support group)
RFA
Request for Application
RFP
Request for Proposal
RHCF
Residential Health Care Facility
RN
Registered Nurse
ROLES
Restrictiveness of Living Environments Scale
RPAC
Regional Planning Advisory Committee
RSS
Residential Rehabilitation Support Services
RSVP
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
RT
Recreational Therapy or
Recreational Therapist
RTC
Residential Treatment Center
RTF
Residential Treatment Facility

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SAC
Siblings and Adult Children network or
Student Assistance Counselor or
Subarea Advisory Council
SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder
SADD
Students Against Drunk Driving
SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAPP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SCIP
Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention
SCM
Supportive Case Manager (or Management)
SED
Serious Emotional Disturbance or
State Education Department
SEPTA
Special Education Parents and Teachers Association
SETRC
Special Education Training and Resource Center
SH
Supported Housing
SHARE
Support Help and Resource Exchange
SIP
School Intervention Program
SNF
Skilled Nursing Facility
SOCR
State Operated Community Residence
SOIFA
State Operated Intermediate Care Facility
SPMI
Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill
SPOA
Single Point of Accountability
SPOE
Single Point of Entry
SRP
Single Room Occupancy
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSD
Social Security Disability
SSDI
Social Security Insurance
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
STAT
Medicate Immediately
STEMSS
Support Together for Emotional and Mental Serenity and Sobriety
STEP
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

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T

 

TA
Therapy Aid or
Transactional Analysis
TASC
Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime
TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
TD
Tardive Dyskenesia
TEAM
Techniques for Effective Aggression Management
TEL-CARE
Telephone Reassurance Service
TEL-LAW
Telephone for Legal Information
TEL-MED
Telephone for Medical Information
TEP
Transitional Employment Placement
TFH
Teaching Family Homes
TID
Three Times a Day (usually eight hours apart)
TLC
Tender Loving Care or
Transitional Living Community
TR
Transitional Rehabilitation Housing
TRF
Teacher Rating Form
TRO
Temporary Restraining Order
TS
Tourette’s Syndrome
TSP
Transitional Services Program
TTL
Treatment Team Leader
TUBS
Temporary Use Beds

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U

 

UCR
Uniform Case Record
UR
Utilization Review

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V

 

VA
Veterans Administration
VESID
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
VOCR VR
Voluntary Operated Community Residence Vocational Rehabilitation

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W

 

WAIS-R
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Revised
WAT
Work Adjustment Training
WHO
World Health Organization
WIC
Women, Infants and Children Feeding Program
WIN
Work Incentive Program
WISC III
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Third Edition
WPPSI
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
 
 

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The Mental Health Association in Putnam County, Inc.

1620 Route 22

Brewster, New York 10509

845-278-7600

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