Additional Resources

Below links contain detailed information about organizations, agencies, and programs that are working toward getting 9/11-affected people healthy. We would like to remind you that a listing is not a guarantee of services or eligibility. As funding shifts, some services may no longer be available. It is always best to call the organization listed for details about their program.

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Alcoholics Anonymous
What Is Provided: Support for people with alcoholism
For Whom:  Anyone who wants to stop drinking
Contact:  Call (212) 647-1680 or visit www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

 

American Group Psychotherapy Association
What Is Provided: Direct mental health services for those continuing to feel the effects of 9/11 as well as clinicians working with them
For Whom:   Adults, children and adolescents nationally
Contact:    Call (877) 668-2472 or visit www.agpa.org

 

APEX (Asian Professional Extension)
What Is Provided: Mentoring, educational programming, social services, and career guidance
For Whom:   New York City Asian youth
Contact:    Call (212) 748-1225 or visit www.apex-ny.org
Other Languages:    Chinese

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Beyond Ground Zero (National Mobilization Against Sweatshops and Chinese Staff and Workers Association, Inc.) 
What Is Provided: Advocacy for the rights of low-income workers
For Whom:   Anyone affected by the WTC attacks
Contact:    Call (212) 358-0295 and (212) 334-2333 (Chinese) <1--or visit www.beyondgroundzero.org-->
Other Languages:    Cantonese, Mandarin, Polish and Spanish

 

Big Apple Prescription Drug Discount Card 
What Is Provided: Average discount of 47%
For Whom:   All New Yorkers
Contact:    Visit www.bigapplerx.com or call 311.

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen and Passaic Counties
What Is Provided: Carefully screened and trained mentors to increase social support for children
For Whom:   New Jersey children living in Morris, Bergen, Passaic and Sussex counties in need of a mentor
Contact:    Call (973)335-3044

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Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York
What Is Provided: Health care, support and emergency shelter
For Whom:  Residents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Ulster counties
Contact:  Call (888)744-7900 or visit www.catholiccharitiesny.org

 

The Chinatown Resources Center at Hamilton-Madison House
What Is Provided: Outreach/public education services, advocacy services, mental health screening, and wellness activities
For Whom:  Adults impacted by 9/11
Contact:  Call (212) 571-2823 or visit www.hmhonline.org
Other Languages:  Chinese

 

The Chinese-American Planning Council
What Is Provided: Community services, child care, youth services, workforce development training, senior services, home attendant services, and housing
For Whom:  Chinese and Chinese-Americans in New York City
Contact:  Call (212) 941-0920 or visit www.cpc-ny.org
Other Languages:  Chinese

 

Christopher Santora Scholarship Fund
What Is Provided: Scholarships for students who meet the qualifying criteria
For Whom:  Students enrolled in eligible schools, living in eligible co-op buildings or who have relatives working in eligible firehouses.
Contact:  Call (718) 626-4215 or visit http://christophersantora.com/scholarships/

 

Con Edison Energy Share Program
What Is Provided: One-time grants up to $200 to help pay monthly electricity bills
For Whom:  Con Edison customers who are HEAP eligible and facing disconnection; program begins February 1, 2011
Contact:  Call (877) 480-7427 or visit www.heartshare.org/programs/energy-assistance/
Other Languages: Spanish

 

Con Edison Medical Emergency Program
What Is Provided: Up to 30 days of additional time to pay a gas or electric bill
For Whom:  Patients facing a medical emergency
Contact:  Call (800) 752-6633

 

Connecticut Information Line 
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing information about community services, referrals to human services, and crisis intervention
For Whom:  Any Connecticut resident
Contact:  Call 211 or (800) 203-1234 (outside of Connecticut)
Other Languages: All languages

 

Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush
What Is Provided: Counseling and support groups, advocacy, crisis intervention, case management, employment services, senior services and legal services
For Whom:  South Brooklyn residents
Contact:  Call (718) 377-2900 or visit www.cojoflatbush.org
Other Languages: Arabic, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish

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District Council 37, AFSCME
What Is Provided: NYC public employee union providing assistance in navigating through 9/11-related healthcare and benefits
For Whom:  District Council 37 members & AFSCME affiliates
Contact:  DC 37 Safety & Health Department 212-815-1685 or visit http://www.dc37.net/about/OSHA/wtchp.html

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Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund 
What Is Provided: Educational assistance for postsecondary study.
For Whom:  Financial dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.
Contact:  Call (877) 862-0136 or visit www.familiesoffreedom.org

 

Families of September 11, Inc 
What Is Provided: Offers information, promotes resiliency and raises awareness on behalf of members
For Whom:  Families who lost a loved one on 9/11 and those affected by the disaster.
Contact:  Visit www.familiesofseptember11.org or www.childrenofseptember11.org or call (212) 575-1878

 

Faithful Response
What Is Provided: Free mental health care, counseling, and case management services
For Whom:  Individuals struggling with the effects of 9/11 and related events
Contact:  Call (516) 679-0080 or visit www.faithfulresponse.org
Other Languages: Italian and Spanish

 

F-E-G-S Health and Human Services System
What Is Provided: Employment and training, career development, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, residential, rehabilitation, family and homecare services
For Whom:  People who are economically disadvantaged
Contact:  Call (212) 366-8038 or visit www.fegs.org

 

The First Hand Foundation
What Is Provided: Help with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources are exhausted
For Whom:  Children
Contact:  Call (816) 201-1569 or contact http://firsthandfoundation.org/

 

Friends of Firefighters 
What Is Provided: Individual and couples counseling, wellness trips and special events.
For Whom:  FDNY staff and their families
Contact:  Call (718) 643-0980 or 718 (643-1240) or visit www.friendsoffirefighters.org

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Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA 
What Is Provided: Shelter, food pantry, couples counseling, a crisis hotline and financial and legal resources through information and referrals
For Whom:  Homeless, sick and injured, families and couples
Contact:  Call Brother Moviv and Ishaq at (718) 658-7028 extension 112 or 113 or visit www.icnarelief.org; crisis hotline: (866) 801-9271

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Jewish Family and Vocational Services of Middlesex County
What Is Provided: Mental health services including community education/wellness activities, individual therapy, support groups, advocacy and immigration services, meals on wheels and a food pantry
For Whom:  WTC evacuees, families, and dependents of the deceased, affected residents, injured survivors and recovery workers
Contact:  Call intake coordinator at (732) 777-1940 or visit www.jfvs.org 

 

Job Centers 
What Is Provided:

On-site access to job search and placement services, childcare information, vocational, educational and training services, as well as referrals for Medicaid, food stamp and other emergency assistance benefits

For Whom:  Able-bodied New Yorkers who need public assistance
Contact:  Call 311, HRA Hotline at (877) 472-8411 or visit nyc.gov

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LifeNet (Mental Health Association of New York City)
What Is Provided: Telephone hotline providing free, confidential crisis intervention, referral and information
For Whom:  Primarily serves the NYC area but can connect callers to referral hotlines throughout the United States
Contact:  Call (800) 543-3638 (English)
(212) 982-5284 (TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired)
Other Languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Deaf

 

Lutheran Social Services of New York - Midtown New Life Center
What Is Provided:

Immigration and legal representation

For Whom: 

Anyone

Contact:

Call (212) 265-1826 (lower Manhattan office) or visit www.lssny.org

Other Languages:

Spanish

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Massachusetts 9/11 Fund
What Is Provided:

Direct services, information and referral, community building and advocacy

For Whom: 

Families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island who lost loved ones on 9/11

Contact:

Call (866) 386-3911 or visit www.massfund.org

 

Mental Health Association of Westchester County
What Is Provided: Individual, marriage and family counseling, crisis intervention, mental health treatment, rehabilitation, education and training, advocacy and community events
For Whom:  Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services personnel and their families, and others affected by 9/11 who reside in Westchester
Contact:  Call (914) 345-5900 ext. 240 or visit www.mhawestchester.org

 

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation
What Is Provided: Grants for higher education
For Whom:  NYC firefighters, victims of 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and some other disaster victims
Contact:  Lou Ann Eckert-Lynch (louanneckertlynch@mac.com) or visit www.mlynch.org

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Narcotics Anonymous
What Is Provided: Support for people with drug problems
For Whom:  Anyone who wants to stop using drugs
Contact:  Call (212) 929-6262 or visit www.na.org

 

Nassau County Drug and Alcohol Hotline 
What Is Provided: 24/7 crisis intervention hotline - free, anonymous and confidential
For Whom:  Long Island residents
Contact:  Call (516) 481-4000 or visit www.longislandcrisiscenter.org

 

National Grid Medical Emergency Program
What Is Provided: Up to 30 days of additional time to pay a phone, gas, electric, or water bill
For Whom:  Long Island residents facing a medical emergency
Contact:  Call (800) 266-1923

 

National Grid Neighborhood Heating Fund
What Is Provided: Once-a-year grants up to $200 to help pay heating bills
For Whom:  National Grid customers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island who are HEAP eligible
Contact:  Call (718) 422-4207

 

New Jersey Vets Helpline
What Is Provided: Free and confidential mental health helpline
For Whom:  New Jersey veterans of all wars and their families; military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve Personnel, who were deployed to the WTC site and/or Iraq
Contact:  Call (866) 838-7654 or visit www.njveteranshelpline.org
Other Languages: Spanish

 

New York City Al-Anon
What Is Provided: Support for individuals and families whose loved ones have alcoholism
Contact:  Call (212) 941-0094 or visit www.nycalanon.org

 

New York City Job Opportunities   
What Is Provided: Job openings in New York City government
Contact:  Visit www.nyc.gov

 

New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)
What Is Provided: Non-profit coalition of 200 local unions, physicians, lawyers and other activists dedicated to workplace safety and health
For Whom:  Any worker in New York State
Contact:  Call (212) 227-6440 or visit www.nycosh.org

 

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
What Is Provided: WTC Memorial Scholarship provides funds to help meet the costs of attending college.
For Whom:  Children, spouses and financial dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath
Contact:  Call (888) 697-4372 or download an application at www.hesc.org

 

New York State Workers' Compensation Board
What Is Provided: Compensation for lost wages or medical benefits for 9/11-related health conditions
For Whom:   Eligible rescue, recovery and clean-up workers who registered by September 11, 2010
Contact:  Call (877) 632-4996 or visit www.wcb.ny.gov

 

New York University Child Study Center
What Is Provided: Psychiatric services
For Whom:   Youth and their families
Contact:  Call (212) 263-6622 or visit www.aboutourkids.org

 

9/11 Environmental Action
What Is Provided: Advocacy on environmental and health issues related to 9/11, including outreach for the pediatric program at the WTC Environmental Health Center
For Whom:   Residents, students and working people affected by the WTC disaster
Contact:    Visit www.911ea.org

 

9/11 Healing and Rembrance
What Is Provided: 10th anniversary-related resources to foster healing through information and support to those affected by the events of 9-11
For Whom:   Survivors of the 9/11 attacks, especially those who lost family members
Contact:    Call 1-866-212-0444 or visit http://www.9-11healingandremembrance.org/ovc/Default.aspx

 

9/11 Health Watch
What Is Provided: Zadroga Act advocacy
For Whom:   9/11 responders and survivors
Contact:    Call (518) 436-8516 or email info@911healthwatch.org

 

9/11 Mothers and Young Children Project

What Is Provided: Mental health treatment, support groups and referrals
For Whom:   Mothers (and their children) who were pregnant when they lost their husbands on 9/11 or gave birth in the months just before
Contact:    Call (212) 675-1918 or visit www.nyspi.org/Communication_Sciences/form.htm

 

9/11 National Day of Service

What Is Provided: Volunteer service projects in observance of 9/11
For Whom:   Those affected by 9/11 interested in volunteering
Contact:    info@911day.org

 

The 9/11 Together We Stand Mentoring Program
What Is Provided: Mentoring
For Whom:   Children ages 6-17 who reside in any borough of NYC and lost a parent or relative on 9/11
Contact:    Call Lilli Goldberg at (212) 686-2042, x269 or email lgoldberg@bigsnyc.org
Other Languages:    Spanish

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Office of Financial Empowerment

What Is Provided: Financial education and debt/credit information to help New Yorkers get, save, protect and manage their money
For Whom:  New Yorkers with low incomes
Contact:  Call 311 or visit nyc.gov/ofe

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Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
What Is Provided: Mental health services with expertise in diagnosis and treatment of trauma, anxiety and mood disorders
For Whom:  Individuals and their families affected by 9/11, veterans and members of the military
Contact:  Call (212) 821-0783 or visit www.patss.com

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Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network (RACCOON)
What Is Provided: Community health needs assistance
For Whom:  Immigrants from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia)
Contact:  Call (718) 784-9121 or visit Balkansnet.org/nada.html
Other Languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian

 

Response of Suffolk County 
What Is Provided: 24/7 crisis intervention hotline - free, anonymous and confidential, and online crisis counseling service; online chats M-F (5-11 p.m.)
For Whom:  Suffolk County residents
Contact:  Call (631) 751-7500 (English) or (631) 751-7423 (Spanish - only available M-F, 5 - 10 pm) or visit www.responsehotline.org
Other Languages: Spanish

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The Samaritan’s 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline
What Is Provided: Completely confidential, telephone-based emotional support
For Whom:  People experiencing depression, trauma and grief related to 9/11
Contact:  Call (212) 673-3000 or visit www.samaritansnyc.org

 

September 11th Families Association
What Is Provided: Information, advocacy and support to 9/11 families; also operates the Tribute WTC Visitor Center near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan
For Whom:   Individuals and families who lost a loved one on 9/11
Contact:    Call (212) 422-3520 or visit www.911families.org

 

Sky Help
What Is Provided: Two-or four-day small group “resilience and rebuilding” workshops
For Whom:  Uniformed, civilian, and volunteer personnel who have served in 9/11 rescue/recovery efforts; returning veterans and individuals returning from recent disasters; caregivers, survivors, chaplains, and trauma responders
Contact:  Call (877) 759-4357 or visit www.skyhelp.org

 

NYC Smoking Cessation Programs
What Is Provided: Help for people who want to stop smoking
For Whom:  Anyone who wants to quit
Contact:  Call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/health 

 

The St. Mark’s Place Institute
What Is Provided: Mental health and substance abuse services
For Whom:  Anyone in New York City
Contact:  Call Peter Turco at (212) 982-3470 and ask for the 9/11 Wellness and Recovery Program
Other Languages: French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Ukranian

 

StoryCorps
What Is Provided: Opportunity to honor and record stories about the lives of those who were lost on 9/11
For Whom:  Anyone who wants to share a story related to 9/11
Contact:  The StoryBooth in New York City is located in Grand Central Terminal.
To make a reservation or for additional locations, call 646-723-7027
Other Languages: Interviews can be conducted in any language

 

Services for the Underserved
What Is Provided: Housing, home care coordination, employment, wellness and peer-to-peer counseling
For Whom:  Individuals with behavioral or mental health challenges.
Contact:  Call 212-633-6900 or  visit http://sus.org/
Other Languages: Interviews can be conducted in any language

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Trauma Studies and Services at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
What Is Provided: Research treatment focus on psychotherapies for chronic posttraumatic stress disorder
For Whom:  Anyone ages 18-65 can call for an initial screening and referral
Contact:  Call (212) 543-6747 or visit www.columbiatrauma.org

 

Trauma Studies Center of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 
What Is Provided: Specialized trauma treatment on a sliding scale
For Whom:  People affected by 9/11 and others
Contact:  Call (212) 333-3444 or visit http://traumastudiescenter.org

 

Tuesday's Children 
What Is Provided: Educational and career guidance, mentoring, wellness and parenting workshops
For Whom:  Families of 9/11 victims
Contact:  Call (516) 562-9000 or visit www.tuesdayschildren.org

 

Tuesday's Children: First Responder Alliance 
What Is Provided: Family-oriented events, career guidance, counseling, health and wellness and more, at no cost
For Whom:  9/11 rescue and recovery workers
Contact:  Call (516) 562-9001 or visit www.tuesdayschildren.org

 

Twin Towers Orphan Fund 
What Is Provided: Long-term higher educational, mental and physical healthcare assistance
For Whom:  Children who lost parents in the 2001 terrorist attacks
Contact:  Call (661) 633-9076 or visit www.ttof.org

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US Department of Health and Human Services' Hill Burton Free Health Care Pogram
What Is Provided: Free or discounted services at certain hospitals, clinics and other facilities
For Whom:   People unable to pay based on income level
Contact:    Call (800) 638-0742 or visit www.hrsa.gov/hillburton

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Voices of September 11th
What Is Provided: Information, advocacy and support services including assessment, case management, referrals, mental health programs and teleconference support groups
For Whom:   Anyone affected by 9/11 with particular emphasis on 9/11 families,
survivors, rescue, and recovery workers
Contact:    Call (866) 505-3911 or visit www.voicesofsept11.org

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Where to Turn
What Is Provided: Information, referral, and crisis relief services for victims during the recovery process
For Whom:   Victims of any tragedy
Contact:    Call (718) 966-6531 or visit www.where-to-turn.org

 

Willow House September 11th Project
What Is Provided:

Peer support groups and special events

For Whom: 

Families and individuals affected by 9/11

Contact:

Call (847) 236-9300 or visit www.willowhouse.org

 

World Cares Center
What Is Provided: Disaster preparedness training
For Whom:  Civilians and emergency managers
Contact:    Call (212) 563-7570 or (800) 975-4281 or visit www.worldcares.org

 

Workforce 1 
What Is Provided:

Provides employment services through Career Centers in all five boroughs

For Whom:   Adults looking for jobs and employers seeking skilled workers
Contact:    Call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov

 

World Foundation for Music and Healing-Feel the Music!
What Is Provided: Music workshops, art workshops, mural project, concerts, nature retreats and special events
For Whom:  Children, teens and families directly affected by 9/11
Contact:    Call (212) 669-6126 or visit feelthemusic.org

 

World Trade Center Rescuers Foundation
What Is Provided: Connects rescue workers with health & financial resources
For Whom:  Anyone involved in 9/11 rescue & recovery operations
Contact:    Visit www.wtcrescuers.org/index.php

 

World Trade Center United Family Group/The September 11th Education Trust
What Is Provided: Mutual support; also produces 9/11 education programs for schools nationally
For Whom:   September 11th families, survivors and rescue workers
Contact:    Call (973) 216-2623 or visit www.sept11educationtrust.org