Teen and Family Hotlines / Help
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Please call them if you need help. Some of these numbers can and will tell you where you need to go and what you need to do to get help. Please use them.
1-800-698-4543 Child Health Plus (children's insurance program)
1-800-522-5006 Healthy Baby (information for pregnant women)
1-800-332-3742 EPIC (drug coverage for seniors)
1-866-432-5849 Healthy NY (low-cost health insurance for working people)
1-800-342-3736 NYS Insurance Department (general information line)
1-800-541-2831 Medicaid (general information line)
1-800-633-4227 Medicare (general information line)
1-800-772-1213 Social Security Administration (general information line)
1-800-206-8125 New York State Department of Health--COMPLAINT LINE
(complaints about health plan services)New York City
1-877-472-8411 New York City Human Resource Administration (general public
assistance & Medicaid information, inside NYC only)
1-718-557-1399 New York City Human Resource Administration (general public
assistance & Medicaid information, outside NYC only)
1-212-442-5217 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hyigene (make
appointment to file an application for FHPlus, CHPlus, Medicaid, WIC and PCAP)
1-800-505-5678 MAXIMUS (lost health insurance cards; plan enrollment status)/P>
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, INC.(FSL)
5 Lowndes Avenue Open Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Huntington Station, NY 11746
421-4298 | 427-4259 FAX
Pre-school for ages 3-4 years; parent education workshops; essential social services. Low income Suffolk residents. Spanish spoken.
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, INC. (FSL)
300 Park Avenue Open Mon,Wed,Fri 8:30AM - 1:30PM
Deer Park, NY 11729 Tue, Thu 8:30AM - 4:30PM
242-4417 | 242-2638 FAX
Preschool for children of emotionally disturbed parents; parent workshops; essential social services. Suffolk residents with children under 3 years.
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, INC. (FSL)
109 Udall Road Open Mon - Thu 9:00AM - 9:30PM
West Islip, NY 11795 Fri 9:00AM - 2:00PM
587-1906 | 587-1981 FAX Counseling; mental health services. Suffolk residents. Sliding scale fees.
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, INC. (FSL)
790 Park Ave Open Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Huntington, NY 11743
427-4001 | 427-1778 FAX
Day program for emotionally disturbed adults; social and health services; counseling; vocational services. Suffolk residents.
LONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC. (LIAAC)
PO Box 2859 Open Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Huntington Sta., NY 11746 Information available 24 hours
Interdenominational pastoral support. Support groups for persons with HIV/AIDS, families, friends and partners; bereavement groups; case management; housing assistance; benefits/entitlements; alcohol/drug abuse case management; legal clinic; meal delivery to home-bound clients; prevention education programs; habitual visitation, "buddies", for ongoing support, and during acute illness. HIV symptomatic persons in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and those affected by HIV. Spanish spoken.
LONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES, INC.
1747 Veterans Memorial Highway Open Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Suite 42A | Islandia, NY 11722
582-2727 | 292-0400 (Nassau office)
1-800-660-6920, ext. 16 | 348-1036 FAX
Housing discrimination cases; fair housing education; housing counseling and assistance; landlord/tenant, mortgage assistance. Nassau and Suffolk residents. Spanish spoken.
615 Middle Country Road Open Tue - Fri 11:00AM - 3:00PM (Outreach)
PO Box 458 Tue & Thu. 10:00AM - 4:00PM (Thrift Shop)
Middle Island, NY 11953 Wed & Fri 10:00AM - 5:00PM
924-4646 Mon & Sat 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Thrift shop; emergency food & clothing 3x/year. Furniture voucher's accepted from social services. Brookhaven residents. Proof of need and I.D. required.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Rape Crisis Centre (UK)
Hazelden Information Center
Cults and Gangs
Children's Defense Fund
American Family Foundation
Cult Clinic and Hotline
National Depressive and Manic Depresive Association
National Depression Association
American Association of Suicidology
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
Depression and Cutting
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Information Hotline
Drugs and Huffing
National Inhalant Prevention Partnership
International Institute on Inhalant Abuse
Drugs telephone information service (UK)
and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.
Eating Disorders Awarness and Prevention, Inc.
American Anrexia/Bulmia Association
Eating Disorders Association (UK)
The Hetrick-Martin Institute
Indianapolis Youth Group
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
The Grief Recovery Institute
Youth Crisis Hotline
Teen Age Grief Incoporated (TAG)
Pregnancy Advisory Service (UK)
National Runaways Switchboard
Children of the Night
Voices of Education (SAVE)
Teen Line (California only. 6pm to 10pm)
The American Association of Suicidology
Distress, Suicide Helpline (Canadian)
(for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Covenant House Nine Line
Kid's Help Phone (Canadian)
Spanish Speaking Helpline (US)
Links and information on other youth serving organizations.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America. A national neighborhood based program offering constructive activties and education for young people.
City Kids. This grassroots program is all about teaching young people problem-solving and decision-making skills by focusing on self-esteem, health, and education.
Girls, Inc. Here you'll find educational programs that "inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold." Girl power!
National 4-H Council. A non-profit organization dedicated to building partnerships for community youth development that value and involve youth in solving issues critical to their lives, their families and society.
National Runaway Switchboard. NRS is the federally designated communication system for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families. They provide services through a 24-hour crisis intervention line (800-621-4000) and website.
National Youth Network. The goal of the Network is to recognize and build youth leadership by uniting young people and adults through communication and action to enable youth to have a positive impact in their communities and throughout the country.
National Youth Violence Resource Center (NYVRC). NYVRC provides information on prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against children and teens.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Check out the U.S. Department of Justice's youth site. Get the latest statistics on juveniles and crime, read about legislation that affects you, and find out ways to fund youth ideas, activities, and programs!
Resources for Youth. Professionals in the state of California are working hard to reduce the amount of violence in their communities. They invite you to explore this site in hopes their ideas will help make your community a safer place too.
Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD). This site is dedicated to informing students on the dangers of drinking and driving and other destructive decisions.
Youth as Resources. Here's your chance to put your program ideas into action! YAR provides small grants to young people to design and carry out service projects that address social problems.
Youth Crime Watch of America. Take ownership of your own Youth Crime Watch program for your school or neighborhood in order to reduce crime and drug use in your community.
Athletes Helping Athletes
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill http://www.nami.org
New York State Citizen Guide http://www.nysegov.com/citGuide.cfm
The "Blue Pages" of the telephone book list all county, state and federal agencies under Health, Social Services, etc.
AA Alcoholics Anonymous (631) 669-1124
Al Anon (for family) (631) 669-2827
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) (631) 689-6262
Response Crisis Hotline (631) 751-7500
Mental Health Association (631) 226-3900
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