We are here to listen and here to help…

There’s always a person or organization that can help you… no matter what it is that you need. Here’s a list of links to resources that can assist you as you work to make the connections you need to manage the changes in your life.  We are here to help you navigate this information!

NY Project Hope Westchester Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable, and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.

M-F 9AM to 9PM (914) 361-5252

If you are in immediate danger or need emergency medical assistance please call 9-1-1

Need help? Ask us!

Emotional Support Helpline

1-844-863-9314

7 days | 8am-10pm

Frontline Workers text FRONTLINE to 741741

HOPEline Services

New York State’s 24/7 problem gambling and chemical dependency hotline.

HOPEline Services: For help and hope 24/7, call 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY. Toll-free and confidential.

24 Hour Crisis Text Line

Text GOT5 to 741741 to Connect with a Crisis Counselor, Free 24/7 support

Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services Helpline

(914) 813-6300

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (English/Spanish); TTY: 1-800-846-8517

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English; 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish

New York State DV Hotline

1-800-942-6906

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-4673

Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-422-4453

Office on Women’s Health Helpline

1-800-994-9662

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: 888 843 4564

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Social services districts and community-based organizations in each locality are helping us get the word out about ERAP and can assist both tenants and landlords in completing applications. They also can provide internet access, assist with uploading documentation, and answer other questions that you might have.

 

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income and other factors.

 


Food Pantry or Soup Kitchen Finder

Feeding Westchester is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States.


Lifting Up Westchester

Restoring hope to Westchester County’s men, women and children in need by providing them with food, shelter and support.

Emergency Food & Shelter


Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services provides an array of services to Westchester residents in need of help, including the areas of child support, food, housing, medical services and home energy costs. Families seeking shelter after business hours or on weekends should contact DSS Emergency Services at (914) 995-2099

Hope Community Services

Homeless Resource Center (HRC) located in New Rochelle at 50 Washington Avenue offers day-time counseling services and meals.

Please contact Chris Rivera at (914) 355-5234 Ext. 1 or email him at crivera@hope-cs.org for details regarding this program.

Shelters & Services for Survivors of Abuse & Domestic Violence

  • My Sister’s Place: 800 298 SAFE
  • Hope’s Door: 888 438 8700
  • Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center: 845 628 2166

Firstfind.org / Job Search Toolkit and Job Search Coach

Visit the Jobs and Careers page on Firstfind.org for everything you need to help to get your job search started.   We offer our free Job Search Toolkit and free one-to-one coaching (on Zoom) that can help you now.

Get Unemployment Assistance

Unemployment Insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.

Click the link below for unemployment assistance.

https://www.ny.gov/services/get-unemployment-assistance

Click the link below for a video on how to apply for unemployment insurance.

Find a Mental Health Program

Locate Mental Health Programs in New York State

The Directory allows Users to search programs by County, City, Program Category, and Program Subcategory.

  • In Contact Information, click on the map icon to view location on Google Maps and click on phone icon to call that agency.
  • Click on Agency Name / Program Name to view detailed information about that program or agency.
  • Download Results button allows the user to download the search results into an Excel file.

The Office of Mental Health (OMH)

https://www.mhawestchester.org/contact-us

To schedule an appointment at a location convenient to you call our Central Scheduler at (914) 345-0700 ext. 7350.

 

OMH makes several informational resources available to the public. Documents found at the link below can be downloaded and printed from the Internet.

Behavioral Health Booklets

Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center

Both women and men can call the 24/7 hotline at 845-628-2166. Find out more about their services here: https://www.pnwwrc.org/

My Sister’s Place

24/7 hotline at 800-298-SAFE(7233). Learn about services and locations here: https://mspny.org/

Hope’s Door

24/7 hotline at 888-438-8700. Learn more about services here: https://hopesdoorny.org/

Pace Women’s Justice Center

Legal guidance Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, through the helpline 914-287-0739, or general number 914-422-4069. PWJC helps women, men, and families of all ages. Learn more here: https://law.pace.edu/wjc

Office of Addiction Services and Supports

OASAS Provider Program Search -Use this link to find Chemical Dependence Treatment Programs based on location.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 845-352-1112

Find AA Meetings:

Halfway Houses of Westchester

Therapeutic living atmosphere, counseling, AA meetings, educational and social recreational activities, 10 beds, men only.

14 Longview Avenue, White Plains, New York 10605

longview14@verizon.net

914-946-0949

New York Rehab Centers

There are almost 1,000 addiction treatment facilities in New York, each with different specializations and approaches. If you or a loved one are looking for treatment, it’s important to explore your options to determine what’s right for your needs.

Click the link below and use the filter for Westchester County

https://sobernation.com/rehab/new-york/

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

GLSEN Hudson Valley is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education.

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network

866 488 7386


LGBT Life Westchester

LGBTLifeWestchester.org’s comprehensive listing of LGBT-affirming services available in Westchester County and the surrounding area.

LGBT Life Westchester Resource Guide


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Access information preventing suicide and Trevor’s unique resources for LGBTQ youth: Trevor Project Resources

Children with Special Needs Bureau (CSN) is comprised of these programs:

  • NY State Early Intervention Program (EIP)
  • Preschool Special Education Program (PSEP)
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN)

Children with Special Needs

The Arc Westchester is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families.

Services-The Arc Westchester

 

 

Child Care Council of Westchester

The Child Care Council of Westchester is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that champions the healthy development of children, families and our community by promoting quality early care and education.

https://www.childcarewestchester.org/


Power to the Parent

Power to the Parent helps Westchester parents learn how to keep teens safe from alcohol and other drugs. On this website, access information and get inspiration.

http://powertotheparent.org/


Family Services of Westchester

FSW provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. With 50 innovative programs, FSW serves 30,000 individuals annually in Westchester County, New York.

https://www.fsw.org/


School Based Health Centers

School Based Health Centers are doctor’s offices in schools, providing primary health care services where and when students need it. Our goal is to keep children healthy and in school, which will, in turn, promote personal and academic success.

https://www.opendoormedical.org/services/school-based-health-centers/

Family Resources at Firstfind.org

First Find brings together resources that can help adults and families move toward their learning goals

https://www.firstfind.org/family-resources/

Information for Children, Teens and Their Families from the OMH

The Office of Mental Health offers a range of services to help identify emotional health needs and to provide treatment or support.

https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/childservice/

Non-Parent Caregivers Financial Support

Public Benefits and Non-Parent Caregivers: A Review of Financial Support

The Department of Senior Programs and Services

DSPS offers seminars and activities throughout the year.

https://seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com/senior-programs-and-services

Senior Benefits Individual Counseling (SBIC)

Senior Benefits Individual Counseling Services (SBICS) help older adults 60 and over and those caring for the elderly achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage. Information is provided about different types of government programs.

https://wikis.westchesterlibraries.org/sbic/

Call:(914) 231-3260

Email: sbic@wlsmail.org

Legal Resources for Seniors & Caregivers

The Senior Law Day Collaborative offer free educational seminars and one-to-one 15-minute consultations, tapping the knowledge and energy of attorneys, financial planners, and geriatric care managers.

The Senior Law Day Collaborative

Elder Law Q&A: An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future

The Elder Law Q&A is a publication of the Westchester Public Private Partnership for Aging Services.

  • The full text of the 21st edition in English is availablehere.
  • The Spanish-language version ishere.

Westchester Connections

Westchester Connections is a resource guide and information service for persons formerly incarcerated, those working through probation or parole, and others similarly in need.

Westchester Connections 

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is a non-profit law firm that provides free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney when their basic human needs are at stake.

https://www.lshv.org/

 

New York Crime Victims Legal Help

Crime victims often have legal needs as a result of becoming a victim of crime. Get information about your legal needs and what your rights are. You can also search their directory to find a trusted nonprofit legal aid program that may be able to help and find legal forms for matters that you can handle yourself.

https://crimevictimshelpny.org/