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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Advocacy ServicesInforms consumers about how sensitive financial information is being increasingly used without permission and how consumers can take action to regain control.WestchesterFINANCIALPRIVACYNOW.ORGCONSUMERS UNION
Alcohol/Drug Abuse ServicesProvides a number of support services to help recovering alcoholics and drug addicts continue to live a clean and sober life. Services include 18 months of free online support and recovery coaching, Continuing care groups, Twelve step on-site meetings, Renewal center programs, Alumni services, Educational events, Confidential social media interaction, Books and other online educational and support materials, Inspirational emails, Recovery apps for smart phones, and Mental health services.New YorkRECOVERY MANAGEMENTHAZELDEN
Benefits Assistance ServicesMyBenefits is a tool for getting information on New York State’s programs and services.AlbanyMYBENEFITSNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
Business Development ServicesAssists in identifying federal government contracts and provide other assistance to small companies owned by socially and economically disadvantaged persons to compete competitively in both government and private sector markets. Also provides online resources, assistance, and other tools to help small businesses compete.New YorkBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMUNITED STATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - NEW YORK
Business Development ServicesProvides small business owners with variety of educational services, such as workshops, webinars, online resources and more.DutchessBUSINESS EDUCATIONDUTCHESS COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Caregiver ServicesProvides in-home respite care services for caregivers of frail or disabled seniors. Also offers references to help caregivers, such as pamphlets, books, online resources, etc.FranklinCAREGIVER SUPPORT AND RESPITE SERVICESOFFICE FOR THE AGING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
CITIZENSHIP WORKSProvides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate income individuals answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, better understand the naturalization process, and prepare for the naturalization tests. Also provides online tools and resources for nonprofits that offer free or low cost naturalization application services. Intake/application procedure online only.CITIZENSHIP WORKSCITIZENSHIP WORKS
Community-Based ServicesProvides information and facilitation to community leaders, program directors and others who aid seniors in their community to initiate services, resources, and information to help them stay in their homes and connected to their communities for as long as safely possible.WestchesterSENIOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTATIONCENTER FOR AGING IN PLACE
COMPUTER SERVICESProvides computers for public use, including access to the internet and other online databases or links. Also offers computer classes for people who want to learn the basics, and for those who want to enhance their skills.SullivanCOMPUTER CENTERWESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Computer ServicesOffers both high speed and wireless internet access, along with a computer room where patrons and visitors can utilize a computer or get one on one technology help.EssexCOMPUTER ROOMLAKE PLACID PUBLIC LIBRARY
Computer ServicesOffers various formats, including an e-newsletter, for computer users to gain information on the latest technology, or come together and share knowledge, ideas, computer issues, and more.WestchesterPC USERS GROUPWESTCHESTER PC USERS GROUP
Debt/Money Management ServicesProvides services to help individuals make better decisions about their finances and housing finances and to help others who need help with debt or credit card problems. Services include, debt management, credit counseling, housing counseling, credit card debt, and personal finances. DEBT MANAGEMENT AND CREDIT COUNSELINGCONSOLIDATED CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICES
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides information, including online resources about autism, current treatment, care options and more. Also helps with referrals to medical and support services for individuals diagnosed with autism and their families.New YorkAUTISIM RESOURCE INFORMATIONAUTISM SPEAKS
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides comprehensive information, evaluation, and advocacy services to individuals with autism, their families, teachers, health care professionals, etc. Also offers an online resource which is a clearinghouse for many topics, services and information on autism related diseases in the local areas of Putnam, Westchester and Dutchess county. Also has a dedicated area in Mahopac Library which contains various books, magazines, research information and more dealing with autism issues.PutnamAUTISM RESOURCE CENTERPUTNAM ASSOCIATED RESOURCE CENTERS (PARC)
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides information about cancer, diagnosis, and treatment rights, including in Spanish. Helps patients to know what questions to ask and the answers to listen for. Offers teleconferences on varying topics. Also offers information and referrals to resources that the patient and their family may need.New YorkCANCER RESOURCE INFORMATIONCANCER CARE
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides printed, other media, and online materials to educate people on AIDS/HIV, STDs, and TB, including information on treatment, clinical trials, and prevention.COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AWARENESS AND EDUCATIONCENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers information in various format about ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease, IBD medications, surgery, guides for parents and teachers, and about the chapter run fund raising programs and special events.WestchesterCROHN'S AND COLITIS EDUCATIONCROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-FAIRFIELD/WESTCHESTER CHAPTER
Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers print materials, online resources and other media to educate diagnosed individuals, families, health-care workers and the general public on diabetes.WestchesterDIABETES INFORMATIONAMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION-WESTCHESTER
Disease/Disability Care ServicesWorks to increase public awareness and understanding of the work and plight of those with severe craniofacial disorders through a quarterly newsletter and online resources.FACIAL DISORDERS AND DISFIGUREMENT EDUCATION AND AWARENESSFACES: THE NATIONAL CRANIOFACIAL ASSOCIATION
Disease/Disability Care ServicesOffers various formats, including online resources, to educate individuals about kidney and urological diseases, research, treatments, and support for both patient and family, and health care professionals. Offers information on physicians in local communities who specialize in kidney, nephrology or urology.New YorkKIDNEY AND UROLOGY DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONKIDNEY AND UROLOGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides a variety of information formats, including online resources, to educate those diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, their families, health care professionals, and others, about current treatments, support and more. Membership is available which includes a printed quarterly newsletter, Eyes Only.New YorkMACULAR DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONASSOCIATION FOR MACULAR DISEASES
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides educational and support resources for anyone affected with psoriasis, families, professionals, health care workers, etc. Also provides information on local support groups.DutchessPSORIASIS EDUCATION AND SUPPORTNATIONAL PSORIASIS FOUNDATION
Education/Prevention ServicesProvides education and public awareness to local residents on how to protect themselves, to be alert, child safety, home burglary, auto theft, ATM safety, and more.WestchesterCRIME PREVENTION EDUCATION AND AWARENESSLARCHMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT
Education/Prevention ServicesProvides a number of resources to prevent and create awareness about all kinds of criminal activity, such as bullying, shoplifting, vandalism, grafitti, drinking, gangs, parent tips and much more.AlbanyCRIME PREVENTION ONLINE RESOURCESNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE
Education/Prevention ServicesOffers printed materials and online resources for local residents with safety tips and information. Safety information covers a variety of topics such as bicycle safety, firearms, holidays, internet safety, child car seats, and more.WestchesterSAFETY INFORMATION RESOURCESYONKERS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Education/TrainingOffers educational services to provide mental health information through presentations, workshops, training, online access and printed information.RocklandEDUCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAMMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN ROCKLAND COUNTY
Education/Training ServicesProvides educational programs for family members, health and social service professionals, and emergency personnel, including online resources and other modes of information on Alzheimer's and related disorders.WestchesterALZHEIMERS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND MATERIALSALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION-WESTCHESTER REGIONAL OFFICE
Education/Training ServicesProvides free public access computing services specifically designed for individuals from vulnerable populations, such as the unemployed, individuals with disabilities, seniors, those struggling with language barriers, etc. Services include, computer Basics (in English and in Spanish and possibly other languages.), learning in-depth Microsoft Office software, writing resumes and cover letters, practicing interview skills, test-taking such as Learning Express, GED preparation, job readiness sessions with a trained coach/advisor, assistance with completing e-forms for food stamps, other benefits, on-line job applications, immigration papers, etc, and help with navigating the internet for social service agencies and benefit opportunities.WestchesterBTOP (BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM)NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Education/Training ServicesOffers education and public awareness about child abuse in a variety of methods, including online resources, brochures, and info cards, teaching about issues leading to child abuse and its prevention.RensselaerCHILD ABUSE EDUCATION AND AWARENESSPREVENT CHILD ABUSE NEW YORK
Education/Training ServicesOffers various forms of education and public awareness through the internet, educational presentations, in-service training, and printed materials in several languages.New YorkEPILEPSY EDUCATION AND AWARENESSEPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK
Education/Training ServicesProvides newsletters and other online resources, primarily for educators, about environmental issues, to help them in their classroom.WestchesterONLINE RESOURCESSARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE URBAN RIVER AT BECZAK
Education/Training ServicesProvides information and links to many online resources to help parents, educators and others who work with children and looking for help, or what to do with various educational issues, such as an intro to NY school system, 101 answers to get services for children with disabilities, listing of workshops, other publications, and more.WestchesterONLINE RESOURCESSTUDENT ADVOCACY
Education/Training ServicesProvides education and training presentations on what is a poison, and materials around the house and various environments which contain harmful toxins, including medications, and how to avoid them, and what to do in case of exposure or ingestion. Presentations are age appropriate, from preschool-age to senior citizens.OnondagaPOISON EDUCATION AND AWARENESSPOISON CONTROL CENTER
Education/Training ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources on the aspects of sudden death syndrome (SIDS) and pregnancy loss. Also provides a number of support resources for families who have lost a child to SIDS.SUDDEN INFANT DEATH RESOURCE CENTERNATIONAL SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED INFANT /CHILD DEATH AND PREGNANCY LOSS RESOURCE CENTER
Information/ReferralProvides a website dedicated to autism, such as information about, and referrals to resources and services, including a guide for parents who need help with how and where to begin looking for assistance.WestchesterAUTISM ROADMAPWESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
Information/ReferralProvides online information and other resource links about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including an online library, pictures, newsletter, books and more.LYME DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONLYME DISEASE NETWORK
Information/ReferralProvides information on suicide and the various links and resources to get help and support.WestchesterSUICIDE AWARENESS INFORMATIONWESTCHESTER PUTNAM SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referral services for affected individuals and their families, as well as for doctors and eye care professionals. Also provides comprehensive information kits on retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, and usher syndrome. The newsletter, InFocus and the e-newsletter, InFocus Online, present articles on coping, research updates and Foundation news, and is sent out 3 times a year. There is also an annual conference.New YorkBLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED RESOUCE INFORMATIONFOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS (FFB) - NEW YORK
Information/Referral ServicesAs a service of the Children's Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), access to print, electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency is made available, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and other child-related issues.CHILD WELFARE RESOURCE INFORMATIONCHILD WELFARE INFORMATION GATEWAY
Information/Referral ServicesOffers anyone with computer/Internet access the ability to search court calendars, civil court cases, court appearances, or case tracking.New YorkCOURT RECORDSNEW YORK STATE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information in various format about colitis, including ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease.AlbanyCROHN'S AND COLITIS EDUCATIONCROHNS AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-UPSTATE/NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK CHAPTER
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referrals to individuals seeking deaf or hearing impaired services. Also provides online resources, books and other publications on deafness/hearing loss and related issues, including information on various assistive equipment and technology.DEAF OR HEARING IMPAIRED RESOURCE INFORMATIONALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL (AGB) ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Information/Referral ServicesKeeps track of resources and provides information and referrals to these services pertaining to various end-of-life issues from hospice care to medical care, living wills, care giving, bereavement, etc.WestchesterDEATH AND DYING RESOURCE INFORMATIONWESTCHESTER END-OF-LIFE COALITION
Information/Referral ServicesOffers a variety of resources, including online materials, for individuals struggling with overspending and the professionals in the community who help them.New YorkDEBT MANAGEMENT RESOURCE INFORMATIONDEBTORS ANONYMOUS
Information/Referral ServicesOffers a newsletter, and other information formats, including online resources to help parents of children with developmental disabilities, with community resources, services and support. Also available online is a referral form which can be filled out and submitted. Also provides an annual Young Children Expo conference for parents, health care professionals, teachers, or anyone who works with children with developmental disabilities.New YorkDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESOURCE INFORMATIONLOS NINOS SERVICES
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information in various formats, including online resources, to educate anyone looking for information on many topics dealing with juvenile diabetes.WestchesterDIABETES RESOURCE INFORMATIONJUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION-WESTCHESTER COUNTY CHAPTER
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information, including online resources, about techniques, support and other modes to help individuals who hoard or have challenges with organization. Also helps professionals who work to help people with chronic disorganization challenges, with various resources.DISORGANIZATION HELP RESOURCE INFORMATIONINSTITUTE FOR CHALLENGING DISORGANIZATION
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information, in various formats, including online resources, and referrals to parents and professionals concerning dyslexia and related learning disabilities.New YorkDYSLEXIA RESOURCE INFORMATIONINTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referrals helpline, around the clock, in English, Spanish and other languages, for pregnant women and new parents, who need information on health insurance, and on a variety of health topics. Also available is Text4baby, which sends free text messages each week, timed to the due date or baby’s date of birth, to help women through their pregnancy and the baby's first year. Sign up by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411.WestchesterGROWING UP HEALTHIY HOTLINEWESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (WCDOH)
Information/Referral ServicesOffers comprehensive information and referral for those seeking specific services in their community by active listening by phone, provides crisis intervention, and serves as a suicide prevention line. Help is available via phone, email and the internet.HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HELPLINENEW JERSEY 2-1-1
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referrals for children and family health care programs, caregiver information and elder care issues.New YorkHEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES INFORMATION AND ELDERCARE LOCATORUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - REGION 2
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and support for families of infants and young children newly diagnosed with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders about local hemophilia treatment resources. Offers a variety of education components to brings together parents, Hemophilia Treatment Center staff and chapter representatives with practical strategies and support.New YorkHEMOPHILIA RESOURCE INFORMATIONHEMOPHILIA ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information on various housing issues, through a newsletter and online, along with links to other housing resources.WestchesterHOUSING INFORMATIONMUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE CITY OF YONKERS
Information/Referral ServicesOffers individuals with Huntington's, and their families, support and information about possible community resources, research, and latest treatments. Also provides a variety of informational modes regarding issues dealing with Huntington's, including online resources.New YorkHUNTINGTON'S DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONHUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referrals to individuals/couples looking for specialists in infertility and reproduction issues, including family building for the LGBT community. Also provides a monthly newsletter, special mailings, online access and other formats of information to individuals seeking fertility treatments, medical articles, and other related materials.New YorkINFERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE RESOURCE INFORMATIONAMERICAN FERTILITY ASSOCIATION
Information/Referral ServicesThe information resource center provides various formats to educate anyone on Hodgkin's Disease, Leukemia, Lymphomas, and Myelomas, including find medical or support resources or services in the community.WestchesterLEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA RESOURCE INFORMATIONLEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY-CONNECTICUT WESTCHESTER HUDSON VALLEY
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referrals to resources and services, along with online and printed materials on liver disease and all related topics.New YorkLIVER DISEASE RESOURCE INFORMATIONAMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION, GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER
Information/Referral ServicesThe Lung Cancer Information and Support Line is a source of information about lung cancer. A phone buddy program, a newsletter, an online support community and a clinical trials matching service are also available. Also maintains a website which is a credible source for information about lung cancer symptoms, early disease management, treatments for those living with the disease, lung cancer-related news and advocacy issues.LUNG CANCER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT LINELUNG CANCER ALLIANCE
Information/Referral ServicesKeeps a list of local physicians who specialize or focus on patients with Lupus in the Hudson Valley area. Also provides information in various formats, such as books, newsletters, pamphlets and medical articles on Lupus. Also provides free seminars. ErieLUPUS RESOURCE INFORMATIONLUPUS ALLIANCE OF AMERICA
Information/Referral ServicesOffers a specialized telephone and online service that provides information about mental health resources and referrals to community members, professionals, consumers and agencies. Professional standards of confidentiality are followed for every caller.WestchesterMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE INFORMATIONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY (MHA)
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information about muscular dystrophy and other muscular diseases in various formats, including online resources, such as treatments, support, and much more. Also provides referrals to other resources that individuals and families may need.MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (MD) RESOURCE INFORMATIONMUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION - MID HUDSON VALLEY
Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referral information, in print and online, about arthritis, exercise programs, self help courses, support groups, community resources, and clinics, including information on children's arthritis and the resources available to them and their families.New YorkNEW YORK ARTHRITIS INFORMATION EXCHANGEARTHRITIS FOUNDATION NEW YORK CHAPTER
Information/Referral ServicesRegional database of health and human services in the seven counties of the lower Hudson Valley.WestchesterONLINE 211 WEBSITEUNITED WAY'S 2-1-1 HELPLINE (211)
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information on a variety of pathological conditions whose occurrence is so rare that research regarding treatment has not been a priority, including information on what resources or services may be available, an online community, a newsletter and research papers.RARE DISEASES RESOURCE INFORMATIONNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR RARE DISORDERS (NORD)
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources, about treatments, research, support. Also offers referrals available resources and services for individuals with spinal cord injury and their families.New YorkSPINAL CORD INJURY RESOURCE INFORMATIONNATIONAL SPINAL CORD INJURY ASSOCIATION-GREATER NEW YORK AREA CHAPTER
Information/Referral ServicesProvides information in various formats, including online resources, about Tourette Syndrome, treatment, research, support, etc. Also offers information and referrals of community resources, doctors and therapists to individuals diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and their families.WestchesterTOURETTE SYNDROME RESOURCE INFORMATIONTOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION-NEW YORK HUDSON VALLEY CHAPTER
Information/Referral ServicesProvide self-help information, primarily via the internet, on adapting everyday activities and locating helpful services and independent living resources for individuals with vision loss, their family members and those who work with them.WestchesterVISION LOSS RESOURCESVISION AWARE.ORG
Parent/Family Support ServicesOffers a series of workshops designed to provide parents with effective strategies and techniques to enhance their parenting skills through a variety of activities, including parent support groups to share best practices and discuss child and teenage issues. Also provides online resources for parents dealing with the various issues of parenting.WestchesterPARENT SUPPORT SERVICESBEDFORD/LEWISBORO/POUND RIDGE DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL
Support Group ServicesOffers one-on-one support by an individual who has experienced facial pain due to a rare disorder of the fifth cranial nerve (Trigeminal Neuralgia). Also provided is online support communities and information.TRIGEMINAL NEURALIA SUPPORT GROUP AND NETWORKTNA FACIAL PAIN ASSOCIATION
Support ServicesProvides parents with information and support resources to help them aid their child in the educational process.SullivanPARENT SUPPORT SERVICESSULLIVAN COUNTY BOCES
Support ServicesOffers support by matching caregivers of veterans, with services for which they are eligible, and providing valuable information about resources that can help them stay smart, strong and organized as they care for the Veteran they love.New YorkVETERAN CAREGIVER SUPPORTUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
Youth Enrichment ServicesProvides a special collection of books, DVDs and fun and educational programs for teenagers, including online study resources for regents, SAT and other tests.WestchesterFOR TEENSMOUNT KISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Youth Enrichment ServicesProvides a section of the library designed for teenagers with a special collection of books, DVDs, and e-books, including homework help, online job finder resources, and other fun and educational programs.WestchesterTEENBURGHGREENBURGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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