Clearinghouse - New York
Provides information and referrals to local support groups. Assistance in starting new groups, training workshops and how-to materials. Directory of local groups published online.
Mental Health Association
320 North Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607
Voice: Cindi Licata 585-325-3145 ext. 113
(Rockland County). Founded 1951. Information and referrals concerning self-help groups. Provides consultation and assistance to new groups that are forming. Publishes newsletter and self-help group directory ($3). Offers assistance starting support groups.
MHA of Rockland County Inc.
c/o Dr. Karen Oates
706 Executive Blvd., Suite F
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Voice: 845-267-2172 ext. 422
(Steuben, Allegany, Schulyer, Yates and Chemung Counties). Founded 1984. Information and referrals to local services and agencies, as well as local support groups. Provides assistance to new and existing self-help groups. Also acts as a 24-hour crisis and referral line. Newsletter, information and referral.
Institute for Human Services HELPLINE
6666 County Rd. ll
Bath, NY 14810
Voice: 1-800-346-2211 (in NY); Admin: 607-776-9467
Website: http://www.ihsnet.org (to find the listing of support groups on the website: on the left side of the home page, under the heading 'Programs and Services' click on '2-1-1 helpline', then click on 'Helpline Online', next click on the letter 'S' or type in the phrase 'Support Groups' in the keyword search box)
(Westchester County). Founded 1979. A central resource for mutual support groups. Provides information and referrals to mutual support groups. Assists in the formation of new groups. Provides community education and online an Directory of self-help groups every other year. Director: Lenore Rosenbaum, MS.
Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse
845 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Voice: 914-761-0600 ext. 308
Information and referrals to support groups in the five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn). Receives updated information on support groups and provides assistance to new and developing groups.
New York Self-Help Center
c/o Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
135 W. 50th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10020-1201
Voice: 212-632-4531 (Mon.-Thurs. - only open part-time)
(Niagara County). Founded 1985. Information and referrals to local support groups. Provides technical assistance to new groups. Networks with other community resources. Helps with new group development and holds group leader training. Directory of self-help groups and mental health video/book library.
Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse
MHA in Niagara County, Inc.
36 Pine St.
Lockport, NY 14094
Voice: 716-433-3780 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4pm)
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