VNSNY – Disaster Distress Response Program. This program will come to you in your home or community for Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Post Disaster Distress (CBT-PD). For information about VNSNY’s Disaster Distress Response Program, call 1-718-888-6955 – See more at the VNSNY website.
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990, press “1” for Sandy specific counselor OR Text: 66746: “TalkWithUs” or “Hablanos”. You can also check out their website, facebook page or follow them on twitter.
MHA – NYC has a new online comprehensive internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ciCBT) program in English and Spanish. To access iHelp, visit mha.cobaltcbt.com or call 1-866-793-27665. Cognitive behavioral therapy with telephone, text, and chat supports will be made available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week free of charge.
CONEY ISLAND – Two new programs are now active. Coney Island Connections provides case management and mental health services out of 1205 Surf Ave., 2nd floor, contact Laura Joseph, firstname.lastname@example.org. NYC Department of Health at Coney Island Hospital, Jeffrey Mathias, email: email@example.com
The Mental Health and Spiritual Care Committee of the Brooklyn Long Term Recovery Group is currently compiling a referral list for mental health and social service providers working in Sandy-affected areas of Brooklyn. With this in mind, we are asking mental health, emotional care, and social service providers to fill out this survey about their organizations and services (if you would like to be included on the referral list): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/175LOSburBhox-CHiLA2fCk8cpCU3GEc-aNc-nMf6Ijc/viewform
Once compiled, this referral list will be distributed among Disaster Case Managers and other front line service providers. We will also be putting together a flyer for the public from this information.
If you have questions or comments, please contact Jeff Mathias at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope all is well,
The Mental Health and Spiritual Committee
FREE Disaster Case Management (DCMP)
Referrals to DCMP for disaster case management can be made to (855) 258-0483.
Lastly, be sure to check our events page for all the Brooklyn and citywide 2nd year observances. There will be a separate newsletter detailing events later this week.