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    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.

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    5 PLUS PROGRAMDesigned to meet the diversity of needs for persons with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities who are over the age of 5 years and their families. Counseling and support groups are available for the parents, siblings and grandparents. Programs offered include social and recreational programs, rap groups for adolescents and parents, referral and health related workshops, and medical information workshops. In-house library with toys, books, and audio-visual materials are also available.Nassau5 PLUS PROGRAMACDS, INC.
    ADELPHI NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE & SUPPORT PROGRAMProvides a statewide breast cancer hotline offering information, referrals, support groups for women and men with breast cancer. The goal is to educate, support and empower and advocate for breast cancer patients, professionals and the community, call our hotline seven days a week and speak with specially trained, professionally supervised volunteers for information, referrals and emotional support. Previous support groups were offered to those who are: General Support Group; Support Group for Friends and Family of People Diagnosed with Breast Cancer; Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40; Stage 4/Metastatic Breast Cancer; Touchstone: Book Club/Support Group; Cafecito – On-Going Breast Cancer Support Group for Latina Women; Online Support Group; Support Group for Men with Breast Cancer and Time-Limited, Topic-Focused, Psychoeducational Breast Cancer Groups. Support Groups are available upon request. If you do not see the group you want below, please call our hotline at (800)877-8077. We form support groups based upon your requests and needs. All support groups are free & confidential. In addition the program offers workshops, forums, and seminars all aimed as a supplement to treatment. Check the calendar for the most current programs offered.NassauADELPHI NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE & SUPPORT PROGRAMADELPHI UNIVERSITY
    ADOLESCENT SUPPORT GROUPOffers a support group for adolescents whose lives have been touched by cancer-related illnesses. Call for more information.NassauADOLESCENT SUPPORT GROUP1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    AL-ANONProvides support for families and friends of alcoholics as well as anyone affected by the disease. Meetings are held on Sunday at 8pm in Boardroom 1. Call for additional information.SuffolkAL-ANONST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
    AL-ANONProvides a weekly support group for families of alcoholics. Sunday 7:30pm-9:00pm, Ruth C. Laboda Conference Room C.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
    ALBERTSON-ST. CHARLES REHABILITATION NETWORKOffers a wide range of outpatient services to individuals with complicated and comprehensive disabilities including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Physical, occupation, speech, orthopedic manual and aquatic therapy are provided. Maintenance & wellness programs, spinal cord support groups and social work services are also available. Wheelchair seating clinic and wound care are offered. Transportation is provided to eligible individuals.NassauALBERTSON-ST. CHARLES REHABILITATION NETWORKST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
    ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA DISEASE CARE CENTERSpecialized 40-bed care center for patients with alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Opportunity to transfer to skilled nursing facility, when need arises. Offers a family support group.SuffolkALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA DISEASE CARE CENTEROUR LADY OF CONSOLATION NURSING AND REHABILITATIVE CARE CENTER
    ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESOURCE CENTER, INC.Provides case management and case assessment, support groups, music, art, and Equine Therapy programs and advocacy for patients, their families and caregivers, conferences and workshops, educational material, referrals to respite care, and speakers bureau. Encourages and supports medical research and provides education to general public and professionals.SuffolkALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESOURCE CENTER, INCALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESOURCE CENTER, INC
    AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION-GREATER NEW YORK DIVISIONNational organization dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and other liver diseases through research and education. Offers support group meetings. Serves the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Orange and Rockland counties and Northeastern New Jersey. Call for further information.AMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION-GREATER NEW YORK DIVISIONAMERICAN LIVER FOUNDATION-GREATER NEW YORK DIVISION
    AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION BETTER BREATHERS CLUBProvides individuals diagnosed with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and other debilitating respiratory conditions, and their caregivers with strategies for coping with lung disease, information on related respiratory topics and opportunities to discuss concerns within support group. Call (516)256-6581 for exact dates and registration.NassauAMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION BETTER BREATHERS CLUBNORTHWELL HEALTH
    A MOTHER'S KISSProvides financial and emotional support for families of childhood cancer patients.SuffolkA MOTHER'S KISSA MOTHER'S KISS
    AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUPProvides support to individuals who have undergone an amputation and their family members. Guest speakers address issues related to amputation.SuffolkAMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    ASTHMA SUPPORT GROUPSOffers support for individuals suffering with asthma and asthma related problems. Meets monthly. Call for dates and times.NassauASTHMA SUPPORT GROUPSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    AXYSProvides mutual support group, educational materials and programs, newsletters, and e-mail support lists in addition to website based information for individuals affected by sex chromosome aneuploidy (extra X or Y chromosome). Also provides telephone support for parents with prenatal diagnosis of Klinefelter Syndrome.AXYSAXYS
    BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPProvides information and support for individuals considering bariatric surgery both prior to and post surgical intervention.SuffolkBARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPOffers a support group for survivors of traumatic brain injuries or strokes. Also provides support for family and friends of survivors. Group meets the second Wednesday of every month in Board Room #2, from 7-9pm. Call with any questions.SuffolkBRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPSOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
    BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals diagnosed with brain tumors and their caregivers the opportunity to meet separately to receive guidance, support and learn relaxation techniques. Meetings will be held in the Monter conference room. Please call for more information.NassauBRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    BREAST CANCER RISK EDUCATION PROGRAMOffers women at high risk for breast cancer information about breast cancer and support. Topical issues and pro-active actions women can take to manage their risks of getting breast cancer are addressed over several meeting sessions. Call for schedule of meetings.SuffolkBREAST CANCER RISK EDUCATION PROGRAMHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPOffers support group for those who have had breast cancer or are undergoing treatment.NassauBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPProvides a professionally staffed support group for patients and survivors of breast cancer. Registration is required. Call for information/schedule.SuffolkBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPOffers a support group, in conjunction with Town of Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, for patients, survivors, and their families. Group meets 7-8:30pm in the 5-Tower Classroom. Registration is required.SuffolkBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN WITH RECURRENCEProvides a discussion group for women who have recurrent breast cancer. Call for more information. Prior registration required.SuffolkBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN WITH RECURRENCEHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IOffers newly diagnosed breast cancer patients(up to one year post-diagnosis) information about the illness, treatment and the opportunity to discuss challenges and experiences with their peers.NassauBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP INORTHWELL HEALTH
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IIOffers women diagnosed with breast cancer for more than one year the opportunity to discuss challenges and experiences with their peers.NassauBREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IINORTHWELL HEALTH
    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT-NEWLY DIAGNOSEDOffers support group for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and those still undergoing treatment. Call for more information.NassauBREAST CANCER SUPPORT-NEWLY DIAGNOSED1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    BREAST HEALTH CENTEROffers the following services for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer: laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, social services, radiography, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT Scanning, Computerized Tomography, nuclear medicine and ultrasound in addition to a full-range of psycho-social and nutrition services. The Tumor Registry has a database of over 6,700 cases established since January 1983. The center also offers support groups for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Other support groups are for their caregivers, spouses and significant others. In addition there is an extensive library of books, pamphlets and videotapes on risk factors and prevention.SuffolkBREAST HEALTH CENTERGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    BRIDGE TO SURVIVORSHIP-BREAST CANCEROffers breast cancer survivors, who have completed treatment, information and support. Meetings will be held in the Monter conference room every other month depending on speaker availability. Please call for more information.NassauBRIDGE TO SURVIVORSHIP-BREAST CANCERNORTHWELL HEALTH
    BRIGHTER FACESOffers support group for children and adults with craniofacial and cleft palate/lip and their families along with monthly speakers. Call for meeting information.SuffolkBRIGHTER FACESBRIGHTER FACES
    CANCER INFORMATION SERVICEA national resource for information and education about cancer including treatment, research, and new clinical trials. Provides cancer information to patients and their families, the public and health professionals by talking with people one-on-one, working with organizations through its Partnership Program, participating in research efforts to find the best ways to help people adopt healthier behaviors, and providing cancer information over the internet. Provides referrals to support groups and conducts smoking cessation counseling over the phone. Also offers LiveHelp Online Chat, a confidential online text chat with a cancer information specialist. Call or visit website for further information.CANCER INFORMATION SERVICENATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
    CANCER SUPPORT GROUPProvides opportunities for individuals dealing with cancer related illness to discuss relevant issues in a comfortable atmosphere. Call for schedule.NassauCANCER SUPPORT GROUP1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    CANCER SUPPORT GROUPSProvides support for individuals suffering with cancer. Call for dates and times.NassauCANCER SUPPORT GROUPSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    CANCER SUPPORT SERVICESOffers a variety of support services including inpatient/outpatient social services, psychosocial counseling, dietary counseling/support, pastoral services, hospice referral/care, bereavement counseling, cancer education programs, telephone referral/consultation services and numerous support groups.SuffolkCANCER SUPPORT SERVICESHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
    CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS-PORT JEFFERSONOffers support groups and educational seminars for caregivers of persons with Alzheimers or a related dementia.SuffolkCAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS-PORT JEFFERSONCOMMUNITY PROGRAM CENTERS OF LONG ISLAND, INC.
    CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS-RONKONKOMAOffers support groups and educational workshops for caregivers of persons with Alzheimers or a related dementia.SuffolkCAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPS-RONKONKOMACOMMUNITY PROGRAM CENTERS OF LONG ISLAND, INC.
    CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPSOffers caregiver support groups in the greater N.Y. metropolitan area in order to connect all who are affected by Alzheimer's disease, whether young or older. All of the supports groups are professional and are facilitated by appropriate volunteers.SuffolkCAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPSALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESOURCE CENTER, INC
    CENACLE RETREAT HOUSEOffers individual and group spiritual retreats. Publishes annual calendar of events and offers Prayer-Faith support group for women who have/had cancer. Also has a Prayer Enrollment Office. Call for information.SuffolkCENACLE RETREAT HOUSECENACLE RETREAT HOUSE
    CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-NASSAUProvides continuing education through meetings, support groups, and resource materials for children and adults affected by attention deficit disorders. See website or call for meeting dates. Meetings held at East Meadow Jewish Center (1400 Prospect Avenue, East Meadow).NassauCHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-NASSAUCHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-NASSAU
    CHILDRENS DAY PROGRAM HUNTINGTONServes children ages 5-21 with a diagnosis of autism, intellectual disability, or multiple disabilities. Teaches language and communication skills, self-help and activities of daily living, and behavior management. Other services include crisis intervention for families and parent education, counseling and support.SuffolkCHILDRENS DAY PROGRAM HUNTINGTONDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
    CHILDRENS DAY PROGRAM SMITHTOWNServes children ages 5-21 with a diagnosis of autism, intellectual disability, or multiple disabilities. Teaches language and communication skills, self-help and activities of daily living, and behavior management. Other services include vocational activities, crisis intervention for families and parent education, counseling and support.SuffolkCHILDRENS DAY PROGRAM SMITHTOWNDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
    CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIESProvides a range of programs and activities to help fill the gap in family-centered services for families and individuals affected by the ASD spectrum (Aspergers Syndrome). Activities include a recreation group, social skills group, sibling support group, parent and grandparent support group, tutoring, mentoring and babysitting for families affected by ASD. Call for further information.NassauCHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIESTHE MARION & AARON GURAL JCC
    CHRONIC FATIGUE SUPPORT GROUPProvides a support group for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Epstein-Barr, CFS or CFIDS and Fibromyalgia. Meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 7pm (Beginners Meeting) and 7:30pm (Regular Meeting) in Conference Rooms 3,4, and 5.SuffolkCHRONIC FATIGUE SUPPORT GROUPJOHN T. MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA(CLL)SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia(CLL)and their caregivers a opportunities to meet and talk to peers dealing with similar issues. Please call for meeting dates and times.NassauCHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA(CLL)SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (BRAIN ANEURYSM SUPPORT GROUP)Offers education, support and resources to brain aneurysm survivors, their family members and caregivers.NassauCIRCLE OF FRIENDS (BRAIN ANEURYSM SUPPORT GROUP)NORTHWELL HEALTH
    CLIENT SERVICESOffers case management services, bilingual and minority services, harm reduction education, referrals to housing assistance, client advocacy, emergency financial assistance, home delivered meals, a PLWH/A support group, prevention education and client recruitment outreach for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Offers diversity outreach, alcohol and substance abuse education programs, home delivered meals to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, HIV CTR and STI CTR. Call for further information.SuffolkCLIENT SERVICESLONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC.
    COCHLEAR SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals with cochlear implants the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss issues and experiences they have encountered after the procedure. Please call for meeting times and dates.NassauCOCHLEAR SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICESOffers community education and support groups including programs for mental health and substance abuse , smoking withdrawal , bereavement, and several groups for those living with cancer. Also provides health education speakers for numerous senior centers, schools, and community organizations.NassauCOMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICESMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
    COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CENTERProvides a complete program of diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. It offers expert help to adults and teenagers with seizure disorders who have not yet been definitely diagnosed and to those who have already had a diagnosis of epilepsy but are seeking improved management or control. The Center's program includes a combination of services for inpatient and outpatient care. Services include: diagnosis of epilepsy and related conditions, establishment of a medication plan considering factors such as seizure control, behavioral/cognitive manifestations and toxicity, a four-bed epilepsy unit with on-line computer analysis for continuous EEG and video monitoring, clinical trials of investigational drugs, evaluation of intractable seizures for the surgical treatment option, preoperative and postoperative care following surgery, psychosocial assessment and rehabilitation referrals and educational and social support groups.NassauCOMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CENTERLONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
    CROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND CHAPTERProvides support and information for patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (also known as IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease). These include: hospital visitor, mutual help groups, physician referral service, speakers bureau and peer counseling. Serves both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.NassauCROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND CHAPTERCROHN'S AND COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    CURVY GIRLS SCOLIOSIS SUPPORT GROUPSOffers a teen facilitated support group for pre-teen and teen girls with scoliosis. Call for meeting times and locations.SuffolkCURVY GIRLS SCOLIOSIS SUPPORT GROUPSCURVY GIRLS SCOLIOSIS SUPPORT GROUPS
    DIABETES CARE CENTEROffers a comprehensive diabetes education and training program for those with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Provides participants with the tools and information that will enable them to achieve blood sugar control, help prevent diabetes related complications and enjoy optimal health. This program has received the distinction of being recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing quality self-management education. Also offers diabetes support group as well as juvenile diabetes club. Call for further information.SuffolkDIABETES CARE CENTERST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
    DIABETES CLUBProvides education and support on Diabetes and its treatments. Registration required. Groups meets at the Home Care Conference Room, Swezey Medical Pavilion, 103 W. Main Street, Patchogue. Call for information/schedule.SuffolkDIABETES CLUBBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    DIABETES CLUBTeaches strategies for understanding, managing, and living with diabetes, including gestational diabetes.SuffolkDIABETES CLUBSOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
    DIABETES COUNSELINGOffers counseling services with a board-certified diabetes nurse educator and a monthly support group. Call for an appointment and support group schedule.SuffolkDIABETES COUNSELINGSTONY BROOK SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL
    DIABETES EDUCATION CENTEROffers men, women, and children, who are diet-controlled, taking oral medication or injecting insulin, education programs to help them manage their condition. In addition to individual consultations with a diabetes nurse specialist and registered dietician, group classes are available for adults and special learning and support groups and are tailored to children.NassauDIABETES EDUCATION CENTERWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals with diabetes and their family members information about the illness, nutritional advice and opportunities to network and share their experiences. Call for meeting dates and times.NassauDIABETES SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    DIALYSIS SUPPORT GROUPOffers support group for patients and their families. Meet quarterly. Call for schedules.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
    DISCUSSIONSProvides an informal, ongoing chat for people whose lives have been touched by cancer.NassauDISCUSSIONS1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-HUNTINGTONProvides family focused integrated early intervention and preschool programs for children ages birth-5 years who have a range of developmental disabilities. Program includes diagnostic and evaluation services full and partial day classroom programs home visits by educators and clinicians parent education, counseling and support and speech, physical and occupational therapies. Also a UPK provider for the Huntington School District.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-HUNTINGTONDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
    EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-RONKONKOMAProvides family focused integrated early intervention and preschool programs for children ages birth-5 years who have a range of developmental disabilities. Program includes diagnostic and evaluation services, full and partial day classroom programs, home visits by educators and clinicians, parent education, counseling and support and speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Also a UPK provider for the Connetquot School District.SuffolkEARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES-RONKONKOMADEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INSTITUTE
    FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICESProvides information and referral, networking and advocacy regarding head injury to ensure access to all medical, residential, vocational and social systems, case management, support groups for survivors, family members and spouses/significant others in two locations, and public and professional awareness through educational in-service programs, publications, legislative advocacy and lobbying.SuffolkFAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICESHEAD INJURY ASSOCIATION, INC.
    FAMILY SUPPORTFor those who have had cancer or are undergoing treatment, their family and friends.NassauFAMILY SUPPORT1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMOffers individualized case management provided by a team of experienced and compassionate social workers, Child-Life specialists, art Therapists specialists for children with a life-threatening illness and their families. Services include emotional support, palliative/bereavement support, financial assistance, and advocacy support.SuffolkFAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMFRIENDS OF KAREN, INC.
    FIBROMYALGIA AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUPA support group, run by LI CFIDS Association, for persons with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Call for further information and schedule.NassauFIBROMYALGIA AND CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUPWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    GENETIC ALLIANCE, INC.Provides support to individuals with genetic conditions and their families, educates the public and advocates for consumer-informed public policies.GENETIC ALLIANCE, INC.GENETIC ALLIANCE, INC.
    GENTLE CHAIR YOGAOffers cancer survivors the opportunity to learn breathing and relaxation techniques through gentle chair yoga. Please call for more information, meeting dates and times.NassauGENTLE CHAIR YOGANORTHWELL HEALTH
    GIFT PROGRAMSHelps children with a life-threatening illness and their siblings cope with the ordinary day-to-day tasks and special occasions that are sometimes overlooked or forgotten. Provides back-to-school supplies, birthday gifts, supermarket gift cards, and holiday gifts.SuffolkGIFT PROGRAMSFRIENDS OF KAREN, INC.
    GRANDPARENT ADVOCATES SUPPORTING AUTISTIC KIDSA support, information and advocacy group of concerned grandparents of autistic children. Meets the last Thursday of the month-no meetings in December. Call to be put on mailing list for meetings.NassauGRANDPARENT ADVOCATES SUPPORTING AUTISTIC KIDSNORTH SHORE CHILD AND FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER
    GREAT NECK BREAST CANCER COALITIONOffers lectures, workshops, seminars, and newsletters providing the most up-to-date information on health and wellness, including nutrition, exercise, reduction of toxins in the home, and environmental safety. Provides guidance and support for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families, with information on the latest scientific progress in detection, treatment and recovery. Networks with regional and national Breast Cancer organizations and national health organizations.NassauGREAT NECK BREAST CANCER COALITIONGREAT NECK BREAST CANCER COALITION
    GREYSHEETSProvides a support group for individuals with eating disorders. A subsidiary of Overeaters Anonymous. Meets Saturdays, and Sundays 9:30am-10:30am in the New Life Center, Room B.NassauGREYSHEETSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    GRUPO DE APOYO DE MUJERES LATINAS CONCANCER EN LOS SENOSOffers Latino breast cancer survivors opportunities to discuss their experiences. Call for meeting dates.SuffolkGROUPO DE APOYO DE MUJERES LATINAS CONCANCER EN LOS SENOSNORTHWELL HEALTH
    HEARING AND SPEECH CENTERProvides full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for all types of hearing and speech disorders. Serves all ages, infants through geriatric patients, and offers both in-patient and out-patient care. Features hearing-aid dispensary, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy program, voice laboratory, and newborn hearing screening program. Approved by early intervention and physically handicapped children's program for diagnosis/treatment of speech and hearing disorders. Offers various support groups for parents, cochlear implant patients, laryngectomy patients, and the hearing impaired. Call for current schedules.NassauHEARING AND SPEECH CENTERLONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
    HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER SUPPORT GROUPSOffers various support groups throughout the year in the Lower Level Conference Room of the Center. Parents of Hearing Impaired Children Support Group, 7pm, first Wednesday of the month. Cochlear Implant Patients and the Hearing Impaired Support Group, 7pm, second Wednesday of every month. Laryngectomy Support Group, 10:30am every Thursday. Call to confirm schedule.NassauHEARING AND SPEECH CENTER SUPPORT GROUPSLONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
    HEART CLUBProvides education and emotional support for heart patients and their families.SuffolkHEART CLUBHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
    HEPATITIS C SUPPORT GROUPProvides support for persons with Hepatitis C and their families. The group meets the 1st Monday of the month from 7pm-9pm at the NSUH at Plainview. Call for more information.NassauNORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AT PLAINVIEWNORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AT PLAINVIEW
    HERRICKS ALZHEIMER'S DAY PROGRAM OUR SPACEProvides the opportunity for those who have Alzheimer's or Dementia the chance to engage in social and recreational activities led by trained staff and volunteers who are understanding and accepting. It also provides the caregiver with respite time. Family members are encouraged to take part in monthly meetings where they have the opportunity to ask questions of the staff, discuss how the participant is doing in the program and share experiences and useful information with one another, as a means of mutual support. Activities include group discussions, cognitive activities including voice, number and memory word games art and music classes led by specialists in these fields, exercise including strengthening, stretching and range of motion, supervised outdoor walks, intergenerational activities, ongoing assessment and help in maintaining skills of daily living, pet therapy in cooperation with North Shore Animal League. Participant must be 60 years old, a Nassau County resident, diagnosed as having Alzheimer's Disease or dementia, under the care of a physician, able to feed self with minimal assistance, continent, and be able to benefit from the program. This program is partially funded by Nassau County Department of Senior Affairs and the New York State Office for the Aging as a Social Model of Adult Day Care Program.NassauHERRICKS ALZHEIMER'S DAY PROGRAM OUR SPACEHERRICKS UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
    HEWLETT HOUSEProvides a free, psychosocial community and state-of-the-art learning resource center. Offers basic components of therapy and support, education and socialization to breast cancer victims, their families and care givers. Also offers free wigs, prostheses and brassieres to uninsured people who are undergoing breast cancer treatment. Serves all those touched by breast cancer and related cancers. Serves all of New York State. Walk in.NassauHEWLETT HOUSE1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    HIV/AIDS SERVICESProvides targeted outreach and HIV prevention education, case management services, support groups, and counseling services to HIV infected individuals. Services are available to HIV individuals and their families. Call for further information outreach and support group activities have varied hours.NassauHIV/AIDS SERVICESCIRCULO DE LA HISPANIDAD, INC.
    HPV AND CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTERProvides information, support groups, research, and advocacy on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.HPV AND CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTERAMERICAN SEXUAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
    HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICAPromotes research, family support and advocacy for individuals/families affected by Huntington's Disease. Call for more information.HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICAHUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA
    HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPProvides a support group for those who have Huntington's Disease as well as family and friends of those with Huntington's Disease. Call for more information.SuffolkHUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    ISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION, INC.Focuses on the needs of breast cancer patients and families. Its mission is to serve the people of the Town of Islip confronting this disease and to provide education, outreach and support in enhancing their quality of life. Help and services are provided to qualified Town of Islip residents through its Lend a Helping Hand program. Additionally, the coalition provides support and assistance in promoting research into prevention and treatment.SuffolkISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION, INC.ISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION, INC.
    ISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION SUPPORT GROUPOffers women diagnosed with breast cancer the opportunity to discuss challenges and experiences with their peers. Please call for exact dates and times.SuffolkISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    LARYNGECTOMY SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals post laryngectomy the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss issues and experiences they have encountered after surgery.NassauLARYNGECTOMY SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    LATINO BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPDedicated to breast health using a grassroots approach to raise individual and community awareness and action. Focuses on the causes of breast cancer, the need for prevention, monitoring, informed treatment and accessibility of health care. Conducts a Latino Support Group which meets the last Friday of the month accommodating Spanish speaking participants. Registration is required. Call for further information.SuffolkLATINO BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUPBRENTWOOD/BAY SHORE BREAST CANCER COALITION, INC.
    LEND A HELPING HANDSeeks to relieve some of the stresses and demands of daily life by offering services such as house cleaning, transportation, post-mastectomy accessory items and home catering to individuals coping with breast cancer. Referral required. Call. Walk in.SuffolkLEND A HELPING HANDWEST ISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION FOR LONG ISLAND INC.
    LENDING A HELPING HANDSeeks to relieve some of the stresses and demands of daily life by offering services such as transportation for medical appointments, financial medical assistance, house cleaning, and post-mastectomy accessory items and beauty care. Referral required. Call for further information.SuffolkLENDING A HELPING HANDISLIP BREAST CANCER COALITION, INC.
    LET KIDS BE KIDS ACTIVITIESProvides the opportunity for children with lupus as well as children who have an immediate family member with lupus to socialize and communicate with other children facing the same issues and difficulties. Day trips are planned, including transportation. Call for information. Serves Long Island and Queens.NassauLET KIDS BE KIDS ACTIVITIESLUPUS ALLIANCE OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND/QUEENS AFFILIATE
    LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SUPPORT GROUP FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIESOffers individuals diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma and their family members the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss experiences and challenges. Call for meeting dateNassauLEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SUPPORT GROUP FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIESNORTHWELL HEALTH
    LIVE, LOVE, AND LAUGH AGAINProvides a professionally staffed support group for women with breast cancer and their families. Students permitted. Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Fortunato Breast Health Center.SuffolkLIVE, LOVE, AND LAUGH AGAINJOHN T. MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    LONG BEACH BREAST CANCER COALITIONPromotes breast cancer awareness, advocating for increased funding for research to find the causes and a cure, and assisting in providing access to screening, diagnosis and treatment. Offers I am Fed Naturally organic gardening program and Lend a Helping Hand program providing auxiliary services to make life easier for women undergoing treatment for cancer including house cleaning, transportation, and help with rent/mortgage, light/heating and food bills.NassauLONG BEACH BREAST CANCER COALITIONLONG BEACH BREAST CANCER COALITION
    LONG ISLAND CHAPTERProvides education about Tourette Syndrome (TS) to professionals and the general public, generates funding for research about Tourette Syndrome and provides services to people with Tourette Syndrome and their families, such as support groups and social events. Also publishes newsletters. Call or visit the website for additional information.NassauLONG ISLAND CHAPTERTOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
    LOOK GOOD,FEEL BETTER (LAKE SUCCESS)Teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer. Contact the American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 for more information.NassauLOOK GOOD,FEEL BETTER (LAKE SUCCESS)NORTHWELL HEALTH
    LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER (NEW HYDE PARK)Teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer. Call for meeting dates and times.NassauLOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER (NEW HYDE PARK)NORTHWELL HEALTH
    LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER (PLAINVIEW)Teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer. Call for meeting dates and times.NassauLOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER (PLAINVIEW)NORTHWELL HEALTH
    LUPUS KIDS AND TEENS E-MAIL GROUPProvides children and teens diagnosed with Lupus the opportunity to communicate with each other via e-mail. Allows participants opportunities to discuss issues that affect their daily lives including the emotional ramifications of Lupus. E-Mails are monitored for content.NassauLUPUS KIDS AND TEENS E-MAIL GROUPLUPUS ALLIANCE OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND/QUEENS AFFILIATE
    LUPUSLINEProvides individuals diagnosed with Lupus emotional support and peer counseling via a telephone support system.NassauLUPUSLINELUPUS ALLIANCE OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND/QUEENS AFFILIATE
    LUPUS SUPPORT GROUPOffers support groups for Lupus patients, their families and friends. Support groups offered at various locations throughout Long Island and Queens. Call for information.NassauLUPUS SUPPORT GROUPLUPUS ALLIANCE OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND/QUEENS AFFILIATE
    LYMPHEDEMA GROUPEducational support groups meets monthly to instruct men and women who are cancer survivors how to live with Lymphedema through specialized treatment protocols and addressing other topics such as herbs and nutrition, insurance reimbursement, compression garment fitting, essential oils and other resources. Registration required. Call for additional information and schedule.NassauLYMPHEDEMA GROUP1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    MENDED HEARTSProvides information and support on living with heart disease for cardiac patients, their family and friends. Registration not required.SuffolkMENDED HEARTSST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
    MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDSProvides services such as psychiatric evaluations, individual, family, and group counseling, crisis intervention, family support groups, medication management, and referrals to adults infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Call. Walk in. Appointment preferred.NassauMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDSHISPANIC COUNSELING CENTER
    MOOD DISORDER FAMILY SUPPORTServes family and friends of individuals with mood disorders to help them better cope and understand the given illness. Meetings are held at various hospitals throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Call for more information or visit website.NassauMOOD DISORDER FAMILY SUPPORTMOOD DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP OF LONG ISLAND
    MS SUPPORT GROUPOffer eight week program designed to offer group therapy to people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), their loved ones, friends and caregivers.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUPProvides ongoing support group to enhance the quality of life for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Call for additional information/schedule.SuffolkMULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUPBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUPOffers support group for multiple sclerosis patients and their families. Provides an opportunity to discuss problem-solving strategies, coping solutions, and learn about new research and medications. Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7pm, Board Room #1. Call for further information.SuffolkMULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUPSOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
    MYASTHENIA GRAVIS SUFFOLK COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPOffers a support group for patients with Myasthenia Gravis and their families. Meetings held the 3rd Saturday of the month at 1pm. Call Debbie for more information at (631)765-7186.SuffolkMYASTHENIA GRAVIS SUFFOLK COUNTY SUPPORT GROUPMYASTHENIA GRAVIS SUFFOLK COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP
    NASSAU-INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTERSeeks to educate, counsel, and refer patients to medical professionals, increase awareness of the incidence of Parkinson's and establish Parkinson's Disease Chapters and Support Groups.NassauNASSAU-INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTERAMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION, INC.
    NATIONAL AMPUTATION FOUNDATION, INC.Provides legal counsel, vocational guidance and placement, social activities, liaison with outside groups, Amp-to-Amp Program, referral lists, and offers a donated medical equipment giveaway program to anyone in need in the local area. Provides Newsletter and Agency brochure to members.NassauNATIONAL AMPUTATION FOUNDATION, INC.NATIONAL AMPUTATION FOUNDATION, INC.
    NATIONAL STUTTERING PROJECTA national support and self help group for adults and children who stutter. Provide parent/child support groups, referral services, workshops and conventions, and also publishes a bimonthly newsletter, Reaching Out.NassauNATIONAL STUTTERING PROJECTFRIENDS: THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO STUTTER
    NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENProvides family education groups, parent support groups, parent information exchanges, referrals, advocacy, and case management.NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDRENNEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN
    NORTH FORK SUPPORT GROUP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLEThis support group for visually impaired residents of the North Fork meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Southold Recreation Center at 10:30am. Meetings feature speakers on various aspects of blindness, related health subjects, local politics, and other topics of interest to the group. Volunteer drivers transport members, many of whom are elderly and suffering with macular degeneration to meetings, field trips, grocery shopping and doctor appointments. Affiliated with the North Fork Parish Outreach (Parent Organization), Catholic Charities Services for the Blind, Helen Keller, and St. Patrick's Church in Southold. Call for information.SuffolkNORTH FORK SUPPORT GROUP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLENORTH FORK SUPPORT GROUP FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
    NORTH SHORE CHAPTER OF HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (HLAA)Offers individuals with hearing loss the opportunity to meet with peers to share information and discuss personal experiences.NassauNORTH SHORE CHAPTER OF HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (HLAA)NORTHWELL HEALTH
    ONCOLOGY SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals with cancer(up to two year post diagnosis) and their family members opportunities to discuss issues and share experiences. call for meeting dates and times.SuffolkONCOLOGY SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    ON TREATMENT BREAST CANCER GROUPOffers breast cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment the opportunity to discuss their experiences with other indviduals.NassauON TREATMENT BREAST CANCER GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    OSTEOPOROSIS CENTEROffers individuals a full scope of services in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Services include bone density scans, therapy, physician evaluation, exercise classes, support groups, research and education.OSTEOPOROSIS CENTERHELEN HAYES HOSPITAL
    OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUPProvides a support group which encourages patients to develop independence and to assimilate the reality of an ostomy into their physical and emotional lives. Families of patients welcome. Call for information/schedule.SuffolkOSTOMY SUPPORT GROUPBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUPProvides support and education to stoma patients and their families in coping with and managing ileostomy, urostomy or colostomy.SuffolkOSTOMY SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    OUT AND ABOUTEnables adults whose physical disabilities prevent them from working, to meet with their peers during the day. Strives to lessen the feelings of isolation and loneliness and increase social interaction. Group meets once a week at Temple Am Echad in Lynbrook.NassauOUT AND ABOUTNEW HORIZON COUNSELING CENTER (NHCC)
    OVEREATERS ANONYMOUSProvides a support group for individuals with eating disorders. Meets every Monday night from 7:15pm-8:15pm at the Community Outreach Center.NassauOVEREATERS ANONYMOUSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    OVEREATERS ANONYMOUSOffers twice weekly support group for people with eating disorders. Meets at the Medical Center.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
    PARENTS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUPOffers a monthly support group and socialization time for parents of visually impaired children.NassauPARENTS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUPFRIEDBERG JCC
    PARKINSON DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPOffers information, education and resources for patients, families and friends affected by this disease. Staffed by American Parkinson's Disease Association. Call the American Parkinson's Disease Association at 631-862-3560 or check www.liapda.org for more information.PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
    PARKINSON'S DISEASE THERAPY PROGRAMProvides comprehensive services for patients diagnosed with Parkinson"s Disease or movement disorders including physical, occupational, and speech therapy, Parkinson's wellness recovery and a Parkinson's support group.PARKINSON'S DISEASE THERAPY PROGRAMHELEN HAYES HOSPITAL
    PARKINSON'S OUTPATIENT PROGRAMThe hospital hosts the American Parkinson's Disease Information Center which educates patients, families and caregivers afflicted with Parkinson's Disease. Offers free literature and referrals regarding the disease, and runs ongoing support groups for people with the disease, their families and caregivers along with educational lectures and symposia.SuffolkPARKINSON'S OUTPATIENT PROGRAMST. CATHERINE OF SIENA MEDICAL CENTER
    PATH TO WELLNESS AFTER CANCEROffers cancer survivors the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss their experiences, challenges and share information about living with cancer. Please call for meeting dates and times.NassauPATH TO WELLNESS AFTER CANCERNORTHWELL HEALTH
    PATIENT CANCER SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals diagnosed with cancer the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss their experiences living with illness. Call for meeting times and dates.NassauPATIENT CANCER SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPSOffers a patient support group for individuals diagnosed with a blood cancer. Meetings are facilitated by a social worker and an oncology nurse. Call for locations and times.SuffolkPATIENT SUPPORT GROUPSTHE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    PEER SUPPORT GROUPProvides a weekly support group for parents of children with special health care needs. Can assist families of children with catastrophic illness in sending siblings to summer day camp. Also provides educational law information, advocacy training and specialized information and resource referral. Call for directions.NassauPEER SUPPORT GROUPNEW SURVIVORS
    PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER AND CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals living with cancer and their caregivers opportunities to meet and talk to peers dealing with similar issues.NassauPEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER AND CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION-THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTERRaises awareness about Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and the PKD Foundation on a local level. In addition to offering support and information, promotes ways to raise funding to advance research and education. Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm in either Nassau County or Suffolk County. Visit website for schedule and location of meetings.SuffolkPOLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION-THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTERPOLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION-THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    POST-TRANSPLANT PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPOffers transplant patients an opportunity to meet with peers to discuss how to cope with the emotional aspects of their diagnosis, life post-transplant, gain support and share information. Please call for meeting times and dates.NassauPOST-TRANSPLANT PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    POST-TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplant surgery the opportunity to interact with their peers, share concerns and successes.NassauPOST-TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT AND EDUCATION GROUPProvides individuals diagnosed with prostate cancer the opportunity to share experiences and learn information about the illness and its treatment. Please call for exact dates and times.NassauPROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT AND EDUCATION GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUPOffers a support group for people living with prostate cancer and their families/friends. Call for more information.SuffolkPROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    PSYCHOLOGICAL/MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESProvides psychological evaluation, counseling, workshops, parent education, support groups. Offers psychiatric evaluations and treatment, individual, family and group psychotherapy.PSYCHOLOGICAL/MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESCENTER FOR HEARING AND COMMUNICATION
    PULMONARY DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPOffers a support group for those diagnosed with pulmonary disease and their families/friends. Call for more information.SuffolkPULMONARY DISEASE SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    PULMONARY SUPPORT GROUPSOffers support for individuals suffering with pulmonary problems. Meet monthly. Call for dates and times.NassauPULMONARY SUPPORT GROUPSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    REACH TO RECOVERYOffers an educational and emotional support program for breast cancer patients. Offers one on one counseling with trained breast cancer survivors. Coordinated by the American Cancer Society.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
    REFERRAL SERVICESDistributes an informational guide, Coping with Cancer on the East End: A Practical Resource Guide which describes in detail the many resources that are available for cancer patients on the East End of Long Island.SuffolkREFERRAL SERVICESFIGHTING CHANCE, INC.
    RELAXATION CLASSESOffers relaxation classes for cancer survivors. Please call for more information, meeting dates and times.NassauRELAXATION CLASSESNORTHWELL HEALTH
    RENAL CARE AND SHAREOffers support group for caregivers of renal patients. Registration required. Call for additional information, schedule and location.SuffolkRENAL CARE AND SHAREBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    SELF HELP AND SUPPORT GROUPSProvides a network of support and self help groups for people with Multiple Sclerosis, family members, and caregivers across Nassau and Suffolk Counties.SuffolkSELF HELP AND SUPPORT GROUPSNATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY-LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    SISTERS OF GREATER LONG ISLANDProvides a variety of services to African American women who have or had breast cancer. Community outreach programs and health fairs provide information on breast health, encourage women to schedule routine mammograms and provide support to those newly diagnosed. Sisters of Greater LI Breast Cancer Support group also meets in Babylon Pool and Recreation Center in Deer Park.SuffolkSISTERS OF GREATER LONG ISLANDHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
    SISTERS OF GREATER LONG ISLAND, AMITYVILLEOffers African-American breast cancer survivors opportunities to discuss their experiences. Call for meeting dates.SuffolkSISTERS OF GREATER LONG ISLAND, AMITYVILLENORTHWELL HEALTH
    SISTERS OF GREATER LONG ISLAND:HUNTINGTONOffers African-American breast cancer survivors opportunities to discuss their experiences. Call for meeting dates.SuffolkSISTERS OF GREATER LONG ISLAND:HUNTINGTONNORTHWELL HEALTH
    SLEEP APNEA SUPPORT GROUPOffers individuals with sleep apnea the opportunity to share experiences and discuss their challenges with the disorder. Please call for exact times and dates.SuffolkSLEEP APNEA SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    SOUTHSIDE BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPOffers survivors of brain injury and their caregivers the opportunity to meet with their peers to discuss concerns, coping strategies and experiences. Call for additional information.NassauSOUTHSIDE BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    STI RESOURCE CENTERProvides hotline services, advocacy work and a network of support groups for STI patients. Offers educational information and emotional support.STI RESOURCE CENTERAMERICAN SEXUAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
    STOP SMOKING/WEIGHT LOSS SEMINARSOffers hypnosis as a means to stop smoking and promote weight loss. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7pm-9pm in Conference Room 1 and 2.SuffolkSTOP SMOKING/WEIGHT LOSS SEMINARSJOHN T. MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    STROKE SUPPORT GROUPOffers support group for stroke patients. Call for additional information, schedule and location.SuffolkSTROKE SUPPORT GROUPBROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    STROKE SUPPORT GROUPProvides support group for stroke patients.NassauSTROKE SUPPORT GROUPMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
    STROKE SUPPORT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVEROffers stroke survivors and their caregivers the opportunity to meet with peers, attend organized luncheons,enjoy scheduled entertainment, listen to guest speakers, and participate in various activities including dance, music,pet,horticulture and relaxation therapies. Participants should bring their own bag lunch except for the 3rd Friday of each month when a pizza and salad lunch is provides.NassauSTROKE SUPPORT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERSNORTHWELL HEALTH
    SUFFOLK COUNTY INTERGROUPProvides a support group for persons with eating disorders. A 12 Step program is available for recovery and is discussed at regular meetings. Check website for meeting dates, times and locations.SuffolkSUFFOLK COUNTY INTERGROUPOVEREATERS ANONYMOUS/SUFFOLK COUNTY INTERGROUP
    SUFFOLK- INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTERSeeks to educate, counsel, and refer patients to medical professionals, increase awareness of the incidence of Parkinson's and establish Parkinson's Disease Chapters and support groups.SuffolkSUFFOLK- INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTERAMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION, INC.
    SUPPORT FOR ORTHODOX JEWISH WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCEROffers support services for Orthodox Jewish women with breast cancer. Services may include counseling, reimbursement for some limited unreimbursed medical expenses and an annual retreat. Also provides meals, transportation assistance and emotional and peer support.SUPPORT FOR ORTHODOX JEWISH WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCERCHAI LIFELINE
    SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSSOffers parents of children with hearing loss the opportunity to meet with peers to share information and discuss personal experiences.NassauSUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSSNORTHWELL HEALTH
    SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH ORAL AND HEAD AND NECK CANCER (SPOHNC)Offers individuals with oral, head and neck cancer the opportunity to meet with peers to share information and discuss personal experiences.NassauSUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH ORAL AND HEAD AND NECK CANCER (SPOHNC)NORTHWELL HEALTH
    SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDSOffers support,eduction and information to people living with HIV/AIDS. Call for more information.SuffolkSUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDSLONG ISLAND ASSOCIATION FOR AIDS CARE, INC.
    SUPPORT GROUPSProvides support groups for survivors of head injury, and separately for families of head injury survivors. Locations for meetings include Hy Feinstein Clubhouse, Commack (3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:30-9pm, and Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow (1st Tuesday of each month 7:30-9pm).SuffolkSUPPORT GROUPSHEAD INJURY ASSOCIATION, INC.
    SUPPORT GROUPSOffers support groups for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's, caregivers,and adult children of Alzheimer's patients. Call for locations and times.NassauSUPPORT GROUPSLONG ISLAND ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION
    SUPPORT GROUPSConducts 10 week support groups for recently divorced/separated persons, single parent, teens of divorced/separated families, caretakers of the ill or elderly. New parents, bereaved persons. Separate bereavement groups address loss of spouse, loss of parent (for teens), loss of parent (for adults) and loss of grandparent. Dates vary. Call for details or to join.NassauSUPPORT GROUPSMID-ISLAND Y-JCC
    SUPPORT GROUPSProvides an extensive variety of health related support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Bereavement Group, Breast Cancer Support Program, Narcotics Anonymous, etc.SuffolkSUPPORT GROUPSSTONY BROOK EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL
    SUPPORT GROUPS AND LECTUREProvides continuing education through meetings, support groups, and resource materials for children and adults with attention deficit disorders, parents, educators and health care professionals dealing with children, adolescents and adults having attention deficit disorders. Support groups, meetings and lectures are held the first Wednesday of the month: Support groups at 7pm (Speakers at 8pm). See the website or call for meeting dates, locations and additional information.SuffolkSUPPORT GROUPS AND LECTURECHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-SUFFOLK
    SUPPORT GROUPS-SUBSTANCE ABUSEOffers the following support groups: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (516)292-3040, DAEHRS (Drug Abuse Evaluation Health Services) (718/516)470-8950 Senior Alcoholics Anonymous (516)742-4015 Spanish Speaking Alcoholics Anonymous (516)742-4015.NassauSUPPORT GROUPS-SUBSTANCE ABUSELONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER
    SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENTConsists of two departments, the Information Resource Center and the National Volunteer Network. The Information Resource Center provides individualized information, counseling and support about diagnosis and management of Marfan Syndrome and related disorders to patients, family members and medical professionals. The National Volunteer Network consists of chapters, network groups and support groups. Groups provide support to members and carry out the Foundation's mission at the local level. Call for more information.NassauSUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENTNATIONAL MARFAN FOUNDATION
    THE ARTIST WITHINOffers art classes to cancer patients. Painting, ceramics, watercolors, clay work and specialty quilts are some art topics introduced. Call for schedule.NassauTHE ARTIST WITHIN1 IN 9: THE LONG ISLAND BREAST CANCER ACTION COALITION
    THE CLUBOffers adult day social services for the frail elderly with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Also provides caregiver respite and support groups.NassauTHE CLUBNEW HORIZON COUNSELING CENTER (NHCC)
    THE DIABETES EDUCATION SERIESProvides education and support to diabetics and their families who want to take control of their disease and incorporate time saving tips into their daily routine. Provides up-to-date information to all on aspects of diabetes self management, including diet, medication and exercise.SuffolkTHE DIABETES EDUCATION SERIESNORTH SHORE-LIJ HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL-DOLAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
    THE FAMILY ASTHMA AND ALLERGY CENTERProvides care for children with chronic asthma and allergy problems. Services include: Consultations with Pediatric Pulmonologists and Allergist Immunologists skilled nursing care history and physical exam pulmonary function studies allergy testing laboratory services pharmacy services and an asthma support group.SuffolkTHE FAMILY ASTHMA AND ALLERGY CENTERGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    THE HONEYSUCKLE FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCERProvides support and assists psychosocial programs specifically targeting and identifying the needs and issues faced by children with cancer and their families. Provides educational programs for school personnel and students to increase the understanding of pediatric cancer. Call regarding volunteer opportunities because they are sporatic.SuffolkTHE HONEYSUCKLE FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCERTHE HONEYSUCKLE FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER
    THE LITTLE ANGEL FUND, INC.Offers support to parents of seriously ill or premature infants in NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit. Offers help and support to bereaved parents. Maintains library of educational materials and videos, sponsors nurses to conferences or workshops, and publishes a newsletter. Monthly visits to NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit with gifts to babies.SuffolkTHE LITTLE ANGEL FUND, INC.THE LITTLE ANGEL FUND , INC.
    THE NATIONAL FRAGILE X FOUNDATIONUnites the Fragile X community to enrich lives through educational and emotional support, promotes public and professional awareness, and advance research toward improved treatments and a cure for Fragile X. Call or visit website for additional information.THE NATIONAL FRAGILE X FOUNDATIONTHE NATIONAL FRAGILE X FOUNDATION
    TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUPProvides individuals with tinnitus the opportunity to meet with peers to discuss their experiences, challenges and share information about living with tinnitus. Please call for meeting dates and times.NassauTINNITUS SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    TRANSITIONS OF LONG ISLAND MONTHLY WELLNESS/ SUPPORT SERIESProvides individuals who suffered a neurological injury/illness and their family members information,education and support to assist in coping with the challenges that arise as a result of their illness and promote wellness. Offers opportunities for participants to share their concerns and experiences with others and network with professionals,fellow survivors and advocates. Call for more information.NassauTRANSITIONS OF LONG ISLAND MONTHLY WELLNESS/ SUPPORT SERIESNORTHWELL HEALTH
    VIPSOffers a support group for the blind and /or visually impaired for all races, religions, and creeds. Empowers the blind and/or visually impaired so that an individual who is visually impaired can enjoy fellowship and social functions without the usual prejudices that are sometimes associated with the blind community.SuffolkVIPSVISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.
    VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.Aids the blind community to self-advocate and to be a valued member of their community.SuffolkVISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS OF SUFFOLK INC.
    WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUPSMaintains national network of well spouses (husbands and wives of chronically ill persons). Offers referrals to well spouse Support Groups. Has a Newsletter, Yearly Conference, online peer Mentorship Program, Round Robin Letter Writing group, and Respite Weekends. Advocates for programs that help families deal with chronic illness and educates healthcare professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique roles well spouses face every day. Local group meets in Albertson, LI (Searingtown Rd., and IU Willets Road) at the Rehabilitation Center.WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUPSWELL SPOUSE ASSOCIATION
    WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUPOffers women with HIV/AIDS the opportunity to meet with peers to share information and personal experiences. Please call for meeting dates and times.NassauWOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUPNORTHWELL HEALTH
    YOUNG ADULT SUPPORT GROUPProvides a support group for individuals age 18-40 years coping with cancer as well as therapeutic support and professional counseling. Call for an appointment. Referral required. Serves Nassau and Suffolk counties.NassauYOUNG ADULT SUPPORT GROUPMERCY MEDICAL CENTER

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