Sunday, January 17, 2010

Organizations Offer Free Phone Service, Counseling To New Yorkers

from NY1

In an effort to address the growing concerns of Haitian-Americans living in New York, the MediSys Health Network has established a Resource Center at one of its Family Care Centers and will offer free group and individual counseling to New York residents.

The Resource Center, located in Brooklyn at 1095 Flatbush Avenue, is equipped with computer and telephone access. Individuals will be able to use the facility to call loved ones in Haiti and access updated information on the region. It's open today from noon to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For hours beginning the week of Monday, January 18, please call 718-240-5345.

TCC Teleplex is also providing free calls to Haiti from all of its 2,000 payphones in New York City. For details, go to

In addition, the MediSys Health Network is offering free group and individual counseling to Brooklyn and Queens residents affected by the events in Haiti. Counseling is being provided at the following locations:

Brookdale Hospital Mental Health Clinic
One Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday—8:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday—8:30am to 8:00pm
Saturday—9:00am to 5:00pm

Flushing Hospital Mental Health Clinic
4500 Parson Blvd
Flushing, NY 11355

Hours: Monday to Friday—9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday—9:00am to noon

Jamaica Hospital Mental Health Clinic
8900 Van Wyck Expy
Jamaica, NY 11418

Hours: Monday to Friday—9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday—9:00am to 9:00pm

Brookdale Hospital Family Care Center
1095 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Please call for hours

While appointments are not necessary, the network encourages individuals to call before visiting the mental health clinics.

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