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Grief and Bereavement Experience Support Groups for Families of FDNY Personnel Lost in the World Trade Center.

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The FDNY Counseling Service Unit (CSU) offers a range of services to meet the special needs of the families of the deceased. Confidential counseling as well as bereavement groups for wives, parents, and siblings of fire fighters lost on September 11th.

Recognizing the special needs of children who lost their fathers, CSU has partnered with three child bereavement specialists offering free confidential expert services in a convenient location.

Appointments for individual, couples, family, and phone counseling are available Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, available Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, except where indicated. Outside referrals are also available.

MANHATTAN
251 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
212-570-1693
24 Hour Phone Line

FORT TOTTEN, QUEENS
Fort Totten, Building 413A
Bayside, NY 10314
718-352-2140

STATEN ISLAND
1688 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-815-4111

BRENTWOOD, SUFFOLK COUNTY
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
By Appointment
631-851-6888

ORANGE COUNTY
St. James Episcopal Church
1 St. James Place (at S. Church St.)
Goshen, NY 10924
Mondays and Thursdays 10am - 6pm
845-294-5716

PUTNAM COUNTY
Church of Holy Communion
1055 Route 6
Mahopac, NY, 10541
By Appointment
845-294-5716

ROCKLAND COUNTY
Don Basco Retreat House
Marian Shrine, 174 Filors Lane,
Stony Point, NY
By Appointment
845-294-5716

Bereavement Groups for Families of the Deceased

Bereavement Groups for Families of the Deceased are offered in the following communities. All meetings will take place between 7:00pm and 8:30pm, unless otherwise specified. Adults and older adolescents welcome in the family groups. New special focus groups are forming. Call 212-570-1693 for more information and to confirm date and location.

DATE

GROUP TYPE

LOCATION

Monday

Spouses

Lakeland Fire Department, Main Meeting Room,
929 Johnson Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY

Monday

Family

Marian Shrine Don Bosco Retreat House, 174 Filors Lane Cafeteria Bldg. Paul VI Room, Stony Point, NY

Alternate Tuesdays

Spouses

Mt Kisco, NY. Call Dianne Kane for more information. 212-570-1693.

Tuesday

Family
Spouse
Parent
Sibling

*St. Johns University, 300 Howard Ave., Kellerher Center, Lower Level Conference Room, Staten Island.

Tuesday*

*(TBD)

Family

New York Hospital, Bloomingdale Rd.,

White Plains, NY. If interested in a group at this location, please call Diane Kane at 212-570-1693.

Tuesday

Fiancees & Signif. Others*

CSU, 251 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

This group begins at 6pm.

Alternate Wednesdays

Brothers of Brothers *

Fort Totten FDNY Family Crisis Center Bldg. 413A, Bayside, NY * Group is for biological brothers of deceased firefighters

Wednesday

Parents

Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church Covent, 1314 East 29th Street (By Ave. M)

Wednesday

Fiancees & Signif. Others

Fort Totten FDNY Family Crisis Center Bldg. 413A, Bayside, NY

Thursday

Spouses / Parents

*(Siblings)

Freeport Fire Department Headquarters, 15 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Freeport, NY.

For Siblings Only Group contact Dianne Kane at 212-570-1693.

 

 

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