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New York

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE NEW YORK RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources for treatment for moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you even if you don’t see your area mentioned.

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SPECIAL Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship for New York Providers

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

Sonia Murdock
State-wide
Postpartum Resource Center of New York
631.422.2255 Landline
Toll Free: 855-631-0001
Hablamos Espanol
sonia@postpartumny.org
Website

Ann Smith
NY City Metropolitan area
917-207-0254 TEXT OR CALL
Please contact between hours of 8am and 10 pm
asmith@postpartum.net

Laudy Burgos
NY City Metropolitan area
917-828-1569 TEXT OR CALL
Spanish Speaking
laudyburgos@aol.com

Liza Mordkovich
NYC-Brooklyn, Manhattan
917-740-6291 TEXT OR CALL
Russian Speaking
Liza.Mordkovich@gmail.com

Christine Kowaleski
Syracuse Area
315-546-5075

Cassandra Liscia
Central NY: Greater Binghamton Area
607-442-6197 TEXT OR CALL
cassandrakliscia@gmail.com

Nancy Owen
Buffalo Area
716.568.3628 TEXT OR CALL
NOwen@KaleidaHealth.Org

Cheryl Zauderer
Long Island
631-418-4038
zaudy1@aol.com

Karen Wachenheim
Greater Albany Area
518-229-8575 TEXT OR CALL
kwachen0414@gmail.com

Suzanne Nelson
Shades of Light Perinatal Support
Capital District Area
518-955-6770 TEXT OR CALL
suzannen@shadesoflightps.org
www.shadesoflightps.org

Adriana Pentz
Westchester Area: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess Counties
646-287-2565 TEXT OR CALL
adriana.pentz@gmail.com

Jennifer Dembo
Westchester Area: Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties
914-261-7417 TEXT OR CALL
handinhandcb@gmail.com

Shaye Chaim   
Mid-Hudson Valley: Dutchess, Orange, Greene, Columbia, Sullivan, Ulster Counties
845-377-5318 TEXT OR CALL
midhudson.psi@gmail.com

Nicole Sivers
South/Central NY: Broome, Tioga, Cortland, Delaware, Chenango, Chemung, and Tompkins
607-242-5373 TEXT OR CALL
info@doulasofbroomecounty.com

 


 

NEW YORK EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


NEW YORK SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Woodhull Mother’s Group: for pregnant and new moms
Thursdays 12 to 130
Lunch provided
Woodhull Medical Center
760 Broadway Brooklyn, NY
7th floor Room 7A-04, next to Labor and Delivery
For information call: Gianna LaFronza, LCAT 718-963-8371
Drop ins and little ones welcome

Shades of Light
Pregnancy and Postpartum Peer Support Groups
Capital District Area
Website: shadesoflightps.org
Phone: 518-955-6770
Email: suzannen@shadesoflightps.org

Postpartum Support Group – Six Week Sessions Continual Series
Westchester County
Full Circle Women’s Health
450 Mamaroneck Ave Suite 414
Harrison, NY, 10528
Telephone: 917-658-0624.

Postpartum Support and Information Group
Rockville Center
Free monthly support group for postpartum depression and anxiety.
First Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:00am
Contact: Joanna Stolove
Telephone: 516-697-7795
Click here to register

Postpartum Depression Support Group
Broome County
Last Monday of EVERY month at Your Home Library from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
107 Main St. Johnson City.
To honor everyone’s privacy, this is a confidential meeting and NO information will be shared.
Email
doulasofbroomecounty brochure

Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Statewide, on-line Perinatal Mood Disorders Resource Directory
Moms on Call and Family Telephone Support
Training Institute including the Circle of Caring
PPD Support Group program
Fee: none
Telephone: 631.422.2255
Toll Free: 855-631-0001 Hablamos Espanol
Website Email

Brooklyn PPD Support Group
Melissa Paschke
Email: melissapyoga at gmail dot com
Phone: 718.781.0363
For telephone support contact:
Chris Lindsay-Abaire
Email: motherthemother.chris at yahoo dot com
Phone: 917.771.6359

Williamsville Support Group
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
Williamsville, NY
Call for details & to register for group. Contact Nancy Owen
Fee: none
Telephone: 716.568.3628
Email

Parenting, Pain and Pleasure Support Group
New York City
An on-going open group that is a confidential place where the challenges surrounding parenthood are explored. Moms with PPD are encouraged and welcome to attend.
Call 917-903-7462

Mother’s Circle of Care Support Group
Manhasset, New York
The Mark’s Family Right from the Start 0-3+ Center
Diane Goldberg Maternal Depression Treatment Program including
Mother’s Circle of Care Support Group Program
Insurance Accepted
Sliding Scale Fee available
516-484-3174 ext 235

An Angel’s Embrace
Nassau County, New York
Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Support Group
Contact Vanessa Barisano, RN at 516-697-1682

Un Angel abrazo de embarazo y grupo de apoyo de depresión postparto
Llamas a Vanessa Barisano, RN 516-697-1682

Postpartum Depression Support Group
Syracuse, New York
Contact Chris Kowaleski, RN 315-546-5075

Zucker Hillside Hospital Perinatal Psychiatry Service – North Shore LIJ Health System
Glen Oaks, New York
Support Group Available
718-470-4666(4MOM)

Mothers’ Circle of Hope Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group
offered by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York
Free group – for women experiencing prenatal or postpartum depression, anxiety or
other perinatal mood disorders.
If interested or to find out more information
Phone: 631-376-4673(HOPE)
Email

Keep Getting Better Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group
On-going, bi-monthly group for women who have attended Circle of Hope, Circle of Caring or pregnancy and postpartum depression support group programs.
Presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
For additional information, please call 631-376-4763(HOPE)


 

 

EDUCATION & EVENTS:

December 6, 2018 – Register Today!!


For a Postpartum Resource Center of New York Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Educational Series event featuring Special Guest Speaker, Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN presenting her research on Traumatic Childbirth: The Ever Widening Ripple Effect at the Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY  Also including Guest Speaker Heather Flores, Postpartum Resource Center of New York volunteer.

 

Together we will break the Sounds of Silence!

We encourage you to bring your business cards, program brochures/flyers to share with others as we network and all continue to increase awareness and access to care for New York State Families at risk or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 6th!
 

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us at psioffice@postpartum.net

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 If you are interested in volunteering, please contact psioffice@postpartum.net with any questions. 

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