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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.



SPECIAL Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship for New York Providers


New York State Coordinator: Ann Smith, NP, CNM
NY City Metropolitan area
917-207-0254 cell
Please contact between hours of 8am and 10 pm

New York State Coordinator: Laudy Burgos, LCSW
NY City Metropolitan area
Telephone: 917-828-1569
Spanish Speaking

New York State Coordinator: Lauren Safran, LCSW
Westchester County
Telephone: 917-658-0624

New York State Coordinator – need coordinator
Rochester Area

New York State Coordinator: Christine Kowaleski
Syracuse Area
Telephone:  315-546-5075

New York State Coordinator: Nancy Owen, RN
Buffalo Area
Telephone: 716.568.3628

New York State Coordinator: Cheryl Zauderer, PhD, RN, CNM, NPP, IBCLC
Long Island
Telephone: 631-418-4038

New York State Coordinator: Karen Wachenheim
Albany, Upstate NY and the Adirondack region
Telephone: 518-229-8575

New York State Coordinator: Suzanne Nelson
Shades of Light Perinatal Support
Capital District Area
Telephone: 518-955-6770
Email: suzannen@shadesoflightps.org
Website: www.shadesoflightps.org

New York State Coordinator: Sonia Murdock

Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Telephone: 631.422.2255
Toll Free: 855-631-0001
Hablamos Espanol
Email Website



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:




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

Circulo de Apoyo
Todos los martes 10 am-1130 am
Bushwick Communicare 335 Central Ave Brooklyn, NY
para infromacion llamar: 718-963-8009
Grupo en espanol.

Circulo de Apoyo
Every Tuesday at 10 am to 1130
Bushwick Communicare 335 Central Ave Brooklyn, NY
For information call: 718-963-8009
This group is Spanish language.

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.
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

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

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)

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)





April 29, 2017 – 9th Sounds of Silence 5K Run/Walk/Stroller Walk
to Break the Silence for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression
Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, New York
Register Now (Virtual Runners Welcome)

May 2, 2017 “May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month”
Dark Side of the Full Moon film screening, discussion and book signings.
Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library, Brightwaters, New York. To reserve your seat please call 631-665-4350
Panelists will include:
Bridget Croteau (Mrs. Suffolk County 2017) – Contributing author of A Dark Secret
Erin Mascaro – Fundraising Chairperson/Event Director of the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of NY
Wendy Isnardi – Author of Nobody Told Me: My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Sonia Murdock – Executive Director of the Postpartum Resource Center of NY

May is “Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month” in Suffolk County, New York
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Office of Women’s Services
in partnership with the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Suffolk County Department of Health/Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative,
Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission and Suffolk Perinatal Coaltion invite you to a Free Dark Side of the Full Moon Screening and Awareness Education Presentation.
May 3, 2017 check-in 11:45  Noon-2pm
May 11, 2017 check-in 6:45pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Seating is limited RSVP to Grace at Women’s Services at 631-853-8284 email:  grace.ioannidis@suffolkcountyny.org

May 6, 2017 – Zumbathon Fundraiser for Maternal Mental Health to benefit
Postpartum Support International’s Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship
for New York Providers
Troy, New York

May 17 – 18, 2017 Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Two Day Training Co-hosted by Buffalo State College and the Western New York (WNY) PMAD Task Force

May 25, 2017 – Perinatal Mood Disorders: Building a Safety Net in Our Community
Hosted by Long Island Doula Association in collaboration with the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

June 18, 2017 – Family Fun Day in the Sun Day
Cluett Schantz Memorial Park, Milton, New York

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


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


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Program Director Wendy Davis with any questions.