Crisis Counseling & Referral Services

In an emergency situation, call 911

Staten Island Mental Health Society and CHASI                                           

669 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301

Provides a wide range of health and mental health services to children and families,
people with developmental disabilities, and teens struggling with substance abuse.
Main Phone: 718-442-2225

The Mobile Integrated Health Team provides in-home health and mental health
services and has a child mental health specialist on staff.  718-984-5050.
3974 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308

For more information on Sandy relief community based services, including day care, resiliency training, school based mental health services, substance abuse support for youth, and therapeutic summer programs, contact Paulina Chin at 718-984-5050.

JCC Caregiver Services Program of Staten Island

1297 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312

Services are targeted to persons caring for older adults 60 and above, who are either physically or cognitively impaired, typically with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Services are also available for grandparents ages 55 or older who are the primary caregivers of children 18 years of age or younger. Offers information and assistance, individual counseling, support groups for caregivers and their family, community and caregiver trainings, stress reduction classes, respite services, and basic supplies. Please call for more information : 718-475-5281 or 718-475-5287 or 718-475-5279

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

135 W 50th St, 6th Fl, New York, NY 10020

Offers psycho-spiritual (emotional and pastoral) counseling in individual or group settings for Jewish community members or those who have a connection to the
Jewish community. Services are mobile and counseling can occur in the client’s home or a community space. Services are available in English and Russian
Phone Number: 212-632-4640 .
Malka Shagaraeva:
Rabbi Josh Minkin:

Project Hospitality Recovery Center
14 Slosson Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301 

Mental health counseling, psychiatric services: Free for Sandy affected adults
Phone Number: 718-273-8409. Opening:  April 2014


Jewish Community Center of Staten Island

1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314

The Bernikow JCC offers a full array of counseling services to interested parties who were impacted in any way by Hurricane Sandy. Available services include individual as well as group sessions for both children and adults, art therapy sessions and groups for children and adults, and spiritual counseling. For more
information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Neshama Marcus at 718-475-5228 or


PREP Medically Monitored Withdrawal and Alcohol/Drug
Stabilization Center  

Bayley Seton Hospital 75 Vanderbilt Ave, SI, NY 10304

The PREP Center exists to support and assist persons in the management and
treatment of alcohol and/or substance withdrawal and crisis stabilization, during the early phases of recovery from substance abuse and to identify tools and resources
needed to achieve abstinence. The program can also offer assistance during
situational crisis or for people with a substance abuse history not currently using, but who would relapse without support. This is a medically monitored withdrawal and
stabilization program with a maximum stay of 21 days. Clients will receive daily
individual and group counseling as well as linkage to ongoing care upon discharge.
Phone: 718-447-3295

iHelp: Sandy Stress Relief: Innovative and effective Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is available online and also offers telephone, text, and chat supports.    The program can be accessed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  Anytime.  Anywhere.  Helps you to regain a sense of emotional well being.  On the internet:  or call 1-866-793-2765.

Crisis Counseling Hotlines –  In an emergency situation, call 911

 National Disaster Distress Helpline

Offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone in New York State struggling with emotional distress related to Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; “Press 1” for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746)

911 In an emergency situation, call 911

LIFENET:  If you or someone you know is thinking of or voicing suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-LIFENET.  On Staten Island they will send a mental health team to evaluate and help, or they can help callers to find local services.

Spanish: 1-877-990-8585

Korean and Chinese: 1-877-990-8585   Hearing Impaired: 1-212-982-5284

Referral Booklets

Mental Health Referral Booklet

Mental Health Referral Booklet Spanish