Illness-Specific Resources

Alzheimer's Association
New York Chapter
360 Lexington Avenue
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10017
(646) 744-2900
www.alznyc.org
Provides education on Alzheimer's disease, information on services available to the caregiver, grants for respite care and referrals to support groups. Website also in Spanish.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
National Call Center
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 342-2383
www.diabetes.org
Provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. Website available in Spanish.

American Heart Association
NYC Region
122 East 42 St.
New York, NY 10168
(800) 242-8721
(212) 878-5900
www.americanheart.org
Learn about ways to care for someone with heart disease, community activities, and how to care for yourself. Website available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese languages.

American Stroke Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596
(800) 242-8721
www.strokeassociation.org
Provides information on support groups and other support services for caregivers.

American Cancer Society
(800) 227-2345
www.cancer.org
Learn how to cope with your loved one's diagnosis, how to provide care and connect with other caregivers. Website available in Spanish. Materials offered in Asian languages.

Brain Injury Association of New York
State 10 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(800) 228-8201
www.bianys.org
Provides support services to brain injury survivors and their families, programs for those injured before age 22 and for school-age children with brain injury. Offers an array of resources and support groups.

Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(800) 813-HOPE
www.cancercare.org
Provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Website available in Spanish.

Cancer Information Service
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)
www.cancer.gov
Learn about types of cancer, clinic trails and statistics. Website available in Spanish.

Friends in Deed, Inc.
594 Broadway
Suite 706
New York, NY 10012
212-925-2009
www.friendsindeed.org
A crisis center where you can find the emotional and spiritual support to cope with challenging life circumstances such as being diagnosed with HIV, cancer or other life threatening illnesses.

Gilda's Club New York City (Cancer)
195 West Houston St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 647-9700
www.gildasclubnyc.org
Provides meeting places where men, women and children living with cancer - and their family and friends - can join together to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care - free of charge.

Lighthouse International
111 East 59 St.
New York, NY 10022
(800) 829-0500
www.lighthouse.org
Through clinical services, education, research, and advocacy, the Lighthouse enables people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
260 Washington Avenue
Second Floor
Albany, NY 12210
(800) 950-3228
www.naminys.org
NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers, and the general public.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New York City Chapter
733 Third Avenue
Third Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 463-7787
www.msnyc.org
The New York City Chapter provides hundreds of annual programs and services to empower and support people living with MS, their friends and families in the five boroughs. Information available in Spanish.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Main Office
1359 Broadway
Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018
www.pdf.org
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) supports people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services. Information available in Spanish.

YAI
National Institute for People with Disabilities
460 West 34 St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 273-6182
www.yai.org
Provides information on resources and programs available to people with disabilities.