July 23, 2017
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Support Groups

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam can direct you to various resources (914-997-6700. uwwp.org), and dialing 211 provides access to a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral service available 24/7 in the Hudson Valley. Callers can be put in touch with thousands of health and human services in the region. Here are some important groups that offer support and information in our area.

Single Parenting
Resources & Support

Newcomers’ Clubs

Chappaqua Parents
Preschool Association

914-320-2772

Greenwich Area
Newcomers Group

greenwichnewcomers.org

Greenwich Newcomers’ Society
203-278-8044

Larchmont Newcomers Club
larchmontnewcomersclub.com
Membership open to all residents of Larchmont, Mamaroneck and New Rochelle


Newcomers Club of New Canaan
newcanaannewcomers.com

Pelham Newcomers Club
914-636-7460

Pound Ridge Neighbors
and Newcomers Club

914-764-5190
prnnc.org

Ridgefield Newcomers
ridgefieldnewcomers.org

Rye Newcomers and
Neighbors’ Club

ryenewcomersclub.net

Scarsdale New Residents’ Club
mysnrc.com

Wilton Newcomers Club
wiltonnewcomersclub.com

Adoption Support

Abbott House
914-591-7300, ext. 3142
abbotthouse.net

Adoption & Children’s Services
(Family Services of Westchester)

914-937-2320
fsw.org

Adoptive Parents Committee
914-997-7859
(Hudson/Connecticut Chapter)
adoptiveparents.org

Child Welfare Information Gateway
800-394-3366 or 703-385-7565
childwelfare.gov/adoption/index.cfm

China Parents Committee
(Family & Children’s Agency)
FCAChinaParents.org

Connecticut Association of
Foster and Adoptive Parents, Inc.

800-861-8838 or 860-258-3400
24-hour helpline: 888-CAFAP80 (888-223-2780)
cafap.com

Connecticut Statewide Adoption/
Foster Care Recruitment Line

888-KID-HERO (888-543-4376)
ct.gov/dcf/site/default.asp

Forever Families Through Adoption
914-939-1180
foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org

New York State Adoption Service/ New York Parent Connection
800-345-KIDS (5437) or
518-474-9406
ocfs.state.ny.us/adopt

The Adoption Center at FCA
203-855-8765
FamilyandChildrensAgency.org

Westchester Foster and Adoptive
Parents Association, Inc.

914-667-9596

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Center of
Westchester

914-961-2818, ext. 317
thebereavementcenter.org

Center for Hope
203-655-0547
590 Post Rd., Darien, Conn.
familycenters.org

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Help Line
914-734-3896

Breastfeeding Support Group
914-734-3257
Hudson Valley Hospital Center
hvhc.org

Breastfeeding National Network
800-435-8316
(Medela, Inc.)

Breastfeeding Resource Center at
Northern Westchester Hospital

914-666-1370
nwhc.net

Full Circle Family Care, LLC
914-421-1500
fullcirclefamilycare.com

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
703-560-7330
iblce.org

La Leche League
800-LALECHE (800-525-3243)
or 847-519-7730
lli.org

Lactation Center at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
914-366-3359
phelpshospital.org

National Breastfeeding Helpline
800-994-WOMAN (800-994-9662)
womenshealth.gov

St. John’s Riverside
Hospital Warm Line

914-964-4800

The Center for Breastfeeding
at Danbury Hospital

203-797-7777 or 203-739-6877
danburyhospital.org

Women’s Health Resource
Center at Norwalk Hospital

203-852-2678
norwalkhosp.org

Childbirth Preparation American
College of Nurse-Midwives

240-485-1800
midwife.org

American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists (ACOG)

202-638-5577
acog.org

Bradley Method® of Natural
Childbirth Information Line

800-4-A-BIRTH (800-422-4784)
bradleybirth.com

International Childbirth
Education Association

800-624-4934 or 919-863-9487
icea.org

Lamaze® International
800-368-4404
lamaze.org

March of Dimes Birth
Defects Foundation

888-MO-DIMES (888-663-4637)
or 212-353-8353
modimes.org

Prenatal Care Assistance
Program

(PCAP) (NYS)
800-522-5006

Childcare Resources & Referrals

Care 4 Kids (CT)
888-214-KIDS (5437)
ctcare4kids.com

Child Care Aware
800-424-2246

Child Care Council of
Dutchess Inc.

888-288-4148 or 845-473-4141
childcaredutchess.org

Child Care Council of Westchester
914-761-3456
childcarewestchester.org

Child Care Infoline (CT)
Dial 211 211
childcare.org

Connecticut Bureau of
Regulatory Services

860-509-8000
ct.gov/dph

National Association for the
Education of Young Children

800-424-2460
naeyc.org

Office of Children and Family Services (NYS)
518-473-7793 Albany
800-732-5207
Child Care Complaint Line
800-732-5207 Yonkers Regional Office
ocfs.state.ny.us

Eating Disorders
Information & Support

Medline Plus
888-FIND-NLM (888-346-3656)
medlineplus.gov

National Association for Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Eating Disorders (ANAD)
630-577-1330 or 630-577-1333

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
800-931-2237 or 206-382-3587
nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Institute of
Mental Health

866-615-6464
nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders

The Renfrew Center Foundation
800-RENFREW (800-736-3739)
or 877-367-3383
Renfrew.org

Eldercare Resources
& Services

Eldercare Locator
800-677-1116

Hospice Care in
Westchester & Putnam

914-666-4228
vnahv.org

Hospice and Palliative
Care of Westchester

914-682-1484
311 North Street, Suite 204, White Plains, N.Y.
hospiceofwestchester.com

Environmental Health Resources

CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
888-232-6348
cdc.gov/nceh/lead

Childhood Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program

860-509-7745 Connecticut
914-813-5240 Westchester

EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline
800-426-4791

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
914-422-4053
fcwc.org

Hotlines & Health Information

Adelphi New York
Statewide Breast Cancer
Hotline & Support Program

800-877-8077
adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer

Allergy Asthma &
Immunology
Information Line

800-822-2762

American Cancer Society
203-563-0740 or 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
372 Danbury Road, Wilton, Conn.
914-949-4800 or 800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
2 Lyon Place, White Plains, N.Y.
cancer.org

American Council
of the Blind

800-424-8666
acb.org

American Diabetes Association
800-DIABETES
(800-342-2383)
diabetes.org

American Dietetic
Association Nutrition
& Health Line

800-877-1600
eatright.org

American Red Cross
800-REDCROSS
(877-733-2767)
redcross.org

Association for Children
for Enforcement of
Support (ACES)

800-537-7072

Asthma & Allergy
Foundation of America

800-727-8462
aafa.org

Better Hearing Institute
202-449-1100
betterhearing.org

Brain Injury Association of
America Family Helpline

800-444-6443

CDC National
STD/AIDS Hotline

800-342-2437 or
800-227-8922

Child Abuse &
Maltreatment Register
(NYS)

800-342-3720

Child Find of America
800-426-5678
childfindofamerica.org

Childhelp USA® National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD
(800-422-4453)
childhelp.org

Children’s Hospice International
800-242-4453
chionline.org

Connecticut Coalition
Against Domestic Violence

860-282-7899

Domestic Violence
Hotline (NYS)

800-942-6906 English-speaking 24-hr. hotline
800-942-6908 Spanish-speaking 24-hr. hotline
800-818-0656 English-speaking TTY (hearing/speech impaired)
800-780-7660 Spanish-speaking TTY

Family Abuse Services
of MHA

914-345-5900
mhawestchester.org

Focus on Recovery Helpline
(alcohol & drug abuse)
800-234-0420

Gilda’s Club Westchester
(cancer)
914-644-8844

Growing Up Healthy
Hotline (NYS)

800-522-5006

Health Resources and
Services Administration
Information Center (U.S.)

888-ASK-HRSA (275-4772)
ask.hrsa.gov

Hope’s Door
(domestic violence)
(Formerly Northern
Westchester Shelter)

888-438-8700 (hotline)
hopesdoorny.org

International Dyslexia Association
800-222-3123

Lungline Information Service at National Jewish Medical & Research Center
800-222-LUNG (5864)

Making Headway Foundation
(brain & spinal cord
tumors/neurological illness)

914-238-8384

Missing Children (NYS)
800-346-3543

My Sister’s Place
(domestic violence)
800-298-SAFE (7233)

National Association
for Parents of the
Visually Impaired

800-562-6265

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
800-843-5678
missingkids.com

National Center for Stuttering
800-221-2483
stuttering.com

National Clearinghouse on
Child Abuse & Neglect
Information

800-394-3366
childwelfare.gov

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233

National Down Syndrome Congress
800-232-NDSC (6372)
ndsccenter.org

National Down Syndrome
Society Information
& Referral

800-221-4602

National Health
Information Center

800-336-4797
health.gov/nhic

National Organization for
Victim Assistance (NOVA)

800-879-6682
trynova.org

National Pediculosis Association
(head lice)
headlice.org

National Resource Center
on Domestic Violence

800-537-2238
nrcdv.org

National Runaway Switchboard
800-231-6946
1800runaway.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
(Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network – RAINN)

800-656-HOPE (4673)
rainn.org

National Women’s Health Information Center
800-994-WOMAN (9662)
womenshealth.gov

National Women’s Health Network
202-682-2640
nwhn.org

National Youth Crisis Hotline
800-HIT-HOME (448-4663)

Planned Parenthood
800-230-7526
plannedparenthood.org

Problem Gambling Helpline
800-522-4700
ncpgambling.org

Project Cuddle
Crisis Hotline

(preventing infant abandonment)
888-628-3353
projectcuddle.org

Putnam-Northern
Westchester Women’s
Resource Center

845-628-2166


Salvation Army

800-725-2769
salvationarmyusa.org

Spina Bifida
Association of America

800-621-3141
sbaa.org

Tourette Syndrome Association
800-237-0717
tsa-usa.org

United Cerebral Palsy Association
800-872-5827
ucp.org

Westchester County Domestic
Violence & Child Abuse Bureau

914-995-3000

Westchester County
Prescription Discount Card

877-776-2285
NYRxDiscountCard.com

Mothers’ Groups

Bedford Babies
914-234-3570

Chappaqua Parents
Preschool Association (CPPA)

914-320-2772

Executive Moms
(working mothers)

executivemoms.com

Family Ties of Westchester, Inc.
914-995-5238
familytieswestchester.org

Holistic Moms Network
914-834-3644
Southern Westchester chapter
holisticmoms.org

Jewish Community Center
of Mid-Westchester

914-472-3300, ext. 412
jccmw.org

Larchmont Newcomers Club
914-378-9545 or 9501
larchmontnewcomersclub.com

Maternal Matters
914-837-0928
(facilitated by Susan Greenberg, LCSW)


Mocha Moms
(stay-at-home mothers of color)
914-286-7467
Southern Westchester chapter
mochamoms.org

MOMS Club
momsclub.org

MOPS
(Mothers of Preschoolers)
914-666-5384
mopswestchester.com

Mother/Baby Talk
203-778-2229

Mother to Mother
Group at Stamford Hospital

203-276-1000
stamhealth.org

Mothers & More
630-941-3553 (national headquarters)
mothersandmore.org

National Association of Mothers’ Centers
516-939-MOMS
motherscenter.org

Nature Strollers
845-534-5506, ext. 204

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Cornwall
museumhudsonhighlands.org

Newborn Mothers Group at
Greenwich Hospital

203-863-3655
greenhosp.org

Northern Westchester
Parent-Child Group

914-234-4119
nwpcg.com

Parents Place
914-948-5187

The Rivertown Playgroup
rivertownplaygroup.com

Second Shift
(working mothers)
212-819-8930 (Chappaqua)

Stroller Mamas
914-589-6862
sunandmoonfitness.com/stroller_mamas.php

Stroller Strides
914-977-3038 or 203-313-5505
strollerstrides.com

Strollercize
800-Y-STROLL (800-978-7655)
strollercize.com

The Parent Center
914-378-5007
mountkiscoparentcenter.com

Westchester Jewish
Community Services/
Self-Help Clearinghouse

914-761-0600

Working Moms of Westchester
meetup.com/WESTCHESTERMAMAS

Pediatric Health Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
847-434-4000
aap.org

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
630-737-9700
aasmnet.org

American SIDS Institute
239-431-5425
sids.org

CJ Foundation for SIDS
888-8CJ-SIDS (888-825-7437)
cjsids.com

First Candle
800-221-7437
firstcandle.org

Immunization Action Coalition
651-647-9009
immunize.org

Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation

800-533-CURE (2873)
jdrf.org

National Immunization Program
800-232-4636 Main number
Select 1 for English, 2 for Spanish.
Press 3 and then 2 for immunization information.
888-232-6348 TTY Hotline

Postpartum Support & Services

Full Circle Family Care
914-421-1500
fullcirclefamilycare.com

Mother-to-Mother
Postpartum Depression Network

postpartumdepression.net

Postpartum Dads Helping Families
Overcome Postpartum Depression

postpartumdads.org

Postpartum Resource Center
of New York, Inc.

631-422-2255
postpartumNY.org

The 4th Trimester Postpartum
Support Group at Norwalk Hospital

203-852-2678
norwalkhosp.org

Pregnancy Resources

See Childbirth Preparation, Hospitals


Safety & Injury Prevention

Childhood Injury
Prevention Programs

860-545-9988 or 9977

SAFE KIDS Connecticut State
860-545-9977
SAFE KIDS Fairfield County, Conn.
845-368-5405
SAFE KIDS New York State
516-465-2500
SAFE KIDS Westchester County
914-592-7138
safekids.org

National Center for Injury
Prevention and Control

770-488-1506
cdc.gov/ncipc

National Program for
Playground Safety

800-554-PLAY (7529)
uni.edu/playground

National Safety Council
800-621-7615
nsc.org

Poison Control Centers
860-679-3456 or 2000

Connecticut
(U.Conn. Health Center)

800-222-1222 National Hotline
516-542-2323 Westchester

Toy Safety Hotline
800-851-9955
toy-tia.org

U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission Hotline

800-638-2772
cpsc.gov

U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Auto Safety Hotline

888-327-4236