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Counseling Services

In addition to counseling services available to frail older persons through the Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs LINK-AGE Programs Click Here, the following agencies provide social work and/or therapeutic counseling for senior citizens and their families:

Catholic Charities Mental Health Clinic  
333 North Main Street  
Freeport, NY 11520 623-3322
   
Ecumenical Consultation Center  
147 Broadway  
Hicksville, N.Y. 11801 935-6179
   
Family and Children's Association  
336 Fulton Avenue  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550 292-1300
   
Clinton Martin Park  
New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040 354-8060
   
Hillside Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center  
75-59 263rd Street  
Glen Oaks, N.Y. 11004  
   
Geriatric Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic 1-718-470-8140
The geriatric psychiatric services provide intensive psychiatric care designed to prevent the need for hospitalization.
   
Hispanic Counseling Center, Inc.  
344 Fulton Avenue  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550 538-2613
   
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged JASA  
158 Third Street, Suite 4  
Mineola, N.Y. 11501 742-2050
   
162 W. Park Avenue  
Long Beach, N.Y. 11561 432-0570
   
Mental Health Association  
504-HELP Line  
16 Main Street  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550
504-HELP (4357)
   
Nassau County Coalition Against  
Domestic Violence, Inc.  
250 Fulton Avenue  
Hempstead, NY 11550 572-0700
 
Peninsula Counseling Center  
Lindner Center for Older Adults  
124 Franklin Place  
Woodmere, N.Y. 11598 569-6600
   
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.  
Nassau Holocaust Survivor Program  
50 Clinton Street. Suite 514  
Hempstead, NY 11550 481-1865
   
This program provides counseling, information and assistance, advocacy and group programs to Holocaust survivors.
   

South Nassau Communities Hospital
 
Counseling Center  
2277 Grand Avenue  
Baldwin, N.Y. 11510 546-1370
   
This Center is open 6 days per week and offers individual, marital, group and family therapy for older adults who are chemically ill. Also offered are psychiatric consultation for medication management, short term and problem focused counseling problem focused counseling and a free bereavement group.

ADULT AND ELDER ABUSE/NEGLECT/FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION

The Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services investigates and provides protective Services to adults 18 years of age or older, who have a physical or mental impairment; who cannot protect themselves from abuse, neglect, hazardous situations or financial exploitation; or cannot provide for their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter or medical care; and have no responsible person willing or able to help.

For information or assistance, contact:

Nassau County Department of Social Services
Adult Protective Services
101 County Seat Drive
Mineola, N.Y. 11501

ELDER ABUSE COUNSELING

Elder abuse is the mistreatment or neglect of an elderly person by a relative or other caregiver. It may include physical exploitation, emotional abuse, neglect or violation of an elderly person’s rights.

Nassau County Coalition 542-0404
Against Domestic Violence, Inc. (24-hour hotline)

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

For information on facilities providing mental health counseling, Call:

Mental Health Association
Information and Referral Service 504-HELP(4357)

REVERSE ANNUITY MORTGAGE COUNSELING

Reverse annuity mortgages (RAMs) provide an opportunity for Nassau County residents age 62 or older, who are “house rich and cash poor” to utilize the equity in their homes to pay for essential items. RAMs provide a monthly payment to the homeowner that is recouped after a specified period of time or when the homeowner leaves the home. Counseling is essential to ensure that all parties understand the legal and financial obligations involved. For counseling and information, contact:

 
Family and Children’s Association
336 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550 485-5600
There is a modest fee that may be covered by one of the lenders
 
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
180 Oser Avenue, Suite 800
Hauppauge, NY 11788 1-631-435-4710
 
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
3900 Veterans Highway, Suite 251 1-631-467-5111 Ext. 311
Bohemia, NY 11716
 
Nassau County Office of Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs
Division of Section 8
400 County Seat Drive
Mineola, NY 11501 571-0360
 
National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association
Contact this organization for a free consumer’s guide. Leave name, address and telephone number.
www.reversemortgage.org 1-866-264-4466
 
New York State Banking Department
This agency provides information on issues of concern to consumers and enables them to make inquiries and/or file complaints related to banking or mortgage concerns.
Call: 1-800-522-3330

SENIOR FINANCIAL COUNSELING

This program is available to persons 60 and over who require special help with budgeting, debts, income tax filing, property tax abatement and other problems of financial management, including medical insurance and billing.

Program funded by NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN AFFAIRS. For further information, call:

Family and Children's Association Senior Financial Counseling Service  
336 Fulton Avenue  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550  


TAX COUNSELING PROGRAM

The Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs, in cooperation with the AARP/IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, co-sponsors a free tax counseling program for senior citizens. Professionally trained and supervised volunteers provide assistance with Federal and New York State returns at senior centers and libraries throughout Nassau County.

The program runs for ten weeks during the tax season. For information, contact:

NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SENIOR CITIZEN AFFAIRS 227-8900
 

VETERANS COUNSELING Click Here


WIDOW/WIDOWER COUNSELING

Group and individual support programs for the widowed are led by professional social workers. Call:

Greater Five Towns YM-YWHA  
207 Grove Avenue  
Cedarhurst, NY 11516 569-6733
   
Mid-island Y  
45 Manetto Hill Road  
Plainview, N.Y. 11803 822-3535
   
Peninsula Counseling Center  
Lindner Center for Older Adults  
124 Franklin Place  
Woodmere, N.Y. 11598 569-6600
   

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center

 
300 Forest Drive  
East Hills, N.Y. 11576  484-1545
   
South Nassau Communities Hospital Counseling Center  
2277 Grand Avenue  
Baldwin, N.Y. 11510 546-1370
   
Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment  
200 N. Franklin Street  
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550   485-8100