Project Hope Provides Crisis Counseling in Areas Hardest Hit by Hurricane Sandy

South Nassau Hospital is the recipient of $185,158 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for crisis counseling assistance and training for residents experiencing emotional distress from Superstorm Sandy. The program, known as "Project Hope," will serve residents affected in Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. Project Hope aims to help New Yorkers identify and express emotions and use coping strategies and community resources to rebuild their lives.

Some 19 full-time providers include counselors, outreach workers and team leaders. Counselors will conduct free individual and group crisis counseling, offer support and education and provide assessment, referrals and information on disaster-related resources.

Call 516-377-5400 for free and confidential counseling, support groups and other services. New York State residents can also access a free confidential crisis counseling hotline 24/7 by calling LifeNet at 1-800-543-3638.

 

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