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Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about changing something that is wrong; they’re about accomplishing goals that enhance your life. Friends of Firefighters has a few resolutions of our own – will you help us reach them?

SELF CARE
We resolve to treat ourselves to at least one self care activity a month, whether for the body or the mind. To help you accomplish this FoF offers the following free services for those who fall under our mission: yoga, acupuncture, counseling, peer support, biofeedback, massage therapy ($25/hour). Contact us to make an appointment.

HOUSE PROJECTS
We resolve to complete 3 renovation projects around FoF to make the space even more comfortable, which won’t be possible without the help of volunteers, both firefighters and civilians. Contact us to join one of the teams working on:

Now – April: Installing the house watch
May – August: Restoring the running board
September – December: Setting up a wall of support

RECURRING GIVING
We resolve to have more consistent financial support in order to better plan ahead and maintain services at no charge. Repeat donors give us peace of mind and helps the donor achieve their resolution for the year thanks to automatic payments. Our donation platform, Network for Good, makes it very easy to set up automatic payments on your preferred timeline at your preferred amount. Get started here.

This Week at FoF

SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Every Day:
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan. Contact us for availability.

Monday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5:30PM / By Appointment Cancelled this week, will resume next week
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / Community, 10AM-11AM, Drop-ins / Individual, 11AM-4PM, By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM / Drop-ins welcome

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.

Bone Marrow Drive, 1/24 in Northport, NY

Snow Schedule 1/21 & 1/22

Friends of Firefighters closed early Tuesday due to the weather. We are open Wednesday with all services on as of now, except for Staten Island yoga and Financial Guidance, which have been cancelled.

Stay safe and warm!
Friends of Firefighters, 1/21/14

This Week at FoF

We are back after a 3 day weekend in observance of MLK Day and we’re off to a snowy start here in New York. Here’s what’s going on this week:
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Every Day:
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.
NEWSLETTER
Read this week’s newsletter here. Sign up on the bottom of our website to receive news and updates straight to your inbox every other week!

 

MLK Day Closing

Friends of Firefighters will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of MLK Day. Enjoy your weekend!

24 hour hotline support:
The Samaritans / 212-673-3000
Suicide Prevention Lifeline / 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
LIFENET / 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)

This Week at FoF

SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Every Day:
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Monday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-1PM / By appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM / Drop-ins welcome

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.

This Week at FoF

SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Everyday:
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Monday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-1PM / By appointment NOTE ADDITIONAL DAY!

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
On the Arm Breakfast / 8-11AM / Drop-ins welcome
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island No Yoga in Staten Island this week – it will resume 1/15
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.
LOOK FOR US
At the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) monthly meeting Thursday morning!
FOLLOW US
Sign up at the bottom of our website for bi-weekly e-newsletters. See today’s here.

FoF Closed – Friday

Due to inclement weather, FoF will be closed today, Friday the 3rd. Stay safe and warm!

Happy 2014

Welcome back! We hope you had a nice holiday. Join us today:

– Women’s Support Group from 11:30AM-1PM at FoF
– Yoga with Cecelia & Friends from 7:30-8:30 in Rockaway Park

For more information on all services click here.