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Monthly Archives: June 2014

6/30: This Week at FoF

4th of July
We will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day, and Thursday, July 3 at 2PM.
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. We are also expanding and adding new services! Here is an overview, check back for more details.

DAILY:
Counseling / By appointment
Massage Therapy / By appointment now available on a flexible schedule with Michael Croes, LMT at FoF while Siobhan is on maternity leave. Michael focuses on pain management, sports therapy, reflexology, myofascial release, and prenatal treatments. $25/hour

MONDAY:
Acupuncture / 10Am – 1PM / By Appointment
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 2 – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / 10AM – 5PM / Sessions available by appointment in Midtown Manhattan
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 3:30PM / By Appointment

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:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

SATURDAY:
Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance is closed for the month of July. In the meantime they’ve invited us to join them for free weekly 8AM Yoga class at 108th St Beach

New Staff Update: Welcome to FoF!

Friends of Firefighters recently hired new staff members to join our wonderful team. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing them to you through newsletters and our website until you get a chance to meet them in person.

First, we welcome Lauren Johnson, LMFT. Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University. In addition to joining Friends of Firefighters, Lauren has a private practice where she works with individuals, families, and couples dealing with sexual issues, depression, anxiety, effective communication, conflict resolution, and trauma.

Lauren provides counseling services through Friends of Firefighters in Forest Hills, Queens Mondays, 11-5 and Thursdays, 9-5. Contact us to make an appointment.

6/23: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter to read about expanded and new services, new staff members, and the chance for an intimate tour of Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
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. We are also expanding and adding new services! Here is an overview, check back for more details.

DAILY:
Counseling / By appointment
Counseling is now available with Lauren Johnson, LMFT in Queens Mondays, 11-5 and Thursdays, 9-5 in addition to sessions with other counselors Monday – Friday at FoF and flexible hours in Lower Manhattan. Look out for sessions coming to Staten Island and Upper Manhattan!
Massage Therapy / By appointment now available on a flexible schedule with Michael Croes, LMT at FoF while Siobhan is on maternity leave. Michael focuses on pain management, sports therapy, reflexology, myofascial release, and prenatal treatments. $25/hour

MONDAY:
Acupuncture / 10Am – 1PM / By Appointment
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / 10AM – 5PM / Sessions available by appointment in Midtown Manhattan

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

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 1PM / Sessions available by appointment in Upper West Side Manhattan

Services: Additional Hours & Locations and Coming Soon

New hours and locations for easier access to services
Contact us to make an appointment
Acupuncture sessions with Jessica Sowards, MS L.Ac. available in Midtown Manhattan Tuesdays 10-5 in addition to Mondays 10-1 & Wednesdays 10-4 at our Brooklyn address

Biofeedback sessions with Rita Desyatnik, BCB available Upper West Side Manhattan Fridays 10-1 in addition to Mondays 10-2 & Tuesdays 10-5 at our Brooklyn address

Massage Therapy sessions now available on a flexible schedule with Michael Croes, LMT at our Brooklyn address while Siobhan is on maternity leave. Michael focuses on pain management, sports therapy, reflexology, myofascial release, and prenatal treatments. $25/hour
Counseling  in addition to sessions with our other counselors Monday – Friday at our Brooklyn address and flexible hours in Lower Manhattan, we now provide counseling:

With Lauren Johnson, LMFT available in Forest Hills, Queens Mondays 11-5 & Thursdays 9-5
With Kristina Hamilton, LMSC available in Staten Island Mondays 11-6 & Tuesdays 9-3:30

Coming soon
Counseling sessions in Upper Manhattan in addition to sessions listed above

24/7 Crisis hotline

Internet counseling program
Other services
Financial Guidance, Peer Support, Women’s Group, Yoga (in Rockaway Park and Staten Island), College Scholarship, Disaster Relief

6/9: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter to read about our added Biofeedback hours, congratulations to FDNY Academy graduates and Medal Day recipients, our visit with neighbors Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and information on services.
ON THE ARM BREAKFAST
Join us Wednesday, June 11, between 8-11AM for made to order breakfast prepared by retired firefighters. Breakfast is the 2nd Wednesday of every month and is open to active and retired firefighters, their family members, and FoF friends and volunteers as part of our peer support program.
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.

Daily:
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
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment

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:
Women’s Support Group for wives, girlfriends, partners / 11:30AM – 1 PM / Drop – ins welcome
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park

 

Friends of Firefighters is Hiring

Friends of Firefighters is searching for a full time Outreach Coordinator! If you feel you are a good fit after reading through the job description, we encourage you to apply by following the directions on the listing. We look forward to reading through your application.

6/2: This Week at FoF

SERVICES
Happy June! 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.

Daily:
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:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment Starting today, Rita is available for Monday appointments
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 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