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Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Services Coming in August

Internet Counseling Program

24/7 Crisis Hotline
In an effort to increase accessibility to services, these programs will be accessible from anywhere at any time. Check back in August for more information!

Fall Gala 2014

We’re looking forward to you joining us for another fun evening at our 7th Annual Fall Gala!
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7/28: 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. 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
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Midtown Manhattan / 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:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

FRIDAY
Biofeedback Program / UWS, Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM

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

Welcome New Outreach Staff!

So far we’ve introduced you to 3 of our 5 new staff members. You have met Lauren Johnson, LMFT, Justin Kennard, LCSW, and Kristina Hamilton, LCSW, who all offer free counseling services through FoF throughout the boroughs. Contact us to make an appointment with any of them.

Today we are happy to introduce you to Ryan Sheridan and Vanessa Fleury, who have joined the outreach team at Friends of Firefighters. We’re very excited for them to work with Katherine and Daisy in helping get the word out about FoF and our services! Please say hi next time you see them at a firehouse, an event, or here at FoF.

 

 

Ryan Sheridan, Outreach Coordinator: Prior to Friends of Firefighters, Ryan performed outreach to New York City high schools and managed recruitment programs as an admissions counselor. Ryan earned a master’s degree in American History from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in History from Iona College.

 

 

Vanessa Fleury, Outreach Worker: Vanessa graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a bachelor’s in International Studies. She is currently enrolled at Nova Southeastern University obtaining her master’s in Public Administration. She previously worked as an outreach specialist at Switchboard of Miami, the 24 hour Miami-Dade County crisis and referral hotline.

 

7/21: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter to meet new staff members, find out about services, and to support FoF through our Fall Gala.
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
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Midtown Manhattan / 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:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM

FRIDAY
Biofeedback Program / UWS, Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM

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

 

7/14: 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. 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
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / 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
Counseling in Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 3PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM

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

Another New Staff Update: Welcome to FoF!

Last week we introduced you to Lauren Johnson, LMFT, who provides counseling services through Friends of Firefighters in Forest Hills, Queens Mondays, 11-5 and Thursdays, 9-5. This week we have 2 more counselors to introduce you to. Contact us to make an appointment with any of them.

 

Justin Kennard, LCSW earned his master’s degree in social work from NYU. He has worked in the mental health field for over 7 years and has experience working with adults, couples, and families who seek support for reasons including stress, trauma, relationship issues, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, and grief and loss. He is currently in post-graduate psychotherapy training and starting a private practice. Justin provides counseling through FoF in Upper Manhattan (W 150th St.) on Mondays 11:30-7 and Wednesdays 9-3.

 

 

 

Kristina Hamilton, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and prolonged exposure therapy certified provider. Kristina earned her masters degree from Adelphi University. Kristina previously worked at the FDNY Bureau of Health Services WTC Medical Monitoring Program and the FDNY Counseling Service Unit. For the past 5 years she has worked at the Department of Veteran Affairs providing counseling to active duty service members and veterans who returned from combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kristina provides counseling through FoF in Dongan Hills/Todt Hill, Staten Island on Mondays 11-6 and Tuesdays 9-3:30.

 

7/7: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter to meet 2 new counselors and their counseling locations – we’ve expanded to new boroughs!
ON THE ARM BREAKFAST
Join us Wednesday, July 9, 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. 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
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / 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
Counseling in Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 3PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM

SATURDAY:
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Our Condolences

Our condolences to the family of Lt. Gordon Ambelas and to all the FDNY officers and members for their loss this weekend. Read more: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2014/070614a.shtml