Office: (718) 643-0980|info@friendsoffirefighters.org

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Labor Day Closing / Crisis Hotline

Friends of Firefighters is closed Friday, August 29 and Monday, September 1, for Labor Day.

If you are in crisis, call the Friends of Firefighters 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 1-866-339-7717. If it is an emergency, dial 911.

“Surviving Sandy” The Book

“Surviving Sandy” is a 300 page hardcover book that details Hurricane Sandy, “outlines the challenges faced by survivors, and highlights the hope that volunteers brought in the months following the storm.”  With personal stories from 1st responders to civilians to business owners and breathtaking photographs, this book is a captivating account of survival and endurance.

 

The book, which came from the minds of young children affected by the storm, donates 100% of proceeds to charities, including Friends of Firefighters.

We encourage you to explore the website and purchase this beautiful book for yourself or as a gift. When checking out, make sure to select “Friends of Firefighters” under “How did you find out about the book?”

8/25: 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. Please note: there is no acupuncture this week. It will resume after Labor Day.

DAILY:

Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line / Accessible from anywhere at any time

MONDAY:

Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:

Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:

Yoga with Felecia / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:

Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY

FRIDAY
Closed for Labor Day Weekend

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friends of Firefighters is closed Friday, August 29 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day Weekend.

Call the Friends of Firefighters Crisis Hotline at 1-866-339-7717 if you are in crisis. If it is an emergency, dial 911.

Shop Fairway Brooklyn Today

If you are in New York make your way to Fairway Brooklyn in Red Hook this Wednesday between 4-10PM to do your grocery shopping and the store will donate 25% of sales to Friends of Firefighters! Make sure to register at the FoF table that will be set up in-store before you head to the cashier. Thanks to FDNY Engine 224 (pictured) in Brooklyn who won the Fairway Firefighter Food Face-Off last month for choosing us as their charity of choice!

8/18: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter to read about Fall Gala honorees and decreasing stress.
SHOP AT FAIRWAY BROOKLYN WEDNESDAY
If you are in New York make your way to Fairway Brooklyn in Red Hook this Wednesday between 4-10PM to do your grocery shopping and the store will donate 25% of sales to Friends of Firefighters! Make sure to register at the FoF table that will be set up in-store before you head to the cashier. Thanks to FDNY Engine 224 in Brooklyn who won the Fairway Firefighter Food Face-Off last month for choosing us as their charity of choice!
NEW SERVICES
We are very excited to have recently unrolled two new services that are accessible from ANYWHERE at ANY TIME, exclusively for active and retired FDNY firefighters and family members, and free of charge:

Internet Counseling Program

On the Line
YOGA / THURSDAY
Weekly Yoga in Rockaway Park with Cecilia & Friends resumed this month and continues on Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 at Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY
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 / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture […]

8/11: This Week at FoF

NEW SERVICES
We are very excited to have recently unrolled two new services that are accessible from ANYWHERE at ANY TIME, exclusively for active and retired FDNY firefighters and family members, and free of charge:

Internet Counseling Program

On the Line
ON THE ARM BREAKFAST / WEDNESDAY
August’s On the Arm Breakfast will be held this Wednesday, August 13 between 8-11AM. Stop by for made to order breakfast by retired firefighters. Open to active and retired FDNY firefighters, family members, service members, volunteers and friends of FoF. Eggs, pancakes, french toast, fruit, pastries, coffee, and more!
YOGA / THURSDAY
Weekly Yoga in Rockaway Park with Cecilia & Friends resumed last week and continues on Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 at Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY
FDNY vs NYPD BASEBALL GAME / SATURDAY
Friends of Firefighters will have a table set up at the FDNY vs NYPD baseball game this Saturday at MCU Park in Brooklyn. Make sure to stop by and say hi!
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 / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment

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

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM […]

8/4: This Week at FoF

NEW SERVICES
We are very excited to have unrolled two new services that are accessible from ANYWHERE at ANY TIME, exclusively for active and retired FDNY firefighters and family members, and free of charge:

Internet Counseling Program

On the Line
YOGA
Weekly Yoga in Rockaway Park with Cecilia & Friends resumes this Thursday 7:30-8:30 at Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY
NEWSLETTER
Read this week’s newsletter here to find out about our new services and Checkpoint Charlie Scholarship. Get our newsletters delivered to your inbox by signing up at the bottom of our website.
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
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends […]

New Services Available

We are very excited to unroll two new services today that are accessible from ANYWHERE at ANY TIME, exclusively for active and retired FDNY firefighters and family members, and free of charge:

INTERNET COUNSELING PROGRAM is an at home solution for common behavioral health problems such as anxiety, phobia, trouble sleeping, substance abuse, depression, and OCD. Learn more here and get started at fof.cobaltcbt.com.

ON THE LINE is a crisis hotline dedicated to FoF that operates 24/7/365. Call 1-866-339-7717 if you are in crisis. Learn more here.