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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Give Thanks

This Thanksgiving, give thanks by making a donation to Friends of Firefighters in honor or in memory of someone special:

We wish you a healthy and happy holiday with much to be thankful for!  

Friends of Firefighters will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28

Deep frying your turkey? Avoid an accident by following these tips from firefighters

 
If you or a family member find yourself in crisis, call the
Friends of Firefighters 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 1-866-339-7717

Women’s Group in Staten Island

The weekly Women’s Group in Staten Island, run by Kristina Hamilton, LCSW, is held today at 3:30PM. Contact us with your interest.

The Women’s Group is a support group for wives, partners, & girlfriends of FDNY firefighters. The group is geared to provide emotional support to the important female in the firefighter’s life.

The Brooklyn group run by Stephanie Cherry, LCSW continues to meet every other Thursday.

11/24: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Read this week’s newsletter here. Sign up at the bottom of our website to receive newsletters in your inbox every other week.
THANKSGIVING

Friends of Firefighters will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28.

We wish you a healthy and happy holiday with much to be thankful for!  

Deep frying your turkey? Avoid an accident by following these tips from firefighters.

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

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
Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:

Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 3:30PM / By Appointment (NEW!)
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 3:30PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:

Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment (NEW!)
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s Dance Studio No Yoga this week. FoF students are invited to attend the 7PM class Mon & Tues night at Mrs. Elaines
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment (NEW!)

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Closed for Thanksgiving

Women’s Group in Staten Island TODAY

Today a weekly Women’s Group in Staten Island, run by Kristina Hamilton, LCSW, begins at 3:30PM. Contact us with your interest.

The Women’s Group is a support group for wives, partners, & girlfriends of FDNY firefighters. The group is geared to provide emotional support to the important female in the firefighter’s life.

The Brooklyn group run by Stephanie Cherry, LCSW continues to meet every other Thursday.

11/17: This Week at FoF

NEW SERVICES
In an ongoing effort to increase accessibility to free mental health and wellness services, we are adding new programs for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Contact us to set up an appointment or to join a group.

COUNSELING* / Bronx / Wednesday
Justin Kennard, LCSW will be providing counseling services in Riverdale on Wednesdays from 10-4, beginning November 5.

ACUPUNCTURE* / Staten Island / Wednesday
Acupuncture can be helpful in treating a number of symptoms. Due to the popularity of our Brooklyn program with Jessica Sowards, L.Ac. (Mondays and Wednesdays), we have added hours in Staten Island with Kristen Dolan-Murphy, L.Ac., M.S.T.O.M. on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM, beginning November 12.

COUPLES GROUP* / Queens / Thursday
The group will address ways to help create more intimacy, improve communication, and show more appreciation and trust within the relationship. The group is run by Lauren Johnson, LMFT Thursdays in Queens, beginning this Thursday, October 30 at 1PM. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Lauren directly.

WOMEN’S GROUP* / Staten Island / Tuesday
The Women’s Group is a support group for wives, partners, & girlfriends of FDNY firefighters. The group is geared to provide emotional support to the important female in the firefighter’s life.

Kristina Hamilton, LCSW will be running a group every Tuesday at 3:30 in Staten Island beginning November 18. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Kristina directly. The Brooklyn group run by Stephanie Cherry, LCSW continues to meet every other Thursday.

*Appointment or advance sign-up required. Contact us to do so. 

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

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 / […]

NEW Services in the Bronx, Staten Island, & Queens

NEW Services in the Bronx, Staten Island, & Queens
We listened to your needs and are excited to announce we have added programs in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens!
Like all our services, these are free of charge and are dedicated to active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Contact us to set up an appointment or to join a group.

COUNSELING* / BRONX / Wednesdays
Justin Kennard, LCSW provides counseling services in Riverdale on Wednesdays from 10-4.

ACUPUNCTURE* / STATEN ISLAND / Wednesdays
Acupuncture can be helpful in treating a number of symptoms. Due to the popularity of our Brooklyn program with Jessica Sowards, L.Ac. (Mondays and Wednesdays in Brooklyn, Thursdays in Manhattan), we have added hours in Staten Island with Kristen Dolan-Murphy, L.Ac., M.S.T.O.M. on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM.

KRISTEN is a NYS licensed and NCCAOM board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NYC) with an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine and has been in private practice for more than a decade. Kristen completed a post-graduate program in Kampo Medicine with Nigel Dawes at Soho Health Arts and various coursework with Jeffrey Yuen at Chinatown Wellness Center. She is a twenty-year practitioner and instructor of Tai Ji Chuan at Moving Visions Dance (Manhattan) and the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (Staten Island).

COUPLES GROUP* / QUEENS / Thursdays
The group addresses ways to help create more intimacy, improve communication, and show more appreciation and trust within the relationship. The group is run by Lauren Johnson, LMFT Thursdays at 1PM in Queens. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Lauren directly.

WOMEN’S GROUP* / STATEN ISLAND / Tuesdays
The Women’s Group is a support group for wives, partners, & girlfriends of FDNY firefighters. […]

11/10: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter for info on NEW services, Fall Gala photos, and more!
VETERAN’S DAY / CLOSED
Friends of Firefighters will be closed tomorrow in honor of Veteran’s Day. If you find yourself in crisis, call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 1-866-339-7717.
ON THE ARM BREAKFAST
Join us Wednesday from 8-11AM for our monthly On the Arm Breakfast, prepared by retired firefighters.
NEW SERVICES
In an ongoing effort to increase accessibility to free mental health and wellness services, we are adding new programs for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Contact us to set up an appointment or to join a group.

COUNSELING* / Bronx / Wednesday
Justin Kennard, LCSW will be providing counseling services in Riverdale on Wednesdays from 10-4, beginning November 5.

ACUPUNCTURE* / Staten Island / Wednesday
Acupuncture can be helpful in treating a number of symptoms. Due to the popularity of our Brooklyn program with Jessica Sowards, L.Ac. (Mondays and Wednesdays), we have added hours in Staten Island with Kristen Dolan-Murphy, L.Ac., M.S.T.O.M. on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM, beginning November 12.

COUPLES GROUP* / Queens / Thursday
The group will address ways to help create more intimacy, improve communication, and show more appreciation and trust within the relationship. The group is run by Lauren Johnson, LMFT Thursdays in Queens, beginning this Thursday, October 30 at 1PM. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Lauren directly.

WOMEN’S GROUP* / Staten Island / Tuesday
The Women’s Group is a support group for wives, partners, & girlfriends of FDNY firefighters. The group is geared to provide emotional support to the important female in the firefighter’s life.

Kristina Hamilton, LCSW will be running a group every Tuesday at 3:30 in Staten Island beginning November 18. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Kristina directly. The Brooklyn group run by Stephanie Cherry, LCSW continues […]

Couples Group / Thursday in Queens

COUPLES GROUP / QUEENS
A Couples Group is forming in Friends of Firefighters’ Forest Hills office on Thursdays at 1PM. Contact us to sign up.

The group will address ways to:
· Help create more intimacy
· Improve communication
· Show more appreciation and trust within the relationship

Ineffective communication can have many negative effects on a relationship: stress, headaches, arguments, depression, anxiety, poor sex life, frustration. It is important for one to be heard, as well as to understand what the other person is going through. The Couples Group can help you maneuver through this.

“I can help you learn and communicate to your partner what you want to change within your relationship, as well as how to get that intimacy back. I understand that life gets in the way sometimes and that it’s easy for these things to lose such importance, however lets bring them back in and get that relationship that you have wanted for a long time.” – Lauren Johnson, LMFT
Lauren Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with couples in distress. Contact us to join the couples group (indicate your preferred time) or make an individual couples counseling appointment. For specific questions e-mail lauren.johnson@friendsoffirefighters.org.

Counseling / Wednesdays in the Bronx

Justin Kennard, LCSW has counseling sessions available in Riverdale on Wednesdays between 10AM – 4PM. Counseling is free of charge for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Contact us to make an appointment.

11/3: This Week at FoF

NEW SERVICES
In an ongoing effort to increase accessibility to free mental health and wellness services, we are adding new programs for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Contact us to set up an appointment or to join a group.

COUPLES GROUP* / Queens
The group will address ways to help create more intimacy, improve communication, and show more appreciation and trust within the relationship. The group is run by Lauren Johnson, LMFT Thursdays in Queens, beginning this Thursday, October 30 at 1PM. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Lauren directly.

COUNSELING* / Bronx
Justin Kennard, LCSW will be providing counseling services in Riverdale on Wednesdays from 10-4, beginning November 5.

ACUPUNCTURE* / Staten Island
Acupuncture can be helpful in treating a number of symptoms. Due to the popularity of our Brooklyn program with Jessica Sowards, L.Ac. (Mondays and Wednesdays), we have added hours in Staten Island with Kristen Dolan-Murphy, L.Ac., M.S.T.O.M. on Wednesdays from 10AM-1PM, beginning November 12.

WOMEN’S GROUP* / Staten Island
The Women’s Group is a support group for wives, partners, & girlfriends of FDNY firefighters. The group is geared to provide emotional support to the important female in the firefighter’s life.

Kristina Hamilton, LCSW will be running a group every Tuesday at 3:30 in Staten Island beginning November 18. Contact us with your interest and for specific questions contact Kristina directly. The Brooklyn group run by Stephanie Cherry, LCSW continues to meet every other Thursday.

*Appointment or advance sign-up required. Contact us to do so. 

AUCTION & RAFFLE
BROOKLYN NETS TICKETS

Winner Drawn Today!
-2 tickets to Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves ($600 value)
-November 5, 7:30PM at Barclay’s Center
-Tickets include: Seats in Section 23, Row 6, food, and non-alcoholic drinks
To Enter: $25 per chance (donate here and enter as many increments of $25 as you wish, for more chances to win)

ONLINE BIDDING HAS BEEN EXTENDED until November 7. Auction […]