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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Wednesday, January 28: Open

Friends of Firefighters has reopened with regular business hours, after the NYC snowstorm. Today’s services:

Acupuncture* (BK, SI)
Financial Guidance* (BK)
Yoga (Qns)
Counseling* (Bronx, BK)

*Contact us to make an appointment

FoF Office Closed Due to Weather

The Friends of Firefighters office and services will be closed the rest of Monday, January 26 and all of Tuesday, January 27, but we will still be reachable by phone and e-mail during business hours.

As always, our 24/7 Crisis Hotline (1-866-339-7717) and Internet Counseling Program (https://fof.cobaltcbt.com/) are accessible around the clock.

January 26: This Week at FoF

NYC WEATHER
The Friends of Firefighters office will be closed Tuesday, January 27, but we will still be reachable by phone and e-mail during business hours. As always, our 24/7 Crisis Hotline (1-866-339-7717) and Internet Counseling Program (https://fof.cobaltcbt.com/) are accessible around the clock.
SURVEY & CONTEST
Friends of Firefighters is dedicated to meeting the mental health and wellness needs of active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. In order to serve you better, we ask you to participate in a brief, anonymous survey related to current and potential new services.

All participants who choose to leave their email address in question 10 will be automatically entered to win a Friends of Firefighters merchandise goodie bag!

Get started here.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – 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
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
The Friends of Firefighters office will be closed Tuesday, January 27, but we will still be reachable by phone and e-mail.

As always, our 24/7 Crisis Hotline (1-866-339-7717) and Internet Counseling Program (https://fof.cobaltcbt.com/) are accessible around the clock.

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM  / Rockaway Park
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM […]

Survey & Contest

Friends of Firefighters is dedicated to meeting the mental health and wellness needs of active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. In order to serve you better, we ask you to participate in a brief, anonymous survey related to current and potential new services.

All participants who choose to leave their email address in question 10 will be automatically entered to win a Friends of Firefighters merchandise goodie bag!

Get started here.

January, 19: This Week at FoF

MLK DAY / CLOSED
We are closed Monday, January 19 in observance of MLK Jr. Day. If you or a family member find yourself in crisis, call our 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-866-339-7717.
NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter for updates, news, and events. Sign up at the bottom of this page to receive our newsletters to your inbox every two weeks.
LISTEN, PROTECT, & CONNECT WORKSHOP / WEDNESDAY
Join us this Wednesday from 10AM – 1PM for Listen, Protect, & Connect Workshop at FoF. This is a free workshop for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of NY. Listen, Protect, and Connect is a psychological first aid program that teaches participants to recognize the warning signs for psychological distress and PTSD, especially helpful in a disaster. Just as people learn CPR or first aid to help during medical emergencies, knowing how to provide psychological first aid is an important thing you can do for your family, friends, and neighbors’ well-being.
Feedback from past LPC Workshops: “Increased my knowledge of how to listen to those in crisis and better provide assistance.” - “Lovely instructor, very informative.”                        “Practical, clear information.” - “To the point. Well put in Layman’s terms.”
 Please RSVP to info@friendsoffirefighters.org or 718-643-0980. See you Wednesday!
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – 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
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY: Closed

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – […]

Listen, Protect, & Connect Workshop: RSVP Now!

January 12: This Week at FoF

ON THE ARM BREAKFAST / January 14
Join us for the first On the Arm Breakfast of 2015! Stop by this Wednesday between 8-11AM for made to order breakfast and good company. Open to active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members.
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:
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 3:30PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM  / Rockaway Park
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
On the Arm Breakfast / Brooklyn / 8AM – 11AM

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Couples Group / Queens / 1PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Limitless Fitness

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

January 5, 2015: This Week at FoF

WELCOME BACK
Friends of Firefighters reopens today. We hope you all had a healthy, happy, and safe holiday!
LOOKING BACK AT 2014
Friends of Firefighters took a look back at 2014, here.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Friends of Firefighters wants to help you keep your 2015 New Year’s resolutions through our free services. More here.
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:
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 3:30PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / 7:30 – 8:30PM  / Rockaway Park
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Couples Group / Queens / 1PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Brooklyn / 11:30AM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Limitless Fitness

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

2015 New Year’s Resolutions: We Want To Help