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Monday, July 27: This Week at FoF

OFFICE CLOSED / JULY 27
Due to an electrical emergency in the street, the power at Friends of Firefighters in Brooklyn will be shut off for the day on Monday, July 27 and therefore, the office will be closed.

All who had an appointment scheduled in Brooklyn have been notified.

We are still reachable via e-mail, the office phone number (718-643-0980), and 24/7 Crisis Hotline (1-866-339-7717).

Note, this only affects our Brooklyn office. Thank you for your patience.
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.

A reminder of the changes in services, effective this summer and fall; more details here

DAILY:
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment EXTENDED HOURS!
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment NEW!

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling […]

FoF Closed Monday, July 27

Due to an electrical emergency in the street, the power at Friends of Firefighters in Brooklyn will be shut off for the day on Monday, July 27 and therefore, the office will be closed.

All who had an appointment scheduled in Brooklyn have been notified.

We are still reachable via e-mail, the office phone number (718-643-0980), and 24/7 Crisis Hotline (1-866-339-7717).

Note, this only affects our Brooklyn office. Thank you for your patience.

 

Summer Day / Today!

July 20: This Week at FoF

SUMMER DAY / JULY 24
Active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families, join us this Friday, July 24 from 12-4PM at Fort Tilden, Queens for a day of fun and to learn more about Friends of Firefighters!

BBQ – Sports – Arts & Crafts – Beer (for a fee) – 50/50

Free of charge; RSVP required. More information 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.

A reminder of the changes in services, effective this summer and fall; more details here

DAILY:
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment EXTENDED HOURS!
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment NEW!

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / […]

Thank You Resorts World Casino

Earlier this month Resorts World Casino New York City held a FDNY chili cook-off, hosted by Ray Cooney of Firehouse Kitchen, and included Friends of Firefighters. A special thank you to Resorts World Casino for their support and generous donation, and a huge thanks to the firefighters who participated in the cook-off. Congratulations to Engine 248 on winning the competition! See a video on NY1 here.

Pictured: FDNY firefighters, FoF staff and volunteers, RWC staff including president Ryan Eller, and Assemblyman Goldfeder (Photo credit: Resorts World Casino NY)

 

FoF Summer Day / July 24

We’re happy to say that, like all FoF services, our July 24 Summer Day is now free of charge!
Event is open to active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families
RSVP required by Monday, July 20 to info@friendsoffirefighters.org or 718-643-0980

July 13: This Week at FoF

SUMMER DAY / JULY 24
Friday, July 24, 12-4PM at Fort Tilden, Queens – a day of fun for the whole FDNY community!

Free of charge; RSVP required. More information 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.

A reminder of the changes in services, effective this summer and fall; more details here

DAILY:
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment EXTENDED HOURS!
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment NEW!

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Manhattan / By Appointment NEW!
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By […]

FoF Summer Day: Free of Charge

We’re happy to say that, like all FoF services, our July 24 Summer Day is now free of charge!
Event is open to active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families
RSVP required by Monday, July 20 to info@friendsoffirefighters.org or 718-643-0980

Summer – Fall Services Update

SUMMER – FALL SERVICES UPDATE
EXPANSIONS BEGINNING JULY 2015
The needs of the firefighter community are our top priority. Our services are always independent, confidential, and free of charge for active and retired FDNY firefighters and family members. We are therefore very pleased to inform you that a special grant from the van Ameringen Foundation is helping us expand our mental health services beginning this month, as outlined below.

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM: Again, with thanks to the van Ameringen Foundation, we are now able to offer expanded mental health days and hours.

• Manhattan: In addition to Monday and Thursday appointments in Queens, Lauren Johnson, LMFT now provides counseling in Manhattan on Wednesdays and Fridays
• Woodbury: Lauren now also provides counseling in Woodbury on Tuesdays
• Brooklyn: In addition to Bronx appointments on Wednesday, Justin Kennard, LCSW provides counseling in Brooklyn on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9AM – 5PM

For more details on our mental health program, provided in each borough, visit our services page
SERVICE CHANGES FALL 2015
A grant from New York State allowed us to implement several new mental health programs. With the conclusion of the grant this September, we will see some changes in services supported by the grant, while continuing to focus our resources where they are needed most. For anyone impacted by the following changes, be assured that we at FoF continue to work diligently in order to meet the mental health and wellness service needs of you and your families.

The following programs will be gradually phased out, and concluded this fall.

FOF INTERNET COUNSELING PROGRAM (ICP): This program will close on September 30, 2015.

If you are already enrolled in one of the programs, you will continue to have access to the program in which you are […]

Monday, July 6: This Week at FoF

ON THE ARM BREAKFAST / July 8
Stop by FoF this Wednesday between 8-11AM for a made to order breakfast, prepared by retired FDNY firefighters for active and retired firefighters and your family members.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friends of Firefighters Summer Day

Friday, July 24, 12-4PM at Fort Tilden, Queens
A day of fun for the whole FDNY community. More info and tickets here.

8th Annual Fall Gala

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6PM at The Well Public House, Brooklyn
More info and journal ad opportunities 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:
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment EXTENDED HOURS!
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment NEW!

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM […]