The central location of Rockland County's mental health services for children, adolescents and adults is:
THE ROCKLAND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT 364-2200
Bldg. F, Sanatorium Rd., (off Rt. 45), Pomona 10970
Commissioner: Mary Ann Walsh x2378
Psychiatric inpatient and outpatient, emergency services, partial hospitalization, continuing day treatment, specialized child and adolescent services, and alcohol/substance abuse services are provided through this department.
CRISIS SERVICES 364-2212
Bldg. D Ask for Crisis Service
Director: Dr. Helena Kukla
Emergency and Admissions Unit provides emergency mental health services including a 24-hour suicide hotline. Services include screening, evaluation, home visits and consultation with other agencies; Crisis Stabilization Unit provides brief therapy for adolescents and adults.
SUICIDE HOTLINE: 354-6500
24-hour dedicated phone lines with direct access to counseling for anyone suicidal, or someone worried about another person who may be suicidal.
DISTRICT CLINICS IN ROCKLAND COUNTY 364-2200
In addition to the specialized services at the Mental Health Center there are three (3) outpatient clinics providing services for adolescents and their families in individual, family, and group therapy. You are encouraged to contact the clinic closest to your home. If you are unsure as to which clinic to contact, you can call the above number for this information.
North Rockland Mental Health Clinic, 2 Main Street, Haverstraw 10927 429-4966
Pomona Mental Health Clinic, Bldg. F, Dept. of Mental Health, Pomona 10970 364-2287
Orangetown Mental Health Clinic, 63 Staff Court, Orangeburg 10962 359-3303
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SERVICES UNIT, Bldg. F 364-2311
Director: JoAnn Zucker
Program Supervisor: Sheryl Glickman
Treatment services for children and adolescents between ages 5 and 18; individual, group, and family therapy. Specialized teams serve children experiencing family, school, and/or bahavioral problems, those with serious psychiatric conditions, those who have been sexually abused, and those meeting the requirements for intensive case management services.
MARGARET M. LAWRENCE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Bldg. K 364-3706
Program Supervisor: JoAnn Zucker
Early diagnostic and treatment services for children under age 6 and their parents; individual therapy for children and parents; full and half day programs for children 18 months to 5 years who are experiencing social, emotional, cognitve, language or motor development delays; therapy for sexually abused children under age 6.
YOUNG ADULT CENTER, Bldg. G. 364-2413
Program Supervisor: Donna Pauldine
Treatment and rehabilitative services for individuals with mental illness, 18-35 years of age; continuing day treatment program available for individuals requiring a full or half day structured program. Services include individual and group therapy, medication monitoring, medical/nursing services and crisis intervention.
PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT UNIT, Bldg. D 364-2232
Director: Dr. Paul Ducker
43-bed acute psychiatric hospital service. No admission restrictions based on age, diagnosis, economic resources, race, national origin or sex. Treatment focus on return of patient to home, family and work as soon as possible. An individual treatment plan is developed for each patient which may include individual and group therapy, family therapy and chemotherapy, recreation and occupational therapy.
ACUTE PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM, Bldg. F 364-2465
Program Supervisor: Dr. Melvin Leibowitz
Adult-oriented intensive day care program designed to provide an alternative to inpatient treatment and a transitional phase between inpatient and outpatient treatment.
CASE MANAGEMENT/INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Bldg. F 364-2312
Program Supervisor: Bill Mennenga
Case manangement and intensive case management for chronic mentally ill clients who have had previous psychiatric hospitalization; links individuals to all needed health-related and social services to help them learn to cope with their environment, develop social and vocational competence, and achieve independent living to the fullest extent possible; advocacy; monitoring.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTER 429-3505
143 Ramapo Road (Rte. 202), Garnerville 10923
Program Supervisor: William Goldberg
Treatment and rehabilitative services for seriously and persistently mentally ill individuals over the age of 35. Continuing day treatmnet program includes group therapy and activities, individual therapy, medication, creative arts and recreational therapies.
CONSULTATION AND EDUCATION 364-2386
Education and staff training for community caregivers, including police departments, schools, senior adult groups, clergy, the legal system, social service agencies and industry.
ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
There are several programs for young people with alcohol and substance abuse problems and for teenagers who have parents, relatives or friends with substance abuse problems. For further information see section entitled SUBSTANCE ABUSE: ALCOHOL/OTHER DRUGS. Substance Abuse
A person's relationship with a therapist is a very special one. You should find someone whom you can trust, who treats you with respect and listens to you, who assures you that what you say is confidential. A good therapist will be able to talk to you in terms that are easily understandable.
If you are interested in seeking help, you can contact any of the above services. There are also many private therapists in the county and, if interested, you can contact Rosemarie Bone, Director of Educational Service, Mental Health Association (639-7400).
One of the issues that has often been raised by teenagers requesting help is whether or not a youth can be seen in therapy without parental consent. If this is a problem, please feel free to call any of the three local outpatient mental health clincis (i.e., Pomona, Haverstraw, Orangetown). Ask for an appointment. This question will be discussed in confidence unless medication or hospitalization is required. No one who needs help will be refused. You can always call Crisis Service, 364-2200 (ask for Crisis Service).
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC. (MHA) 639-7400
20 Squadron Blvd., New City 10956
Executive Director: Sidney Paul
Non-profit incorporation (not a county dept.). MHA presently operates 6 programs: Project Rainbow, Residential Servies, Rehabilitation Services, Intensive Case Management for Children and Youth, Educational Service, and Friendship Club. In addition, they sponsor a Self-Help Clearinghouse and the Rockland Success Team.
SELF HELP CLEARING HOUSE (MHA) 639-7400, x22
20 Squadron Blvd., New City 10956
Coordinator: Roz Fields
Provides information , referral, concerning self-help/mutual support groups and an Advocacy Progam promoting programs and legislation which will help persons with mental illness. The clearinghouse publishes a quarterly newsletter called "On-Going Mutual Support Groups" listing groups, meeting dates, places, times, fees (if any), contact persons and phone numbers.
ROCKLAND PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (RPC) 359-1000
140 Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg 10962
This NYS facility provides inpatient, outpatient, and 24-hour emergency services for adults over 18 years. Day treatment, community clinic services, case management services, consultation and education services, crisis services, and rehabilitation services. Also residentital services include a residential care center for adults and a state operated community residence.
MSGR. PATRICK J. FRAWLEY MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC 368-5000
Supervisor: Lawrence Levitt, MD
Good Samaritan Hospital, 255 Lafayetter Ave., Suffern 10901
Persons over age 15 admitted on a voluntary basis.
Inpatient Unit (19 beds) 368-5077
Outpatient Clinic 368-5222
3 Campbell Ave, Suffern 10901
Provides walk-in service for those in need of immediate help, ages 5 years and older. Also provides Eating Disorder Outpatient Program (Contact: Nina Martin).
ROCKLAND CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (RCPC) 359-7400
Convent Rd., Orangeburg 10962
Director: Stuart L. Kaplan, MD
NYS facility for emotionally disturbed children 5 through 18 years serving Rockland, Westchester, Ulster, Putnam, Duchess, Orange and Sullivan counties. Provides short term inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for Rockland residents. Community-based service that provides psychiatric treatment and care to the children and their families; individual, group, and family therapies as prescribed by child psychiatrists; individualized education, recreation, and occupational therapies; and speech therapy.
VOLUNTEER COUNSELING SERVICE (VCS) 634-5729
151 S. Main St., New City 10956
Director: Marge Lipson
Individual counseling, couple, and family counseling; educational workshops; parenting groups; support services for caregivers of the elderly; housing counseling for the elderly; conflict resolution and mediation services; and batterers' intervention project. Fees: sliding scale
NYACK REACH OUT TO YOUTH (ROY) 353-4351
12 N. Broadway, Nyack 10960
Contact: Brad Jenkins
Drop-in counseling center for individual, group and family counseling; crisis intervention; targeting youth-at-risk for substance abuse; for residents of Nyack. Fee: sliding scale, no one refused services.
ORANGETOWN REACH OUT TO YOUTH (ROY)
26 Orangeburg Rd., Orangeburg 10962
Contact: Brad Jenkins
Drop-in counseling center for individual, group and family counseling; crisis intervention; targeting youth-at-risk for substance abuse; for residents of Orangetown. Fee: sliding scale, no one refused services.
CLARKSTOWN COUNSELING CENTER 634-6369
3 East Evergreen Road, New City 10956
Director: Emily Feiner
Individual, group, and family counseling for residents of Clarkstown whose problems include, but are not limited to substance abuse. Problems may include family and/or peer relationships, school problems, marital problems or crisis intervention. Pyschiatric consultation is available. Fee: sliding scale; no one refused service.
TOWN OF RAMAPO YOUTH COUNSELING SERVICES 352-8900
288 N. Main Street, Spring Valley 10977
Director: George Doering, Jr.
Comprehensive counseling centers specializing in the treattment of adolescents and their families. Services include individual, family and group counseling; intellectual and psychological evaluation; crisis intervention and referral. Public speakers are available on request. Fee: sliding scale; no one refused service.
Martin Luther King Jr. Counseling Center 425-7508 110 North Bethune Blvd., Spring Valley 10977
Ramapo Counseling Center 352-8900 288 N. Main Street, Spring Valley 10977
Suffern Counseling Center 357-9017 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern 10901
HAVERSTRAW COUNSELING CENTER REACHOUT 429-5731
220 Rte 9W, Haverstraw (Uptown)
41 New Main St., Haverstraw (Downtown) 947-2821
Director: Marion Breland
Counseling center for young adults and their family members in the North Rockland area; individual, group, and family counseling dealing with a variety of problems including substance abuse and prevention. Main focus is on adolescents, recreation, outreach and speakers. Fee: sliding scale; no one refused service
UNITED HOSPICE OF ROCKLAND, INC 354-5100
5 Parkview Plaza, Thiells, Mt. Ivy Rd, Pomona 10970
Executive Director: Amy Stern
Contact: Deanna Nichols
Services and support to families coping with terminal illness, i.e., in-home nursing; promoting pain control; counseling family members; providing respite for care-givers; providing equipment, supplies, medications, volunteer help and bereavement services.
ROCKLAND FAMILY SHELTER, INC. 425-0112
300 No. Main Street, Suite 301, Spring Valley 10977
Director: Carolyn Fish
Center for Advocacy and Support Services; Rape Crisis Services; The Haven; and Educational Outreach. Agency provides shelter to battered, abused persons and their children, counseling, information, court accompaniment, support services, Battered Women support group ; referrals, walk-in counseling center, transitional housing, support services for women and children in transition; counseling and support groups for survivors of sexual assault/abuse and their families; and bilingual services.
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP 574-4626
235 N. Main St., Spring Valley 10977
Director: Ron Figueroa
Information and linkages for individuals and groups interested in the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse; and training for identification and referral of high risk youth; services Rockland County. Fee: None.