What is Project Hope?
Project Hope provides free and confidential one-to-one or group counseling services for individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Our trained counselors will meet with individuals and groups wherever is most convenient - in the home, place of work, and at community centers, schools or houses of worship - to help you on your road to recovery.
Experiencing strong emotions is a normal reaction to the very unusual life challenges created by Hurricane Sandy. You may feel strained from trying so hard to be strong for your family, weary from the sheer weight of the loss or anxious from the uncertainty of the future. In the months following Hurricane Sandy, many people find it helpful to have someone who cares, someone who listens - someone who can help them understand their reactions to the disaster and its aftermath. Project Hope counselors are carefully trained with the skills and knowledge to help you move ahead with your recovery.
What do Project Hope counselors do?
Our counselors are trained to help you begin working through feelings of being overwhelmed by the responsibility and tasks you face in reclaiming your life. They are trained to help you determine how best to meet your needs, offering options and linkages to resources that can assist with the many facets of your recovery. They offer one-to-one and group counseling, crisis management and workshops on managing stress, building coping skills, and self-care. They also help locate other resources that you may need.
For more information on the services available through Project Hope, or to schedule an appointment with a Counselor for you or your organization, please call Long Beach Medical Center's Project Hope counselors at:
Project Hope counselors from Long Beach Medical Center (LBMC) and South Shore Association for Independent Living (SAIL) are conducting two new series of workshops designed to assist and support individuals as they navigate their road to recovery. Led by trained counselors, these free workshops include topics on understanding your reactions to the disaster, building healthy coping techniques, managing stress, practicing self-care while supporting others, referral to additional resources and much, much more.
Workshops will be held weekly from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at two community locations:
- Every Monday evening beginning March 4 at St. Ignatius Church, 721 West Broadway, Long Beach;
- Every Wednesday evening beginning March 6 at Long Beach High School, 322 Lagoon Drive West, Room 274, Long Beach.
All are welcome and the programs are free! For more information, please contact Project Hope at:
(516) 897-4326 (LBMC) or (516) 297-6413 (SAIL).
We look forward to helping you on your road to recovery.
The New York State Office of Mental Health has created the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Program to assist individuals, families, and groups impacted by the disaster caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Project Hope offers free and confidential supportive counseling and public education services to Hurricane Sandy disaster victims. Project Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered on the federal level by the Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA.