Helpful Links

Connect for Kids

Connect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policymakers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families

Docs for Tots

National advocacy organization to assist doctors in their advocacy roles.

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families by advocating for better public policy during federal and state campaigns.

First Signs

First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. is a free, easy-to-use website that helps people find government benefits and assistance programs that you might be eligible to receive. Click on this site and select New York or your state to begin.

HITE Site (Health Information Tool for Emplowerment)

An online searchable database of programs and services for low income, uninsured, and underinsured New Yorkers in all five boroughs, as well Long Island. Search for programs related to health care facilities, local health and social services, immigrant support, transportation, health insurance (public and private), prescription drugs, financial help. Site contains eligibility calculator. New feature enables users to search the entire HITE directory using keywords.


KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

National Breast Feeding Resource Center

Partnered with La Leche League International, this site offers a free breastfeeding hotline for common breastfeeding questions. Also supplies free information about breastfeeding- 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)

National Center for Children in Poverty

The mission of NCCP is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families

Patient Advocate Foundation

provides personalized help to patients with specific issues with their insurer, employer, and/or creditor regarding health insurance, job retention, and other matters relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating illness. Sponsors the Co-Pay Relief Program (800) 532-5374.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Many drugs are available free of charge from the drug companies themselves if your doctor calls the drug manufacturer and writes a note saying that you cannot afford the drugs you need. To receive a listing of drug companies that participate, please call the hotline: (800) PMA-INFO.

Queens Public Library

go to the QPL website for a searchable database of agencies that can help all ages and nationalities living in Queens and other boroughs.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.

The Future of Children

The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.

United Way Cares

United Way of New York City has compiled detailed information on over 2400 agencies, 15,000 programs and 7,000 location sites, ready to help. You may access the United Way CARES database quickly, confidentially and free of charge. You may search for agencies using categories such as program type, target group, borough, zip code, and language.

Voices for Americas Children

The mission of Voices for America’s Children is to improve the lives of children in the United States.

Vote Kids

Vote Kids is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to making children a political priority in American politics, not a political afterthought, and hold Congress accountable to the needs of America’s children by mobilizing voters, running campaigns spotlighting the voting records of selected legislators, promoting children and family issues, and creating a database of voters with a strong interest in voting for children.

We Can!

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity&Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf

Access NYC

One stop shopping for elegibility for NY City and State programs.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Website for parents and pediatricains to find resources for children’s health and welfare.

Anne E. Casey Foundation

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities