The NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS) promotes the safety and well-being of children and families. They provide free preventive services for mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence. They aim to provide local, community-based support through provider organizations to meet the unique needs of every family.
Where can I go for help?
ACS Connect Me
ACS Connect Me is a website that connects families to local community resources. You can search by category, zip code, age range, and language. Categories include things like parenting support, mental health, education, public assistance, and more.
The ACS Prevention Public Directory
Visit the ACS Prevention Provider Directory to find a prevention services provider. You can filter by borough, NYC community district, or zip code.
A Family Enrichment Center
Family Enrichment Centers (FEC) are family-focused centers that provide community-designed prevention support in a warm, inviting space. Visitors can connect with neighbors and learn about resources in their local community.
Call 311 and Ask About Prevention Services in Your Community
ACS can help you find local family support in every NYC neighborhood. ACS preventive services are voluntary and available to your family whether or not you have an open ACS case. Using ACS services is not the same as having an open investigation with Child Protective Services (CPS).
What services do they offer?
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