Parents and their children who have emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges can get individual and group-based services at Family Resource Centers (FRCs). Led by people who have had similar experiences, programs include advocacy, referrals and resources, skills development, and support groups for youth and caregivers.
Some FRCs offer services in a range of languages, including Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Chinese, French, and CreoleThe Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens each have two FRCs, and Staten Island has oneServices can be directed to the parent/caregiver or their child
Parents or caregivers of a child 0 to 24 years old who is at risk of or currently experiences emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.
How to Apply
To receive services, parents or caregivers should contact the FRC closest to them. To find the closest FRC:Download the Family Resource Centers Public Information document (https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Family-Resource-Centers-Public-Information_rev-101320.pdf) Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website (https://www.naminycmetro.org/family-support-liaison-center/)
Call 1-800-LIFENET (https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Family-Resource-Centers-Public-Information_rev-101320.pdf) to learn moreSee the Family Resource Centers Public document to locate an FRC near you