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Mental health care for children

NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Network (EMCHN)

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Help for young children with mental health needs and their families.

Talk, text, or chat mental health services

NYC Well

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Free and confidential talk, text, or chat mental health services available 24/7 for you or someone you care about.

Free Pre-K for four-year-olds

Pre-K for All (Pre-K)

NYC Department of Education

Enroll your child in a free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K program.

Money to buy food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

NYC Human Resources Administration

SNAP benefits can help you feed your family with fresh and healthy groceries.

After school programs for students

Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS)

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

COMPASS NYC has hundreds of programs for young people in kindergarten through 12th grade.

School breakfast and lunch


NYC Department of Education

NYC students can enjoy free breakfast and low-price lunch every school day.

Head start for 3 & 4 year olds

EarlyLearn NYC Head Start

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Eight hours a day of free early care and education for three and four year olds.

Food for women & children

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

NYS Department of Health

Free food and information about healthy eating for children under five and eligible women.

Free health care in schools

School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)

NYC Department of Education/NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Your child can get free medical services in their school.

After school for middle schoolers

School's Out New York City (SONYC)

NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

This program offers a mix of academic help, sports, arts, and other activities.