Support for children with behavioral challenges

Family Resource Centers (FRC) | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Family Services Everyone

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them remotely. For the most up-to-date information, please contact programs directly using the information below. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit our Coronavirus Updates page

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 Creole
  • The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens each have two FRCs, and Staten Island has one
  • Services can be directed to the parent/caregiver or their child

Who is eligible

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:

How to get help

Other Family Services Programs

Community Partnerships (CPs)

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Connect with providers and community leaders near you

Meet with your neighbors, service providers, and community leaders to learn about what’s going on in your community.

Family Enrichment Centers (FEC)

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Centers to connect with your community

Connect with your neighbors, contribute to your community, find resources, and support one another in Family Enrichment Centers (FEC).

ACS Prevention Services

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Services to help children live safely at home

Prevention services help you keep your children safely at home. They help to promote safety,…

Updated March 25, 2022