Support for children with behavioral challenges

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

Family Services Everyone

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them over the phone. 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


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.


To receive services, parents or caregivers should contact the FRC closest to them. To find the closest FRC:


Other Family Services Programs

Home visits for pregnant women and girls

NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Nurses provide support and give medical care and advice to women who are pregnant for the first time.

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

New moms can get home visits from health professionals to help with breastfeeding, health and safety tips, and connections to community resources.

Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Families can get information on creating a safe sleep environment for their baby and may qualify for a free crib.

Updated March 31, 2020