Support for children with behavioral challenges

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

Family Services Everyone

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

Am I 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.


I'm Ready To Apply

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


How Can I Get Help?

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Child Support Services

Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)

NYC Human Resources Administration

Financial support for children and employment support for fathers and mothers.

Home visits for pregnant women and girls

NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)

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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.

Updated December 4, 2019