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?

Updated February 21, 2020