Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Family Services Baby Caregiver

Sleeping the wrong way can be dangerous for babies. Get information on the safest way for your baby to sleep from the Safe Sleep Initiative. Low-income families may also be eligible to get a free crib.

Am I eligible?

  • To find out if you’re eligible for a free crib, call 311 and ask about Safe Sleep.
  • ACS-involved families can ask their caseworker to see if they are eligible for a free crib.

I'm ready to apply

  • Visit the Safe Sleep website to learn more.
  • Call 311 for more information and find out how you can receive services.

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.

Help for survivors of gender-based violence

NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs)

NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

Services are available in all boroughs for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.

Updated February 21, 2020