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Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1103, New York, NY 10018
Helpline: 212-684-3264 | Administration: (212) 684-3365

NAMI is a mental health organization that provides support, coping strategies, and practical information regarding mental illness. All sessions are peer led with a trained volunteer in a safe and judgement-free environment for individuals struggling with mental health, and for their loved ones interested in learning more and offering support.
Support groups and classes are free of cost and currently being held online.
Support Groups
– Held on a walk-in basis, throughout the month
– No registration required
– A safe space to offer support and share experiences
– Must register by calling 212-684-3264
– Classes range from 90 minutes to 8 weeks
– Learn about coping mechanisms, identifying the signs of mental illness, and increasing your understanding of mental health.
Learn all about NAMI and what works best for you at:
If NAMI is a good fit for you and your family, ask your healthcare provider about a referral using their online form at:
Updated on June 18, 2021

Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th St., 18th Floor – CN23, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone (347) 396-7205 | Fax (347) 396-8849

The Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) is a centralized referral system for children with serious emotional disturbance who need intensive mental health services to remain at home or in their community
After receiving a referral request, CSPOA will conduct an assessment and interview the family and referrer to determine the child’s needs.
CSPOA refers children and adolescents to services such as:
Health Home Care Management (ages 0-21): Provides care coordination to youth with chronic behavioral and physical health needs.
Non-Medicaid Care Coordination (ages 0-21) ): Provides care coordination to youth who are diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance.
Community Residence (ages 5-17): These small therapeutic group homes provide housing and supervision from specially trained staff. Services include structured daily living activities and training in problem-solving skills. Clinical services are provided by local mental health programs.
To refer a patient to CSPOA, see the below forms and instructions available at
Updated on April 23rd, 2021

The Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention LGBTQ)
Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText Text START to 678-678
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization for providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. To learn more, visit
Updated on March 7, 2021

The New York Center for Children (Child Abuse or Trauma)
333 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
(212) 517-3012
All services are currently being provided remotely by telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Victims of child abuse and their families in New York City.
NYCC’s services are free of charge and available in Spanish and English. Services are tailored to children, parents, families, health care professionals, schools, and community organizations.
Individual Therapy: Clinical social workers and psychologists provide individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults and their families to help them heal from child abuse and trauma. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Raydel Rijo at (212) 517-3012 ext. 41 or
Group Therapy: Support groups to children, adolescents, and non-offending parents. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Karina Cruz at (212) 517-3012 ext. 22 or
Full Medical Examinations: On-site pediatrician provides a sensitive and comprehensive medical exam.
Professional Consultations: Phone and also, in-person consultations are available to victims, their families, and professionals engaged in the investigation and reporting process.
More information
► Learn more about NYCC by visiting
To report suspected maltreatment of a child please call 1-800-342-3720
Non Emergency Help Parent Helpline 800-342-7472
Out of NY State Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453

Child Adolescent and Family Services (CAFS)
1240 Park Avenue (bet. 96th and 97th Streets), New York, NY 10029
(212) 241-7175
Child Adolescent and Family Services (CAFS) is an Ambulatory Psychiatry Service certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health that provides outpatient clinic treatment for children and adolescents (from birth through age 18) and their families.
If a parent or health care provider suspects that any child under three years of age has a developmental delay (including speech, motor, social emotional, vision or hearing), they can request an evaluation by calling 311 in New York City. All children must be referred to New York City to access the CAFS program services. Eligibility for Early Intervention services can only be determined by State-approved evaluators under contract with New York City.
Services At the Center
– Comprehensive evaluation.
– Individual, group, and family therapy.
– Parent training and support.
– Pharmacologic evaluation and ongoing medication management.
– Case management services.
– Crisis intervention.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program: provides evidence-based comprehensive DBT treatment for adolescents ages 14-18, at risk of engaging in self-harming behaviors, and with mood and impulse issues.
Social Skills Group Therapy Program: provides weekly, group therapy (Coping Power, Incredible Years, structured play therapy) for children ages 7-12 who struggle with disruptive behavior, including attention-deficit, and oppositional and defiant behaviors.
The Therapeutic Nursery: is a center-based Early Intervention Program whose mission is to provide services for toddlers 1-3-year-old with developmental delays and/or behavioral problems. The services offered at the Therapeutic Nursery include special instruction, family counseling, and family support. We work in a collaborative team setting, which includes a special education teacher, a social worker, and child psychiatry fellows.
Find more details about the programs visiting

Find a Mental Health Program

nygov-logoMental Health Program Directory
NYS Office of Mental Health
(800) 597-8481
Find a program suitable for your or your child’s needs in the Mental Health Program Directory by the NYS Office of Mental Health.
The Directory is a searchable list of programs that are licensed by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and programs that are funded by the OMH.
Search programs by county, city, category and subcategory. You can get additional details about programs and the agencies that operate them by clicking on the Program and Agency Names in the directory listing.
To receive service from or to schedule an appointment for a program in your county, you may contact the program directly.

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