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National Parent Helpline

 
nationalparenthelplineThe Parent Helpline
http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org
1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736)

 
Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. The line offers multi-lingual information and referral services that address questions or concerns about a child or family.
 
A trained Helpline Specialist is available every day from 1:00 p.m. until 10 p.m (EST).
 

Llame a la Línea Nacional de Ayuda para Padres para obtener apoyo emocional de un defensor capacitado y convertirse en un padre más fuerte y empoderado. La línea ofrece información en varios idiomas y servicios de derivación que abordan preguntas o inquietudes sobre un niño o una familia.
 
Un especialista capacitado en la línea de ayuda está disponible todos los días desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 10 pm (hora este americana).


GenerationPMTO (PARENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING OREGON) by Harlem Dowling West Side Center

 
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2139 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10027
(212) 749-3656 | info@harlemdowling.org
 
Free 12+ Weeks of Individual Parenting Skills children/youth, ages 0-17 and their parents/caregivers in the Central Harlem community of New York City. with sessions provided in different settings. Metrocards will be provided to all participants.
 
Eligibility
► Single / Two-Parent Homes
► Foster families
► Families with relatives as caregivers
► Blended families
 
Call (212) 749-3656 for programming, scheduling and registration.
 
Updated on May 19, 2021
 


National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

 
nami naminycmetro.org
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
 
Classes
– 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:
naminycmetro.org/living-with-a-mental-health-condition/
 
If NAMI is a good fit for you and your family, ask your healthcare provider about a referral using their online form at:
https://www.naminycmetro.org/rapid-referral-nami-nyc/.
 
Updated on June 18, 2021


The Parent Support Network

 
ymhproject.org/parent-support-network
(203) 724-9070
parentsupportnetwork@ymhproject.org
 
The Parent Support Network is a parent-driven program that provides support to caregivers concerned about their child’s mental health. Parents share their thoughts, coping strategies, advice, and recommendations to provide comfort to fellow caregivers going through similar situations.
 
The Parent Network is a branching program of the Youth Mental Health Project available across the country.
 
For involvement in the program, parent’s children (ages 1-25) are not required to have a formal diagnosis . All sessions are free and held online. With a variety of mental health topics to cover, you’re bound to find the best fit for you at www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc1. Just pick a date, register online and participate!
 
Updated on June 18, 2021


Child Support Services (Financial Support by Non Custodial Parent)

 
nygov-logoChild Support Services Program
Local Offices (by county)
888-208-4485 (Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–7:00 PM.)

dcse.cseweb@dfa.state.ny.us
 

ALERT: CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, because of the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) Borough Offices and Customer Service Walk-In Center will be closed. The New York City Family Courts are also closed for child support matters.
 
FOR CHILD SUPPORT ASSISTANCE, YOU CAN:
 
EMAIL dcse.cseweb@dfa.state.ny.us. Please include your Child Support account number in your email inquiry. OR
CALL 888-208-4485, the New York State Child Support Helpline

 
Child support is financial support provided by the noncustodial parent. Any parent, guardian, caretaker of a child, or child who needs support can apply for child support services.
 
The Child Support Program offers the following services:
-Location of the non-custodial parent
-Establishment of paternity
-Help a custodial parent file a petition in Family Court for an order of support
-Directs the noncustodial parent to pay child support to the Support Collection Unit (SCU)
-Enforcement of payments by non-custodial parent
 
To learn about what information is needed to open a case go to the NYS Custodial Parent Information page. If you need help, call the hotline at 888-208-4485 Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For more information visit https://www.childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/custodial_parent_info.html.
 
You may be eligible to pay an annual charge for child support services. Find if you should pay this fee by visiting the Annual Service Fee Questions and Answers page.
 
Updated on December 5, 2020
 


Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

 
nycfoundlingFamily Crisis Center at New York Foundling
Locations in each borough
Parenting Support Helpline 1(888) 435-7553
The New York Foundling main phone number (212) 633-9300
 
If you are facing a crisis impacting your family such as loss of housing, parental health issues, domestic violence, or other situation the Maria Crisis Lucadamo Nursery can provide short-term child care and holistic for you and your child while you are addressing these crises.
 
Call the Family Crisis Center and Nursery at 1(888) 435-7553 for help and emergency child care.
 
The New York Foundling that manages the Nursery Care Center also has a wide array of programs and resources to help families together. Check them out here.
 


Kids in the House (Parenting Videopedia)

 
kidsinthehousewww.kidsinthehouse.com
(310) 899-6026
 
Kids in the House is the largest parenting video library in the world. This educational website aims to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring and entertaining. This resource contains over 9,000 videos from 500 leading parenting experts, including doctors, pediatricians, psychologists, educators, best-selling authors, celebrities, and parents themselves.
 
Updated on March 14, 2021
 


Growth and Child Development by the New York State Parent Portal

 

NYS Parenting Portal

Growth & Child Development
NYS Parenting Guide
 
Find parenting resources to enhance your role as a parent for your child. Visit the NYS Parent Portal for more information.
 
Español: Encuentra recursos para mejorar tu rol como padre o madre para tu hijo. Visita el Portal para Padres del NYS para más información.


Diaper Center – Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York

 
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Find Help app App Store | Google Play Store
888-744-7900 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Help Form

 
The Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York was founded in 1902 and has been serving those in need for over 115 years.
 
The Layette ministry provides diapers, infant clothing, blankets and other essential items to expectant mothers. If you are seeking help, call the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900.
 
Updated on April 1, 2021
 

The HopeLine Diaper Center

 
hopeline-logo-sample-ACThe HopeLine Diaper Center
884 East 163rd St, Bronx, NY 10459
(718) 402-1212

 

COVID-19 Update: Due to the Corona Virus pandemic the HopeLine Center is temporarily opening up their Diaper Center to all 5 boroughs. Although Bronx residents will be given priority, HopeLine will make appointments for those residing in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island

 
The Diaper Assistance Program by the HopeLine Center located in the Bronx distributes diapers to families in need. You must make an appointment to pick up diapers by calling to (718) 402-1212 on Mondays starting at 9:30 am.
 
To get assistance, you must be the parent/legal guardian, have a child who is 2 years or younger, receive WIC and/or food stamps, have proof of address, and birth certificate of child/ren.
 
-First Come, First Served-

 

El Programa de Asistencia con Pañales del HopeLine Center (La Línea de la Esperanza) distribuye pañales para las familias en necesidad. Deberás hacer una cita con el centro los lunes desde las 9:30 am llamando al (718) 402-1212.
 
Para recibir pañales debes 1) ser padre de familia o guardián, 2) tener un niño de 2 años o menor, 3) estar recibiendo WIC o cupones de comida, 4) tener una prueba de domicilio, y 5) tener un certificado de nacimiento del niño o los niños.
 
La distribución de pañales se hará por orden de llegada.

 


The Sharing Place Thrift Store

 
SharingPlace-Logo-longThe Sharing Place Thrift Store
(646) 672-5203
 
The Sharing Place Thrift store sells gently used quality clothing, furniture, and other household items at a discounted price.
 
The store also provides free emergency goods to people in urgent need in area codes 10029 and 10035 when connected through the LSA Family Health Service, a nonprofit that provides food pantry, health, education, and family support services to families in crisis in East Harlem and surrounding communities.
 
Holiday Schedule
Open 10am-4pm on
Thursday, December 17 – Saturday, December 19
Wednesday, December 23rd
Saturday, December 26th
Monday, December 28th
Wednesday, December 30th
Saturday, January 2nd
Monday, January 4th
 
For after-holidays hours of operations, visit www.thesharingplacenyc.com


Free Baby Formula

 
Benjamin_logoBenjamin’s Pharmacy & Surgical | benjamins-pharmacy-surgical.business.site
989 Allerton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10469

(718) 405-9111 (Hablan Español/Staff also speaks Spanish)
 
Call 718-405-9111 and ask for free baby formula. WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE to all New York City boroughs. For special baby formula, please provide the name of the prescribed formula to the staff and they will verify with you if covered by WIC.
 
For WIC exempt formulas, your pediatrician will need to provide medical documentation to your WIC office. Your social worker may assist with this request.
 
See regular and special baby formulas covered by WIC at health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.
 

Llama al 718-405-9111 de la farmacia Benjamin ubicada en el Sur del Bronx para domicilios gratuitos de leche de fórmula cubierta por WIC. La farmacia hace domicilios en todos los condados de la ciudad de Nueva York.
 
Para leche de formula prescrita por el doctor, llama a la farmacia y ofrece el nombre de la leche. El trabajador de la farmacia verificará si la formula es cubierta por WIC.
 
Recuerda que para fórmulas médicas especiales, tu pediatra deberá proporcionar justificación médica a tu oficina de WIC. Una vez completada y aprobada la solicitud, podrás obtener la leche de prescripción con WIC. Un trabajador social podrá ayudarte y sigue el caso con tu oficina WIC.
 
Revisa las fórmulas para bebés regulares y especiales cubiertas por el beneficio de WIC en health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.


 

Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

 
nurse-family-partnership Nurse-Family Partnerhip (serving all boroughs)
Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”
Referrals: newmoms@nursefamilypartnership.org

 

COVID-19 update: The Nurse-Family Partnership is offering 100% telehealth services. If you need a phone to access telehealth services, NFP will provide you with one. Learn more here.

 
Maternal and child health nurses are the backbone of the Nurse-Family Partnership.
 
A nurse-led maternal health and home visitation program, Nurse-Family Partnership partners serve low-income, first-time moms.
 
Moms with their very own free Nurse­-Family Partnership personal nurse will get the support, advice, and information they need during their pregnancy and when their baby arrives.
 
Your nurse will support you to:
-Know what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth.
-Learn how to take care of your baby (feeding, bathing, safe sleep, and more).
-Understand how babies learn and grow.
-Connect with other resources and services, like health insurance, mental health care, child care and educational programs.
-Achieve personal goals, such as continuing your education and developing job skills.
-Give your baby the best possible start to life.
 
To qualify for their free services you must be a first-time mom that is pregnant 28 weeks or less, but your nurse would love to work with you as early in your pregnancy as possible. There is also an income eligibility requirement. Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
 
The nursing program is available to first-time mothers regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.
 


Room To Grow NYC (Parenting Support & Education/Baby Essentials)

 
room_to_grow_logoManhattan Family Center (Korea Town) 
South Bronx Family Center
(212) 620-7800
infony@roomtogrow.org
 

COVID-19 Update: All visits are now virtual. Families meet with their clinicians for regularly scheduled visits via phone or video chat. Essential baby clothing and gear are shipped directly to families’ doorsteps through various partnerships. E-gift cards for baby items and urgent needs are distributed to all families as part of their visit. Additional office hours are available daily via text, phone, and video chat.

 
Room to Grow is a 3-year program that provides low-income families with one-to-one parenting coaching and support. This includes discussing developmental stages, offering strategies to recognize and respond to their child’s many needs, and providing resources and support to help cope with raising a child in typically stressful circumstances. At every visit, parents also receive age-appropriate material necessities, allowing them to provide fully for their baby in an immediate and meaningful way.
 
If you are pregnant (no more than 36 weeks along) and you would like to learn more about parenting & helping your baby develop, consider applying to Room to Grow. Call (212) 620-7800 for more information.
 


New Moms Support Group NYC

 
themomsgroups.com
Call Renee at (917) 578-3733 to learn more about the programs.
 
The Moms Group has facilitated weekly chats hosted in 32 locations a week since 2008. There are specialized groups for 1) expectant moms, 2) new moms, 3) moms of older babies, and 4) second-time moms. Groups are led by a facilitator and members may also access parenting support online and via phone.
 
Locations
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Union Square, Chelsea, Flatiron, Murray Hill, Midtown East, and Midtown West in Manhattan, and Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, and Park Slope in Brooklyn. Chats are taking place online now.
 
Contact
Email rebekah@themomsgroups.com with your neighborhood and due date and they will send along some options or call Renee at 917-578-3733 to learn more about the programs. Group information at Meetup – meetup.com/New-Moms-Support-Group-NYC.
 
Updated on March 21, 2021
 


Text4baby (Pregnancy Educational App)

 
text4baby-removebg-previewWebsite
Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
FAQ
 
The free Text4baby app makes it easy for you to get critical health and safety information. As the perfect companion to text messages sent by text4baby, you can get more health and safety tips and access fun, interactive features, including how your baby is growing each week, your progress and medical updates, quizzes, and appointment reminders.
 
Text messages are free for people who have pay-as-you-go or pre-paid cell phones. Learn more here.
 

Text4baby es una aplicación móvil gratis donde podrás aprender acerca de la salud, seguridad de tu embarazo y la de tu bebé. Además de recibir mensajes de texto, tendrás acceso a funciones interactivas con información acerca del crecimiento de tu bebé cada semana, notificaciones médicas, tests, y recordatorios de citas con el doctor.
 
Los mensajes de texto no tendrán cobro para cuentas de celulares prepagadas.

 
Updated on July 20, 2020
 


The Bronx New Mommies Group Inc.

 
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P.O. Box 21 , Bronx, NY 10475
bronxnewmommies@yahoo.com

 
The Bronx New Mommies Group Inc. is a non-profit support organization focused on providing mother-to-mother support and promoting positive parenting and social interaction.
 
Activities
They offer virtual coffee tea chats as informal support groups for moms, virtual yoga mini-classes 15-30 min long, virtual mom’s brunch, and a virtual mom’s night out.
 
Contact
Send an email to bronxnewmommies@yahoo.com.
 
Updated on March 21, 2021


The Motherhood Center of New York

 
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205 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016
(212) 335-0034
| info@themotherhoodcenter.com
 
The Motherhood Center provides supportive services for new and expectant moms, including a range of treatment options for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
 
Services
The Motherhood Center offers virtual classes and support groups for all new and expectant moms and their partners. Classes range from $25-50 per group.
 
Contact
Call (212) 335-0034 or send an email to info@themotherhoodcenter.com.
 
Updated on March 21, 2021
 


You Gotta Believe: Adopting Older Kids and Youth (Coney Island)

 
yougottabelievelogoyougottabelieve.org/parenting/support-groups
3114 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-3003

 
You Gotta Believe’s goal is to find youth permanent families so that they have the support system they need to live safely and to their highest potential.
 
Many staff members are also adoptees and adoptive parents and offer long-term support to families through telephone coaching and in-person meetings, monthly support groups, and a monthly radio parent call-in forum.
 
If you are interested in YGB’s long-term support services or joining a support group, please contact Emily Collins – ecollins@yougottabelieve.org or call 917-613-2937.
 
Updated on March 21, 2021
 


Fatherhood Initiative

 
nyc_dept_youth_and_community_development_logoFatherhood Initiative
Ask about the program at 800-246-4646 or 646-343-6800 to find out how to enroll
 
 

DYCD’s Fatherhood Initiative helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills by helping each participant (1) increase engagement and responsibility in his relationship with his child/children; and (2) provide material and financial support to his child/children
 
Services provided by the program:

  • Individual and family counseling
  • Assistance with child support and arranging child visitation
  • Mediation and conflict resolution training
  • Employment counseling and referrals; HSE and ESOL referrals
  • Father-to-father mentoring

 

El programa Iniciativa para Padres (seleccione en la parte superior de la página en Translate “Spanish”) ayuda a papas a reconectarse con sus niños y poder desarrollar habilidades de crianza. Cada participante será apoyado para que 1) aumente su compromiso y responsibilidad en su relación con su(s) hijo(s) y 2) obtenga apoyo económico y material.
 
Los servicios que brinda el programa son:
-Consejería individual y familiar
-Asistencia con manutención y arreglos para las visitas con su hijo
-Entrenamiento en mediación y resolución de conflicto
-Consejería laboral y remisiones para equivalencia secundaria y clases de inglés
-Mentoría padre-a-padre

 
 


Grandparent Raising Grandchildren – Grandparent Resource Center

 
NYC_Department_of_Aging-removebg-previewThe Grandparent Resource Center at the NYC Department of Aging provides information and help to people who are raising grandchildren and other young family members.
 
Their services include workshops on legal issues, benefits and entitlements, nutrition, budgeting, and other topics.
 
Call 311 for more information.
 

El Centro de Recursos para Abuelos del Departamento de Envejecimiento de la ciudad de Nueva York provee asistencia e información para las personas que cuidan de sus nietos u otros miembros familiares. Sus servicios incluyen talleres, beneficios y prestaciones, nutrición, elaboración de presupuesto, y otros temas. Llama al 311 para más información.

 
 



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