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Nursing by LSA Family Health Service

333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5200 |

Working in collaboration with the Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA), nursing care is provided within the home setting with skill, compassion, and warmth. Provided care fulfills NYS Department of Health’s Division of Home and Community-based Services regulations.
– Holistic, patient-centered care
– Assist with the transition from pregnancy to parenthood
– Refer patients to necessary referrals including the food pantry, breastfeeding and parenting workshops, parenting and child development program, environmental services, advocacy services, and non-LSA resources
– First-time mothers
– High-risk maternity patients, infants, pediatric patients, and the elderly
– Referred by physicians from local hospitals and clinics
How to apply
– To register for enrolment, complete this online form or feel free to contact an advocate at (646) 672-5200 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).
– You can find more information here
Updated on July 26, 2021

Parenting and Child Development Program by LSA Family Health Service
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5200 |

The Parenting and Child Development program encourages healthy child development for children aged 0-3. This program focuses home visits and socialization for children to monitor development and risk of developmental delay. Focus areas include attachment and healthy separation, language, and literacy, exploration and learning, self-regulation and emotional development, and connections to outside resources. Families are assisted with enrollment in an appropriate preschool, 3-K or pre-K program.
– Children aged 0-3
– At the risk of developmental delay
How to apply
– To register for enrollment, complete this online form or feel free to contact an advocate at (646) 672-5200 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm).
– You can find more information here
Updated on July 26, 2021

National Parent Helpline

nationalparenthelplineThe Parent Helpline
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
2139 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. New York, NY 10027
(212) 749-3656 |
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.
► 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)

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

The Parent Support Network
(203) 724-9070
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 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.)
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
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)
(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
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
The HopeLine Center provides numerous services for the Bronx community.
— Diaper center, food pantry, SNAP enrollment, and free tax preparation.
— For the Diaper Center call Monday between 9:30am – 5:00pm.
— Have a child 2 years and younger who resides with you (including expecting moms with other children).
— Live in the New York City area.
— Receive WIC and/or SNAP (food stamps).
Food Pantry
Walk in to make an appointment or call Monday between 9:30am – 5:00pm. You must be or have:
– A Bronx resident.
– Valid ID.
– Proof of address (for example: electric bill, phone bill, shelter residency letter).
SNAP Enrollment
– Monday-Wednesday 10:00am-4:30pm
– Available to all community members who have questions, concerns, want to apply, recertify, or simply update their case.
Free Tax preparation
Call to schedule appointment or walk-in to sign your return Tuesdays 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 3pm–4:30pm or To file or sign your return Thursdays 9:30am–3pm
Updated on February 16, 2023

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

Free Delivery of Baby Formula

Benjamin_logoBenjamin’s Pharmacy & Surgical |
989 Allerton Ave, The Bronx, NY 10469

(718) 405-9111 (Hablan Español/Staff also speaks Spanish)

FORMULA IS AVAILABLE: The pharmacy has the majority of brands available except for Neosure. Please call to place your order!

Call 718-405-9111 and ask for free baby formula. WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE (prescription or non-prescription formulas) 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

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 describe 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


Nurse Family Partnership (First-Time Pregnant Moms)

nurse-family-partnership Nurse-Family Partnerhip (serving all boroughs)
Call 311 and ask for “Nurse-Family Partnership”
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.
NYC Nurse-Family Partnership is available to anyone in New York City who:
— Is 28 weeks pregnant or less with their first baby.
— Meets income requirements.
— Are first-time mothers, regardless of age, immigration status or gender identity.
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.
Learn about eligibility criteria by calling your nearest NFP agency. Locate your agency on the NFP homepage.
Updated on February 16, 2023

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

(212) 620-7800
For more than 20 years, Room to Grow’s three-year program has provided critical support to families raising babies born into low-income circumstances.
— Expecting families of all types are welcome to apply.
— Families who are eligible for benefits such as SNAP, WIC, TANF, etc.
— There are no requirements around citizenship, age, marital or relationship status, or number of children.
Room to Grow provides parents and caregivers with:
— Essential baby and toddler items.
— Strategies and support to promote their children’s development.
— Connections to community resources that can meaningfully expand their support network.
— Currently, the program is offered in English and Spanish.
If you would like to learn more about parenting & helping your baby develop, consider applying to Room to Grow at Call (212) 620-7800 for more information.
Updated on February 16, 2023

New Moms Support Group NYC
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.
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.
Email 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 –
Updated on March 21, 2021

Text4baby (Pregnancy Educational App)

Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
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.
P.O. Box 21 , Bronx, NY 10475

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.
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.
Send an email to
Updated on March 21, 2021

The Motherhood Center of New York
205 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016
(212) 335-0034
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.
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.
Call (212) 335-0034 or send an email to
Updated on March 21, 2021

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