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NYC_children_logoThe Family Assessment Program (FAP) Website
Bronx: (718) 664-1800 | Brooklyn: (646) 584-5178 / 347-907-0464 / (646) 584-8935
Manhattan: (212) 341-0012 | Queens: (646) 599-3308 / (718) 725-3244 | Staten Island: (718) 720-0418 / (646) 276-4170
The Family Assessment Program (FAP) by the Administration of Child Services (ACS) provides support to families that are struggling with everyday challenges. FAP works to strengthen families, reduce conflict, and connect your family to many services that provide ongoing support in your community. It helps families handle concerns such as a child running away, skipping school, or disruptive behavior, without having to go to court.
FAP offices are currently closed to the public, but all inquiries and assessments can be done via phone and/or video. FAP connect families to evidence-based therapeutic services as well as community-based organizations. Please reach FAP by email and by phone.
The email box and phones are answered Monday through Friday 9-5, and all messages will be returned.

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

Runaway & Homeless Youth
Borough Drop-In Locations
For program area-specific questions, please contact Randy Scott,

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) funds services for Runaway & Homeless Youth that include Drop-in Centers, Crisis Services Programs, and Transitional Independent Living programs.
Young people between the ages of 14 to 24.
Drop-in Centers and Crisis Service Programs
Food, clothing, showers, laundry, and case management services are available.

The Door Manhattan 555 Broome Street, New York NY 10013
(212) 941-9090. Mon-Thurs: 11am-6pm.
In person services:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm for services at the entrance. Effective November 5, 2020. In person services include includes access to food, clothing and health center needs. Access to computers is available. Remote services continue to be available for housing and health care referrals, legal services, recreation, and counseling and mental health support.
Ali Forney Center Manhattan 321W 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 206–0574. Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm.
In person services:
Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm including bagged meals, PPE, hygiene kits, mail
distribution, housing referrals. New intakes available, 2 per day. Medical/psychiatric services available onsite. Overnight services available from 8pm-8am, MondayFriday. Sign up with your case manager on Mondays by 2pm for a 1 week reservation. Can accommodate 8-10 youth. Hot supper served at 8:30 pm for clients staying overnight.
Safe Horizon Streetwork Project Manhattan 209 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 695–2220. Mon, Tues, Thurs–Sun: 12pm–6pm

In person services: Every day but Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm.
Access to inside is limited to current Streetwork shelter residents and/or services, such as showers, that are not accessible at the entrance. Staff assess and determine who is able to enter the program. All other services (including to-go meals, needle exchange, hygiene products, shelter referrals, baby supplies, PPE, food pantry, etc.) available at the door. Remote services also available. Showers are not available on Saturday or Sunday. Up to four intakes per day on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Weekend intakes for minors only
Cardinal McCloskey 333 East 149th Street, Bronx NY 10451
(718) 993-5495 | (917) 304-5118. 24/7
In person services:
24H a day Monday – Friday. Overnight services on Saturday and Sunday. Referrals and case management also available by phone.
Services Brooklyn 774 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 685–3850. 24/7
In person services:
7am to 11pm. Food, shower, case management
Sheltering Arms 89-74 162nd Street, 3rd Floor, Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 526–2400 ext. 2077. 24/7
In-person services:
Open 24/7
Sheltering Arms 1600 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway NY 11691. Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 7pm
In person services:
Social distancing and other DOH health guidelines will be followed.
Project Hospitality 27 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island NY 10302
(718) 876–4752. 10am – 7am (21 hours)
In person services:
new intakes are available for those with immediate housing needs. COVID 19 testing for youth accessing the site is recommended. Call for more information: (718) 876-4752 or email



El Departamento de Juventud de la Ciudad de Nueva York y Servicios de fondos de Desarrollo Comunitario (DYCD) para jóvenes que han escapado de su hogar ofrecen lugares de refugio y servicios que incluyen centros de acogida, programas de servicios de crisis, y programas de transición y vida independiente.
Jóvenes entre las edades de 14 a 24.
Atención sin cita previa y programas de servicios de crisis. Los centros de acogidas pueden ofrecer servicios de comida, ropa, duchas, lavandería y soporte con manejo de de casos.

The Door Manhattan 555 Broome Street, New York NY 10013
(212) 941-9090. Lunes a jueves: 11am-6pm.
Servicios presenciales:
Lunes a jueves de 11 am a 6 pm para servicios. Servicios en el centro incluyen comida, ropa y salud. Acceso a computadoras está disponible. Servicios remotos continúan estando disponibles para remisiones de salud, vivienda, servicios legales, recreación y apoyo con consejería en salud mental
Ali Forney Center Manhattan 321W 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 206–0574. Mon to Friday, 10am to 6pm.
Servicios presenciales:
Lunes a viernes, 10am a 6pm. Servicios incluyen comidas empacadas, equipo de protección personal, kits de higiene, distribución de correo y remisiones para vivienda. Nuevas admisiones están disponibles, 2 por día. Servicios médicos y psiquiatricos están disponibles en el centro. Servicios de la noche a la mañana están disponibles de 8pm a 8am, de luens a viernes. Regístrate con tu administrator de casos los lunes de 2pm para reservarlo por una semana. Puede acomodar 8-10 jóvenes. Cena caliente a las 8:30 pm para clients que se quedan en la noche.
Safe Horizon Streetwork Project Manhattan 209 West 125th Street, New York NY 10027
(212) 695–2220. Mon, Tues, Thurs–Sun: 12pm–6pm

Servicios presenciales: Todos los días de 12pm a 5pm excepto los miércoles .
Los miembros del equipo evaluan y determinan quien podrá ingresar al programa. Servicios incluyen comida para llevar, intercamvio de agujas, productos de higiene, remisiones para vivienda, artículos para bebés, equipo de protección personal, servicios de comidas, etc. que están disponibles a la entrada. Servicios remotos también están disponibles. Duchas no están disponisbles los sábados y domingos. El centro acepta hasta 4 jóvenes por día los lunes, martes, jueves y viernes. Admisiones los fines de semana solo para menores de edad.
Cardinal McCloskey 333 East 149th Street, Bronx NY 10451
(718) 993-5495 | (917) 304-5118. 24 horas/7 días a la semana
Servicios presenciales:
24H Lunes a Viernes. Servicios de noche a la mañana los sábados y domingos. Servicios de remisión y manejo de casos están disponibles por teléfono.
SCO Family of Services Brooklyn 774 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(718) 685–3850. 24/7
Servicios presenciales:
7am a 11pm. Comidas, duchas y manejo de casos
Sheltering Arms Queens 89-74 162nd Street, 3rd Floor, Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 526–2400 ext. 2077.
Servicios presenciales:
Abierto 24 horas/7 días a la semana
Sheltering Arms 1600 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway NY 11691. Martes a sábado de 11am a 7pm.
Servicios presenciales:
Se seguirán la guías de distanciamiento social y otras guías del departamento de salud.
Project Hospitality 27 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island NY 10302
(718) 876–4752. 10am – 7am (21 hours)
Servicios presenciales:
Nuevas admisiones están disponibles para las personas con necesidad inmediata de vivienda. Se recomienda que los jóvenes tengan una prueba COVID 19 en el centro de acogida. Contáctate para más información: (718) 876-4752 o email

Updated on February 13th, 2021

HOPP Summer Student Program

memorial-sloan-ketteringHOPP Summer Student Program
417 East 68th Street, Floor 6New York, NY 10065

(646) 888-2013

The Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides high school students with hands-on experience in laboratory techniques. Students conduct independent research projects and attend enriching training sessions and tours designed to support their interest in the clinical side of translational research and fuel their curiosity for science.
Completion of at least the 9th grade by June 2022
•Must be 14 or older by June 28, 2022
•A genuine interest in science and laboratory research
•3.5 GPA in science subjects
•Two letters of recommendation
•Eight-week commitment to the program
How to Apply
Visit, start the application and submit required documentation. Applications have closed for the summer. Check back in winter 2022-2023.
Application Documentation
• Resumé
• Copy of school transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
• Signed 8 week commitment letter by parent and student
• 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 must be from a scientific or mathematic advisor/teacher). Letters must speak of student’s previous scientific experience in lab and knowledge of biological
concepts, as well as his or her commitment to education and discovery.
Find more information on the HOPP Summer Student Program Informational Brochure. For any questions, please reach out to the HOPP Summer Student Program at or (646) 888-2013.
Access Frequently Asked Questions here.
Updated on March 10, 2022

Future and Options Internships & Workshops
120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271
(212) 601-0002 |
The Career Essentials Workshops by Future and Options helps high school students (16 year old or older) learn and hone their communication, presentation, and workplace etiquette skills. Thirteen workshops will be offered in a remote format in late February.
High school students (16 year old or older).
How to Apply
The deadline to apply has passed this year. Check back in Fall 2022. Please contact Meghan Becker at if you have any questions.
Application Response
Once your application is submitted, Future and Options will contact you to arrange a virtual group interview. Students will be selected after this interview.
Program Start Date
The workshops will start during the week of February 22nd.
Internships Opportunities
Internship applications will be released later in the year. Please contact Shakina Kirton at or call (212) 601-0002 with any questions.
Find more information visit
Updated on March 10, 2022.

SCAN HARBOR (Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network New York and Boys and Girls Harbor)

SCAN-Harbor-logo-removebg-previewSCAN HARBOR
345 East 102nd St, 3rd Flr, New York, NY 10029
(212) 289-8030

SCAN HARBOR is one of the largest children and youth services providers in East Harlem, Harlem, and South Bronx that serves families with children and youth “at risk”. Visit their site at

SCAN HARBOR offers a wide range of programs including early childhood education, after-school programs, building job skills, counseling, tutoring, test preparation, nutrition help, cooking classes, violence prevention, a safe space for LGBTQ youth, and family services for domestic violence survivors, substance abuse and rehabilitation.

Workforce Development Program: the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) / Academic Year Youth Employment each summer hires Harlem, East Harlem and South Bronx youth to work at SCAN HARBOR program sites and summer camps. SCAN-Harbor is also sponsoring a “first ever” Academic Year Youth Employment Program. Learn more.

SCAN HARBORes un proveedor de servicios para niños y jóvenes en East Harlem, West y Central Harlem, y el Sur del Bronx. Encuentra programas después de clases, educación de niñez temprana, tutoría escolar, preparación para exámenes, ayuda en nutrición y clases de cocina. Encuentra también un espacio seguro y servicios de prevención de violencia para la comunidad LGBTQ, sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y afectados por el abuso de sustancias y rehabilitación.

Programa de Desarrollo Laboral: El programa de Empleo para la Juventud en el Verano (SYEP por sus siglas en inglés) contrata jóvenes de East Harlem y el Sur del Bronx para entrenarse en diversas ubicaciones de SCAN HARBOR y en campamentos de verano. Aprende más visitando esta página.

Aprende más sobre otros programas en SCAN HARBOR o llama al (212) 289-8030.

Updated November 27, 2023


Association to Benefit Children (ABC)

ABC (Association to Benefit Children)
Administrative office: 419 East 86th Street (between 1st and York Ave.), New York, NY 10028
ABC Schools’ addresses
(212) 845-3821

ABC offers distinctive programs and extensive services that respond to the unique and changing need of a child and family. Their goal is to offer compassionate programs in urgent response to the needs of New York City’s most vulnerable families.

Early Childhood: programs that offer therapy and lessons at the centers or at home for children of low income families, with disabilities, or those that have gone through trauma or homelessness. ABC Schools and program details at

After School Programs and Youth Services: available at Echo Park, ABC offers to children 5-21 years old academic round support for school with the Therapeutic Afterschool Program. In Afterschool, students also participate in “Study Buddies Connect”, a free, virtual tutoring program where students are connected one-on-one with a volunteer tutor who can help them achieve their academic goals. Camp Calvin is a 6-week Therapeutic Summer Day Camp. Learn more at

Echo Park Children and Family Center
1841 Park Avenue (between Park and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY 10035

All Children’s House: serves children from birth to age 5— those at highest risk for morbidity and mortality resulting from abuse and neglect. All Children’s House builds child-parent attachment to help shield children against the extreme strains of poverty and complex trauma. To learn more visit

La Asociación de Beneficios para los Niños (ABC en inglés) ubicada de la Parte Alta Este de Manhattan tiene programas que benefician a niños y familias como:

-Niñez Temprana: programas que ofrecen terapia y clases en los centros o en las casas de niños de bajos recursos, sin hogar, con discapacidades o que han experimentado traumas. Encuentras escuelas ABC y detalles de los programas visitando

-Apoyo para la Familia: programas para todos los miembros de la familia como entrenamiento de computadoras y trabajos, clases de inglés, ayuda con el examen de ciudadanía, ayuda den inmigración, grupos de apoyo para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y más. El programa de los sábados ofrece un refugio seguro para niños y familias con comidas para todos los participantes. Aprende más

-Servicios de Juventud: Disponibles en Echo Park, ABC ofrece apoyo académico completo para niños desde los 5 hasta los 21 años con el Programa Postescolar Terapéutico. Después de la escuela, los niños también pueden participar en “Buddy Connect”, un programa virtual donde ellos se conectan con voluntarios amigos que les ayudan a alcanzar sus metas académicas.

All Children’s House: El programa sirve a niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años que se consideran en alto riesfo de morbilidad y mortalidad por abuso y negligencia. All Children’s House crea lazos de apego familiar que ayudan a proteger a los niños de los efectos más graves de la pobreza y el trauma complejo. Aprende más acerca del programa visitando

Updated on November 20, 2023

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

Parents, Families and Friends of LGBTQ People (PFLAG) NYC
130 East 25th Street, Suite M1, New York, NY 10010
(646) 240-4288 | Helpline (212) 463-0629
Call or send a text message
PFLAG NYC is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people through services to increase understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Families in New York City.
Support group meetings
TransFamilies Project: a dedicated group for parents of transgender children.
API Rainbow Parents: support and information for Asian and Pacific Islander individuals and their families with particular cultural and linguistic needs.
Black Family Circle: space for individuals who identify as Black and who have LGBTQ+ loved ones to find a community.
El Amor Hace la Familia: Apoyo bilingüe provisto principalmente en español para familias latinas y personas LBGTQ / Bilingual support provided primarily in Spanish for Latino families and LBGTQ+ people.
To learn more PFLAG and upcoming events visit
Updated on March 5, 2021

The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
1901 First Avenue (at 97th Street), New York, NY 10029
(212) 423-7292

The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan is designed to focus on the health needs and disparities specific to the LGBTQ+ community. We see patients on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings by appointment only. Saturday hours will resume soon.
To schedule an appointment, contact (212) 423-7292 or
— Transgender health care, including hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery
— Women’s health
— Men’s health
— Young adult care
— General medical/specialty referrals
— Immunizations
— Preventive care services
— Social work
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Additional hours on Wednesday until 8 PM
To determine eligibility, call (212) 423-7292
To learn more, visit
Updated on March 5, 2021

The Gender and Family Project (GFP)
936 Broadway, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10010
(212) 879-4900 ext 370 contact Marcelo Dedini for information about support groups or family therapy or call (212) 879-4900 ext 370.
The Gender and Family Project (GFP) empowers youth, families, and communities by providing gender-affirming services, training, and research. GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family by providing comprehensive multidisciplinary services for gender-expansive children, transgender adolescents, their families, and communities.
► Support groups for caregivers, grandparents, siblings, and family members.
► Playgroup for children and tweens 5 to 14 years old.
► Support group for adolescents 14 to 18 years old.
► Spanish-speaking caregiver support group.
► Family therapy and parental coaching.
► Referrals for psychological evaluation.
To learn more, visit
Updated on March 5, 2021

Callen Lorde Community Health Center
Chelsea: 356 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 271-7200
Bronx: 3144 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 | (718) 215-1800
Brooklyn: 40 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (212) 271-7200

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities—in all their diversity—regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues regardless of ability to pay.
Callen-Lorde provides all healthcare services regardless of ability to pay.
For uninsured/underinsured patients, Callen-Lorde provides a sliding fee based on your income. Visit co-pays can range from $0-$100. Please note that labs and prescriptions are not included in this co-pay. Any labs will be an additional cost, from approximately $50-$150.
Current patients can schedule the following appointments online:
— Telehealth (virtual) primary care
— Telehealth (virtual) sexual health care
— COVID-19 testing
— Flu shots
Register to be a new patient by emailing with:
— A filled-out New Patient Registration and Consent Form | English Form | Spanish Form
— A picture of your government-issued photo ID (examples include: NYC ID, driver’s license, or passport)
If insured: a photo of your insurance card (front and back)
Once your information is received, expect a phone call from (212) 271-7200 for an intake.
If you are unable to register online (due to technology or other issues), you can walk into any of the sites from 9 AM-3 PM Monday-Friday to fill out a paper registration. Please bring a government-issued photo ID and your insurance card (if insured).
Learn more by visiting the FAQ site at
Updated on March 5, 2021

Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBTQ Center
452 East 149th Street, 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY 10455
(646) 723-3325 |
Destination Tomorrow (DT) is a grassroots agency and the LGBTQ+ center of the Bronx borough that supports the LGBTQ community through a variety of holistic educational, financial, support-based, housing, and health programs.
► Switch Target Registry: supportive housing program at 2134 Barnes Ave to support victims of sexual violence and sex trafficking in the LGBTQ community.
► DT Barnes Ave Food Pantry (coming soon).
► GED Preparation.
► Drop-in center (intake by appointment and walk-in from 11 AM-7 PM).
► Career readiness.
Health Services.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 PM-5 PM.
If interested in becoming a client at Destination Tomorrow, please fill out this electronic form.
To learn more, visit or connect by email writing to
Updated on March 7, 2021

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11216
(347) 889-7719
Brooklyn Community Pride Center provides services and support to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations.
► Support groups for youth and trans/gender-nonconforming people.
► Regular sexual health education and testing.
► Mental health clinic at Bedford-Union Armory in partnership with Callen-Lorde.
► Workforce development.
► Pride Pantry offering free toiletries, clothing, and at-risk youth.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12 PM-5 PM.
To learn more, visit
Updated on March 7, 2021

The Ali Forney Center
Harlem Drop-In Center: 321 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
(212) 206-0574
The Ali Forney Center’s mission is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. To learn more, visit:
Housing and Job Readiness
Drop-In Center: any LGBTQ youth can access food, medical care, mental health services, and more.
Outreach Program: supportive services and education to homeless, runaway, street-based, and at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 16-24.
Transitional living.
Job and readiness education.
— On-site primary care and psychiatric services through a contract with The Institute for Family Health.
— Insurance enrollment.
— HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, and treatment.
— STI testing and treatment.
— PEP and PrEP resources.
— Hormone replacement therapy.
— Birth control and contraception.
— Medical specialty referrals.
Learn more visiting
Updated on March 5, 2021

Jewish Queer Youth (JQY)
JQY is a nonprofit organization supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ youth in the Jewish community with a special focus on teens and young adults from Orthodox, Chasidic, and Sephardic communities. To learn more visit:
— Monthly support groups
— Individual support
— Facebook Group linking over 200 LGBTQ Jewish-identified teens from all over the world
— Social events
— Yeshiva Inclusion Project
— Weekly drop-in center (based at Congregation Bet Simchat Torah) to meet other LGBTQ youth, enjoy a hot kosher meal, check-in with a JQY licensed social worker, and more
Fill out this electronic form to be connected with the appropriate resources at JQY
Updated on March 5, 2021

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