Children's Residential Services

Residential services at JBFCS includes Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs), a Residential Treatment Center (RTC), Group Homes and Community Residences. Clinical treatment at the residences encompasses a wide variety of therapeutic methods, including individual and family therapy. A trauma-based treatment model called Sanctuary® encourages a safe, therapeutic environment for healing the scars left by the trauma experienced in the lives of these young people.  

Other specialized treatment models such as art therapy, music, dance, and drama programs, as well as writing groups are utilized to help the children and adolescents express their feelings and deal with their trauma. 

Programs
Locations:

Bruner House Community Residence Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
2953 Bruner Avenue
Bronx, NY 10469 (map

Phone: (718) 671-0680
Fax: (718) 320-0507

Providing services in a therapeutic community setting, the Bruner House Community Residence serves eight adolescents, ages 15 to 18, transitioning back into communities. Residents have a wide range of psychiatric disabilities.

Note: Professional Referral: Single Point of Access (SOPA) required.

Crisis Respite Program Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Dana Hilton, LMSW
Phone: (718) 982-6982
Fax: (718) 370-1142
Offers 24-hour respite care for up to two weeks for children and adolescents in need of temporary placement outside the home. Referrals may come from human services agencies, hospitals, schools and other programs.

For more information, download our Morris L. Black Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)
Geller House Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
77 Chicago Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305 (map

Director: Jill Benson
Phone: (718) 442-7828
Fax: (718) 720-0762

A short-term residential diagnostic center that provides assessment, treatment, and aftercare planning for adolescents, ages 11 to 15, from all boroughs. Referrals by New York City Children's Services (formerly ACS) and Family Court.

Note: Professional Referral: Approval of local department of social services required

Download the Geller House one-pager.


Geller House Lives To See Another Day

Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Residential Treatment Center Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
226 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532 (map

Phone: (914) 773-7314
Fax: (914) 773-7860

A residential treatment center (RTC) for 104 boys, ages 8 to 18, and girls, ages 13 to 18, who have a wide variety of emotional problems. Youngsters are provided with comprehensive treatment, special education, and supervised living. Family involvement is an important component of the treatment. Residents are referred by the Administration for Children's Services of New York City, New York State Office of Family and Children's, and other local County Committee of Special Education, and Departments of Social Services in New York State.

To learn more about HCK, view this informational video.

Note: Professional Referral: Approval of local department of social services required


Henry Ittleson Center Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
5050 Iselin Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471 (map

Phone: (718) 549-6700
Fax: (718) 796-4614

The Henry Ittleson Center operates a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) for young, emotionally traumatized disturbed children. Children are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). This 32-bed program provides a rich, intensive treatment experience and special education for children, ages 5 to 13. Children often have diagnoses such as psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder. Intensive clinical services including psychiatric treatment, individual, family, group, milieu and ancillary therapies are provided in a structured and nurturing home-like environment.

Note: Professional Referral: Pre-Admission Committed Certification (PACC) required

Ittleson Center recent recipients of new sports equipment thanks to 12-year-old David Levy. Read all about it here.



Ittleson Holland Avenue Community Residence Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
2215 Holland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467 (map

Phone: (718) 655-8916
Fax: (718) 655-8940

The Ittleson Community Residence provides family, educational, and mental health programming for eight emotionally disturbed children between the ages of 8 and 15. A community residence, which has a less restrictive level of care, is able to foster a family-like environment. The children benefit from an enhanced level of interaction and function within the community.

Note: Professional Referral: Single Point of Access (SOPA) required



Staten Island Children's Community Residence Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
19 Vedder Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Jill Benson
Phone: (718) 370-2975
Fax: (718) 494-7836

Provides a community-based residential rehabilitative program for eight emotionally traumatized children, ages 6 to 14. Children attend local schools and receive treatment services in the community. Referrals made through a special committee of the State Office of Mental Health.

Note: Professional Referral: Single Point of Access (SOPA) required

The Sally & Anthony Mann Center Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
500 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532 (map

Phone: (914) 773-7500
Fax: (914) 773-7535

The Sally & Anthony Mann Center, formerly Linden Hill, a 64 bed Residential Treatment Facility (RTF), is for boys and girls ages 12 to 21 years old with severe psychiatric conditions. Children are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). An average stay here is between 9 and 11 months, during which time adolescents participate in intensive milieu therapy, individual, family, and group psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, special education and vocational training, all in an open setting. The treatment teams strongly encourage participation from both the family and the resident in developing and reviewing treatment plans.

Note: Professional Referral: Pre-Admission Committed Certification (PACC) required


Mind-Body Connection

Westchester Ave. Community Residence Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Residential Services
2521 Westchester Ave
Bronx, NY 10461 (map

Phone: 718-828-4132

The Westchester Avenue Community Residence provides a family-like environment for eight co-ed adolescents, ages 15 to 18, transitioning back into their communities. Residents have a wide range of psychiatric disabilities.

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