Children and Adolescent Services

Programs
Locations:

Break-Free Adolescent Counseling Center Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Phone: 718-676-4280
Fax: 718-676-4299
The Break-Free Adolescent Counseling Center is an outpatient mental health clinic for teens ages 11 through 21 and their families which provides individual and family therapy, psychiatric services, home visits, and groups to address issues of truancy, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, mental illness, substance abuse and family conflict. 

For more information, download our Break Free One-Pager (available in PDF format) 

Break-Free Drug Milieu Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services, Counseling Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Phone: (718) 676-4280
Fax: (718) 676-4299
A group milieu program for adolescents ages 11 through 21 dually diagnosed with substance abuse, emotional, and behavioral problems. The program consists of therapeutic community milieu groups, alcohol and drug eduction, individual and family therapy, and psychiatric services as needed. It meets after school four hours, four days a week.

For more information, download our Break Free One-Pager (available in PDF format) 

Click here to learn what types of substance abuse and mental health treatments are offered at Break Free. 
Bronx Young Adult Apartment Program Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services
55 Westchester Square
Bronx, NY 10461 (map

Phone: (718) 931-4045
Fax: (718) 828-1329

Provides housing and comprehensive services to 26 young adults, between the ages of 18 and 25 who have left foster care and are at risk of homelessness and need supportive services to achieve independent living.

Note: Professional Referral: Eligibility for NY/NY III Youth Aging out of Foster Care required via HRA 2010e Application

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.

Children's Blended Case Management Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Case Management Services
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Renee Jones, LMSW (Administrative Supervisor)
Phone: (718) 982-6982
Fax: (718) 982-6916

Offers care and support to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents (ages 5 - 18) who are heavy users of mental health services and at risk of needing institutional or hospital level of care. By helping the family access the services and supports they need, the program minimizes hospitalizations, emergency-room visits and residential placements, keeping the youngsters in their communities. Services are delivered on an outreach basis, primarily through home visitation, and the frequency of contact is catered to the family's needs. The intervention includes strengths-based assessment, care coordination and risk/crisis management.

For more information, download our Morris L. Black Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Co-Op City Family Services Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
135 Einstein Loop
Room 46
Bronx, NY 10475 (map

Director: Pierre Thomas, LCSW
Phone: (718) 320-3082
Fax: (718) 379-4348

Provides a range of preventive/clinical services to families with children at risk of abuse or neglect. To keep the family intact, the program offers individual, family, couple, and group treatment to family members as well as parent support groups.

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)
Early Recognition Program (ERP) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services, Early Childhood and Learning, Jewish Community Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Fax: 718 676-4299
Provides free emotional health screenings to children, teens, and young adults ages 5-21 in the Orthodox community. The ERP has been implemented in yeshivas, pediatric practices, and community centers. Screenings can also be administered at the ERP office. The program also seeks to raise emotional health awareness and can provide anti-stigma activities to partnered programs. 

All services are provided in a SENSITIVE and STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL manner. Learn more about the Early Recognition Program by clicking here

To have your child screened or to partner with the ERP please contact Janet Abed, LCSW at jabed@jbfcs.org or 718 676-4310.
Family Youth Intervention (FYI) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Case Management Services
521 West 239th Street
Riverdale, NY 10463 (map

Director: Owen Mazon, LCSW
Phone: (718) 601-2050
Fax: (718) 601-2052

A home-based crisis intervention program to prevent psychiatric hospitalization of children and adolescents. Covering the western region of the Bronx, FYI provides home visits and 24-hour availability. It is based on a 4-to 6-week short-term model. Referrals are mainly from psychiatric emergency rooms, but will accept referrals of children at risk of hospitalization from other sources.

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.



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

Phone: (718) 549-6700
Fax: (718) 796-4614
A day-treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed children, ages 5 to 13, who are able to live at home or in a community residence, but require therapeutic and special education services.

 
Herschel Alt Westchester Day Treatment Center Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services
226 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532 (map

Phone: (914) 773-7478
Fax: (914) 773-7666

An alternative to residential placement for emotionally disturbed youngsters, ages 10 to 18. While living at home, adolescents receive a full range of treatment services, including individual, family, and group therapy, individualized education curricula, remedial training, and vocational preparation. A special education school is on-site at the facility, which is on the grounds of the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls Campus.

Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Case Management Services
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Dana Hilton, LMSW
Phone: (718) 982-6982
Fax: (718) 982-6916

Provides intensive case coordination, clinical services and in-home supportive services, to emotionally disturbed children/adolescents (ages 5 to 18) and their families, where this is a risk and/or history of psychiatric hospitalization or residential placement. This program is more intensive than the Blended Case Management program, as care coordination is supplemented with five additional in-home service approaches. The goal is to help families care for the special needs of these children and enable the children to remain at home with their family. Services are delivered on an outreach basis, primarily through home visitation.

For more information, download our Morris L. Black Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Case Management Services
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Jill Benson, LMSW
Phone: (718) 982-6982
Fax: (718) 982-6916

Provides short-term, intensive crisis intervention to attempt to avoid hospitalization for children and adolescents, who are at imminent risk of psychiatric hospitalization. In addition to mental health issues, the child or family must have a crisis related to homelessness or have current or past issues with alcohol or substance abuse. The program provides three to five home visits each week, for six weeks, with 24-hour coverage.

For more information, download our Morris L. Black Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

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



Jerome M. Goldsmith Center for Adolescent Treatment Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services
228 Linda Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532 (map

Phone: (914) 773-7400
Fax: (914) 773-7447

The Jerome M. Goldsmith Center, a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF), has 50 beds for severely emotionally disturbed males, ages 13 to 22. Children are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). With an average stay of around one year, the Goldsmith Center provides supervised living units and a program of therapeutic and educational services. Goldsmith utilizes both traditional and non-traditional therapies, and emphasizes family interaction. The program provides a secure acute-care unit on site as part of the continuum of care. A special education school is located on the campus.


Mind-Body Connection

Linden Hill Residential Treatment Facility 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

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 at Linden Hill 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. Linden Hill’s 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

Loss and Bereavement Program for Children and Adolescents Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Counseling Services
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 (map

Phone: (212) 632-4692
Fax: Fax: (212) 307-7896

Provides bereavement groups designed to help children and adolescents cope with the death of a parent or caretaker. These groups are held at JBFCS sites throughout the city. Individual and group counseling are also available for surviving caretakers. Specialized training course for mental health professionals.


Manhattan Day Treatment Center Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services
c/o P.S. 61M
610 East 12th Street, Room 506
New York, NY 10009 (map

Director: Darlene Foulke, LCSW
Phone: (718) 686-1526
Fax: (718) 854-1483
Web: http://

Serves the needs of troubled boys and girls, ages 5 to 11, with severe emotional and behavioral problems. IHB helps families and children by providing individual, family and milieu therapy, as well as special education.

Midwood Adolescent Project (MAP) Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Phone: (718) 676-4280
Fax: (718) 676-4299
MAP provides individual, family, and group therapy for adolescents ages 12 through 21 at risk of substance abuse, school problems, family conflict, and other stresses of teenage life. The program is licensed by New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services to provide substance-abuse prevention and early intervention services. MAP operates in Lincoln,. Murrow and Dewey High Schools and a few Yeshivas providing consultation, information and referral, and conducts discussion groups to reduce stress and conflict experienced by students.

Neptune Family Services Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
2233 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210 (map

Director: Tracy Phillips
Phone: 718 258 1714 ext 210
Fax: (718) 769-0419

Preventive, community-based services offering counseling and advocacy to families with children at risk of abuse and neglect. Services include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as parenting group and workshops.

Orthodox Treatment Program for Teens Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services
2020 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW
Phone: (718) 676-4280
Fax: (718) 676-4299

Outpatient mental health program for Orthodox Jewish teens ages 11 through 21 with anxiety, depression, school problems, behavioral, emotional and substance abuse problems and family conflict; off-site consultations, groups, crisis intervention and referrals at several yeshivot; Orthodox Jewish professional staff.

Parent Resource Center Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 (map

Director: Deborah Miller, MS
Phone: (718) 698-5307
Fax: (718) 370-1142

Designed for the parents of youngsters with emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties -- and run by them as well -- the Center provides supportive services, peer advocacy and information and referral. It also organizes special events and recreational activities, reaches out to others in the community, recruits volunteers and offers a "warm line."

For more information, download our Morris L. Black Counseling Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Pelham Family Center Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
2250 Holland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467 (map

Director: Amiee Abusch, LCSW
Phone: (718) 798-7801
Fax: (718) 798-7644

Provides a range of preventive clinical and case management services to 60 families in the Northeast Bronx. The goal is to strengthen individual and family functioning and prevent abuse, neglect or removal of children from the home. To keep the family intact, the program offers individual, family, couple, and group treatment to family members. Clinical work is supplemented by intensive advocacy, referrals and a mini-tutoring program.

For more information, download our Pelham Family Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan House Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services
74 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003 (map

Phone: (212) 477-1565
Fax: (212) 674-2513

An urban residential facility for 25 older adolescent males, ages 17 to 21. The facility provides an extensive independent living skills program and therapeutic and support services.

Supervised Independent Living Program An apartment in upper Manhattan for two young men in foster care who continue to receive Kaplan House services.

Treatment Cottage Model
The fourth floor of Kaplan House is reserved for 11 adolescents, ages 17 to 21, who require more structure and monitoring and is under the auspices of the New York Office of Mental Health.

For more information, download our Kaplan House One-Pager (available in PDF format) 

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

Staten Island Family Services Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman, LCSW
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509

Provides a range of services targeted to adolescents (up to 18 years) and their families, who are residents of Staten Island, through a network of preventive and PINS diversion programs. Programs are designed to offset the need for family court involvement and out-of-home placement of emotionally troubled and acting out adolescents while assisting families in reaching optimal functioning. Services include crisis intervention, assessment, individual, family and group treatment. The Juvenile Justice Initiative program uses Multisytemic Therapy (MST) and is designed to work with adolescents who have had involvement with the criminal justice system with the goal of preventing future arrests and preventing placement. MST is an evidence-based therapeutic model with a strong emphasis on achieving observable and measurable results within the context of highly prescribed service protocol.

Thomas Askin Alternative School Services: Adolescent Services, Children and Adolescent Services
1007 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, NY 11223 (map

Director: Deborah Zicht, LCSW, CASAC
Phone: (718) 676-4280
Fax: (718) 676-4299

Operated in partnership with the Department of Education and JBFCS, this transitional school offers young people an opportunity to work towards obtaining high school credits or a GED diploma in a supportive, personalized and multicultural environment. All students receive individual and family counseling as well as group counseling as part of the school component.

For more information, download our Thomas Askin Youth Programs (TAYP) One-Pager (available in PDF format) 
West Side School Day Treatment Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children's Day Treatment Services
935M [Manhattan High School]
317 West 52nd Street, Room 208
New York, NY 10019 (map

Phone: 212-757-1207
Fax: 212-757-1250

A day-treatment program for troubled adolescent boys, with emphasis on special education, individual, and family psychotherapy, and preparation for job training and placement.

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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