Community Resources

Family Crisis

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon is the largest victims' services agency in the United States, touching the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. We offer assistance to victims through 57 program locations, including shelter, in-person counseling, legal services, and more.

New York City Administration for Children's Services

The Family Life Program

The Family Life Program is funded through the New York City Administration of Children's Services. Staff works intensively with families at risk for child abuse and neglect.  The goal of this program is to prevent placement of children outside of their homes by strengthening families through counseling, parent training, home management, substance abuse services and advocacy/referral

Family Outreach Services

RCSN - Resources for Children with special needs

116 E. 16th Street - 5th floor, New York, NY 10003
P (212) 677-4650     F (212) 254-4070
Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) is New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all disabilities, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to develop their full potential

Catholic Charities

1011 First Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Catholic Charities assist families with the following; Day Care • Foster Care • Adoption • After School/Out of School Time Activities • Summer Camps • Community Centers • Preventive Services, Emergency Meals • Eviction Prevention • Emergency Shelters • Temporary and Transitional Residences • Permanent Affordable Housing, Click on an individual service to learn more: Information and Referral • Coordinating Services • Financial Assistance • Counseling • Maternity Services • Job Readiness and Placement • Preventive Services • Disaster Relief Resources • Disaster Relief - What We Are Doing to Help, Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill • Residences for Special Needs • Early Intervention and Special Education • Caregiver Respite • Adaptive Services for Deaf and Blind, Reuniting Families • Teaching English and Civics • Obtaining Work Authorization and Finding Employment • Preventing Exploitation • Legal Services for Immigrants • Representing those Seeking Asylum • Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) • Deferred Action Resources • Children and Youth

Mercy Center

377 East 145th Street
Bronx, NY
(718) 993-2789
Mercy Center is a community center for women and their families, which offers programs and services that empower women to reach their full potential and become agents of change in their families and communities, The Mercy Center offers English and computer classes.

Mott Haven Prevention Services

364 East 151st Street
Bronx, NY
(718) 993-2600

Mott Haven Prevention Services is open to the community and provides parenting classes and counseling in Spanish and English, advocacy for housing, immigration, and healthcare, self-help groups, referrals to healthcare and other community services, day care services, and some after-school activities for children.  Services are free.

Adult Education & Training Programs


555 Bergen Ave, New York, NY 10455
(718) 292-3113
SoBRO helps jobseekers secure employment in high demand industries through job placement, and vocational training opportunities.

After School Programs & Day Care Services

MiniVentures of NY, Inc.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of day care services for your child Monday-Friday, when office duties call. We understand that this is your decision to choose an Early Care and Education provider for your little one, but hope that your final decisions rest with MiniVentures.

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463
Phone: 718.884.0700
Our After School Program offers children ages K-5 structured opportunities for recreation and education from 3 PM to 7 PM Monday through Friday.

Mitchell Community Center

210 Alexander Ave New York,
NY 10454 718-933-9355

ASPIRA Patterson Community Center
The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C)(3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth.  Since 1961, ASPIRA has been working at the grass-roots level to provide programs that encourage Hispanic students to stay in school, prepare them to succeed in the educational arena, develop their leadership skills, and to serve their community.

Mill Brook Community Center
Description Recreation of City Kids (R.O.C.K.) After School Program offers quality, safe, affordable and fun after school care for children grades K through 6th, enrolled in Millbrook Elementary School. The program consists of enrichment activities, homework assistance, healthy recreation, cooking projects, Special events and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum.

Health Services

Urban Health Plan

960 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459
Call for an appointment: 718-589-4755
The Adolescent Health Center, directed by Dr. Jacalyn Bitterman, MD, FAAP, FSAM, a board certified adolescent medicine specialist and staffed by people who are experienced in working with teens and young adults. The Center provides confidential health care, including reproductive health care, to teens and young adults, as allowed by New York State law. Each patient has an opportunity to see his or her provider privately. An annual routine check-up allows you and your teen to ask your doctor questions.

Dominican Sisters - The Ryan White Part D. Program

279 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY
(718) 665-6557
The Ryan White Title IV Program provides health care and support services for children, adolescents, women and families.  The Program utilizes comprehensive, community-based care systems, coordinated programs that include health, social outreach, education and prevention.  Among the services provided are case management, client advocacy, counseling, a women's group, HIV testing and counseling, and walk-in services. Services are free.

The Fisher Landau Center

Affiliated with The Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1165 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461
(718) 430-3900
The Fisher Landau Center provides thorough evaluations for children with Developmental Disabilities and also provides comprehensive reading and math remediation services. Children are first evaluated to determine whether they qualify for remedial services.  Call 718-430-3900 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Hotline:  (800) 950-NAMI
NAMI provides information, support and resources for adults, children and families who have or are caring for members with mental health needs.  The organization includes various family support groups and information about parenting classes.

The Puerto Rican Family Institute

4123 Third Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10457
(718) 299-3045 or (212) 924-6320
The Puerto Rican Family Institute offers a comprehensive array of social and health care services that are culturally and linguistically relevant. Core services include mental health treatment, crisis intervention, placement prevention, residential care, and education.

Food and Nutrition Services

Caldwell Temple Ame Zion Church Soup Kitchen

1288 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue
Bronx, NY - 10459
(718) 542-2933

NARCO Freedom Food Bank

528 Morris Ave.-3rd Fl.
Bronx, NY - 10451
(718) 993-0490

University Family Residence Food Bank

1041 University Ave.
Bronx, NY - 10452
(718) 590-5407

Bronx Temple Community Services

495 Willis Avenue
Bronx New York 10455
(718) 404-3902

The Hope Line Resource Center for Community Development
402 East 152nd Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Cornell Univ. of New York Nutrition Program

432 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455
Bronx & Manhattan 718 993-5360/212 340-2910