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Crisis Respite

This program provides timely respite services for families in Queens coping with children who have a serious emotional disturbance. The child is temporarily placed with a respite family so their family can take advantage of some time needed to attend to other issues.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Families/foster care providers in which a youth with SED needs a temporary separation from his/her current living situation.

Age Criteria

5-18 years of age

How to Access this Program or Service

Referrals accepted via foster care providers, private families, HCBS waiver providers and other mental health providers

Success Stories

John Brown

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Jackie Tyree Kos

"It’s exciting to be involved with an agency that is doing so much good for so many people." Learn More

We help

1,700

children get ready for kindergarten

We help

4,100

people with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential

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