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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

Tatiania

Bronx Arena High School

"When somebody comes to you and they just really want to learn it's like you know what? I know it. I'm going to teach you." Learn More

Antoinette’s Story

Morning Star

"They helped me learn how to be myself, then how to be a mom." Learn More

Almost

90%

of clients at our Brooklyn Youth Center achieved their employment goals

99%

of at-risk families throughout Brooklyn & Queens remained together and stable with family support services

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