Family & Social Services

Families living within Community Board 6 have access to a host of social services programs aimed at strengthening family bonds and optimizing youth development. The list below includes programs related to daycare, child development, incarcerated mothers, and at-risk-youth. If you would like to include an organization that offers similar social services to our constituents, please submit information about the organization to

Support Services for Families

Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
Incarcerated Mothers Program
413 East 120th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10035
This program offers assistance to incarcerated mothers with children. Their services center on preventing mothers from placing their child(ren) in foster care. For more information, contact program director, Amelia Swanigan at aswanigan(at), or call (646) 315-7600 to learn more.

Northside Center
Northside Center for Child Development
1301 5th Avenue New  York, NY 10029
This center provides services for children and families in poverty. Through a variety of programs they provide mental health, education and behavioral support for children. For more information please email program director, Adrienne Williams-Myer at amyers(at) or call (212) 426-3419 to learn more.

New York Foundling
NY Foundling Program and Services
590 6th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10011
New York Foundling provides assistance for families with special needs children and at-risk families. They also provide emergency or crisis management services. For more information, email info(at) or call (212) 633-9300.

Children’s Aid Society
Children’s Aid Society Programs and Services
711 Third Avenue, Suite 700 New York, NY 10017
The Children’s Aid Society provides a number of programs and services aimed at supporting families living in poverty and improving child safety. For more information call (212) 949-4800.

Leake and Watts Services, Inc.
Manhattan Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare- Family Support Program
1751 Park Avenue New York, NY 10035
Leake and Watts provides preventive services to keep children safe and preserve families. They provide counseling, health services, educational support among many others. For more information contact program director, Anne Nadig at anadig(at), or call (718) 794-8425/(718) 794-8248.

Boystown NSP After Care Services
525 Dean Street, 4th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
Boystown provides a program that serves youth who are under the supervision of New York’s Administration for Children’s Services, Division of Youth and Family Justice. This program provides services for youth who are placed out of their homes and are transitioning back into their own communities. To learn more please email program director, Jasmin Singleton at jasmin.singleton(at) or call (718) 636-0496/(718) 230-3947.

New York City Administration for Children’s Services
ACS Programs and Services
150 Williams Street, New York, NY 10038
Administration for Children’s Services provides a gateway for people to join the foster care system as foster parents and also provides assistance for families who struggle with everyday challenges through the Family Assessment Program. To learn more, please call (212) 341-0900.

Catholic Guardian Services
Preventive and Aftercare Services
1780 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10457
Catholic Guardian Services provide family stabilization, family day care and homeless shelter services among others. For more information, contact program director, Curtis Still at cstill(at) or call (718) 228-1515 ext. 172.

Children’s Village
Children’s Village Program and Services
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10027
Children’s Village offers a variety of programs for families and youth. They provide aftercare services for youth involved with the juvenile system and preventative care services for teenagers. To learn more, please call (212) 932-9009.

Children and Families with Special Needs

New Alternatives for Children
Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities Prevention Program
37 West 26th Street. 6th Floor New York, NY 10010
New Alternatives for Children provides health and social services for children with medical disabilities or chronic illnesses and their families. For more information please email program director, Carola Haberly at chaberly(at) or call (212) 696-1550/(646) 352-9032 to learn more.

Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s- Roosevelt Hospital
New Beginnings Program
390 West 114th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10025
New Beginnings Program at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s provides special services for children 12-17 years old who are vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation, at risk of running away or sexual acting out. Professional and experienced clinicians help by providing therapy, intervention and treatment. For more information, contact program manager, Heather Sutter at hsutter(at) or call (212) 523-2658 to learn more.