Family Support Liaison Center

The Family Support Liaison Center (FSLC), based at NAMI-NYC, collaborates with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) across New York City to share best practices and improve the delivery of family support services for youth and families (parent/caregivers).

Are you an FRC staff member? Click here to see resources for you.

Are you a family member looking for support for your loved one? Keep reading below.

Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are community-based, family-focused, and culturally-sensitive. They provide individual and group-based programs and services to parents/caregivers and youth (birth – 24 years old), who have or are at risk for developing emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.

Services are provided by a team of family and youth advocates, as well as professionals. Family and youth advocates undergo an extensive training to provide the following services:

  • Support groups for parents and caregivers
  • Information about mental health services and other referrals
  • Assistance in understanding the systems of public and private agencies, such as schools, hospitals, child welfare, mental health, and entitlements
  • Parenting skills groups
  • Accompanying a parent to a meeting with the Department of Education or other agencies
  • Training to empower parents to advocate for their child today, and in the future
  • Peer support for adolescents
  • Youth groups facilitated by Youth Advocates

All FRC services are free of charge.

Please call or e-mail to make an appointment or if you need more information. Find the FRC nearest to you below.

FRC of Northern Bronx – Vibrant Emotional Health
975 Kelly Street, Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: 718-220-0456

FRC of Southern Bronx – Vibrant Emotional Health
975 Kelly Street, Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: 718-220-3868
Director: Yvette Pena
YPena@vibrant.org

FRC of Northern Manhattan – Vibrant Emotional Health
1 Penn Plaza 36th Floor, Suite 3696
New York, NY 10119
Phone: 212-410-1820
Director: Lucy Santana
LSantana@vibrant.org

FRC of Southern Manhattan – Vibrant Emotional Health
1 Penn Plaza 36th Floor, Suite 3696
New York, NY 10119
Phone: 212-964-5253
Director: Janet Rosa
Janetr@vibrant.org

FRC of Western Queens – Vibrant Emotional Health
29-46 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 718- 651-1960
Director: Ina Concepcion
IConcepcion@vibrant.org

FRC of Eastern Queens – St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
148-45 Hillside Avenue, Suite 203
Jamaica, NY 11435
Phone: 347-644-5711
Director: Kathy Gardini
KGardini@ehs.org

FRC of Northern Brooklyn – Institute for Community Living
484 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: (718) 290-8100
Director: Terri Johnson
TJohnson@iclinc.net

FRC of Southern Brooklyn – Jewish Child Care Association
858 East 29th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: 347-394-5186
Director: Yudelca De La Cruz
DeLaCruzY@jccany.org

Staten Island FRC – Jewish Board of Family & Children Services
1795 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: 718-698-5307
Director: Deborah Miller
DMiller@jbfcs.org