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).

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.