FRC Staff

The Learning Collaborative (LC) and Workforce Leadership and Development Forum (WLDF) serve as opportunities for FRC programs to a) share information, resources, strengths and challenges in the delivery of family support services, b) identify areas for improving quality or delivery of service, c) share data, tools and promising practices. Here are the Learning Collaborative and WLDF content from previous years. Click the links below to review more content for each.


Families Together in New York State 

Families Together in New York State is a family-run organization that represents families of children with social, emotional, behavioral and cross-systems challenges.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

A nationwide advocacy organization with families as it’s sole focus, we support a network of Family-Run Organizations that serve families of children with mental health needs across the country. We advocate at the national level to improve supports and services and provide resources for individuals and organizations.

Families on the Move

Families On The Move of New York City, Inc. (FOTM) is a non-profit family run organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for families and caregivers of children and youth who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing emotional, behavioral, mental health, and/or substance abuse challenges while improving health and wellness.


INCLUDEnyc works to bring love, equity, and access to young people with disabilities in New York City.

NYC Well

Helping New Yorkers in Crisis. NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.


The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) is an online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area. Free and open to the public, HITE helps connect users to vital community services quickly and easily.

Legal Hand

Legal Hand’s trained, non-lawyer volunteers operate out of neighborhood storefront centers in New York’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, providing free legal information, assistance, and referrals to residents. They provide information such as how to navigate the social services system, help people complete online legal forms, and draft form letters. Each Legal Hand center is managed by a volunteer coordinator, and a legal services attorney is also on-site to train and assist volunteers.

SPRC Customized Information: Survivors

An introduction intended to develop sensitivity and understanding that will assist friends, family and providers in responding to suicide survivors.

Parents Who Lost Children to Suicide

For parents/all ages/peer/professionally facilitated. 3rd Thursday of every month. 212-842-1460 (call before attending).

Sibling Support Group

1140 Broadway, suite 803, Manhattan, 7-8:30pm, for those who lost a sibling, 2nd Tuesday of every month. Peer-to-Peer facilitated, Stephanie Kraut-, Kimberly Fodor-

A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Program

Bereavement tied to all causes of death, for children and their caregivers, in Manhattan. 212-229-2273.

The Compassionate Friends

For those who have suffered the death of a child or friend, various groups available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Call national hotline for specific information. 877-969-0010.

Suicide Prevention Center of New York

The NYS Office of Mental Health’s suicide prevention center website provides an overview of suicide prevention information, local prevention, postvention programs, initiatives and upcoming training programs across New York.

Veterans Crisis Line

Free, confidential hotline provides support to veterans in crisis and their families; staffed by caring responders, many of whom are veterans themselves; website provides online chat support and lists NYC VA centers, clinics and suicide prevention coordinators. 1-800-273-8255, press #1, 24/7

Hamilton Madison House

Individual and group counseling for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian clients, continuing day services, substance abuse and recovery, supported housing, etc; serves citywide, located in Manhattan and Queens. 212-349-3724

NYC Free Clinic

Comprehensive free health care clinic for ages 18+ provides health, mental health, social services, women’s health, reproductive care; serves patients regardless of socio-economic, immigration or health status. 212-206-5200

After A Suicide

Recommendations for religious services and other public memorial observances.

CONNECT Suicide Postvention Training

Designed to reduce risk and promote healing following a suicide and provide specific knowledge and skill development for various professions. Free training provided by NYS OMH. Contact the Suicide Prevention Center of NY – email:

‘Safe Place” Suicide Survivor Support Group

Samaritans of New York, age 18+/all suicide losses, 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday or each month. Both peer and professionally facilitated, 7-9pm. For information on dates and location call 212-673-3041

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

A two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide.

Crisis Nursery at New York Foundling

A temporary safe haven for children between the ages of 0-10 (slightly older, if siblings) 24/7 and is the only service of its kind in NYC. Stay may be extended to 21 days under circumstances like: mother’s stay in substance abuse rehab or extended hospital stay for illness, etc. 1-888-435-7553, 24/7