Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group charged with bringing the perspective of young people who receive cross-systems services (e.g. Foster care, mental health, juvenile justice, special education, substance abuse, etc.) to the work of the Citywide Oversight Committee (COC) (YH – link to COC page). The purpose of this youth advisory committee will be to ensure meaningful two-way communication and collaboration between a forum of government agencies, providers, youth and family representatives, and the young people who receive services.

Led by Youth Power!, a youth-driven statewide systems advocacy network, this wonderful opportunity allows for young individuals to participate in improving policy, planning and service delivery for NYC youth, as well as the social and emotional well-being of children.

How Can I Join the YAC?
Fill out a YAC application (pdf) and send it via email, fax or mail to Desiree Moore.

For more information about the Youth Advisory Committee and how you can get involved, please contact:

NYC Regional Youth Partner, Desiree Moore
Youth Communication/NY Center
224 W. 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (347) 880-2735
Fax: (212) 279-8856


311 Online
Tel: 311

Families on the Move, Inc. (FOTM)
Tel: 347-682-4870

Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE)

Tel: 212-684-3264

Youth Power!

Youth Success

Family Resource Centers

The Family Resource Centers of New York City (FRCs) is a support network for parents, families and caretakers with children who have emotional and behavioral challenges. With knowledgeable staff trained in a variety of services, which include: providing information and referrals to other community organizations, teaching parenting skills, running support groups, and even advocating for a parent who may be facing a governmental agency alone and unprepared, the FRCs help in family-driven and strength-based methods.

For more information about this Family Support Service, please visit or contact  any of the centers:

Bronx North (MHA-NYC)
Director – Wanda Greene
Tel: 718-220-0456
Location: 975 Kelly St., Suite 301, Bronx, NY 10459

Bronx South (MHA-NYC)
Director – Yvette Pena
Tel: 718-220-3868
Location: 975 Kelly St., Suite 301, Bronx, NY 10459

Northern Brooklyn (ICL)
Director – Terri Johnson
Tel: 718-290-8100, x4145
Location: 2581 Atlantic Ave. – 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Southern Brooklyn (JCCA)
Director – Denise Stephenson
Tel: 718-859-4500
Location: 858 East 29 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11210.

Manhattan North (MHA-NYC)
Director – Laneska Rosario
Tel: 212-410-1820
Location: 50 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Manhattan South (MHA-NYC)
Director – Janet Rosa
Tel: 212-964-5253
Location: 50 Broadway, 19th floor, New York, NY 10004

Eastern Queens (St. John’s Episcopal)
Director – Kathy Gardini
Tel: 347-644-5711
Location: 148-45 Hillside Ave, Suite 203, Jamaica, NY 11435

Western Queens (MHA-NYC)
Director – Ina Concepcion
Tel: 718-651-1960
Location: 29-46 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101

Staten Island (JBFCS)
Director – Deborah Miller
Tel: 718-698-5307
Location: 2795 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314