Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services (JBFCS): Family Resource Centers (FRC) of Staten Island
information provided by: LifeNet, a program of the Mental Health Association of New York City
The Family Resource Center is a program for parents/caregivers whose children (0-24 years old) have been identified as having emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges, or are at risk for developing a disorder due to biological, psychological, or social factors. FRCâ€™s provide the following services: peer-to-peer support; advocacy to assist in the navigation through systems; information based on the familiesâ€™ and youthsâ€™ needs (e.g., child mental health services, child-serving systems, family rights/entitlements) in order for families to make informed decisions and be full partners in determining services for their children; referrals to appropriate services and resources available within the community based on the familyâ€™s and youthâ€™s needs; skill development through educational workshops; recreational activities; assistance in coordinating services; respite care; and a phone line (warmline) answered by a family advocate for families to call with questions/concerns during the program's operating hours.They also have youth advocates that can offer clients peer support.
Record last updated: Nov 27 2013 11:49AM