590 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
212-472-8555 or 212-886-4000
Contact: Joseph Ackerman, Assistant Director.

Respite care (3 days maximum) for young children at risk of abuse or neglect for whom there is a probability they can return home upon discharge. Crisis intervention, advocacy and community referrals for preventive/supportive services for families who decline admission of children to nursery facility. 24-hour parent helpline.

Eligibility criteria: parent must be a New York City resident; admitted children must be at risk of abuse/neglect. Children birth to 6 years admitted; children age 7 to 11 years admitted only with admission of sibling child under 7.
Payments accepted: FREE.
Languages (other than English): Spanish (weekdays).
Wheelchair access.

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