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Family Resource Center

Growth in recognition of the positive impact of advocacy on mental health policy and treatment has brought a new group of programs throughout New York City. In 2010, a citywide revitalization of the family mental health support system created nine new Family Resource Centers ready to help families with children who have mental health diagnoses and mental health needs. The Family Resource Center of Eastern Queens is staffed with professionally trained family and youth advocates. Advocates have a unique perspective of families' needs based on their own concerns and struggles associated with mental illness in their family. They know the difficulties with finding and getting the treatments, education and care options necessary.

"I have been there, I know the frustration, pain, confusion and tears my whole family experienced when trying to get the services my son needed. You cannot do this alone," said Kathy Gardini, Manager of the Family Resource Center - Eastern Queens.

"Unless you have been there, you can't truly understand the pain and fear and sometimes anger we feel, yes anger, but together we can get through it," commented Lorraine Jacobs, Director of Family Resource Center – Western Queens.

The Family Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of formal and informal family support services that are individualized, coordinated, family-driven, youth-guided, culturally competent and strength-based to families of children and adolescents, birth to 24 years of age whom are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges in their home, school, placement and/or community.This program is staffed by trained Family Advocates and Peer Advocates. Services provided include

  • Engagement, Bridging and Transitional Support
  • Self-Advocacy, Self-Efficacy and Empowerment
  • Community Connections and Natural Supports
  • Parent Skill Development; and
  • Promoting Effective Family-Driven Practice
  • Recreational, Respite and Wraparound Services
  • Outreach and Information

For more information or an appointment at the Family Resource Center - Eastern Queens please call: 347 644-5711

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Family Resource Center
148-45 Hillside Avenue, Ste 203
Jamaica, 11435

327 Beach 19th Street Far Rockaway, NY 11691 | TO REACH US: (718) 869-7000