Mental Health Programs for Families in Westchester

Mental Health Programs for Families in Westchester

Mental Health Programs for Families in Westchester

America is experiencing a mental health crisis. According to the Westchester Children’s Association, “twice as many Westchester children are likely to be hospitalized for mental health reasons compared to New York State children.” This includes dealing with their own mental concerns as well as mental health issues in their homes. Below, we are sharing a list of mental health programs in Westchester that specifically target the well-being of youth and families.

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The Mental Health Association of Westchester

This local organization promotes mental health through advocacy, community education, and services. Additionally, they have programs to support children and teens in the foster care system as well as programs for teens and kids in Westchester. Programming includes the Youth Assertive Community Treatment, which helps children/youth (ages 10-21). This includes support services and access to clinical professionals, individualized services and skilled therapeutic interventions. Additionally, they have mobile mental health clinicians for children (ages 5-18) who have behavioral health conditions.

Family Services of Westchester

This organization offers telephone and video therapy to Westchester families. This includes therapy services spoken in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, German, Farsi, and more.  Offices are located in Hastings-on-Hudson, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, White Plains, and Sleepy Hollow. Finally, services are offered for kids at several Port Chester school-based sites.

Family Ties of Westchester

Family Ties of Westchester offers services, parent skills coaching, workshops, and support groups. Groups for families include father support groups, caregiver support group, and youth groups. Additionally, services for families include treatment plans, medication, and out-of-home placements. 112 East Post Rd, 3rd Floor, White Plains, NY 10601

Department of Community Mental Health 

Westchester County Government has a community mental health program. Through this program, families and individuals can receive services for behavioral health issues such as mental illness, developmental/intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive online directory, outlining services and agencies by town.

Westchester Jewish Community Services

This community center provides services to families and individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other behavioral health issues. This includes a team of social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse-practitioners, licensed practical nurses, and peer counselors. These experts can provide individual therapy, counseling, family treatment, group therapy, and wellness programming. Clinics are located in Hartsdale, Mt. Vernon, Peekskill and Yonkers. Additionally, they have satellite clinics at the Department of Social Services in Yonkers and Hudson River Health Care in Yonkers.

NAMI Westchester

NAMI Westchester offers a peer-led Family and Friends Support Group. Firstly, this supports family members and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Through the group, participants can share about these issues in a safe and supportive environment. Incredibly, support groups from NAMI are free.

Westchester Children’s Association

The Westchester Children’s Association believes in ensuring that every child is safe and healthy regardless of their race or zip code.  They offer a variety of mental health services for children and youth. This includes school support services, home visiting, and their Invest in Kids program.

Westchester County Children’s Single Point of Access 

This program provides support to children at risk of multiple hospitalizations and out-of-home treatment. Once assigned to a coordinator, families and kids will receive a case consultation, systems navigation, referral and linkage to mental health supports and services. Additionally, families can reach out to The Children’s SPOA Coordinator at (914) 995-5352.