Administration for Children Services (ACS)

The NYC Administration for Children Services protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing free and voluntary preventive services for mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and home care services. 

 

ACS is in charge of investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect and offers home and community-based supports that are targeted to meet the unique needs of your family.

Where can I go for help?​

Visit ACS ConnectMe

ACS Connect Me is a website that helps you find preventive services for mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and home care services. 

Visit ACS ConnectMe Site

Contact the Office of Prevention Technical Assistance (OPTA)

Call the OPTA Helpline at (212) 676-7667 to learn about prevention services for mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, exploited youth, and special medical needs.

 

Call 311 and Ask for Prevention Services

What services do they offer?​

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The Benefits Navigator was designed with temporarily housed parents and frontline staff, in a collaboration between the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, NYC Human Resources Administration, and the Public Policy Lab, a nonprofit innovation team for government. Support was provided by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

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