All families of children and youth who have emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges will always get the help and support that they need.


  • Provide up-to-date information about “state of the art care” and evidenced based practices to families and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.
  • Provide support and advocacy with and for these families and youth to ensure that they receive the best possible care.
  • Increase access to a full range of quality services and to be a catalyst for change in the systems that serve them.
  • Advocate for NYC families and youth in public forums for comprehensive community based, culturally competent, family driven and child centered services.

Core Values

  • Family driven goals are honored.
  • Our members respect and honor difference.
  • We use our experience as family members to create more responsive systems of care for families, children and youth.
  • True partnerships are built between families and providers through shared power.
  • There is strength in unity.