Crisis Respite Programs

in New York City

Crisis Respite Centers provide an alternative to hospitalization for people experiencing emotional crises. They are warm, safe and supportive home-like places to rest and recover when more support is needed than can be provided at home. The Crisis Respite Centers offer stays for up to one week and provide an open-door setting where people can continue their daily activities. Trained peers and non-peers work with individuals to help them successfully overcome emotional crises. The Crisis Respite Centers offer activities such as: 24-hour peer support; self-advocacy education; psycho-education; self-help training; social support groups; recreational activities; linkage to medical and psychiatric providers.

an excerpt from the New York City Department of Health website.

NOTE: Most Crisis Respite Programs require a short screening and admissions process. Please call or visit the program's listed website for more information. Respite programs do not accept walkin admissions. Also, NYC Well can provide you with bed availability city wide and help complete screening paperwork, answer question and provide general assistance. You can reach them by clicking here.


Services for the Underserved

Brooklyn Crisis Respite Center2118 Union StreetBrooklyn, New York 11212877-583-5336 | websiteThis Crisis Respite Center focuses on people who have symptoms within the first year of a mental health crisis or diagnosis.

Services for the Underserved

Bright Corner RespiteBrooklyn, New York877-583-5336 | websiteThis Crisis Respite Center focuses on people who are in emotional crisis. Also, this CRC provides services to assist people with an easy community reintegration after being discharged from intense psychiatric treatment.


Mosaic Mental Health - RMHA

Riverdale Crisis Respite Center640-642 West 232nd StreetBronx, New York 10463718.884.2992 | website
LISTING DISCLOSURE : helpNYC strongly suggests that a licensed clinician and/or psychiatrist initiate and complete the referral to Mosaic Mental Health Crisis Respite Center. helpNYC has received several reports about the difficulty and experience of people in crisis who wish to do a self-referral to this CRC. This agency requires several documents to be completed by a licensed professional during the referral and intake process which creates a high-barrier situation to receiving services. Please refer to our Listing Integrity Policy as for why this disclosure has been issued.


Community Access, Inc.

Parachute Crisis Respite Center315 Second AvenueNew York, New York 10003646.257.5665 x8401 | website

ACMH, Inc.

Garden House Crisis Respite CenterEast 2nd StreetNew York, New York 10002212.253.6377 x406 | website

ACMH, Inc.

Washington Heights Crisis Respite CenterWest 167th StreetNew York, New York 10032212.253.6377 x406 | website


Transitional Services of New York

Miele's Respite80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Building 20Queens Village, New York 11427718.464.0375 | website