NYC DOHMH, Bureau of Children, Youth, and Families

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About us

The Mental Hygiene Division (MHY) at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for policy, programs, and provider oversight related to mental health; alcohol and drug use; and developmental delays and disabilities. The work of the Division is informed by the goals of improving clinical and rehabilitative services; integrating mental health; substance abuse, and primary care; promoting healthy childhood development; reducing racial and ethnic and socioeconomic health inequities; and promoting recovery. 

The Bureau of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) within MHY is responsible for planning, funding and overseeing NYC’s comprehensive network of child and adolescent community mental health services. CYF oversees a portfolio of over 130 programs. The Bureau also implements prevention and mental health promotion strategies, conducts policy analysis and development, epidemiological studies and surveillance, and plans and implements initiatives to meet the mental health needs of children and their families.


Contact information

42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY, US

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