A wide variety of New York City and New York State departments and agencies as well as other public and private organizations offer support and services to working families. Below are descriptions and links to directories supplied by these agencies and organizations.
ACCESS NYC - You May Qualify for City, State, and/or Federal Benefits
Use ACCESS NYC to find out if you and your family qualify for City, State, and/or Federal human service benefit programs. This service will help you learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications.
Employer-supported Child Care
Some employers offer assistance to their employees, including a child care referral service, on site child care programs, emergency back up care, and assistance in paying for child care. Ask your employer.
Family Home Care
Family Home Care provides training and support services for care givers who are too ill to care for their child or are caring for an ill relative. It is not a baby-sitting or housekeeping service.
NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) Neighborhood Based Services and Networks
ACS's Neighborhood Based Services unit works to ensure that families can access programs and services available to them within their own communities. The Neighborhood Networks serve as a cornerstone of this program.
ACS in Your Neighborhood
ACS Field Offices (also called Borough Offices) are located in each of the five main boroughs of New York City.
Check Lists for Quality Child Care
Early Intervention Services for Children
If you suspect your child has a developmental delay, or if your child has been diagnosed with a physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, then s/he may be available for Early Intervention Services.