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Parachute NYC
Crisis Respite Centers

Who is eligible to stay in Crisis Respite Centers?
Parachute NYC respite services are free and open to all New Yorkers who meet these basic eligibility criteria:
  • In Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx: 18-65 years old, experiencing a psychosis-related crisis (Staten Island residents can receive services in Manhattan).
  • Voluntarily seeks or accepts services
  • Medically stable and does not have a medical condition that requires treatment in an acute medical setting 
  • Stably housed (not street or shelter homeless and can return to their current place or residence upon conclusion of the Respite stay)
  • Is not at imminent risk to themselves or others such that he/she requires a higher or different level of care
  • Does not have a diagnosis of dementia, or organic brain disorder
  • Resident of borough in which the Respite is located
How can someone get in touch with a Crisis Respite Center?
Referrals to Parachute NYC may go centrally to 1-800-LIFENET (1-800 543-3638).
Spanish: 1-877-AYUDESE: (1-800-298-3373)
Chinese: 1800-ASIAN LIFENET: (1-800-990-8585)
Other languages 1-800-LIFENET: (1-800-543-3638)
TTY hard of hearing: (212-982-5384)
Online: 800lifenet.org
If you prefer to contact a Crisis Respite Center directly, please call:
Manhattan: 646-257-5665
Brooklyn: 347-505-0870
Bronx: 718-884-2900
Queens: 718- 464-0375

See a list of Parachute NYC Crisis Respite Center websites below for more information regarding services, including eligibility forms for some locations:

Manhattan Respite Center
Brooklyn Respite Center
Bronx Respite Center

Who do Crisis Respite Centers serve?
Crisis Respite Centers (CRCs) offer voluntary respite services for people who need to temporarily get away from their current living situation.

Crisis Respite Centers serve those anticipating or experiencing emotional crisis for stays of one night to a maximum of two weeks. They provide an innovative and unique complementary service to traditional emergency room and inpatient care where people seeking temporary respite care can stay in a warm, safe, and supportive home-like environment where they can learn new recovery and relapse prevention skills. This is achieved through:

24-hour peer support
self-advocacy education
self-help training