What is Parachute NYC?
Parachute NYC provides alternatives to hospitalization for people experiencing emotional crises. Parachute NYC offers free, community-based options that focus on overall wellness, recovery, and hope. It is largely driven by peers - who themselves have had their own experiences with the mental health system.
In addition to home-based treatment, Parachute NYC offers crisis respite centers where people can stay overnight in a calm, open, and supportive environment. A Support Line (646-741-HOPE) is also available for those experiencing emotional distress.
Services are available in the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens to New Yorkers ages 18 to 65. In Brooklyn, the program is open to people ages 16 to 30. Staten Island residents ages 18 to 65 can seek services in Manhattan.
For more information on Parachute NYC services including referrals and eligibility requirements, please visit
How is this funded?
On July 1, 2012, the Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), was awarded $17.6 M over 3 years to launch Parachute NYC. The project is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Who are Parachute NYC’s Community Partners?
Parachute NYC partners include:
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) is assisting NYC DOHMH in evaluating the implementation of Parachute NYC and documenting how service recipients access services and perceive their experience and health status.
Learn more about the evaluation process