The New York City Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative (CCSI) works with families, youth, government agencies, and community providers to improve care for young people and families across service systems. CCSI also works to identify solutions for families being served by more than one agency, and increase family and youth involvement in service planning and policy development.
The Initiative’s services include the Borough Based Councils, where family members and child, youth and family service providers identify local solutions and share information, resources and concerns about child, youth and family services.
The Citywide Oversight Committee works to find solutions to issues that have not been resolved at a borough level, and assures that family and youth concerns are represented in efforts to improve the system of care in NYC.
The Youth Advisory Council brings the perspectives of young people who have had first-hand experience receiving mental health services from one or more of the child- and youth-serving systems to the Citywide Oversight Committee.
The Family Leadership Group is comprised of parents and caregivers of youth who have received services from various child-serving agencies. Together with the Citywide Oversight Committee, this Group identifies problems within the mental health care system that are affecting services to children and families.
Who Is It For
Families, youth, government agencies, and community providers who receive and/or provide mental health services to adolescents and young adults and are interested in creating change.
Location, Directions & Hours
The Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative
50 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 254-0333
Youth Advisory Council
Point of Contact: YOUTH POWER!’s NYC Regional Youth Partner
Phone: (347) 880-2735
Family Leadership Group
Point of Contact: Families On The Move, Inc.
Phone: (347) 682-4870
Borough Based Council Meetings
Bronx Borough Based Council
Meets the 2nd Friday of each month from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough Based Council
Meets the 4th Friday of each month from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Manhattan Borough Based Council
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30 am–11:30 am
Queens Borough Based Council
(meets the 4th Monday of each month from 9:30 am–11:30 am
Staten Island Borough Based Council
Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 10:00 am–12:00pm