Mental Health

NYC Well 1-888-NYC-WELL Free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, 24/7/365. 

Mental Health Rehabilitation Program Directory Collects contact details for New York City rehabilitation programs. From NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Mental Health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Self-help support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people living with mental illness.

NYS Department of Health / NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene

Housing & Shelter

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) Programs that link housing, health and social services for NYC's most vulnerable people. 

  • The Housing Resource Center provides information and access to housing for homeless people with psychiatric disabilities and other special needs.

Cooling Centers When the heat index is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned facilities to offer people relief from the heat.

Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) Eligibility information for permanent, affordable housing with on-site support services to help homeless, disabled, and low-income people live independently in the community.

Shelter Intake Drop-In Centers Get help for yourself, your family, or someone in need on the street or in the subway. 


Human Resources Administration (HRA) Infoline 718-557-1399 Information about and assistance with food stamps/emergency food programs, public health insurance, temporary cash assistance, entitlements and benefits.

Hunger Hotline 866-888-8777 For a nearby meal or food pantry. 

Substance Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Supports research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. 

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Plans, develops and regulates the state's system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA seeks to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Health Education

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 


American Diabetes Association (ADA) Seeks to educate the public about diabetes and to help those affected by it; funds research and provides information. 

Weight-control Information Network (WIN) Information to help with weight management while living with diabetes.