Fast Break Mobile Mental Health Clinic
Children are the first and most deeply traumatized by homelessness, loss, violence, and disaster. But when they receive appropriate therapeutic intervention early in their development, they are much more likely experience success later in life.
Led by a highly-skilled, Board-certified Child Psychiatrist and informed by current research in the field as well as best practices in mental health treatment for children of all ages (birth through adolescence), ABC’s Fast Break also provides a full range of mental health services from assessments to an array of therapeutic modalities including family therapy, individual psychotherapy, play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and group therapy. ABC’s Early Recognition and Screening Initiative, brings vital screening and psycho-education to parents and teachers through partnerships with child care centers, schools, after school programs, summer camps, neonatal and pediatric clinics, primary care physicians, and health fairs. By incorporating mental health awareness into routine health checkups, thereby removing the stigma of mental health care, Fast Break is often able to intervene and provide consultation before emotional and behavioral vulnerabilities become problems. Another of its initiatives, Families Lead Our Way (FLOW), supports parents of children with special challenges, including autism.
If you are a New York City resident with psychiatric treatment needs, please call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), a free and confidential 24/7 hotline staffed by trained mental health professionals.
To make a referral to any of ABC’s Fast Break services, please see the locations and numbers below. ABC accepts most Medicaid insurance plans for its clinic-based services, while its crisis team remains free to children and families living in Manhattan.
ABC Fast Break 115
158 E 115th Street (& Lexington Avenue)
Referral line: 646-459-6174
ABC Fast Break—The Bronx (Highbridge)
1366 Inwood Avenue (& E. 170th St)
Referral line: 929-288-4320
ABC Fast Break
1841 Park Avenue (& E. 126th St)
Referral line: 646-459-6165
ABC Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (Manhattan only)
Referral line: 1-888-NYC-WELL