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Residential Services


The Child Center of NY is committed to serving young people in the best way possible for each individual child and family. Our Residential Services division provides a warm and welcoming home and the highest level of care for youth facing the toughest mental health and behavioral health challenges. We use the same principle that characterizes all our programs: that every child, given the right skills, education, counseling, and support, can go on to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Programs offer holistic care that supports each resident’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical well-being, so they can reach their full potential in each of these inter-related areas. We also work with teens’ families, involving them in their child’s care and helping to strengthen the bonds between them. Our goal is to ensure that young people in residential treatment can realize sustained positive outcomes post-treatment, including improved family relationships and success living in the community.

The Child Center Residential Treatment Facility
2050 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
718-483-9871
Senior Vice President, Residential Services: Denise Buckley denisebuckley@childcenterny.org

The Child Center Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is a coeducational program in a warm, supportive environment that serves young people ages 12-18 who have had multiple unsuccessful psychiatric hospital placements or have been involved with the juvenile justice system. It is the only RTF in the state that is a dual NYS Office of Mental Health/Office of Children and Family Services facility. We never consider it too late to give young people the help they need, and we are pleased to partner with these two agencies to ensure the young people in our care have the skills and support they need to achieve long-term success.

Reflecting The Child Center’s dedication to comprehensive care, the RTF is staffed by several clinical coordinators, two psychiatrists, a pediatrician, a 24-hour nursing staff; and certified teachers, a vice principal, and a principal, offering a specialized education plan through the ReStart Academy, under the auspices of NYC Department of Education, tailored to the needs of the young people.

  • Services provided: Comprehensive therapeutic services, including individual, group, and family therapy; trauma-informed clinical services and specialized evidence-informed clinical interventions; psychiatric services; intensive 24/7 caring and compassionate supervision; medication management; quality education and/or vocational skills, taught by certified teachers; independent living skills; and aftercare support and follow-up so that residents have the best chance for long-term success.
  • Ages accepted: 12-18
  • Admission criteria: Must be referred to residential treatment by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services or the NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Public transportation: Subway: C train, Bus: B45, B47
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