New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an incorporated New York State not-for-profit health and child welfare agency providing comprehensive services for children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses. NAC provides a multidisciplinary continuum of care that meets the needs of the entire family. Our professional staff consists of master-level social workers, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health clinicians, nurses, parent advocates, educational specialists, recreational associates and vocational and resource specialists. Together we collaborate with families to provide support and services needed to achieve safety, stability, and independent family functioning.
The Comprehensive Healthcare Center at NAC specializes in providing a unique blend of medical and mental health services not only to NAC children and their families but also to New York City’s most socio-economically disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable population. These are children with chronic diseases, developmental disabilities and/or co-occurring mental health disorders, and their families, who live with a myriad of psychosocial stressors. NAC’s families carry the emotional scars of inter-generational trauma and they have complex histories. They live in poverty, they frequently have histories of abuse and neglect and domestic violence is common as is homelessness. We serve families residing throughout the five boroughs.
The Comprehensive Healthcare Center at NAC offers an array of outpatient medical and mental health services through a licensed Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center and a licensed Article 31 Mental Health Clinic. The clinics provide treatment to children and adults.