The Mental Health Association provides support and advocacy for families who have children and teens with emotional or behavioral challenges. In addition to services for families, the Mental Health Association offers teen support group run by their peers. No prior diagnosis of a mental health condition is needed to participate in the teen support group. Family Support Services may be reached at: 585-325-3145, ext. 131 or check out their website for more information.
Address: 320 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 325-3145
Fax: (585) 325-3188
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Hillside Family of Agencies (HFA) is a leading provider of child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, adoption, special education, safety net and developmental disabilities services to children and families across Central and Western New York and Maryland. HFA is family focused, providing a myriad of services in community, school-based, residential settings serving children and young adults (from birth to age 26) and families with special needs such as mental health, behavioral, educational, or developmental challenges. Unique programs are designed for runaway/homeless teens and families or individuals looking for adoption support or to put a child up for adoption.
The Hillside Integration Center – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, provides direct access to all services, youth and parent support, crisis counseling, and is the general Hillside “help desk.” American Sign Language (limited), Spanish, and access to all language services are available at (585) 256-7500.
Address: 1183 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Hillside Children’s Center is a family and children services organization that provides child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, developmental disabilities, and family development services across Central and Western New York to children ages birth to 21 years and their families.
Phone: (315) 536-6913
Phone: (585) 256-7515
Fax: (585) 256-7510
Services offered include: Mental health clinic for adults and youth; addictions clinic treatment (including specialty services and evening hours); Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) for adults, including vocational support; and case management (specializing in services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse, as well as people at risk of being homeless). A wide range of insurances are accepted – please call the number below for more information.
Address: 224 Alexander Street, Rochester NY, 14607
Telephone: (585) 922-7770
New York State OMH licensed Article 31 outpatient mental health clinic providing services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Services include mental health/co-occurring disorders assessment, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, individual, group and family psychotherapy and crisis intervention services for clients. The clinic employs a multidisciplinary team of professionals who provide a variety of evidence informed treatments. A wide range of insurances are accepted. Please call for more information.
Primary Focus: Mental Health treatment and recovery services. Special Programs/Groups: Mental health clinic specializing in adults, youth and the elderly; and case management/care coordination for adults (including those with co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency needs). A wide range of insurances are accepted – please call the number below for more information.
Address: 490 East Ridge Road, Rochester NY, 14621
Phone: (585) 922-2500
Services are designed to meet the needs of families from diverse backgrounds who may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. Program staff diagnose and treat children and adolescents with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, attention deficits and other behavioral problems.
300 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester NY, 14642
315 Science Parkway, Suite 100, Rochester NY, 14620
Catholic Family Center’s Child Mental Health Clinic is a NYS Certified Mental Health Clinic providing mental health treatment and medication therapy for admitted patients. Services are regulated and overseen by the NYS Office of Mental Health and the NYS Department of Health. Service is targeted toward, but not exclusively to, the Seriously Emotionally Disturbed (SED). The program provides services to anyone under the age of 18 whom, when evaluated, have, at a minimum, an AXIS I diagnosis as defined by the DSM-IV-TR.
Some of the more common problems treated in the Clinic would include disorders associated with depression, anxiety, and adjustment to difficult or crisis situations. Also included would be thought disorders and some issues that may be related to learning disabilities. Most importantly, however, admission to the clinic is not certain until after a comprehensive evaluation has been done. Such an evaluation may take from 1-3 visits.
The Clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care (Options Programs), Fidelis, and Blue Cross and their managed care programs. The clinic also sees patients based on a sliding scale as appropriate.
Address: 87 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester NY, 14604
Phone: (585) 546-7220
The Mount Hope Family Center is a nationally recognized institute that has pioneered a community-supported, complete family approach to treatment and prevention. Mt. Hope Preventive Programs provide resources parents and children need to build strong, healthy family and peer relationships. Children and families serviced at the Center have faced difficult circumstances, such as violence, maltreatment, loss, trauma, poverty, and drug and alcohol abuse. Additionally, services are provided for children who are currently in foster care and those who are at risk for foster care placement. The Center provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy Program (CPP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression (IPT), Child Therapy, PATHS Club After School Program, Summer Camp Program, Parenting Skills Group, and Building Healthy Children.
The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change.
Teen Empowerment (TE) inspires young people, and the adults who work with them, to think deeply about the most difficult social problems in their communities, and gives them the tools they need to work with others in creating significant positive change
In addition to the site in Rochester, there are two TE sites in Boston and another in Somerville, MA. At each site, 12 young people, ages 14-21, are hired for jobs as youth organizers. Their job is to address serious issues in their community by organizing initiatives that involve other youth in creating positive change. Youth organizers are hired for 8-10 hours per week during the school year and 20 hours per week during the summer.
The Pathways to Peace team reaches out into targeted neighborhoods to assess the needs of youth, network with all available resources and link at risk youth to appropriate services. PTP offers prevention, intervention and direct monitoring of youth receiving the services needed to support their positive progress. PTP collaborates with all available community resources, including schools, families, employers, health professionals, law enforcement agencies and other service providers. By establishing these relationships and building a genuine rapport with at risk youth, the PTP team will be able to tailor a customized network of resources that match the needs identified for each young person.
Youth must be referred to Pathways to Peace in order to participate in the program. Youth or Outreach referrals can be made by law enforcement, neighbors, family or friends, community agencies or even by the youth themselves. Referrals can be made online or at the Pathways to Peace Office.
Address: 200 West Avenue, Rochester, New York 14611
Phone: (585) 428-6339
Youth Referral Website: http://cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?ekfrm=8589963242
Outreach Referral Website: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?ekfrm=8589964552
Started by kids for kids in 1971, The Center for Youth provides free, confidential, and accessible services to youth ages 12 to 21. All services at Center for Youth – from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals – are delivered with the knowledge that youth can and want to take responsibility for their life choices.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester provides youth development programs that enable young people to acquire the skills and qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Empowered with these positive developmental experiences and opportunities, Boys & Girls Club members have continually demonstrated their ability to overcome negative, failure-oriented environments and move toward fulfilling their dreams. The Boys & Girls Club is a dedicated youth facility – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities. The Club is open every day after school and on Saturdays, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets. Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support. Clubs reach out to kids ages 6-18 who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. Dues are only $11 per year. ($50 during summer months)
Main Address: 500 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611
Rochester City School 29
Industry Residential Center, Rush, NY
Phone: (585) 328-3077 ext.103
Fax: (585) 328-5863
The Rochester Mobile Crisis Team is a psychiatric team on wheels that serves individuals of any age and families in Monroe County who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The mental health professionals who make up the mobile crisis team see the individuals/families in need in their home, schools, work places, etc. Among the services they provide are:
- Crisis intervention
- Mental health assessments
- Rapid linkage and/or re-linkage to local treatment providers
- Workshops and presentations about mental health issues
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
On-call response is available for mental health emergencies after hours.
Individual, group, and family treatment for chemical dependency.
Address: 81 Lake Ave., Rochester NY, 14611
Phone: (585) 723-7740
Primary Focus: Mental Health, child welfare, juvenile justice and chemical dependency for children/adolescents and their families. Special Programs/Groups: in-home, community-based prevention, care coordination, skill building and independent living skills programs, residential out of home placements for mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, chemical dependency and eating disorders; outpatient treatment for chemical dependency (Direct phone for CD clinic: 585-581-4643); day-treatment and alternative school programs; and juvenile reporting program.
Address: 3300 Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY, 14616
Phone: (585) 865-1550
Conifer Park Inc. has been providing treatment services to those who suffer from the disease of Chemical Dependency and their families since 1983. Conifer Park’s Rochester Outpatient Clinic provides a wide range of services, addressing the needs of a diverse client base. We offer a variety of services for Adults, and Adolescents, up to 5 times per week, both clinical and IOP; we provide chemical dependency treatment for the general population as well as those with specialized treatment needs. Groups provide an opportunity for staff to address client needs based on gender and age, and assist those coping with mental health, legal and other life issues.
Address: 1150 University Avenue, Suite 7, Rochester NY, 14607
Phone: (585) 442-8422
Alateen offers strength and hope to teens affected by alcoholism as well as their friends and families. Alateen members give each other support and encouragement by listening to each other and sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Sponsors are available to discuss issues on a one-to-one basis. Telephone lists are provided of people who are available for support when a meeting isn’t offered. Alateen is an anonymous program where only first names are used to protect anonymity and allow members to feel safe sharing. The Alateen family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve their common problems.
Compeer Rochester is a mentoring agency for youth (ages 6-19 years), adults and Veterans living with a mental illness. We match community volunteers with our clients in one-on-one friendships, helping to increase socialization and decrease isolation. We help to fight the stigma of mental illness through education and exposure. Our clients and volunteers form connections that are mutually beneficial, creating a true partnership. We also provide family support such as school/legal advocacy, referrals and linkages, and host a monthly support group for parents and caretakers.
What does a Compeer experience look like?
- Going to a sporting event
- Walking or playing in a park
- Going to a museum or gallery
- Going to a movie
- Have a game night
- Running errands together
- Talking to a friend