December 28, 2012

Mental/Behavioral Health

Mental and Behavioral health resources for families in Rochester

Behavioral health resources Rochester

Building Healthy Children

Building Healthy Children (BHC) is a collaborative between Mt. Hope Family Center, The Society for the Protection and Care of Children, Strong Pediatrics, and Strong Social Work serving teen mothers and their children.  BHC is a primary preventive program that combines four evidence-based practices (i.e. Parents as Teachers, the Incredible Years, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy).  The long-term goal of the program is to decrease the number of families entering the child welfare system through Child Protective Services.

Phone:  (585) 275-2991×213
Fax:  (585) 454-2972

Hillside Family of Agencies

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
HFA’s Integration Center: (585) 256-7500
Toll Free: 1 (888) 514-4455

Main Phone: (585) 256-7686
Fax:  (585) 256-7555


Hillside Children’s Center

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.

Addresses:  2075 Scottsville Rd, 14623 (585) 429-2700
                    426 Lyell Ave, 14613 (585) 719-2000
                    1 Keuka Bus Park Suite 208,  Penn Yan, NY 14527

Phone: (315) 536-6913
Phone: (585) 256-7515
Fax: (585) 256-7510



Mount Hope Family Center 

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.

Address: 187 Edinburgh Street, Rochester, New York 14608
Phone: (585) 275-2991
Fax: (585) 454-2972


Rochester Mobile Crisis Team

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

Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
On-call response is available for mental health emergencies after hours.

Phone:  (585) 275-5151 or  (585) 529-3721

Children’s Institute

Children’s Institute partners with community agencies and schools to strengthen the social and emotional health of children in a variety of different ways. They assist with the implementation of evidence-based prevention and early intervention programs; provide a range of trainings, assessments, and services to support those who work with children; and conduct research and evaluation to continuously improve efforts that support children’s positive growth and development.  The primary focus is mental health and educational support for children having school adjustment challenges in preschool through grade three.

Address:  274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103, Rochester NY, 14607
Phone:  (585) 295-1000


Nazareth College Play Therapy Center

The Play Therapy Center provides play therapy services, engages in play therapy research, provides high quality play therapy education, and offers affordable play therapy training for professionals and families.

Play therapy is a form of counseling or therapy that uses play to communicate with and help children to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This is used to create positive social integrationgrowth and development, emotional reactions, and to help resolve trauma.

To schedule an intake:  Please email Dr. Demanchick at or call him at (585) 389-2545 to schedule an parent intake interview. Parents are required to meet with Dr. Demanchick to discuss current concerns prior to receiving play therapy services.

Phone:  (585) 389-2545
Fax:  (585) 389-5134

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