Metro New York Support Groups

New York City Mental Health Support Group

Metro New York Support Groups

Mental Health Support Groups

NAMI–New York City Metro

NAMI–New York City Metro has four classes and over twenty support groups—all free. All groups and courses are led by a trained volunteer who creates an environment of mutual respect and support. NAMI has support groups across the country: Find support.

CUCARD Manhattan and CUCARD Westchester

The Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)—Manhattan and CUCARD Westchester both run support groups for adolescents, young adults, and parents. For information, call (212) 342-3800 (Manhattan) or (914) 631-4618 (Westchester). 

Mental Health Support Group of Nassau County

A Nassau County, Long Island, support group for families of mentally ill relatives.

Support Groups & Workshops by Topic

Developmental Disabilities

Center for Parent Information and Resources: Find Your Parent Center

The Center for Parent Information and Resources is a national organization with Parent Training and Information Center in every state. Some states, including New York, also have a Community Parent Resource Center, which offers the same type of support and training to parents of children with disabilities. These centers offer information, parent training and workshops, and also often have information about local support groups and other resources. 


INCLUDEnyc serves young people with disabilities and their families in New York City. The nonprofit run workshops—in English and Spanish—for parents and caregivers on a variety of topics related to finding and getting services and support.  


INCLUYEnyc sirve a jóvenes con discapacidades ya sus familias en la ciudad de Nueva York. El grupo organiza talleres -en inglés y en español- para padres y cuidadores sobre una variedad de temas relacionados con la búsqueda y obtención de servicios y apoyo.

JCC Manhattan

JCC Manhattan conducts a variety of support groups for parents and families and also provides programs for children with special needs. While groups and programs are not free, JCC does offer limited financial aid.

Education & Special Education

Advoctes for Children

Advocates for Children conducts free year-round trainings and workshops on a wide variety of education topics.


PFLAG New York City

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People (PFLAG) New York City has a broad range of services and support for the LGBTQ community, including support, resources, and information for families and young adults.

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders Support Group

Mood Disorders Support Group is a nonprofit self-help (peer-run) organization that runs support groups in Manhattan for individuals and families with mental health problems, such as depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders. They have a support group specifically for young adults, as well as a group for families and loved ones.