Take Care Rockaway Mental Health Resource Guide

RWA created a resource guide to increase awareness of existing mental health services in the Rockaways and reduce social stigma among people in need.

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We are excited to share our newly published Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide for the Rockaways.This guide was developed as part of the Take Care New York 2020 initiative.

Acknowledging there is a high rate of unmet mental health needs in the Rockaways, RWA organized a community stakeholder group to regularly convene, pool local resources and information about existing mental health resources to build awareness and local support. 

The Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide for the Rockaways was created to make the process of asking for help and receiving treatment in the community a little bit easier. The guide includes a service directory for outpatient services, immediate assistance services, and recreational care.

Each social service listed in the resource directory contains a short description about the organization, contact information and easy to follow steps of what to expect when you reach out. Throughout the guide you will find tip sheets and educational resources. The map highlights noteworthy resources.

Useful links to our partners:

Franc - The Far Rockaway Arverne Non Profit Coalition

Take Care NY 2020

1-800- NYC-WELL 24/7 hotline

Thrive NYC

We would like to thank our funders, the New York City Departmenr of Health & Mental Hygiene and the Fund for Public Health for their generous support through the Take Care New York 2020 initiative.

For a printed copy of the guide for you or your organization please email: info@rwalliance.org

The guide is available for download in PDF here: 

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.