Mental Health Care for Everyone

Mental health services can be hard to find and harder to afford. Fewer than a third of all Americans who suffer from a mental health issue receive adequate care. Serious mental illnesses are twice as common for people in poverty, even while the stresses of living paycheck-to-paycheck can be a powerful trigger for depression and anxiety. Working with our neighbors, we strive to address these inequities – because a strong, resilient community thrives on strong, accessible mental health services. 

University Settlement is a leader in integrating robust, high quality mental health care into all of our programs – a vital investment in our neighborhoods. We partner with individuals and families to respond to the challenges life can present, offering high-quality care from culturally sensitive professionals. Our services are offered on a sliding fee schedule, and clients are not denied care if they’re unable to pay. Cultivating wellness is central to our approach; taking action with our neighbors to build things together relieves stress and supports vibrant mental health. 

We have a long legacy doing this work – our innovative licensed clinic, the Consultation Center, was established over 65 years ago. We’ve developed a broad range of targeted mental health services to support the emotional well-being of all types of people, including children, teens, adults, parents, isolated elders, and caregivers. Whatever you’re going through, we’re here to help. 


Our dynamic, culturally-sensitive community-based mental health program diagnoses, treats and supports children, adolescents, adults and families.


Partnering with families and caregivers of children (up to age 21) to effectively navigate the healthcare and social service systems.


Caring mental health treatment for children and support for their families, provided through home and school visits.


Working with families and caregivers to strengthen relationships, prevent crises, and build peace at home.

Family & Youth Peer Support

Pairing young people (0-24) who are experiencing challenges and their families with peers who have experience navigating NYC’s social safety net.


Supporting, stabilizing, and strengthening youth and families in crisis with in-home services for children ages 5-20.

Prevention Program

Keeping young people in their homes and out of the system by partnering with families to make progress out of poverty.

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