New York City. Administration for Children's Services.

Also Known As:ACS
Address:150 William Street, 18th Floor New York NY 10038
Telephone(s):212-341-0900 Outside NYC: 877-KIDSNYC (543-7692)
World Wide Web: http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/home.html


Protects children by investigating an average of 55,000 reports of abuse or neglect each year;

Helps families in need through counseling, referrals to drug rehabilitation programs and other preventive services;

Recruits and trains foster parents and caregivers to provide safe homes for children living in foster care;

Assures that children in foster care find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, either with their birth or adoptive parents;

Supports youth development and permanency for teens and adolescents, as well as a range of programs and services to help young people prepare for adulthood;

Provides childcare and Head Start programs for approximately 80,000 children throughout the City.


Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements:

Residents of New York City are eligible.

Admission Requirements/Documents:

Varies depending on reason for care.

Fees/Methods of Payment:Sliding-scale fees or Free.

Services Offered:Day CareExtended Day Care
Target Groups(By Need):ChildrenParents