Families Together in New York State is the statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health and a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Our organization consists of a dedicated team of staff, board members and parent advisors. We work diligently to provide for families of children and youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Learn more about our families. History of Families Together.


Families Together collaborates with families, schools, policymakers and service providers to ensure families receive the services needed for their children. We host an annual legislative luncheon in February, allowing families have the opportunity to voice their concerns and ideas with policymakers.

2014 Public Policy Agenda

Support and Referrals

Our toll-free information and referral line serves over 1,000 family members and service providers each year. Families Together staff have access to an extensive in-house resource library and database to provide individuals with the information they need. You can reach our information and referral specialist by sending an email to info@ftnys.org, or by calling 888.326.8644.

 Training and Education

Families Together hosts an annual conference for families and service providers, offering trainings and educational workshops. We attend various conferences and other events distributing information, such as our biannual newsletter.


Families Together is a clearinghouse of information relating to children’s mental health. The office boasts an extensive resource library. Our staff provides technical assistance to families, service providers and policymakers.

 Public Awareness

Families Together aims to increase public awareness of children’s mental health issues through media contacts, special events, various publications and our website.