The Coalition is the umbrella nonprofit, (501)(c)(3), association and public policy advocacy organization of New York’s behavioral health providers, representing over 120 non-profit behavioral health agencies. Taken together, these agencies serve more than 350,000 adults and children and deliver the entire continuum of behavioral health care in every neighborhood of a diverse metropolitan New York City.
Founded in 1972, the mission of the Coalition is to coordinate the efforts of government and the private sector toward efficient delivery of quality behavioral health services to children, adults and families. The Coalition promotes policies and practices that support the development and provision of community based housing, treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to all people with mental illness and addictions disorders. Our members serve a diverse group of recipients, including the fragile elderly, people who are homeless, those who struggle with AIDS and other co-morbid health conditions, violence and other special needs. Coalition members help people with mental illness and addiction disorders to recover and lead productive lives in their communities.
The Coalition provides quality learning opportunities, technical assistance and training to staff and leadership of its member agencies and to the professional community on important issues related to rehabilitation and recovery, organizational development, best practices, quality of care, billing and regulations/contract compliance, technology and finance.