ReStart Academy sites in Manhattan are easily accessible by public transportation to students throughout the five boroughs.

CARES—Mount Sinai/St. Luke's

Address: 411 West 114 Street, New York, NY 10025
Description: Day Program; Mental Health/Substance Use Treatment
Academic Track: High School Diploma

Referral Contact: Jennifer Magriz, Intake Coordinator & Social Work Assistant
Phone: (212) 523-3083
Fax: (212) 523-7547

Services: The CARES (Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service) at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s offers a wide range of services to address issues interfering with optimal functioning for teens and young adults. We provide a full range of targeted and integrated mental health and substance abuse services.

ReStart Academy provides a full-time, comprehensive, high school academic program on site. Students attend daily academic classes taught by NYC Department of Education teachers, and clinical staff work closely with the teachers to ensure that students are attending their classes, working well with teachers and peers, and participating. In addition to academics and therapy, CARES provides students with extracurricular activities such as a talent show, spelling bee, field trips to museums, yearbook club, music club, holiday parties, and prom.

Admission Process: Youth interested in CARES must call our intake coordinator for information and an application. You may fax, mail, or drop off the completed application. Our intake coordinator will review the application and schedule a comprehensive evaluation. Based on one’s motivation and readiness to make changes in their life, we will recommend the most appropriate level of treatment and design an individualized treatment program.

Documentation Required:

  • Referral application
  • High school transcripts (if applicable)
  • Copy of applicant’s IEP (if applicable)

Educational Alliance

Address: 25-29 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
Description: Day Program; Vocational Training; Court Involved
Academic Track: High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma 
Ages: 16–21

Referral Contact: Natalia Zayachkivska, Director of Prevention Programming
Phone: (646) 395-4455

Services: We specialize in providing academic classes and counseling services for students who have fallen behind their natural grade level or who require a recovery based atmosphere free from illicit substances and other peer pressures.

Admission Process: Our school offers an ongoing "rolling enrollment," which is open to community members/families and referrals from local schools, CBOs, NYC ACS, the judicial system, etc. throughout the academic year. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 21 years old with a reading proficiency not below the fifth grade. We strongly encourage students and parents/guardians to visit the school before enrollment to find out more about the educational and support opportunities offered at our site.

Euphrasian Residence

Address: 337 E 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Description: Residential; Behavioral Health; Adolescent Girls Only
Academic Track: MS 8th Grade, HS Credential, HSE

Phone: (212) 475-4245

Services: Euphrasian Residence is a Rapid Intervention Center (RIC) that serves adolescent females, ages 12-17, who are in crisis and have been referred by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). The purpose of a RIC is to provide a 60-90-day assessment and stabilization period for young women who receive a comprehensive evaluation to fully assess their needs and determine the best possible long-term placement. During their short-term stay, residents participate in a full-time comprehensive school program provided by ReStart Academy. Residents also participate in a variety of therapeutic, social and recreational activities. Find out more about us in our Euphrasian Residence brochure.

Admissions Process: Euphrasian Residence does not accept direct referrals, however, if you would like more information about the program, call (212) 475.4245. 

Friends of Island Academy

Address: 127 West 127th St, Suite 124, New York, NY 10027
Description: Day Program for Justice-Involved Adolescents
Academic Track: High School Diploma

Referral Contact: Jackie Carmona, Senior Education Youth Advocate
Phone: (212) 760-0755

Services: Friends of Island Academy provides a high school diploma option for court-involved youth. It allows under-credited students to take required classes toward a high school diploma at a faster rate.

Admission Process: We accept justice-involved 16–17-year-old adolescents. Please call to set up an appointment. We’ll base your admission on your high school transcripts and the results of an academic assessment in reading and writing.

Documentation Required: High school transcripts

Odyssey House I

Address: 309-311 East 6 Street, New York, NY 10003
Description: Residential; Substance Use Treatment; Male Only
Academic Track: High School Diploma, High School Equivalency
Ages: 18–24

Referral Contact: James Emery, Program Director
Phone: (212) 780-1590

Services: Participants learn how to recognize their patterns of substance abuse and confront the underlying issues that may have caused them to start using drugs or alcohol in the first place. At Odyssey House, participants learn in a peer-driven environment that provides family-like structure and support. Supervised by a caring team of counselors and health care personnel, residents will receive the individualized support and attention they need to live a healthy life, free of drugs and alcohol; they will receive help in rebuilding areas of their lives often affected by substance use, including school, mental health, self-esteem, family, and other relationships. Residents who do not have a high school credential will enroll in a full time, comprehensive academic program provided by ReStart Academy to work towards a high school or high school equivalency diploma. We also provide extracurricular and physical fitness activities that enrich residents' experiences and help them stay focused on their treatment.

Admission Process: Young men, ages 18 to 24 years old may come in or call to schedule an appointment.

Documentation Required:

  • NYS ID
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate