OnTrackNY knows that families of participants, including chosen family, play an important role in recovery, so we offer family members a range of ways to get involved.

Family Advisory Council

Families of OnTrackNY participants and graduates have an important perspective and are encouraged to join the Family Advisory Council. The Council meets on a monthly basis to provide input and guidance on various ongoing projects to help improve our services and make OnTrackNY teams more successful. Family Advisory Council members are compensated for their time.

Interested in learning more about the council? Email familyco@nyspi.columbia.edu.

Being a part of the OnTrackNY Family Council has allowed me to meet and learn from other parents and family members who have been through similar experiences.  It has been a meaningful and rewarding way to share my own experiences and perspectives as a way to give back to the community.

- Joan, Parent of OnTrackNY participant & OnTrackNY Family Council Ambassador

Get email updates from the OnTrackNY family community

The OnTrackNY Family Listserv sends out emails every month or two with information about the following types of activities:

  • Getting involved in OnTrackNY initiatives
  • Participating in other projects looking for family member input
  • Joining upcoming educational and community events relevant to family members, such as webinars or in-person meet ups

These opportunities may be one-time initiatives or ongoing and sometimes include stipends.

*Note: the Family Listserv is only available to families of current OnTrackNY participants and graduates at this time. To join, email familyco@nyspi.columbia.edu.

Need help now?

Please be aware that this website is not monitored 24/7 and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Visit our Crisis Resources for immediate support options.

*If you believe your life, or the life of someone you know, is in danger, please call or text 988 for immediate support.

OnTrackNY would not be possible without the support of our partners:

New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York State Office of Mental Health
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Center for Practice Innovations
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry