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The Mental Health Project provides free legal assistance and social work services to low-income people with mental illness in New York City.

Call this toll-free number for help:

1-877-MHP-LAW1 or 1-877-647-5291
 

Press 1 for DISCHARGE PLANNING FROM PSYCHIATRIC UNITS

We help enforce hospital discharge planning laws by ensuring that patients who are being discharged from psychiatric units

Press 2 for DISCHARGE PLANNING FROM NYC JAILS

We help enforce the Brad H. settlement, which requires the City to assist consumers in applying for benefits and housing,

Press 3 for SOCIAL SECURITY/SSI

We provide representation before the Social Security Administration and in federal court in appealing denials, suspensions

Press 4 for EVICTION PREVENTION/ UTILITY TURN-OFFS

We help prevent eviction and utility turn-offs. We provide assistance with grant applications for rent and utility arrears

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center helps low-income mental health consumers in New York City. Please leave a message for our advocates by dialing our telephone number and the appropriate extension. We will return your call as soon as possible.

We are not able to help everyone who contacts us. However, if we are unable to represent you, we may be able to provide you with information and referrals to other providers of services.