NAC was founded in 1982 on the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing home and a bright future. With more than 27 years of focus on an exclusive mission, NAC has developed unparalleled expertise. Our size and array of services continue to grow. Year by year, we expand our capacity to serve New York City’s most vulnerable children and families.
When a medically fragile child remains in a hospital long after it is medically necessary it is because a family does not have the resources to care for him or her at home. Caring for a sick child can put unbearable stress on a family, particularly a family struggling with poverty or other sources of instability. NAC’s mission is to provide the support and advocacy necessary to help children with chronic medical conditions, their siblings and their families overcome obstacles that deprive them of a loving, permanent home and the chance to thrive.