Parachute NYC Resources

Welcome to the Parachute NYC Resource page. The evaluation team at the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI) has prepared this section of our website to provide links to journal articles, literature reviews and other online resources for the implementation teams from DOHMH and other the participating providers in the Parachute Project.

About Parachute NYC

Parachute NYC is a pilot project developed to transform New York City crisis mental health services by providing integrated crisis intervention. The purpose of this project is to ensure better continuity of care and reduce the use of emergency and inpatient care in psychiatric emergencies. This transformation

  • changes the way mobile crisis teams operate, integrating additional staff and retraining these newly configured teams in an effective model of care called the Need Adapted Treatment Model (NATM);
  • provides a variety of peer services delivered by peer specialists who are all trained in the Intentional Peer Support (IPS)approach, including:
    • peer working alongside family therapists, social workers, psychiatrists and other clinical staff on the mobile crisis teams;
    • a network of respites, where individuals who are not at risk to themselves or others can take a break from stressful situations and find both support and access to healthcare;
    • a peer-staffed support line that New Yorkers can call for telephone support and referral;

Through all of these coordinated modifications, NYC DOHMH seeks to link individuals experiencing serious mental health problems with flexible, integrative, resilient and effective networks of support in their own communities. For more information visit