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Family Support Organization of Middlesex County

Mailing Address:
1 Ethel Road Bld 108
Edison, NJ 08817

Phone: (732) 287-8701
Fax: (732) 287-8708

Contact Person: Bobbie Locke, Executive Director

Web Site: http://www.njfamily.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
To provide culturally relevant, community-based, family-to-family support, education, and advocacy for families who have children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs and to work collaboratively as a system partner within the New Jersey Division of Children's Behavioral Health Services to ensure family voice is heard.

Description:
Family Support Organization of Middlesex County is a member of the New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations and serves Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A family-run or youth-guided organization with a current or past affiliation with a System of Care Community of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., CMHS System of Care grant site)

Region(s) served:
• Local

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