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Oregon Family Support Network, Inc.

Mailing Address:
1300 Broadway St. N.E., Suite 403
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 709-3327

Contact Person: Sandy Bumpus

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

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

Mission:
Families throughout Oregon supporting other families that have children/adolescents with mental, emotional, behavioral and related disorders

Description:
Oregon Family Support Network is a statewide family organization that provides support, referrals and advocacy to families with children who have mental health needs. Since 1991, OFSN has provided support groups and family to family contacts throughout Oregon. OFSN staff, family coordinators and volunteers assist family members as their children navigate through the metal health, school, juvenile justice and other child serving systems. OFSN receives support from federal, state and local organizations and other donors.

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 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
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization
• 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:
• Statewide
• Local
• Regional

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