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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

PACER Center

Mailing Address:
8161 Normandale
Minneapolis, MN 55437

Phone: (952) 838-9000 voice; (952) 838-0190 TTY;
Fax: (952) 838-0199

Contact Person: Renelle Nelson, Emotional or Behavioral Project Coordinator


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

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities

PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

PACER Center provides Technical Assistance for Parent Centers Nationwide. Toll-free in MN @ (800) 53-PACER

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)
• 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)
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A national family-run organization
• A statewide family-run organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• National

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