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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

Email:

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

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities

Mission:
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.

Description:
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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