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Family Partners of Hudson County

Mailing Address:
895 Bergen Ave Suite 300
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Phone: 201-915-5140
Fax: 201-915-5142

Contact Person: Loyda Goldston

Email:

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

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

Mission:
Our mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for families with mental, emotional, and behaviorally challenged children in Hudson county. Our primary goal is to enable the parent/caregiver to advocate for their family in decisions concerning their child.

Description:
The Family Partners of Hudson County is a system partner within New Jersey's Division of Children's System of Care, CSOC (Formerly Division of Child Behavioral Health Services-DCBHS), which is designed to help children with complex emotional, mental health or behavioral issues. The CSOC is a system of care that focuses on family strengths and utilization of community resources.

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
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A local youth-guided 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)
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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