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Camden County Youth Partnership

Mailing Address:
23 W. Park Ave. Suite 103-104
Merchantville, NJ 08109

Phone: (856) 662-2600
Fax: (856) 662-2242

Contact Person: Peter Burgos

Email:

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

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Transition-aged Youth

Mission:
Our mission is to educate people about mental health issues in today’s teens. We want to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness by advocating for each other around the community.

Description:
We are a group of young leaders that wants to make a difference in our community. We want to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. We work together to promote change in the “System of Care”. This organization is about us, run by us, and for us.

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
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A statewide youth-guided chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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