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Ocean County Family Support Organization, Inc.

Mailing Address:
34 Manchester Ave. Suite 202
Forked River, NJ 08731

Phone: 609-693-4121
Fax: 609-693-4125

Contact Person: Denise Coraggio

Email:

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

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health,Transition-aged Youth

Mission:
Ocean County Family Support Organization, Inc. is an organization of families and community members whose mission is to ensure that every family who has children with special emotional and behavioral needs is given community based resources to help support them, provide them with education and help them advocate for their children.

Description:
Ocean County Family Support Organization, Inc. is a member of the NJ Children's Behavioral Health Services System of Care and is a member of the NJ Alliance of Family Support Organizations, Inc. We provide peer to peer support to parents/caregivers enrolled with the local care management organization (Ocean Partnership for Children). We also help community parents/caregivers locate resourses and navigate the mental health system. • 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 • 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 Region(s) served: • All of Ocean County

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)
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• 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)

Region(s) served:
• Local

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