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

Youth MOVE Seminole

Mailing Address:
117 Lake Mary Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773

Phone: 407.600.4198

Contact Person: Verlese Pender


Web Site: http://www.seminolechildren.org/index.php/youth-move

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

The goal of Youth MOVE Seminole is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in Seminole County for youth who face behavioral or mental health challenges. Youth MOVE also strives to infuse the youth voice at the decision-making level of child-serving agencies.

Youth MOVE Seminole was established as a chapter of Youth MOVE National in November 2012. It is an initiative of Community Based Care of Central Florida, funded by Families and Communities Together in Seminole (FACTS). All members of this youth-run organization are between the ages of 13 and 25. Some have current or previous involvement, directly or indirectly, with the child welfare, exceptional education and/or juvenile justice systems, and some may have behavioral health challenges.

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)

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

Region(s) served:
• Local

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