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

Youth & Family Peer Support Alliance

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5286
Rantoul, IL 61866

Phone: 217-8189-3537
Fax: 217-666-7248

Contact Person: Regina Crider


Web Site: http://youthandfamilyalliance.org

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Trauma/PTSD,Educational Alternatives,Juvenile Justice,Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD),LGBTQ,Mental Illness/Mental Health,Transition-aged Youth

Youth & Family Peer Support Alliance fosters a family and youth-driven system and network of care to assist and support families with mental health challenges at home, at school, and in the community

The Alliance is committed to providing culturally competent, youth-guided, family-driven, trauma and justice informed services and supports to the youth and families we serve. o Honor – we are committed to honoring family voice and choice. Families are the primary decision makers and we will support them in making the decisions that are best for them. o Excellence – we serve each family in the spirit of excellence and respect that they deserve across all systems. o Leadership – every volunteer, board of director, administrator and direct service staff is committed to being the change that we want to see in our community, county and state. This evident in how we live and how we serve.

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 contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• 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 quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run organization without national or statewide affiliation
• A local youth-guided organization without national or statewide affiliation
• 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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