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ParentVOICE a Program of the Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas

Mailing Address:
3500 Ellington Street
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704.336.7128
Fax: 704.432.4547

Contact Person: Candace A. Wilson, Program Director

Email:

Web Site: http://www.mhacentralcarolinas.org/parentvoice.cfm

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

Mission:
Empowering Parents and Youth: - To Learn - To Lead - To Participate - To Advocate

Description:
A grassroots organization that provides support, education, training, advocacy and information, as well as opportunities to serve on local systems committees to families of youth with mental and behavioral services or concerns. ParentVOICE serves families in Mecklenburg 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)
• 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 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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