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Family Support Organization of Essex County

Mailing Address:
60 Evergreen Place, Suite 412
East Orange, NJ 07018

Phone: (973) 395-1441
Fax: (973) 395-1595

Contact Person: Hazeline Pilgrim

Email:

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

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

Mission:
Empower parents and caregivers to take control of their lives by building on their strengths and supporting them where needed.

Description:
The Family Support Organization of Essex County (FSOEC) is a community-based, family-driven and family-focused organization. Since its inception, FSOEC has been dedicated to ensuring that families have a voice at all levels of the child behavioral health system of care. We provide peer support, education and advocacy for parents and caregivers of children who have emotional and/or behavioral 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)
• 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
• 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
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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