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

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


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

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

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

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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