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Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren Counties Morris/Sussex Division

Mailing Address:
67 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Phone: (973) 940-3194
Fax: (973) 940-3197

Contact Person: Jill Cross: Site Director

Email:

Web Site: http://www.fso-hsw.org

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

Mission:
The Family Support Organization of Morris and Sussex Counties is devoted to the needs of families whose children have emotional and behavioral challenges. Families will receive peer support, information and referral services, education and advocacy within a compassionate and culturally sensitive environment.

Description:
Families and youth work in partnership with public and private organizations to design mental health services and supports that are effective, that build on the strengths of individuals, and that address each person's cultural and linguistic needs.

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
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research

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

Region(s) served:
• Local

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