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

Federation of Families of Florida, Inc.

Mailing Address:
1402 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Suite 102
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Phone: (561) 246-3334
Fax: (561) 246-3318

Contact Person: Veree C. Jenkins, CEO


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

Population Served:
Mental Illness/Mental Health,Other

Population Other:
'Children with mental health needs or who are at-risk and their families

The mission of the Federation of Families of Palm Beach County, Inc. is to provide services that inform, educate, train, and support families whose children are at-risk of, or who have emotional or behavioral needs. It is our mission to bring together the voices and concerns of families and youth impacted by the challenges associated with mental health disorders, and to use this information to change the system of care by working collaboratively with community partners.

Chapter of National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and Lead Agency for Statewide Family Network

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)
• 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)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy

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

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local

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