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

Family Ties of Westchester, Inc.

Mailing Address:
112 East Post Road 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: (914) 995-5238
Fax: (914) 995-8421

Contact Person: Carol Hardesty, Executive Director


Web Site: http://www.familytieswestchester.org; www.westchestercommunity network.org

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

The mission of Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. is to provide a lasting and effective support structure for families of children with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties and to provide the services and programs these families need to overcome difficulties, live productive lives, and positively impact life and society in Westchester County.

We serve Westchester County, New York and we are a local chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health.

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 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
• 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
• Conduct social marketing

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

Region(s) served:
• Regional

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