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FACT (Family Advocacy and Community Training)

Mailing Address:
800 Friedens Rd. Ste. 200
St. Charles, MO 63303

Phone: (636) 949-2425

Contact Person: Jennifer Brooks

Email:

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

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Educational Alternatives,Transition-aged Youth

Mission:
To enhance the opportunities and quality of life for children and youth with disabilities.

Description:
This organization serves St. Charles and the surrounding counties. St. Charles County residents pay a reduced fee and are priority.

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
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run organization without national or statewide affiliation
• A family-run or youth-guided organization with a current or past affiliation with a System of Care Community of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., CMHS System of Care grant site)

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local

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