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

Mental Health Association Family Support Services

Mailing Address:
320 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14624

Phone: (585-503-6805

Contact Person: Renee Jacobs Director Mental Health Association Family Support Services

Web Site: http://https://www.mharochester.org/services/family-support/

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

To empower families of children with emotional and behavioral challenges through the provision of information, referral to services, support, advocacy and respite services to keep their entire family safe and to provide the best environment for their children.

Non-profit with 501©3 under the Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe Co. Inc. Better Days Ahead Family Support Network serves the Monroe County Area, Rochester, NY

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
• 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 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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