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Family Support Organization of Union County

Mailing Address:
143 Elmer St.
Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: (908) 755-0090
Fax: (908) 789-7628

Contact Person: Noemi Saliva

Email:

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

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

Mission:
Working in partnership with families, children, and professionals to identify strengths, needs, and appropriate resources, as well as providing community based family support, education and advocacy

Description:
Family Support Organization of Union County is a local chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and a member of NJ Alliance of Family Support Organizations. Locally we serve Union County, New Jersey

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 social marketing

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

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