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North Carolina Family United, NFFCMH, Inc.

Mailing Address:
330 S. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 02741

Phone: 336-217-9712
Fax: 336-217-9750

Contact Person: Gail M. Cormier

Email:

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

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

Mission:
NC Families United supports and unites the voices of children, youth, and families with mental health concerns to educate, support and advocate for improved services and lives

Description:
NC Families United is a family support and advocacy organization. It’s mission is to: Link families to State and community partners for the purpose of improving the lives of children, youth, and families with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs; Focus active attention on the unique strengths and needs of these children and their families by educating and advising policy makers, service providers, other advocacy organizations; Actively promote policies and procedures that serve the best interests of these children, youth, and their families through work with State and local officials; Actively promote, model and adhere to the values and principles of System of Care.

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 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 statewide family-run organization
• A statewide youth-guided 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)
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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