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Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

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


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

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

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

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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