Family Support Centers/Outreach

Description: Programs that provide a wide variety of social services that are designed to support the healthy development of families, improve family interaction skills and help fragile families to resolve their problems at a pre-crisis stage before they become unmanageable. Services may be center-based or provided on an outreach basis to families who are initially reluctant to seek support and generally target the specific needs of a particular community. (AIRS PH-2360.2400)

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Organization Name: Utah Family Coalition
Address: UT
Phone: 435-210-0797
Languages Spoken: Spanish services available.
Eligibility: Free family resource services for families with behavioral or mental health issues.
Services Provided: Family Resource Facilitators (FRFs) are trained family members who develop working partnerships with the community mental health staff to represent the family voice at service delivery, administration and policy levels. FRFs provide referrals to local resources and programs; advocacy for culturally appropriate services; links to information and support groups; and family wraparound facilitation. They play a key role in developing a formalized, family-driven and child-centered public mental health system in Utah.
Provider Profiles: A partnership between Allies with Families, New Frontiers for Families and NAMI Utah, the Utah Family Coalition oversees and mentors services through local credentialed facilitators throughout Utah.
For within Salt Lake County contact Mary Gully 385 468-4548
Funded through grant monies for family advocacy which pass through the State.
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Last Updated: 6/26/2018

Cedar City, UT

Organization Name: Utah Parent Center
Address: 751 South 300 East
Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: 435-463-7404
Toll Free Phone: 800-468-1160
Fax: 801-272-8907
Eligibility: Must have a documented disability.
Services Provided: A grassroots volunteer group composed of family members across Utah who have a relative with a disability. Local networks across Utah offer support, education, and resources to families of persons with disabilities. Funded by the State Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). Specializes in helping people on the waiting list for services.
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Last Updated: 4/6/2017

Orem, UT

765 North 600 West
Orem Junior High School
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-610-8521
Organization Name: Alpine School District
Address: 765 North 600 West
Orem Junior High School
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-610-8521
Services Provided: To teach English language to speakers of other languages (ESOL or ESL), to teach computer literacy, to increase parental involvement in schools, and strengthen parenting skills. Courses offered: English as a Second Language for beginners, intermediate, and advanced; Spanish-language parenting course; classes to acclimate immigrant parents to American school systems and ideas for parental involvement in their local school; Spanish-language computer literacy course; computer lab available.
Provider Profiles: free childcare (ages 2-10 years) for enrolled participants.
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Last Updated: 11/8/2017

Salt Lake City, UT

Address: 261 East 300 South Ste 210
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 877-477-0764
Fax: 801-521-0872
Languages Spoken: Spanish services available
Eligibility: Brothers and sisters (ages 7 to 13) of a child with special needs.
Services Provided: Provides information and support to families; wellness education and training: emotional support, training, and resource information for families with children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health disabilities such as depression, ADD, autism, etc. Partners with Utah Family Coalition to provide Family Resource Facilitators.
SIbShops (workshops for siblings ages 7 - 13) throughout Utah
Diagnosis-Specific Packets -- diagnosis packets are available for the following diagnoses:
Anxiety Disorder
Asperger's Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Childhood Schizophrenia
Conduct Disorder
Eating Disorders
General Mental Health
Learning Disability
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic Disorder
Post-Traumatic Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
Substance Abuse
Suicide Prevention
Tourette Syndrome
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Last Updated: 12/11/2017
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-263-7225
Organization Name: Valley Behavioral Health
Address: Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-263-7225
Services Provided: Provides a variety of outpatient and day-treatment options for adults, dependent children and families challenged by substance use and mental health issues. FIRST has an intensive focus on recovery, rebuilding of relationships and reuniting families.
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Last Updated: 11/11/2014
Organization Name: Utah Youth Village
Address: 5800 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Eligibility: Children/adolescents 0 - 17 and their parents/caregivers. Sliding scale payment, serves Price, Roosevelt, Duschene, Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele counties
Services Provided: Utah’s premier intensive in-home intervention designed to teach parents skills to change the unwanted behaviors of their children, and to improve family functioning. Three to four home-visits per week totaling 6-10 hours, typically lasting 10-12 weeks. Utilizes both para-professionals and licensed clinicians. After concluding the in-home period, a specialist continues to be a part of the family's life by remaining on-call, 24 hours a day, for the next year. The Specialist also conducts evaluations at three-month intervals after the intervention to track success and to identify possible challenges.
Provider Profiles: Behavioral Specialists, LPC

Utah Youth Village is Utah’s largest private provider of residential treatment for children who are wards of the state.
Smarter Parenting, an online parenting skills class.
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Last Updated: 9/26/2017
Address: 1370 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Phone: 801-683-4323
Fax: 385-229-4324
Eligibility: Preschool through 12th grade, survivors of abuse and trauma, loss, neglect. Medicaid, UBH, CHIP, Foster care Medicaid, sliding scale. Self-referral accepted.
Services Provided: Aids children and families who are struggling with mental health and behavioral issues using wraparound services and exceptional educational programs. In-home, office, court system. Specialized treatment for Reactive Attachment Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
Day treatment program for youth ages 8 - 18, 8:30-3:30.
After school program for youth age 8 to 18, 3:30 - 7:30.
Evening and weekend Outpatient programs available, ages 3 and up, including in-home family therapy.
In-home family therapy.
Provider Profiles: A. House, CMHC, Program Director

See brief introductory video of Utah House:
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Last Updated: 4/17/2018

West Valley City, UT

Address: 1600 West 2200 South Ste 202
West Valley City, UT 84119
Phone: 801-323-9900
Toll Free Phone: 877-230-6264
Fax: 801-323-9799
Eligibility: Open to the public, for individuals living with mental illness
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: NAMI Utah represents the State's voice on mental illness ensuring the dignity and improving the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.
Credentialed Family Resource Facilitators provide assistance to families and youth in accessing appropriate mental health services within their communities. Thirteen affiliate offices including Salt Lake, Utah County, Southwest, Cache Valley, Davis.
PROGRESSION support group--for youth 15 - 20ish with any type of mental health diagnosis (anxiety, ADHD, depression) taught by a young adult, free, statewide.
CONNECTIONS Program is a free 12-week course that brings together people who share the experience and knowledge of mental illness to empower each other.
NAMI mental health advocate, for courts and elsewhere
Provider Profiles: mental health advocate
Statewide programming
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Last Updated: 10/12/2017


Address: 35 Halsey Street 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Eligibility: Those who serve families of children with disabilities.
Services Provided: Serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
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Last Updated: 3/8/2018
Address: 201 Chicago Avenue, #200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Eligibility: For patients or caregivers, advocacy groups, health care providers, and supporters.
Services Provided: CNF Family Support and Empowerment Program (FSEP) offers families a direct connection with an experienced, compassionate Peer Support Specialist to help navigate the journey of disease diagnosis, treatment, and management for a child living with a neurologic condition. Includes: Transition of Care, Infantile Spasms Awareness, Respite Care, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Grants and Scholarships, Webinars
Provider Profiles: National, web-based locator for services
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Last Updated: 8/2/2018
PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-4774
Address: PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-4774
Toll Free Phone: 888-835-5669
Fax: 505-872-4780
Services Provided: Provide leadership to develop and sustain a nationwide network of family-run organizations. Aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. We provide families resources and support to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
Provider Profiles: Family Voices does not provide financial aid and is not a direct service provider. Contact Family Voices in your state.
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Last Updated: 1/11/2018
9605 Medical Center Dr Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-403-1901
Address: 9605 Medical Center Dr Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-403-1901
Fax: 240-403-1909
Services Provided: We are a national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life. Provide leadership to develop and sustain a nationwide network of family-run organizations. Focus the passion and cultural diversity of our membership to be a potent force for changing how systems respond to children with mental health needs and their families. Help policy-makers, agencies, and providers become more effective in delivering services and supports that foster healthy emotional development for all children.
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Last Updated: 8/2/2018
3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 103
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-872-4774
Organization Name: Family Voices
Address: 3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 103
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-872-4774
Toll Free Phone: 888-835-5669
Fax: 505-872-4780
Services Provided: Promotes a holistic, culturally relevant approach to health and wellness for all families and children including those with special healthcare needs and disabilities, with resources for children and families. IMPACT is a project of national Family Voices.
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Last Updated: 2/1/2018
Organization Name: Kansas University
Address: KS
Phone: 202-448-1448
Eligibility: Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their families
Services Provided: Works to ensure that input is obtained from all relevant stakeholder groups including older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members, advocates, professionals and providers.
Features a locator map to identify Developmental Disabilities statutes, presentations, and policy discussions
Provider Profiles: A project of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, and Life Span Institute, University of Kansas (housing the Beach Center on Disability and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities)
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Last Updated: 6/22/2018
Address: 8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-838-9000
Toll Free Phone: 800-537-2237
Services Provided: Champions for children with disabilities, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. A significant Learning Center, Resources, and specifically for Students and Young Adults.
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Last Updated: 8/2/2018
2030 M St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
Address: 2030 M St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
Services Provided: Emotional and informational support for families of children who have special needs, Parent to Parent-USA (P2P-USA) is a national nonprofit organization committed to assuring access and quality in Parent to Parent support across the country. This site highlights statewide organizations that have parent to parent support as a core program and are committed to implementing evidence-based practices. About Parent to Parent - USA. Parent to Parent programs provide emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained Support Parent.
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Last Updated: 12/18/2017
6512 23rd Ave NW, #213
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-297-6368
Address: 6512 23rd Ave NW, #213
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-297-6368
Fax: 509-752-6789
Services Provided: A national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.
Provider Profiles: A Kindering Center program
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Last Updated: 12/18/2017