What We Offer:
Family Support is an array of services to assist families of children with behavioral needs or challenges. It is provided by family members who also have children with social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, or learning differences. Family Support helps children live at home while giving attention to the needs of all family members. Family Support emphasizes full parent/guardian participation in service planning and evaluation, services in the child’s own home whenever possible as well as flexibility and responsiveness from the formal service systems.
• Monthly Meetings
• An Annual Educational Conference for family members, educators, and service providers
• Ongoing Education and Training
• Informational Website and List-Serve
• Family Support Provider Supervision
• Community Education
• Family Voice and Representation at Service Planning Meetings
Children's Mental Health Coalition of Western New York Inc.
A voice for families of children with emotional, social, behavioral, developmental, and learning challenges
Serving: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties
Family Support directory
Directory of Family Support Organizations for Western New York. The Western New York Region Family Support Coalition is dedicated to increasing support, and services for families who have children with social, emotional, behavioral, or mental health disabilities.
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As a family-run, family-driven organization serving children and families in 19 Western New York Counties, our experience with the stigma of mental illness is personal. We know the sting of having a loved one shamed or dishonored as a result of their illness. We have lived with the brick wall that stigma places before us leaving our families with needs unmet and help unsolicited. Because of this, we work with passion and deep intent to provide support, collective action, partnership, and strength, in achieving the care necessary for all children and families. We believe unquestionably that the reduction of stigma will make for enhanced legislation, enriched policies, and advanced treatment to improve the lives of all those within our community.
Mary Skorupa, Executive Director
board of directors
Board of Directors for the Children's Mental Health Coalition of Western New York Inc.