Support for Families with Children who have Mental and Behavioral Health Challenges
The F.A.C.T. Partnership With Families program has been developed to support the parents and guardians of children with mental or behavioral health challenges.
Caring for a child with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, an eating disorder or any other emotional disorder may bring with it an extraordinary level of stress for your family.
How can the Partnership With Families program support you?
The Partnership With Families program teams you with a Parent Support Partner who understands what you are going through because she has a person with a disability in her immediate family.
Your Parent Support Partner will work with you and your family in your home or at a place of your choosing. You can turn to her when:
- Your friends and family have difficulty relating to your concerns
- You don’t know how to access community services such as health care, special education and more
- You or your family need support:
- Finding a babysitter with special training
- Getting a job, but you don’t have a resume or clothes for the interview
- Finding stable housing
- Finding a new car or transportation
- Creating a household budget
- Paying your utility bills
- Because you feel alone, isolated and exhausted
- You feel like your life is spinning out of control because of your child’s behaviors
How do you qualify for F.A.C.T.’S Partnership With Families program?
To qualify for the Partnership With Families program, your child must have a mental or behavioral health diagnosis and live in Franklin County, Lincoln County, Warren County, or St. Charles County. There is no charge for this program.