A Family Support Partner (FSP) offers hope, guidance, empowerment, and advocacy for primary parents and caregivers of youth receiving services for mood, emotional, behavioral, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.

FSPs deliver peer support through face-to-face and virtual meetings. By using their own lived experiences and knowledge of raising children with these challenges, Family Support Partners walk alongside families to help access and navigate appropriate services. They share their story, listen to yours, and let you know you’re not alone.

What Can FSPs Do?

• Empower you to set goals and identify strategies to achieve them.

• Help you prepare for and attend meetings.

• Be a sounding board for ideas or concerns.

• Increase family voice in services to meet the individual needs of your family.

• Grow confidence in your ability to meet the complex needs of your family.

• Be a source of hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

How do I receive services?

The first step to receiving services is to contact our Access Center. The staff at the Access Center will do an initial screening to determine what services you qualify for and connect you to those services.

Cost for services

Fees are based upon our Sliding Fee Discount Program or your health insurance coverage. While no one is denied services based on their financial situation, there may be a waiting list in place to receive non-Medicaid covered services.