Family Advocacy Center
College and graduate student interns are trained to provide expert advocacy support to individuals and families facing difficult challenges related to mental health, substance use, trauma, juvenile justice, special education, school discipline or truancy. The Center also engages in systems advocacy, where we honor excellence and encourage improvements in the way individuals and families are served in Pennsylvania.
The Family Voice:
We support Families who want to “Find Their Voice” and strengthen advocacy skills, using a collaborative and non-adversarial approach. Our Families:
- Learn information and connect with resources
- Build Relationships
- Understand their legal rights (but we do NOT offer legal advice)
- Develop goals and options
- Take Action
- Reflect and make adjustments along the way
- Strengthen Resiliency
- Exercise self-care
The Center is staffed by student interns from various colleges in Southeast Pennsylvania. While a “Center” may imply a physical place, this Family Advocacy Center honors the individual and family’s voice and vision as the core or “Center” of the resolution in each situation. Currently the Family Advocacy Center serves families in Delaware and Chester Counties.
Please see www.familyvoice.net for more information.
“Hope” Is Confidence in A Good Plan
The heart of the Family Advocacy Center is recognizing that it takes a healthy community to make a healthy person. An individual is responsible for their choices, but it takes a supportive environment for a person to grow, change, and flourish. Our plan is to build healthier communities one family, and one community partner, at a time.