Family Advocates

Family Advocates 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.  Family Advocates also engage 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. Families who connect with Family Advocates:

  • 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 Family Advocates’ Director is a seasoned expert in advocacy, Michael Harper, Esq., who is joined by student interns from various universities in Southeast Pennsylvania. Currently, Family Advocates serve families in Delaware and Chester Counties. 

Please call Family Advocates at 610-359-8800 for more information and/or to share your advocacy need. Thank you!  

“Hope” Is Confidence in A Good Plan

The heart of Family Advocates 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. 

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