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Program Information
Program Name: Family Support Organization Of Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren
Agency Name: NJ Children System of Care
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Erika Deusinger
Address: 114 South Second Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Telephone #: 908-213-9932
Fax #: 908-213-9933
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Men, Women, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We coach, assist and support families so that they can become more effective advocates in their schools and communities as well as with local agencies and other service providers and system partners. These systems include the Juvenile Justice System, the Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), the Mental Health System, Education and Medicaid. We also advocate for the family voice at the local, state and federal levels of government.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To ensure that children with special, emotional, behaviorial or mental health chellenges and their families are provided with the community based compationate and cultural-compentent support systemn, that will provide them with ongoing family-orientedn, support information, education and advocacy.

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