Family Support and Community Collaboration
Sandhills Center's Family Support and Community Collaboration programs provide assistance to families of children who are experiencing emotional, learning or behavioral health challenges. Through these programs, Family Support Advocates empower and educate families and professionals to access the knowledge, training and treatment options they need within the Sandhills Center catchment area. Family Support Advocates are knowledgeable about the services and supports available within their particular geographic area.
The goal of the program is to provide support to children, youth and families in the areas of:
- Community collaboration -- demonstrated as Family Support Advocates work with community partners to share resources and solve problems.
- Advocacy -- offers families the ability to gain confidence and comfort when working with schools, local departments of social services and mental health service providers.
- Support groups -- held to give parents, grandparents, caregivers and youth a chance to meet, voice their concerns and learn from each other.
- Workshops -- designed to assist parents and professionals in the emotional and educational development of children and families.
Family Support and Community Collaboration programs -- which are posted to this website's events calendar (link below) -- are funded by Sandhills Center in partnership with North Carolina Families United Inc.
Contact a Family Support Advocate in your area for more information:
- Anson and Richmond counties -- email Suzanne Maness or call 1-877-211-5995.
- Moore and Hoke counties -- email Shirlyn Morrison-Sims or call 1-877-776-6599.
- Montgomery and Randolph counties -- email Brenda Goss or call 1-877-211-7252.
- Lee and Harnett counties -- email Adrian Standish or call 1-877-776-6702.
- Guilford County -- email LaMonica Mitchell at 1-919-215-7153.
for upcoming workshops, support groups, meetings and events.