Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Funding Opportunity: Residential Family Peer Support Partners

Grant/Contract Name:  Residential Family Peer Support Partners
Deadline:   December 6,2013
Funding Amount:   Approximately $710,000 will be distributed annually between all five OMH Regions.  Approximately 11 awards statewide.
Eligibility:   Public, private, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organizations whose primary purpose is to provide advocacy, education/skill building, and family/peer support services to families of children with serious emotional/behavioral challenges. The Applicant must be an OMH-funded 1650 Family Support Program
Agency:   NYS Office of Mental Health
Summary: The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support Residential Family Peer Support (RFPS) Partners, formerly known as Residential Family Advocates (RFAs) , in OMH licensed children and youth residential treatment facilities and community residences within all five OMH Regions. An RFPS Partner must be a parent/caregiver who has or is currently raising a child with significant behavioral health challenges that require the supports of one or more child serving systems.

The primary goal of these positions will be to enhance the provision of family support services to families of children within these residential treatment programs as well as assisting parents/caregivers in maintaining or creating connections within their community's family support provider system during their child's active treatment and discharge from residential treatment.

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