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Who are the FAVOR Family Advocates?

FAVOR Family Advocates are family members who have children and youth with emotional, behavioral, neurobiological or mental health needs. They understand the complex and unique challenges that families encounter on a daily basis. This personal experience allows them to support and advocate with other parents without the stigma and misunderstandings often encountered by parents who have a child with unique behavioral and mental health needs.

FAVOR Family Advocates work within a network of family members, parent organizations and other advocates who provide a variety of multi-cultural and educational opportunities and resources.

FAVOR works with the community, region and state to improve the services and supports for children and families through individual advocacy, system-change and legislative agendas.

FAVOR believes that children with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs require individualized services and should be kept in their homes and their communities.

FAVOR Family Advocacy promotes:

  • Family involvement in all aspects of their child’s care.
  • Services and supports are based on family identified needs and strengths.
  • Families are equal partners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of services.
  • Services are provided in the home or community to ensure full participation by all family members.

What Do Family Advocates Provide?

Family Advocates:
  • Assist family members to be equal partners in all levels of assessment, planning and implementation of services for their children
  • Assist family members in accessing services and supports that are appropriate, family-centered, and community-based
  • Assist family members by providing education and support to empower families to become advocates for their own children
  • Participate in Community Collaboratives/Systems of Care to promote and support family involvement
  • Assist in the development of family support and training initiatives

How Can I Access the Program?

Contact FAVOR, Inc.:

Carolyn Westerholm
Family Advocate Supervisor
FAVOR, Inc.
185 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109-1219
Phone: 860-563-3232 ext. 117
Cell: 203-943-1431
Fax: 860-563-3961
cwesterholm@favor-ct.org

Zosh Flammia
Family Advocate Supervisor
FAVOR, Inc.
185 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109-1219
860-563-3232 ext. 119
203-994-4064
860-563-3961
zflammia@favor-ct.org

Jenny Bridges
Office Manager
FAVOR, Inc.
185 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109-1219
860-563-3232 ext. 105
860-418-7218
860-563-3961
jbridges@favor-ct.org

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