Welcome to AskFerc.org
 
» FERC News & Announcements

Page 1 of 3  > >>

Become a Family Advocate and help families like yourself.
Transitional Age Youth - Family Member/Peer Support Groups!
Get the help you need.
Untitled document Combat Stigma to help future providers of mental health services to be the best that they can be.

Welcome to the Family Education And Resource Center

Untitled document

 

The Family Education and Resource Center ('FERC') is a new family/caregiver-centered program that provides information, education, advocacy and support services to family/caregivers of children, adolescents, transitional age youth, adults, and older adults with serious emotional disturbance or mental illness living in all regions of Alameda County. These services are provided in a culturally competent manner, reaching out to people of various ethnicities and language groups.

The FERC is a component of Alameda County’s Community Services & Support plan, funded with Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) dollars and operated by the Mental Health Association of Alameda County (MHAAC) under contract with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. In addition to providing outreach, education and support to family/caregivers of people with mental illness, the FERC facilitates input and feedback to Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services decision makers at all levels about the important roles family/caregivers play in supporting their loved ones and about the experiences and needs of family/caregivers. The FERC works closely with County and contract agencies to promote a family/caregiver perspective and toward the goal of creating a more family/caregiver and consumer driven system of care.

FERC programmatic components include: (1) a warm line; (2) education, training and support for family/caregivers; (3) a resource center; (4) assistance with AB-1424 (communication with providers); (5) support for the development of family leadership; and (6) collaboration with other MHSA-funded programs.

FERC’s main office is located in East Oakland; satellite offices are located in Hayward, Livermore and in Fremont.

Help for families and caregivers of... Children Teenagers Adults Older Adults



Home | About Us | Crisis Support | Contact Us

MHAAC - Click for Website  FERC is a program of the Mental Health Association of Alameda County
funded through Mental Health Services Act and operated under contract
with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
  BHCS - Click for Website

Copyright © 2010 - MHAAC

Web Partner: PharSide Solutions