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MCF Announces Name Change

Beth Hess - Monday, March 14, 2016
Please join us in celebrating a new milestone in the Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health’s 16-year history. Today we are excited to announce our name change to the Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF). This shortened name reflects the evolution and expansion of MCF’s services in recent years, including the development of programming for youth and young adults, and support for families with children, youth and young adults facing mental health, substance use and other behavioral health challenges.
 
Our mission remains the same—to support families—and our day-to-day work with families continues. We will continue to be the voice of Maryland families with a broad range of behavioral health needs, to amplify the family voice, to support and empower families to advocate for themselves and other families, and to provide one-to-one support to help families access needed services and resources.
 
“For a long time, we’ve been supporting families who have a broad range of behavioral health challenges,” said Board President Janice Briley. “That support will not only continue, but be strengthened as we work as ‘Maryland Coalition of Families,’ a name that reflects the full community of families we work to support and empower across the state.”
 
“MCF has been serving Maryland families for 16 years,” said Albert Zachik, M.D., Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Administration, Child and Adolescent Services, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “As the state moves forward with integration of behavioral health, we’re so pleased our statewide family organization is updating its public persona to reflect this integration and to be inclusive of all those whom MCF serves.”
 

Look for MCF’s updated logo and name in our materials beginning today.

 

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