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MCF to Expand Support for Families of Young People with Substance Use Issues

Beth Hess - Thursday, June 30, 2016

MCF is launching a peer support and family navigation program specifically for families of young people with substance use issues. Since 1999, MCF has been providing peer support and services navigation to families caring for young people with behavioral health needs, including mental health and substance use issues.  Recently, MCF was asked by the state's Behavioral Health Administration to develop a program to provide peer support and services navigation to families that are caring for young people with substance use issues. 

In developing this program, we are working in collaboration with the many grassroots, volunteer family groups in different areas across the state.  We have also held meetings with staff from the state's Local Addictions Authorities and substance use providers to explain the program and elicit input as part of the planning process.

MCF is currently seeking applicants for several new positions that will staff this program. Please see the Employment Opportunities on our website; we are seeking caregivers whose children have had substance use issues, and are interested in a job where they will be offering assistance and support to other families. 

In the coming months, look for additional support, information and resources for families with young people with substance use issues.

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