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Welcome to Delaware Family Voices

Thank you for visiting the Delaware Family Voices and our Family to Family Health Information Center website.

Kids PlayingCaring for children with special needs is often complex, and Delaware Family Voices and the Family to Family Health Information Center is in the unique position to help. Like you, we are parents of children and young adults with physical, developmental and mental health challenges, and we have firsthand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs in our state.

We help families of children with special needs become informed, experienced, and self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves. There is no charge for the services we provide. We are funded through federal grants.

This website provides families with valuable resources and information concerning children’s healthcare needs. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us.

 

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Save The Date!

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Delaware Family Voices is hosting Creating A Common Vision, a one day summit for families and professionals interested in assisting children with emotional, mental health, and/or severe behavioral concerns.

Let your voice be heard! Through a collaborative effort between parents and professionals, the key outcome of the summit will be the development of a parent run organization for families in Delaware who have children with mental health issues and/or behavioral concerns.

If you would like to learn more about or are interested in attending the summit, please contact Wanda Ford at sfn@defv.org or by phone at 302-669-3034.

Link: Save the Date Flyer - Creating a Common Vision
Link: Event Information

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Donate to Delaware Family Voices When You Shop AmazonSmile!

Donating has never been easier! Delaware Family Voices is a registered charitable organization with AmazonSmile, a charitable foundation operated by Amazon. AmazonSmile allows shoppers to purchase the same products at the same prices as on Amazon.com, and in return for shopping through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of eligible purchases are donated to the shopper’s selected charitable organization.

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Will you consider shopping through the Delaware Family Voices AmazonSmile link? For every eligible purchase you make, 0.5% will automatically be donated to Delaware Family Voices. This donation is at no additional charge to you – donations come directly from the purchased merchandise through the AmazonSmile Foundation.

On behalf of Delaware Family Voices, we thank you for considering a donation through AmazonSmile.

Learn more about donating with AmazonSmile at our blog, Shop Amazon and Support Delaware Family Voices.

Learn about other options for donating to Delaware Family Voices at our Donate page.

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A Message from Ann Phillips, Delaware Family Voices Executive Director:

Summer is upon us! You know what that means. It’s time to enjoy some fun in the sun, vacations to the beach, and lemonades by the pool. And while you are enjoying some summer downtime, rest assured that Delaware Family Voices is but a moment’s phone call away, ready to assist you in the care of your child’s special health care needs. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to ask. We are here to listen, our objective to help you prioritize the steps you need to take as you plan a path for your child.

In the months ahead, we at Delaware Family Voices will continue our efforts to better serve Delaware families and their children with special health care needs. We are expanding our training and workshop offerings as well as our support for the Parent to Parent and Federation of Families programs. Check our Trainings and Workshops page for a complete list of Delaware Family Voices trainings and workshops. Click on our Events Page to keep up on our latest activities.

We hope you find our website a valuable resource. We continue to improve and enhance the website to be as current and relevant to our families’ needs as possible. If you have a resource you think we should consider including on the website, tell us! Our website is as much your website as it is ours.

Lastly, please don’t ever hesitate to call if you need us. Refer to the Delaware Family Voices Contact page for a complete listing of staff phone numbers and emails as well as our office address.

Happy Summer

Ann Phillips
Executive Director
Delaware Family Voices

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Family-to-Family Health Information Center was made possible by a grant through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau. This grant program was established by the Family Opportunity Act of 2005, amended by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The Statewide Family Network is funded through a grant through the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.