Delaware Family Voices was recently awarded the Statewide Family Healthcare grant. The purpose of this grant is to address the needs of children and families with mental health needs, and to serve as a catalyst for positive system changes in children’s mental health care.
Delaware Family Voices also recently hired Peggy Prygon. Peggy joins the DEFV staff with the primary objective of managing the Statewide Family Healthcare grant. As project coordinator, Peggy’s role is to advocate for families of children with healthcare needs, and to help them navigate the healthcare system.
Peggy is the mother of two children, one of whom has developmental disabilities. Formerly an elementary school teacher with special education experience, Peggy has also worked as a market research assistant and in library circulations.
Here are Peggy’s own words on joining Delaware Family Voices and taking on the Statewide Family Healthcare project:
“I am enthusiastic about my new position at Delaware Family Voices. I am excited to have the opportunity to implement the goals of our Statewide Family Healthcare grant. Our hope is that family driven care will be established, allowing families to share an equal role and partnership with physicians and clinicians in determining what is best for their children and what services will be provided.”
The Statewide Family Healthcare grant will also enable Delaware Family Voices, lead by Peggy, to develop the Delaware chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
The Federation’s mission is to ensure that:
- Families have access to effective and competent care for children with special mental health care needs, and
- Family driven care is upheld, giving families, parents and caregivers of children with mental health needs a full partnership in the decision making of their children’s care.
Most importantly, the Statewide Family Healthcare Initiative grant will help Delaware Family Voices foster positive system changes for families and children affected by mental health challenges.
We are excited to have Peggy join Delaware Family Voices. Her presence will enable us to expand our mental health programs and further assist Delaware families. Please join us in welcoming Peggy.
If you have any questions about the Statewide Family Healthcare grant or the Federation of Families program, please contact Peggy at (302) 221-5363.