The Support Network provides support for families whose children have mental health needs or behavioral challenges by offering individual or group support, information on special education and other resources, opportunities to attend trainings and conferences, participation in child serving agency advisory forums, and access to an extensive lending library. The Support Network’s Family Support Specialists partner with parents and caregivers throughout our region helping them develop effective strategies to become strong and successful advocates for their children, adolescents, or transition-age youth. All Support Network’s services are free of charge.
Through one-to-one contacts, parent meetings and participation in workshops and conferences, the Support Network for Families provides:
- Support– sharing experiences in a nonjudgmental setting of trust and acceptance
- Advocacy– supporting and empowering families in their advocacy efforts through education and training
- Resources– providing information about community programs and services
- Networking– developing a collaborative relationship with professionals as well as other parents in the community.
The Support Network
is a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium that is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. We serve the counties of Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin.
- 187 High Street
- Holyoke, MA 01040