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Providing support, education, and advocacy to parents/caregivers of children experiencing an emotional, behavioral, mental health need or substance use across a lifespan.

"We are here to walk this journey with you. You are not alone!."

What We Do

Year-Round Activities Serving Orange County:

  • Lean On Me Support Group

  • Workshops

  • IEP Assistance & Advocacy

  • Parent Peer Support

  • Outreach & Resource Events

  • Speakers Bureau

  • Respite Care Program (Must be receiving services through Wraparound Orange, Breakthrough Program or receiving any of the above supports from FFCFL)

Would you like to be a participating speaker at one of our Informational Meetings? 

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FFCFL Family Testimonials



There’s a saying “it takes a village to raise a child,” we relocated here a few years ago from New York and have no family in the area but Respite does help ease that struggle. It’s a breathe of fresh air. It is not easy dealing with a child with mental health issues as time and patience is the number one need. After a while one goes into autopilot mode and forgets about one’s self but with respite you are able to get that break with peace of mind knowing your child is safe socializing with other children and well taken care of. It has helped develop my child’s social skills with other people little by little in trusting others and positivity. I appreciate each and everything you do for my child, thank you!!!



I want to thank you and the entire staff for extending yourselves to my children by providing respite care. It is such a blessing as I was unable to secure a free or low cost summer program for the four of them. While the children were at respite, I was able to run errands, complete household chores and even had a mommy and me sat with my
youngest daughter who is too young for respite care right now. Knowing that my children are in a safe and nurturing environment, while being so well cared for takes a huge burden off of my shoulders and allowed me to just breathe for a while. I simply cannot thank you enough.

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Your follow up on my daughter's situation was a life saver. When thinking, this week, of things I am grateful for you came to mind and I wanted to tell you that you made a
difference... bigger than you'll ever know. Thank you!


Committes & Affiliations
  • Orange County Behavioral Gap Analysis - Implementation Committee

  • Orange County Behavioral Gap Analysis - Advocacy Committee

  • Orange County Youth Management Network Executive Committee

  • Orange County Youth Management Network

  • Belvin Perry, Jr. Central Receiving Center Governing Board

  • Orange County Competency Court Team

  • Youth Mental Health Commission

  • National Federation of Families

  • Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA)

Contact Us

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Administrative Office:

2605 Maitland Center Parkway
Suit D
Maitland, FL, 32751

Warm Support Line:

Tel: (407) 334 - 8049
Hours: 9am - 5pm EST
Monday - Friday



Muriel Jones Banks, Executive Director or Click Here

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