ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING:  MY FEST AND FFCFL FAMILY MONTHLY MEETING.   Please be advised that MY FEST is postponed due to the public health concerns posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The rescheduled date will be announced once finalized.

The FFCFL Family Monthly Meeting has been cancelled at Wellcare on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.   

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and the families/youth we serve in the community.

Mission Statement

DID YOU KNOW that 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder?  Click photo for data.

To provide support, education and advocacy to children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, as well as their parents and caregivers, in Central Florida.


The Federation of Families of Central Florida, Inc. (FFCFL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 family support organization.  We are dedicated to supporting families, educating caregivers, reducing stigma within our communities and advocating for children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs in Central Florida.​

Vision Statement

The vision of FFCFL is to ensure that every child and youth in Central Florida who experiences emotional, behavioral and mental health needs will have access to quality, appropriate and comprehensive resources.



  • Family-driven

  • Youth-guided

  • Trauma informed

  • Culturally and Linguistically Competent

  • Community based


  • Collaborate with the family run and other child serving organizations to transform mental health care in Central Florida.

  • Advocate in local systems for the rights of families, children and youth

  • Inform policy at local and state levels on needs and rights of families, children and youth.


We are honored to serve on the following committees in the community:

  • The Belvin Perry, Jr. Central Receiving Center Governing Board
  • Central Florida Cares Health System, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Youth Mental Health Commission
  • Orange County Implementation Team
  • Orange County Management Network Team
  • Seminole Community Alliance, Member


We aren't here to just talk, but we will listen and we will help to make the changes YOU want with your children, in the schools, and in your community.

Real support... real change.

the difference we make



Patricia Crowley


I cannot recall the last time I saw Dasha so happy and carefree and thoroughly enjoying herself with her peers.

What makes our organization unique?

The perspective we bring is family-oriented.  Our staff are parents or guardians of children who have experienced the same challenges and successes as the families we serve.

We have walked in the shoes of being part of a family that deals with the daily realities, blessings, and challenges of having children with these special needs.



We See

I went to a meeting today that made me feel....I don't know, less alone. I heard stories of others who have to overcome more obstacles than me and they still smile. It gives me hope that things will get better.....



Seminole County Family Member


It's not JUST about


...It's about really



I never knew there were so many others like me... I wish I had found the FFCFL so much sooner.


Orange County Family Member


  • Youth Respite Center

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

  • Warm Line Support
  • Workshops/Trainings

  •  Meeting Groups


Youth Groups

The FFCFL already provides a variety of resources and support within the community, but like a tree ready to branch out, we are eager to meet the evolving needs of our families.

Learn More Here:


Muriel Jones, Executive Director

(407) 929-3133 or

In Partnership With:

Federation of Families of Central Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  EIN #80-0734198

Charitable Registration #CH35701

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800) 435-7352 within the State.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

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