WHAT IS THE FFCFL?
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 challenges in Central Florida.
The vision of the Federation is to approach the system of care through a family and youth-driven approach, children and youth emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential.
Culturally and Linguistically Competent
Provide support, education and advocacy for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families in Central Florida.
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.
What makes our organization unique?
the difference we make
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.
I cannot recall the last time I saw Dasha so happy and carefree and thoroughly enjoying herself with her peers.
IN EACH OTHER'S STORIES
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.
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.
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.....
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:
- Children's Respite Center
- Family Resource Center
- Medicaid Provider
- School Programs
- Meeting Groups
- Warm Line Support