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ABOUT US

We provide families with accurate assessments, evidence-based interventions, culturally and linguistically competent services, and a variety of other resources to help their children become self-respecting, independent, hopeful and productive adults. We help our families learn to cope with the difficult and demanding behaviors of their children while trying to maintain their employment and financial survival.

OUR VISION

We envision a socially just world where diverse children, adolescents, transition-age youth, and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families can live full productive lives free of discrimination and stigma.

OUR MISSION

The Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health works to improve the lives of children, adolescents, transition-age youth, and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families by:

 

  • Providing individualized and targeted family and youth peer support, group support, education, advocacy, system navigation, and information and referral, and leadership opportunities;

 

  • Helping youth and young adults and their families progress on their journey towards self-advocacy and self-efficacy through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and a network of resources and support;

 

  • Promoting hope, health, healing, cultural humility, race equity, and social justice; and

 

  • Advancing a system of care that is family-driven, youth-driven, community-based, strength-based, and culturally and linguistically competent.

Celia Serkin

Executive Director

cserkin@mcfof.org

Lucy Absi-Lopez (Bilingual)

Family Support Partner

labsilopez@mcfof.org

Karina Oviedo (Bilingual)

Family Navigator

kfunes@mcfof.org

Cathalene Symister-David

Board President

 

Cynthia Zapata

Board Member

Madge P. Mosby

Family Services Supervisor

mmosby@mcfof.org

Our Staff

Mary Kackley- Harris

Family Support Partner

mkackley@mcfof.org

 

Melody Smith

Family Support Partner

msmith@mcfof.org

Board of Directors

John Pride

Board Vice President

Anne M. Ellis

Administrative Assistant 

aellis@mcfof.org

Janet Lee

Family Support Partner/Family Navigator

jlee@mcfof.org

 

Fred Marton

Board Treasurer 

The Montgomery County Federation of Families

for Children's Mental Health