Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health (MCF)

2 min read | Posted on February 11, 2016

As parents and caregivers of children and young adults with mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health challenges, we understand what you’re going through. Please know that you are not alone. The Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health (MCF) is here to help you access resources and make connections with those in your community who can support you, your child and your family.

Get Help

One-to-One Support for Parents and Caregivers

Our trained staff, who themselves have cared for a child with mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health needs, will work one-on-one with you—listening to your concerns, attending meetings, assisting you to complete forms, explaining your rights and connecting you to appropriate services. Services are provided free to Maryland families.

Trainings

We offer trainings in-person and online to help you increase your knowledge on a variety of topics and be a better advocate for your child.

Information and Resources

MCF staff can provide you with information, referral and connections to appropriate services for your child. Resources are also available 24/7 through our website.

Support Groups

Often, talking to others going through a similar experience can help you find answers and reduce stress. Join an MCF Support group to connect with others in your community.

“Not only did I feel that I finally had the help I needed, but I also felt I was in the company of friends.”

”Parent”

Support for Youth and Young Adults

Our youth-driven programs empower and support youth and young adults. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.

Get Involved

While each family’s struggle to find help is unique, we know that improvements to policies on the state and local level help us all. MCF families work together to improve services in mental health, substance use, schools and other systems throughout Maryland.

Contact us or visit our website to learn more about how you can:

  • have a voice in policy decisions
  • get involved in legislative advocacy
  • participate in a focus group
  • raise public awareness
  • become a parent leader and advocate

Contact Information:

Joan McGarry, Talbot County Family Navigator

443-480-2966, jmcgarry@mdcoalition.org

 www.mdcoalition.org

Need Help?

Need Help?

Eastern Shore Crisis Response

1-888-407-8018