How Can I Access Family Advocacy Services?

Local chapters of family organizations are a great source to access family advocacy services and to learn about the availability of services in your local area.

  • The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health – Colorado Chapter,
  • Tom Dillingham, Executive Director, tdillingham@coloradofederation.org.
  • Mental Health America of Colorado, www.mha.colorado.org
  • Family Voices, www.familyvoices.org
  • NAMI Colorado, www.namicolorado.org/
  • Lacey Berumen, Executive Director, lberumen@nami.org
  • EMPOWER Colorado, http://www.empowercolorado.com/

In 2007, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 07-1057, establishing the creation of family advocacy demonstration programs in three sites for youth with mental health or co-occurring disorders who are in or at–risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system (see C.R.S. 26-22-101 to 106). A copy of the final evaluation of the demonstration program can be found at:

PDF RESOURCE: Family Advocacy Demonstration Project Final Report

For more information on the Family Advocacy Demonstration Program, contact Bill Bane, Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Bill.Bane@state.co.us