About Us

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Who We Are

United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF) is a non profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life for all children and youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges and to eliminate institutional discrimination and social stigma.

We form collaborations and educate the community about important issues involving families and children with mental health disorders. UACF also operates a direct services program for and by families in various counties of the state. 

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Our History

The History of United Advocates for Children and Families and the emergence of the Children’s Mental Health Movement.

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What We Do

United Advocates for Children and Families (UACF) is a non profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life for all children and youth with mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges and to eliminate institutional discrimination and social stigma.

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Partners

UACF is a family run organization with more than 20 years of experience working to provide education, training, and technical assistance to develop family driven, youth guided programs, including Family Partner initiatives. Through a comprehensive, hands-on approach, UACF strives to build the capacity of families through education, resources, and community support and collaboration.

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CEO and Directors

United Advocates for Children and Families is a family run organization comprised of an ethnically diverse staff. Our staff works across a broad range of programs that have increased the power and participation of families across the state and the nation, giving particular attention to families that are under-served and disadvantaged.

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UACF Board of Directors

United Advocates for Children and Families ethnically diverse Board of Directors oversee an ever-growing range of programs that have increased the power and participation of families across the state and the nation, giving particular attention to families that are underserved and disadvantaged.

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UACF Employment Opportunities

UACF is dedicated to employing parents, families, and caregivers of children with mental health challenges. Available open positions will be listed here or you may submit your resume for us to keep on file. Open positions outside of UACF are listed under “Other Opportunities.”

 

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Join UACF!

Become a member today and join our statewide network of parents, families, caregivers, and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth!

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Have questions?

Visit our Resources section for more information on how to understand your child’s IEP, how to contact local legislators, or for help with locating a treatment facility in your neighborhood.

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The transition of AB 3632 to AB114

AB 3632 is now AB 144. What does this mean for your child’s IEP? 

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Need Immediate Help?

If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers that provides resources and connections to individuals in your community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be returned as promptly as possible.

Hope Line: 1-877-ASK-UACF (275-8223)