Mission and Vision

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. 

Mission Statement

Promote the emotional, behavioral and social well-being of children, youth and families through transformational leadership.

Vision Statement

Inspire Hope and Courage by Empowering Parents and Investing in Children

Seven Principles That Guide Our Work

  • Family Driven, Hope Centered, and Youth Guided
  • Full Domain and Environment of the Child
  • Community Based Support Services
  • Culturally and Linguistically Competent
  • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Strength Based Intervention
  • Interagency Collaboration

Our 3 Goals


To provide a voice for family members.


Empower family members and health care professionals through training and technical assistance.


To form strategic partnerships to leverage local and statewide resources.

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