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Parent Advocacy Connection

Parent Advocacy Connection (PAC) is a grassroots organization of trained advocates who reflect the cultural and ethnic make-up of the families they serve.  This program is overseen by NAMI Ohio and is funded by the Ohio Departments of Mental Health, Job and Family Services, Drug and Alcohol Services, Education, and Youth Services.

When children require services from multiple sources (i.e., mental health, schools, juvenile courts, developmental disabilities and alcohol/drug addiction services agencies), it can be difficult for parents to navigate their way through these various service systems.  Families may become overwhelmed and have difficulty expressing their concerns and the needs of their child.  Ohio’s Service Coordination process recognizes this challenge and has made support for families available through the Parent Advocacy Connection (PAC).

A brochure describing the program in more detail can be found under the “Publications” tab, above.