& Resource Center
Our mission is to educate, advocate, and encourage self-care for family members navigating complex behavioral health systems to ensure their loved ones with mental health challenges are provided the best care. We are a team of family caregivers who believe that families know their loved ones best, and therefore should be involved in their care. We help amplify the voices of family members and bridge the communication gap between providers and families.
“You were there for me when even my own family and friends didn’t know what to do anymore…not because they don’t love me…but they couldn’t understand what I was going through. Thank you for being there and helping us as a whole.”
“I was about to give up. I’m glad I didn’t. My family is forever grateful to FERC.”
“Knowing that you’re family members too – I know you GET IT. I don’t have to explain or defend myself…and that feels good.”
“You held the hope for us even when we didn’t think hope was even possible.”
“Thank you for sharing that you too can empathize with my situation…I always felt alone and ashamed. You really made me understand that this is not only going on in my family…and it’s NOT our fault.”
Join the Team
FERC is currently looking for a Family Advocate to add to our team! If you are, or have been, a family member or primary caregiver responsible for the life of a loved one with a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance whether biologically related or not, we encourage you to apply for a full time position. This is your opportunity to use your personal, lived experience to serve other family members and caregivers who need hope and support. This position does not require on-the-job in the mental health field.