Family Alliance for Change is a division of Development Centers, Inc. Family Alliance for Change is a parent driven, peer-to-peer service with the objectives of supporting, educating and empowering parents with special needs children to meet their family's goals. Our services include Parent Support Partners and Parent Partners to provide individual supports that help families connect to community resources; System of Care Parent training for parents in Wayne County; support groups, father groups, and opportunities to meet with legislative representatives with regards to policy changes.
The Family Alliance for change provides a family/youth friendly atmosphere where family support, advocacy, referrals, resources and education are offered to all Wayne County Families.
Wayne County Families receive services locally that promote dignity, pride and respect; and that all services are responsive to the needs of the families. Families actively partner with all systems, at all levels to provide family voice and choice which will ultimately improve and impact how families receive service locally, statewide and nationally.
A Parent Support Partner is a parent/caregiver of a child with emotional, behavioral or other mental health challenges. A PSP beings their own life experiences, skills and knowledge to support and empower other parents who are facing challenges and barriers. They are respectful and non-judgmental; a PSP values the decisions of parents to be their own best advocate and to make the decisions for their families. The Parent Support Partner is a member of the treatment team and is a critical part of the service planning and implementation. A PSP always believes that parents should use their voice and should have all the resources to make informed choices and be able to act on them.