Family Support

Mental Health Association’s Family Support Service

320 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Contact:  Nitza Rodriguez, Director
(585) 325-3145 x152

or contact us online

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The Mental Health Association provides support to families of children with emotional or behavioral health challenges

A Family Peer Advocate is a caregiver who has experienced what you’re going through

We offer:

  • Support by phone, in person, in groups or individually
  • Assistance with school issues—education advocacy
  • Teen support
  • Assistance in identifying and developing natural supports
  • Caregiver discussion, education and skill-building groups
Family Support Services Fact Sheet Hoja de Datos para Servicios de Apoyo Familiar
Temper Tamers  Coffee Club
Daytimers Parents of Teens Support Group
PEACE (Teen Support) Group Strengthening and Empowering Families with Young Children


Virtual Workshops:

Call Melenie Stanton at 585-325-3145 x117 for information or to sign up.

Tuesdays in July 2021 – (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
For Parents of Children Ages 5-12.

July 6th, 2021- “Active Parenting Now” Disk #2.

July 13th, 2021- “1-2-3 Magic” Program Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

July 20th, 2021- “Improving Parent-Child Relationships” Part 1.

July 27th, 2021- Parenting Wisdom with Barbara Coloroso

Wednesdays in July 2021 – (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
For Parents of Tweens and Teens.

July 7th, 2021- “Strengthening Families Program” Lesson #9: Choosing Good Friends/Monitoring Behaviors.

July 14th, 2021- “Strengthening Families Program” Lesson #10: Values, Traditions, and Service.

July 21st, 2021- “Unconditional Parenting” Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. Part 1.

July 28th, 2021- “Unconditional Parenting” Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. Part 2.

Thursdays in July 2021 – (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
For Parents of Children Ages 5-12.

July 1st, 2021- “How to not take things personally”

July 8th, 2021- “Active Parenting Now” Disk #2.

July 15th, 2021- “1-2-3 Magic” Program Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.

July 22nd, 2021- “Improving Parent-Child Relationships” Part 2.

July 29th, 2021- Parenting Wisdom with Barbara Coloroso

Fridays in July 2021 – (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
For Parents of Children Ages 5 and Under.

July 2nd, 2021, July 9th, 2021, July 16th, 2021, July 23rd, 2021 and July 30th, 2021.


If you’re raising a teenager with behavioral and/or emotional challenges, this might be the group for you. Parents of Teens is an opportunity to meet, talk, listen, and learn about the ups and downs that happen while raising a teenager. It’s a great place to get support from people who understand.

June, 2021:

Monday June 14th, 2021

Monday June 29th, 2021

July, 2021:

Monday July 12th, 2021

Monday July 26th, 2021

August, 2021:

Monday August 9th, 2021

Monday August 23rd, 2021

September, 2021:

Monday September 13th, 2021

Monday September 27th, 2021

October, 2021:

Monday October 11th, 2021

Monday October 25th, 2021

November, 2021:

Monday November 8th, 2021

Monday November 22nd, 2021

December, 2021:

Monday December 13th, 2021

**Attention consumers or family members of OPWDD (I/DD), OMH (mental health), and OASAS (addiction) services in Monroe County!

The Monroe County Office of Mental Health wants to know what you think about services to help us plan. Please participate in the consumer and/or family member survey – see the link below.

The intent of this survey is to collect community feedback regarding Mental Health, Substance Use and Developmental Disability services offered in Monroe County that will be used in planning for future services.

Your response to the survey is voluntary, you can choose to answer as few or as many questions as you prefer, and it should take less than 10 minutes, depending on how much detail you include.


Or Scan this QR code:

Survey Deadline is: July 3rd at 5pm!



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