Host Organization: Advocacy Services for Kids
Chapter Type: Local Chapter
ASK Family Services (ASK) is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to supporting families and youth with mental health or developmental challenges. Through collaboration with families and community partners, we strive to guide services in Kalamazoo County to be more family-driven, youth-guided, and culturally competent.
We believe that the support that comes from someone who has ‘been there’, and who can personally relate to the obstacles, frustrations, joys, and celebrations of raising a child is often extremely valuable to families and youth. As parents of children with developmental, mood, behavioral, and emotional disorders themselves, our Family Support Partners draw from personal experience and perspective to empower families. As young adults with lived experiences with mental health challenges ourselves, our Transition Peer Support Specialists and our Youth Peer Support Specialists empower youth to achieve goals important to them by sharing their stories of discovery and recovery.