Children's Mental Health Support and Advocacy Services
Montgomery County System of Care
The goal of the Montgomery County CLT is to assure that the membership reflects the needs and diversity of the county with specific emphasis on Youth and Family involvement and that all team members have an understanding and respect of the System of Care values. The Montgomery County CLT celebrates diversity, inclusiveness and is welcoming of all people.Every team member who participates in the Montgomery County CLT is expected to uphold an environment that is safe and welcoming to a full spectrum of ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions and faiths, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities.
The membership goal is to have equal participation from Youth, Families, Providers, and other Stakeholders. The Montgomery County CLT is a subcommittee of the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Board. For more information please call (610) 278-6200 and ask to speak to someone from the Children’s Mental Health Team.
MISSION: Dedicated to promoting mental wellness and prevention through collaboration with youth, families, and system partners to support children and adolescents.
VISION: A healthy community where all youth are accepted and can access quality support.
VALUES: Youth Guided, Family Driven, Trauma Informed, Culturally Responsive, Community Based, and Best Practice Oriented.
FamilyWorx are an advocacy team of parents and primary caregivers who have experience navigating the child serving systems (education, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and more) with their own children. They use their own stories and experiences to help support others become their own best advocate for their children and families.
The Montgomery County PA Affiliate is the local voice of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through recovery focused support, education, and advocacy. Individuals and families benefit from the opportunity to connect with community resources, participate in programming, and gain understanding of mental illness through community awareness and advocacy events. All NAMI Montgomery County PA programming is free to the community.
The Peer Support and Teen Talk Lines are warm lines where teens and adults can speak or text anonymously with a peer about any issues or problems they are facing without fear of judgement. The talk/text lines are available seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The line is closely tied to the Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Program and is a supplement to that service. This also allows any true crisis calls to be immediately transferred to a crisis worker. The Teen Talk Line is run by Access Services.