Family Empowerment Network

Family Empowerment Network (FEN)

Peer Support, Education & Advisory Opportunities for Parents and Caregivers

Hillside Family of Agencies is Family-Driven with a deep understanding that parents and family members have a primary decision making role in the care of their own children as well as the policies and procedures governing care for all of our children. This includes:

  • Choosing culturally and linguistically competent supports, services, and providers
  • Setting goals
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating programs
  • Monitoring outcomes
  • Partnering in funding decisions

Hillside’s Family Empowerment Network’s (FEN) mission is to empower families, strengthen the family voice and support our family-driven culture by providing peer support, learning and teaching opportunities, and partnerships between families and services providers.

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FEN Monthly Round Table Meetings – Please Join Us!

Open to all Hillside parents, caregivers and family members; FEN staff champions, family advocates, youth mentors, and any interested staff.

Greater Rochester Area

Family Empowerment Network: Monthly Round Table Meeting
3rd Friday of each month
11:30-1:30 (lunch is provided)
One Mustard Street, Rochester, NY
Registration is required: Call 585-752-0712

Agendas include:

  • Educational Presentations
  • Facilitated Discussions
  • Hillside Updates
  • Policy Reviews

Syracuse Area

Family Empowerment Network: Monthly Round Table Meeting
1st Thursday of most months
11:30-1:30 (lunch is provided)
215 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY
Registration is required: Call 315-751-0232

Agendas include:

  • Educational Presentations
  • Facilitated Discussions
  • Hillside Updates
  • Policy Review

Contact Us:

Lisa Kinney
585-752-0712

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