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 families are expert partners in the care of their children and should be given a decision-making role in the care of their children. Family-Driven Care accomplishes the following:

  • Builds on family strengths.
  • Honors cultural diversity and family traditions.
  • Supports the child in learning about and participating in his/her care and decision-making.
  • Encourages family-to-family and peer support.
  • Develops policies, practices, and systems that are family-friendly and family-centered in all settings.
  • Celebrates successes!

Hillside Family of Agencies’ Family Empowerment Network is entrusted with empowering families, alumni, staff and community partners in promoting Family Driven/Youth Guided, Culturally Competent and Trauma Informed Care. Hillside’s Family Empowerment Network (FEN) provides:

  • Multiple forums for advisory opportunities on program, agency, regional and state level policy and strategic decisions.
  • networking opportunities with families, staff and leadership
  • educate families, staff and leadership through the sharing of information and resources

Visit Hillside’s Family Resources services and programs

FEN Monthly Round Table Meetings – Please Join Us!

Central Region- Syracuse Area

215 Wyoming Street, Syracuse, NY
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Monroe Region- Greater Rochester Area

1 Mustard Street, Rochester, NY
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Western Region- Buffalo Area

70 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo NY
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Customer Satisfaction Line:

(585) 256-7761
toll-free: (877) 346-1190