For Immediate Release

September 12, 2016

NC Families United Expand outreach with the addition of 2 new staff members

North Carolina Families United will be expanding our efforts serving youth and young adults with mental health issues and their families by adding two new youth division team members.

Garron Rogers, our new Youth Transition Director, will be focusing on statewide policy for youth and young adults, along with providing RENEW Facilitation for youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs.

Jadda Jefferies, our new Youth Coordinator, will be coordinating our Youth Leadership Series and serving as administrative support to our Youth M.O.V.E.NC board.

Garron is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Psychology. He is currently seeking a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. He most recently served as the Youth Coordinator for the System of Care  BECOMING Project through Alliance Behavioral Healthcare. He is a certified Positive Youth Development trainer and has worked in multiple systems that effect young adults including law enforcement/corrections, education, and mental health/non-profit. He received Alamance Burlington Schools Classified Employee of the Year Awards both in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years at Graham High School. He has been both a state and national presenter and has also served as a keynote speaker. Through his own lived experiences as a youth he understands the struggle our youth have when struggling with emotional or behavioral turmoil. He is a dedicated husband, father, and advocate for youth and describes himself as a life-long learner. He is also a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has recorded albums and performed both domestically and abroad.

Jadda, our Youth Coordinator, is a recent college graduate and a youth and family member.

Garron, Jadda and Laura Muse our Family and Youth SOC EX Director all just returned from training in NH from the UNH Institute on Disabilities to become certified RENEW Facilitators. Let’s put their skills to work.

You may reach Jadda for Youth Leadership Series inquires @ jaddajefferies@aol.com

For RENEW Support or Youth Policy questions you may contact Garron  at garronrogers@gmail.com or you can call NC Families United office at 336-395-8828.

Funding for these positions are by the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Block Grant Funds and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMSHA Statewide Family Network grant.


Contact: Gail M. Cormier

Executive Director

NC Famlies United

336- 395-8828


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North Carolina Families United is the Statewide Family Network and the state chapter of the National Federation of Families

NC Families United is a family support and advocacy organization. It’s mission is to:

Link families to State and community partners for the purpose of improving the lives of children, youth, and families with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs;

Focus active attention on the unique strengths and needs of these children and their families by educating and advising policy makers, service providers, other advocacy organizations;

Actively promote policies and procedures that serve the best interests of these children, youth, and their families through work with State and local officials;

Actively promote, model and adhere to the values and principles of System of Care.

Services available for North Carolina families, family organizations, system of care sites, and family partners

Families United can help link families to services in their home communities that include mental health, physical health, social services, and educational needs.

Families United can work with local community family organizations to provide organizational 501c3 mentorship, linkage to nonprofit small business associations, support and help with local grant development to help grow and nurture local family organizations.

Families United works with System of Care grantees to help bring Family Driven Technical Assistance to the funded project. We can help you construct your grant with family driven input.

Families United mentors and supports all North Carolina Family Partners. We encourage all Family Partners to join our bi-monthly group to discuss and develop the position of Family Partner. All Family Partners from all systems and agencies are welcome to join our group. NC Families United supports ALL Family Partners.

Families United mentors youth during the transition period into adulthood. We can provide one on one mentorship for youth struggling with mental health issues get through school and into adulthood as contributing members of the community.

Families United host our annual Youth Leadership Series. We train leaders of tomorrow today. If you are a youth ages 14-21 who has struggled with mental health issues and you want your voice heard, join our leadership group.

Youth who have had mental health or behavioral challenges are encouraged to join Youth Move NC. Youth Move NC is NC Families United’s statewide youth leadership group.

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