Supporting You

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Resource Type

Meeting Info

A peer support network for families experiencing special health care needs. Find information at https://www.supportingyoukansas.org and contact staff to learn details about how to get connected (contact info below).

Description

Supporting You provides individuals the opportunity to gain support from a peer who has experienced a similar situation and/or circumstance in life who can share ideas, resources, and provide a listening ear during a time of need. Developed by the Kansas Special Health Services (SHS) Family Advisory Council (FAC), in partnership with the Title V CYSHCN Director and SHS programs/partners, the goal is for Kansans to gain emotional support from a caring and compassionate peer who shares a connection and is willing to tell their own personal story, while they walk alongside someone else as they tell theirs.

Two existing programs are part of the initial launch, the Kansas Special Health Care Needs program and the Kansas School for the Deaf, to connect families of children served through these programs with peer supports.

Contact Info

Cora Ungerer, Network Administrator

Cora.Ungerer@ks.gov

785-296-8625

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

 

Heather Smith, System of Supports Director

Heather.Smith@ks.gov

785-296-4747