Family Support Network

Family Support Network

When families are faced with the daily realities of parenting children with special needs it can be helpful to connect with another parent of a child with similar experiences to talk about the joys, challenges and concerns they face in raising their child.  We know that parents, through their shared experiences, can give each other the support and practical knowledge, resources and tools to help them along their journey.

The Family Support Network at Mission Children's Hospital offers an extensive lending library of resources related to raising a child with a wide variety of developmental, physical and medical concerns.  Our team provides a formal peer mentoring or connection program for the parent/caregiver as well as monthly Family Group Nights with educational workshops. We also provide experienced staff support with information, resources and navigating the community services.

The Family Support Network is located at Mission Children's Hospital Reuter Outpatient Center. We accept referrals from the child’s primary care provider or self-referrals.  Physicians may fax referrals to (828) 213-0040. To learn more about our services, please call (828) 213-0033 or (800) 810-2800, ext. 2.


Forms and Resources

Transitions Guide 

Care Notebook

Community Resource Guide

Guardianship Packet

SSI Packet

Summer Camp Guide

Find A Pediatric Provider