Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. believes in the concept of “Voice & Choice” for families:
Families need “voice” to impact the services and supports they need. Since a united voice is more powerful than an individual one, voices raised together in Family Ties, and with Family Ties’ partners at the state and national levels, can impact how government funding decisions are made, how policies and programs are formed, and where resources are allocated. Families can also use their collective voices to help reduce stigma, to provide positive models of success for other families, and to be resources in their communities. Families also encourage each other to use their individual voices as spokespersons for their own families.
Families also need “choice”. They need to have input into the decisions about treatment, services, medication and placements recommended for their children. They need a sufficient array of services available in their communities that are respectful of culture, language, race, ethnicity, gender, and age. Family Ties stands ready to support families in the choices they make toward the success of their children.