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Let’s Talk Vendor Agencies

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So you want to talk about Vendor Agencies? Great, we can do that! Usually when talking with people about Vendor agencies there are many more questions than answers.  CCNY’s Vendor Support Services Coordinator has put together a little FAQ on Vendor Agencies. Check it out!

What is Family Voices Network?

Erie County’s Family Voices Network(FVN) brings together families, community, and child serving agencies to help children and youth be successful at home, in the community, and in relationships.   FVN uses the evidence based practice of Wraparound for Erie County families involved with multiple service agencies (Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Schools, etc.) who need help keeping their children or youth in the home, school, or community.

What is Wraparound?

Wraparound is a family-driven, team-based process for planning and implementing services and supports. Through the wraparound process, teams create plans that are geared toward meeting the unique and holistic needs of children and youth with complex needs and their families. The wraparound team members (e.g., the identified youth, his or her parents/caregivers, other family, mental health professionals, educators, and others) meet regularly to implement and monitor the plan to ensure its success. Find out more

What is a Vendor Agency?

Erie County Wraparound maintains a network of Vendor Agencies who provide high quality youth and family focused mental health care and other services. Service needs are determined by the child and family team. Services may include the following:

  • Respite
  • Tutoring
  • Job Training
  • Skill Building
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Group Skill Building
  • Art and Play Therapy
  • And More

Are you interested in your Youth Services Agency being apart of the Vendor Network? Find out more

What does a Vendor do?

The job of the Vendor is to:

  • provide specific, targeted, time limited services to the identified child and/or other family members
  • directly support skill transfer & transition needs as per the Child and Family Team
  • be an active observer, reporting back all relevant information to the family, care coordinator & Child and Family Team

To get connected to Erie County Wraparounds Current Vendor Agencies through CCNY’s Vendor Network Directory that can be found right on our website.