The National Federation of Families is a nationwide advocacy organization with families as its sole focus playing an important role in helping parents, caregivers, and families of children—of any age—whose lives are impacted by mental health and substance use challenges. For the last 34 years, the National Federation of Families has brought together families, parents, community leaders, providers, partners, and legislators at our Annual Conference where we work to leverage our lived experience and learned solutions for the support and advancement of families whose children of any age experience mental health and/or substance use challenges during their lifetime.

We are excited to be coming to Chicago and would love for you to be part of the conference, whether through

  • Sponsorship – In addition to reaching families, the family support workforce, clinicians, community and national organizations, researchers, state and federal agency employees, and other stakeholders that attend the conference both virtually and in person, your sponsorship supports the work of NFF and its 117 affiliates.
  • Exhibiting – In 2022, exhibitors were able to connect with over 600 face-to- face attendees from 42 states in addition to Guam, the District of Columbia, and Canada.
  • Staff /Family attendance – This is an opportunity to send your staff and youth to a national conference in your state. In 2022, there were 80 great workshops featuring 123 speakers.

​This is the only national conference focused on family peer support and we want you and your organization to be a part of the Advancing Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion for Families and their Children: #Accept, Advocate, Act Conference in Chicago November 9th -11th.