Welcome to the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center

Providing Support for Families

The purpose of the NFSTAC is to advance positive partnerships between families and providers to promote stronger and more sustainable outcomes for families and their children across the lifespan.

About the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) is the nation’s first Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Center of Excellence

focused on supporting families and caregivers of children, regardless of their age,

who experience serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center of Excellence (COE)

Grant # 1H79F6000160-Fam-CoE is funded by SAMHSA.


The NFSTAC is led by the National Federation of Families, a family-run organization, in partnership with the Partnership to End Addiction, C4 Innovations, SAFE Project, and Boston University. The Center’s approach is anchored by the underlying principle that families play a vital role in supporting their loved ones and are the experts regarding their family support needs.

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) provides resources, training and technical assistance to families/caregivers and the providers and organizations who serve them. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Information

  • Training for Families and Professionals

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Lifespan Resources

  • Connection to Family Support Services

  • Certification of Family Peer Specialists

  • Technical Assistance for Organizations

For technical assistance and training needs, please contact us at info@nfstac.org.

Grant#: 1H79FG000160

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance misuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)  | 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)  |  www.samhsa.gov