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 challenges.

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 children and are the experts regarding their family support needs.

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) will serve families whose children experience mental health and substance use challenges across the lifespan by providing resources, technical assistance and training to the workforce, organizations and communities that support them.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Information

  • Training for Families and the Family Support Workforce including Family Peer Specialists, providers, clinicians and educators

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Lifespan Resources

  • Connection to Family Support Services

  • Technical Assistance for Organizations

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

Learn more about the NFSTAC:

Who We Are, Who We Serve and What We Do

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