Family Group Decision Making (FGDM)

83119564Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) is a community resource that works to preserve families and promote family unity by inviting families and others to come together as the best people to plan and make decisions for family members.

A FGDM conference can be beneficial when a situation threatens family unity. The conference is a facilitated meeting that typically involves immediate and extended family, close friends, other supports and service providers.

A FGDM coordinator assists the family in understanding the purpose of the conference, developing an invitation list and selecting a conference site. The coordinator facilitates the conference, but it is the family who develops the plan.

Service Available in:

Erie and Mercer Counties

Who Can Make The Referral?

  • Mercer County:
    • Mercer County Children and Youth Services


Contact Information:

Erie County
Main Office
5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: 814.866.4500

Mercer County
Sharon Office
7 West State Street
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: 724.704.7227


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