Monica Reyes has worked at Travis County Office of Children Services/The Children’s Partnership as a Parent Liaison since 2004. She has utilized and trained the Systems of Care’s philosophy and Wrap-Around process to support families and community partners create a family driven, culturally component and community- based plan of care. This includes supporting peers raising children with mental health diagnosis. As a Certified Family Partner/peer support, she provides advocacy, mental health education, crisis support, community resource linkage and peer- to -peer support.
Monica is a mother of two sons ages 22 and 26. She utilizes her personal experience as a single parent of two adult children living with a mental health challenge to provide encouragement and promote empowerment for families and peers. She is also a peer living with a mental health challenge that makes it possible to support other peers in their journey.
Ms. Reyes received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies at the University of New Mexico in 2003. Monica is a trainer of Systems of Care and Wrap-Around. She has been a Master Level Certified Family Partner for 8 years. Monica has provided both community leadership and family advocacy as a board member for Foundation Communities and National Alliance of Mental Illness. She is a NAMI Basics teacher facilitator supporting caregivers and peer presenter of In Our Own Voice sharing her experience living with a mental health diagnosis. She has volunteered for Meals on Wheels for six years and has been a mentor with Texas Parent to Parent for six years. In addition, Monica is a peer member on the local Travis County’s Community Resource Collaboration Group.