Northampton County

– Lehigh Valley Supporting Families Collaborative

Contact Information

Emily Gonzalez, Program Specialist,

Website/social media links

Lehigh Valley Supporting Families Collaborative

Communication and Meetings Structure

LVSF Collaborative holds meetings bi-monthly, typically on a Monday at 1pm. We also have a Steering Committee which meets the opposite months (meeting dates and times vary based on committee members schedules). Please reach out to Meranda Hess @ or Emily Gonzalez @ if you would like more information. 

Goals, next steps or actions plans

Our collaborative has been focused on a training series for families/self-advocates.  We have used feedback gathered from families/self-advocates, and the professionals who work closely with them, to identify what families/self-advocates want to know more about. Information about upcoming presentations can be found on our Facebook page or at Intellectual Disabilities Home (

AE/SCO/Provider/DHS/Broad Community Partners Represented within Collaborative:

We have representation from several professional stakeholders as well as families of individuals with disabilities. We would love to expand our network! Please reach out to Meranda or Emily to be added to our meeting invites!