Family Services’ Essex County CASA program has recently kicked off another advocate training. Eight individuals are learning all about the juvenile justice system and how to effectively advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in our communities.
If you’re interested in supporting CASA but are not able to make the commitment of becoming an advocate, consider joining our “Friends of CASA” committee. Friends of CASA are volunteers who are interested in supporting the program through volunteer recruitment, planning and hosting fundraising events, and helping get the word out about the program throughout Essex County.
Interested? Contact the CASA Program Director, Danielle Emig, at [email protected] or 978-327-6615.
Did you know that Family Services actually has 2 sites in Lawrence? Our satellite space at One Union Street houses many of our family programs, including our Family & Community Resource Center (FCRC)! Operated in partnership with the MA Department of Children and Families, the FCRC provides a host of programs to parents and children, including weekly parent education classes, play groups, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, youth development groups, special events and recreational activities. Most importantly, the FCRC provides individual support for people in need of a helping hand.
To contact the FCRC directly, call 978-978-8800 or submit an online inquiry form HERE.