About Us

Helping people reach their full potential… for 160 years.

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley is a nonprofit social services organization dedicating to helping vulnerable children and families reach their full potential. Rooted in compassion and respect for the diverse population we serve, we help more than 7,000 people through 20 high quality programs focused on youth development, parent education and emotional health. All of these services are infused with a sense of hope and possibility and produce tangible and sustainable change, enabling individuals to thrive within their family, community, workplace and school.

We want every person to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and when they encounter an obstacle, the resilience to keep trying. To achieve that goal, Family Services offers a broad array of programs that vary significantly in their scope, modality and objectives, but all connect to the same long term goal – to help people successfully navigate life’s challenges and be able to care for themselves and their loved ones.