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30 Years of CASA: A Conversation with Founder Valorie Faretra

30 Years of CASA: A Conversation with Founder Valorie Faretra

2022 marks the 30th year of Family Services’ Essex County CASA providing advocacy for abused and neglected children in Essex County.  As we look back, we spoke with Essex County...
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Family Services of the Merrimack Valley Names Aida Castro Chief Program Officer

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley Names Aida Castro Chief Program Officer

LAWRENCE—Family Services of the Merrimack Valley has announced that Aida Castro has been named chief program officer. In this newly created role, Castro will continue to support Family Services’ mission...
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Stand & Deliver – Julie & Briannalys

Stand & Deliver – Julie & Briannalys

Julie began volunteering in Family Services’ Stand & Deliver program in 2016. While working at Raytheon Technologies, she donates time each week to academically mentor a Greater Lawrence Technical School...
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Big Friends Little Friends – Chris & Manu

Big Friends Little Friends – Chris & Manu

Chris and Manu first met in March 2020 when they were matched as mentor & mentee with Family Services’ Big Friends Little Friends program. Although they met at the beginning...
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Samaritans Joins National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Samaritans Joins National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Family Services’ Samaritans of Merrimack Valley is officially now a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network!  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a national network of...
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A Trip to College

A Trip to College

For some students, college can seem like a distant dream, even when it’s literally right down the street.  To bring young people closer to fulfilling their dream of higher education,...
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Over 200 Join Walk for Hope

Over 200 Join Walk for Hope

We did it!  Together we raised over $20,000 to support Family Services' Samaritans of the Merrimack Valley program. We are so grateful for to the many individuals and organizations who...
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Family Services’ Launches Diversion Learning Lab

Family Services’ Launches Diversion Learning Lab

Teenagers are not known for their great decision making.  In fact, the stage of development from 12 – 20 is often marked by behavior that pushes boundaries and tests barriers...
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A Note from our President

A message from our Board President about the power of Kindness… As the President of Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, I am very proud of the impact the organization...
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Stand & Deliver Kick Off

Stand & Deliver Kick Off

Family Services' Stand & Deliver academic mentoring program kicked off its new school year program last month with 66 matches!  We are so pleased to partner with four companies (Raytheon,...
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